Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time in a young child’s life, filled with new experiences and opportunities to learn and grow. Kindergarten registration at the York Catholic District School Board is now open for the 2021-22 school year that starts in September.
Children must be four years old by December 31, 2021 and born in 2017 to register in Junior Kindergarten, or five years old by December 31, 2021 and born in 2016 to register in Senior Kindergarten.
York Catholic’s Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) program teaches children through inquiry and play-based learning methods. Teachers and Early Childhood Educators work together in Kindergarten classrooms to support the unique needs of each child.
Children explore their world through play and real-life experiences. In York Catholic’s FDK program, students actively engage in problem-solving and inquiry in an atmosphere that fosters fun and cooperation. The FDK program helps children develop a solid foundation for their future learning by enhancing their social, emotional, cognitive, language, and academic skills in a safe, caring, nurturing and fun environment.
Parents and/or guardians can register their child for Kindergarten online at www.ycdsb.ca/admissions and will need to upload the supporting documents listed below, following their online registration submission. Students currently attending Junior Kindergarten at a York Catholic school do not need to re-register for Senior Kindergarten.
Parents and/or guardians can look up the Kindergarten program in their area by using York Catholic’s online school locator at http://locator.ycdsb.ca, or by calling the Admissions Department at 905-713-2711 or 416-221-5050.
The following supporting documents are needed to register for Kindergarten: proof of child’s age, proof of residency, proof of legal status in Canada, proof of Separate School Support (e.g. MPAC Assessment Notice, or a completed Direction of School Support), and a baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church or a Catholic Church in Communion with the Holy See of Rome (child or parent).
To learn more about York Catholic’s Kindergarten program, please visit: www.ycdsb.ca/programs- services/kindergarten.