Register for Kindergarten and French Immersion (Grade 1)

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

“One of the primary goals of the Kindergarten program is to assist children in making a smooth transition from home, childcare, or preschool settings to a school setting” (The Kindergarten Program, 2016).

To support this transition, the Thames Valley District School Board will continue to provide high quality play-based and inquiry programs for our youngest learners. We have enhanced health and safety measures to ensure all learning environments are safe.

What does In-person Learning in Kindergarten look like in Thames Valley?

As a board, we are committed to providing learning opportunities that build on the Ontario Ministry of Education Kindergarten Program. Inquiry and play-based learning focuses on development within four frames that align to how learning naturally happens:

  1. Belonging and Contributing
  2. Self-Regulation and Well-Being
  3. Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours
  4. Problem Solving and Innovating 

Kindergarten Eligibility

Your child must be 4 years old by December 31, 2021 to register for Kindergarten Year 1 (K1), and 5 years old by December 31, 2021 to register for Kindergarten Year 2 (K2). Click on this link for more information and start the pre-registration process.

NOTE:  If you intend to enrol your child in French Immersion in Grade 1
Where space permits, your child may be eligible to attend English-language Kindergarten at the designated French Immersion school they will attend in Grade 1. To begin the process, a child must first register for Kindergarten at their designated English-language school. Parents/Guardians will indicate through the registration process at their designated English-language school their intent for their child to attend French Immersion in Grade 1. Click here to find your child’s designated school.  The Application Form “English Kindergarten Program in the Designated French Immersion School” must be completed in-person at the English-language school between January 18 and February 7, 2021 to be considered. Click on this link for more information and start the pre-registration process.

French Immersion Eligibility

Entry into French Immersion begins in Grade 1. To register, your child must be 6 years of age by December 31, 2021. Click on this link for more information about the registration process.

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