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Kindergarten Great Learning Starts Here

Great Learning Starts Here

Kindergarten is the start of an exciting adventure for your child. CBE schools are open to all children and are committed to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment.

Most of our kindergarten programs are half-day, offered either in the morning or afternoon, with hours of operation varying from school to school.

If you are looking to register your child in a CBE school, you'll find everything you need to know to get started below. You can also check out the links on the right for some great kindergarten resources.

Register for Kindergarten

Kindergarten registration begins Jan. 11, 2021. To register for Kindergarten, please review the information on our Registration page and follow the instructions.

When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten?

Use our kindergarten calculator to see when your child is eligible to attend kindergarten.


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Addition​al Supports

Based on classroom needs, each kindergarten classroom will also be supported by an enhanced supports team that will support teachers to optimize your child’s learning experience. The team may consist of:

  • Early Learning strategist
  • Speech-language pathologists (SLP)
  • Occupational and physical therapists (OT/PT)
  • Education assistants (EA)
  • Early childhood practitioners (ECP) 
  • School family liaison (SFL) 
  • Psychologist

Supporting Your Child

As your child's first and most important teacher, you play an on-going role in his or her education. Consider volunteering in the classroom or becoming a member of the school council. Research shows that if parents are involved in the school, children learn better. Most importantly, you can support your child at home by talking about the school day and displaying his or her work.

Full-day Kindergarten

Most CBE schools offer half-day or alternating full-day kindergarten programs; however full-day kindergarten programs are offered in a few schools where data identifies children who would most benefit from additional time spent in a kindergarten program.

Registrations for full-day kindergarten can be accepted only for children living in the school’s designated area.

For 2021-22, the following schools will offer full-day kindergarten:

  • Banting and Best
  • Catherine Nichols Gunn
  • Colonel J. Fred Scott
  • Douglas Harkness
  • Falconridge
  • James Short Memorial
  • Keeler
  • Marlborough
  • Niitsitapi Learning Centre
  • Patrick Airlie
  • Penbrooke Meadows
  • Piitoayis Family School
  • Radisson Park
  • Valley View*
  • Vista Heights
  • West Dover​

The data used to determine full-day kindergarten schools is updated every year. This means that schools that offer full-day kindergarten may change slightly from year to year. ​

*Community program only. ​

Niitsitapi Learning Centre Kindergarten

Programming at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre provides early intervention through a holistic, strength-based, early learning environment. Students will build a strong academic foundation in a learning environment that reflects and nurtures their Indigenous identity. Learn more in Indigenous Focus.  ​

 Contact Us

Contact your child’s school for more information about the CBE kindergarten program.

 Watch This Video to Learn More About Kindergarten at the CBE

Kindergarten boys 

 
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