Kindergarten will establish a strong foundation in the early years, giving 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.
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 a projected cost of $32.00 for September 2015-16. 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 Social Services Department at 519-271-3773 or 1-800-669-2948 ext 154 and speak to an Intake Clerk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In Huron County, please call 1-888-371-5718 or go on-line at http://www.huroncounty.ca/childrens-services/.
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.