Throughout the month of November families were invited to register and attend a CATYO (Calling All Three Year Olds)event at their nearest school. This gave them an opportunity to learn about their child’s Kindergarten experience, and it gave the future students a chance to interact within an educational environment.
The last CATYO event was held today on November 30th at Upper Thames Elementary School in Mitchell. Even though the month is over and CATYO has officially wrapped up,families are welcome to register their child for Kindergarten (children who turn 4 by December 2018). Families can call or drop in to a school close to them to pick up a registration folder. School secretaries and administrators can answer any questions they may have.
The Avon Maitland District School Board kindergarten programs centre around the image of the child as competent and capable of complex thinking. This planning is built around the notion that a kindergarten classroom is a place of wonder, a place to explore the world, ask questions, develop theories, and present learning through many different modes.
Calling All Three Year Olds Kindergarten registration occurs as the result of a partnership with the community:
Avon Maitland District School Board
County of Huron Children’s Services
City of Stratford Social Services Department- Childcare Division
Perth Midddlesex Ontario Early Years Centre
Huron Perth Pre-School Speech and Language Program- Small Talk
Perth District Health Unit
Huron County Health Unit
Huron Perth Catholic DSB