Full-Day Kindergarten

Kindergarten is Here!
The Avon Maitland District School Board will be operating 12 full-day learning sites in the 2012-2013 school year:

  • Avon Public School
  • Clinton Public School
  • Downie Central Public School
  • Goderich Public School
  • Hamlet Public School
  • Bluewater Coast Elementary School
  • Howick Public School
  • Little Falls Public School
  • Maitland River Public School
  • Milverton Public School
  • Romeo Public School
  • Seaforth Public School

The following schools will begin Full Day Kindergarten in September 2013

  • Brookside Public School
  • Central Perth Elementary School
  • Elma Township Public School
  • Exeter Elementary School
  • North Woods School
  • Hullett Central Public School
  • Huron Centennial School
  • Shakespeare Public School
  • Sprucedale Public School
  • Stephen Central Public School

The following schools will begin Full Day Kindergarten in September 2014

  • Anne Hathaway Public School
  • Bedford Public School
  • Listowel Central Public School
  • Listowel Eastdale Public School
  • Mornington Central Public School
  • North Easthope Public School
  • South Perth Centennial Public School
  • Upper Thames Elementary School
  • Wallace Public School

This revitalized full-day learning program, for 4- and 5-year old's, began operation in September 2010.

Establishing a strong foundation in the early years will give Ontario four and five year old's a stronger start on their learning. It will help improve their reading, writing and math skills, provide a smoother transition to Grade 1, and help increase their success in school and beyond.

Full-day everyday learning will give our students the tools they need to succeed and help build a stronger Ontario for us all.

Select this link to view the new Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program Guide

Before and After School Care Programs

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FDK Letter to Families 2014

Before and After School Care Chart

Program operation is subject to sufficient demand and may not operate if the program becomes non-viable. In the event that a third-party provider can no longer operate a program and in the absence of an alternate third-party provider, the AMDSB would implement a replacement program at the cost of $29.00/day for 2011-12 and a projected cost of $29.50 for September 2012-13. Times, days offered, and fees may be subject to change. Transportation is the responsibility of individual families.

Please contact providers directly for the most up to date fees and information.
Families who need assistance with costs may be eligible for a subsidy. For subsidies in Perth County, please contact the City of Stratford Child Care Division at 519-271-3773 or 1-800-669-2948 ext. 254. In Huron County, please contact 519-482-8505 or 1-888-371 5718.

Contact Information

For further information contact:
Jennifer Brodhagen
Program Co-ordinator
Avon Maitland District School Board
1-800-592-5437 ext 313

Find out more about Full-Day Kindergarten at:
Avon Public School 519-271-2905
Clinton Public School 519-482-9424
Downie Central Public School 519-393-8168
Goderich Public School 519-524-8972
Hamlet Public School 519-271-2826
Hensall Public School (Bluewater Coast Elementary School) 519-262-2833
Howick Central Public School 519-335-3566
Little Falls Public School 519-284-3615
Maitland River Public School 519-357-2548 or 519-357-3270
Milverton Public School 519-595-8859
Romeo Public School 519-271-4487
Seaforth Public School 519-527-0790

Early Learning Advisor and Full Report

Charles Pascal

Dr. Charles Pascal

Dr. Charles E. Pascal was appointed by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to be his special adviser on early learning in November 2007. Dr. Pascal was asked to recommend the best way to implement full-day learning for four- and five-year-olds.

On June 15, 2009, Dr. Pascal presented his report, “With Our Best Future in Mind: Implementing Early Learning in Ontario”. The report contains 20 recommendations on how to introduce full-day learning to Ontario students, how to improve education for children up to 12 and how to increase supports for young families.

Select this link to download the full Early Learning Report