Pre-Primary FAQ: Site Selection

Why isn’t this program available to everyone in the province? There isn’t one in my area.

Over the next four years we will open more than 250 Pre-primary Programs across the province. Once complete, the Pre-primary Program will be available province wide.

Some elementary schools are overcrowded and there isn’t space to introduce a Pre-Primary Program. How will you address this issue?

As we continue to expand pre-primary across the province over the next four years, we will look at alternative arrangements for those areas that have a lack or limited space in schools to deliver the program.

How many pre-primary sites will there be after the four years?

We will open more than 250 pre-primary classes over the next four years.

How did you make the selection for schools this year?

School boards provided the department with schools that they thought would be appropriate Pre-primary options for this coming year.  School boards took space, Early Development Instrument data, and community need among other factors into consideration.