Catholic board accepting kindergarten registration

The York Catholic District School Board is accepting kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year.

Children must be four years old by December 31 and born in 2015 to register in junior kindergarten or five years old by December 31 and born in 2014 to register in senior kindergarten.

The school board’s full-day kindergarten program teaches children through inquiry and play-based learning methods. Children explore their world through play and real-life experiences and talk to their classmates as they actively engage in problem-solving and inquiry in an atmosphere of fun and cooperation.

Teachers and early childhood educators work together in kindergarten classes to support the needs of each child. The program is designed to help children develop a solid foundation for their future learning by enhancing their social, emotional, cognitive, language and academic skills in a safe, nurturing and fun environment, the board reports.

Parents and guardians wishing to register their children in the program should take the following original documents to their local Catholic school during regular school hours: a baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church or a Catholic Church in Communion with the Holy See of Rome (child or parent), proof of child’s age, proof of legal status in Canada, proof of residency and proof of separate school support (such as a Municipal Property Assessment Corporation assessment notice or you can complete a school support form at the school).

To determine which elementary school offers a kindergarten program in your area, visit http://locator.ycdsb.ca/ or call the Board’s Admissions Department at 905-713-2711 or 416-221-5050. Parents and guardians are encouraged to call the school ahead of their visit.

Students currently attending junior kindergarten at a York Catholic school don’t need to re-register for senior kindergarten. Visit www.ycdsb.ca/programsservices/kindergarten/ to learn more about the program.

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