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Kindergarten

Last updated on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Welcome to Mary Hopkins Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten

Full-day kindergarten provides four- and five-year-olds with a seamless and integrated day that includes:

  • An engaging, play-based educational program during the regular school day
  • Integrated programs before and after school hours designed to complement the regular school day. These are optional and are offered to parents for a reasonable fee. Subsidies will be available for some families based on need. Boards are not required to offer the before- and after-school programs if there is not enough demand.

Our school is an exciting, enriching place for young learners as they explore the world around them, learn to solve problems, and make new friends. Your child will be challenged and encouraged to do his or her very best. Our caring teachers are with them every step of the way.

What happens during the school day?

During the regular school day, children are involved in many different kinds of activities designed to help young learners explore, discover and grow. They will have opportunities to initiate learning and play, as well as take part in more structured play-based learning under the guidance of a teacher and early childhood educator.

The teacher and early childhood educators are guided by a curriculum document based on the existing kindergarten program and research and other early learning curricula.

Through play-based learning and small group instruction, children develop a strong foundation for learning in all areas, including language and math, engage in healthy physical activities and the arts, and develop socially and emotionally through interaction with their peers and the educators who guide them.

Through informal meetings, parent conferences or written reports, parents will receive regular updates that include comments on the child’s learning. The reports also include suggestions for parents to support their child’s learning.

How can I prepare my child? please click here for some helpful suggestions

Registration

Our school begins accepting registrations at the end of January. We invite parents to contact the school and make arrangements to register your child. You will need your child’s birth certificate, health card, proof of residency, up-to-date immunization records and immigration papers (if applicable). Please print out this registration form and bring it with your documentation.

If you are unsure of your neighbourhood school, please use our School Seeker or call 905-527-5092, ext. 2391.

Our school’s kindergarten team looks forward to meeting you and your child.

For more information on kindergarten registration, click the registration tab on the HOME page.

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