Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. Parents/guardians are asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019.
Kindergarten in Ontario establishes a strong foundation for learning in the early years for four and five-year-olds, provided in a safe and caring play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of all children.
Kindergarten students in the Halton Distrcit School Board attend school full-day, five days a week. Classrooms are staffed by a teacher and an early childhood educator.
Registering for Kindergarten
Beginning in January each year, the Halton District School Board accepts registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2). Parents may register children turning four before December 31 in the first year of the two-year Kindergarten program. Registration forms are available at schools or may be downloaded and printed below. Completed registration forms and related documents are submitted to the home school in January of the year in which the child will be starting school. Refer to the list of required documents for registration.
Parents/Guardians are asked to print and fill out the
Student Registration Form, the
Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire and the Early Years Experience Collection at Kindergarten Registration Questionnaire before bringing them to the school.
Contact the school Principal/Vice-principal if you require accessibility accommodations in order to register your child for school.
To determine your home school, please refer to
“Find my Local School" and enter your address in the “Find a School" search box.
School Boundary Maps are also found within the Planning section of the Halton District School Board website.
- Complete registration at the family's home school (starting in January)
- Complete a
Nipissing screening form (For parent information only - This form is not needed for registration)
- Attend a Kindergarten parent orientation evening at the school in May or June
- Receive notification about entry in September
- Arrange a visit to the school for a child who is particularly anxious about starting school
- Check the
Halton Region website regarding common parenting challenges including toileting.
- View the question and answer guide for parents provided by the
Ontario Ministry of Education.
- Report your child's immunization with
Note: The EvenStart Program will not be offered in 2019 while a review of the program is done by Halton Region. For families interested in early learning and transition to school programs, please find a list of early learning and transition to school programs and resources in Halton at the bottom of this page. Organizations in Halton offer a variety of free or low cost programs and resources to support early learning and preparing for school.
Kindergarten Parent Orientation Evenings
Parents/guardians registering children for Kindergarten in the Halton District School Board will receive notification from their school about spring orientation evening. These school-based evenings are intended for meeting other families and staff, for providing information about school and Kindergarten classroom routines, and for describing a "typical" day in that classroom. A winter meeting is held for Halton parents of Kindergarten-aged children with special needs. The date, time and location will be posted on the Board website.
First Day of School
Along with all other students, Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten students start school on the first day of school. Parents may contact their child's school regarding a school visit before the first day of school in September.
The following are useful resources for parents/guardians with a child entering Kindergarten:
For additional information, contact:
905-335-3663, Toll free: 1-877-618-3456
Burlington schools - ext. 3307
Halton Hills schools – ext. 3294
Oakville schools – ext. 3271
Milton schools – ext. 3324
Early Learning and Transition to School Programs and Resources in Halton
Will your child be attending kindergarten in September? The following resources and programs may be of interest to you in getting your child ready for school.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Halton Community Resources