Welcome to Kindergarten!
The Welcome to Kindergarten Timeline:
February 1st SMPS Kindergarten Information Night
March 27th 6-7:30pm OCDSB Let’s Talk About Kinder Success webinar. Register here
June SMPS Kindergarten Open House Evening (more info to come)
September first day of school
Welcome to Kindergarten
Steve MacLean P.S.!
Some fun facts about Kindergarten:
Kindergarten is a two-year, full-day program with classes composed of students in Year 1 and Year 2
Kindergarten is a bilingual, play-based program where students are exposed to both French and English
Each Kindergarten class has an educator team that includes Teachers and Early Childhood Educators. At SMPS, an English Kindergarten Teacher and French Kindergarten Teacher each spend one week at a time with their class in our 50/50 bilingual model.
Extended Day Program (EDP) is a fee based program that is offered before and after school. Early Childhood Educators who work in the Kindergarten classes during the school day are part of the EDP program, providing a seamless day for students
Kindergarten is the best place to be!
“The Kindergarten program is a child-centred, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning for four- and five-year-old children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years and to do so in a safe and caring, play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of all children.”
The Kindergarten Program – 2016, Ontario Ministry of Education