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Kindergarten Parent Orientation

The Kindergarten program is a child-centred, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning for four- and five-year-old children. The Kindergarten program reflects the belief that four- and five-year-olds are capable and competent learners, full of potential and ready to take ownership of their learning.

The program recognizes that our children are unique individuals who live and learn within families and communities.The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring, play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children.

The primary goals of the Kindergarten program are:

  • to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years;
  • to help children make a smooth transition from home, child care, or preschool settings to school settings;
  • to allow children to reap the many proven benefits of learning through relationships, and through play and inquiry;
  • to set children on a path of lifelong learning and nurture competencies that they will need to thrive in the world of today and tomorrow.

To help prepare our new kindergarten students and their families for the transition to our school in the fall, we would typically host an orientation night for parents. However, due to the current school closures we are unable to host our event this year.

In lieu of our orientation night, please find a link below to a video for families to view. This video details information about our school, the Kindergarten Program, and the process for transitioning your child to St. Francis of Assisi School in September 2020.

Further information regarding the transition process will be emailed to all families prior to the end of June 2020. Should you have any immediate questions or concerns, please feel free to email the school Principal, Mr. Mark Witter, at witterm@hcdsb.org You can also learn more here The Kindergarten Program

St. Francis of Assisi Kindergarten Parent Orientation Video

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