Pre-Primary FAQ: Registration and Eligibility

When, where and how, can I register my child for the pre-primary program in my area?

To register your child for the 2017-18 school year, please contact the Pre-Primary Board Lead for your school board. A list of contacts is available on our website.


Information on the Pre-primary Program for the 2018-19 school year will be made available in early 2018.
 

Who is eligible to attend the Pre-Primary Program?

This is a voluntary program. Families can choose whether they want to register their children.

The Pre-primary Program is open to all children who have reached the age of four years on or before December 31 of the year they enroll.

Children can attend the program only for one year.

Children must live within the catchment area, as defined by the school board, of a school that is offering the Pre-primary Program.

I have to provide notice to my child care provider that my child is leaving. When should I do that?

It is recommended that parents wait until they have received confirmation of the pre-primary opening date.

Can I place my child in a Pre-Primary Program in any school I want?

Your child must live within the catchment area of a school that is offering pre-primary.

My child is turning five, but I plan to start him/her in grade Primary at the age of six. Is she/he still eligible?

Yes. Children who will be five years old on or before December 31 of the year they enroll, are eligible to attend the Pre-primary Program before going into grade Primary.

Does this mean I can place my child in the Pre-Primary Program for two years, at ages 4 and 5?
No. A child can attend the Pre-primary Program only for one year. That may be at the age of 4 or 5 (on or before December 31 of the year they enroll). We want to ensure every child can have a quality early learning experience in the year before they start school.
Can I place my child in a Pre-primary Program in any school I want?

Your child must live within the catchment area of a school that is offering pre-primary.