Kindergarten Registration for the 2023/2024 School Year is Now Open
To register to begin school in Fall 2023
Year 1 Kindergarten children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2023
Year 2 Kindergarten children must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2023
Please note: If your child is currently attending Year 1 Kindergarten in the HDSB, you do not need to register for Year 2 Kindergarten.
After following the instructions for Register My Child for School
, Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten students must complete the
Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire
. This form is to be completed for students entering Kindergarten for the first time. The school will provide further information for submitting these forms when acknowledging receipt of the completed Student Registration Form.
New or Returning to Canada?
registers Kindergarten students where:
- The parent has a Work Permit AND is registering their first child in the family with HDSB
- The parent/child has a Study Permit/Visa
- The parent is a Permanent Resident applicant on visitor status
Registration is supported by staff from the HDSB Welcome Centre. Families can firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Prepare for your child’s entry into Kindergarten in September by:
Completing registration starting in January
Reviewing the LookSee Checklist for your child (found at www.halton.ca or by calling 311). For parent information only. This is not needed for registration.
Asking about your school library after registering
Participating in a Kindergarten orientation event in the spring
Receiving notification about entry in September
Discussing an opportunity for a school visit for a child who is particularly anxious about starting school
Contact the school Principal/Vice-principal if you require accessibility accommodations in order to register your child for school.
If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the
HDSB Welcome Centre based on the location of your child's school.
Contact the HDSB Welcome Centre
Parent Resources for Starting School
For additional information, contact:
Halton District School Board
Toll free: 1-877-618-3456
Burlington schools - ext. 4458
Halton Hills schools – ext. 3389
Oakville schools – ext. 3307
Milton schools – ext. 3324
Halton Resources: Getting Ready for Kindergarten
The following resources and programs may be of interest to you in getting your child ready for school.
Halton Community Resources