Welcome to Kindergarten

Steve MacLean P.S.

Welcome to Kindergarten at SMPS!

We are so glad you are here! We are so excited to welcome you to our S.M.P.S. family. Kindergarten is such a special time in a child's life, and we are honoured to embark on this learning journey with your family. In the pages of this website, you will find information to guide you as you prepare for your child's first year of school. We will update this website as information becomes available from the Ministry of Education. Our priority is and will continue to be a safe and positive Kindergarten experience for our students and families.


Some fun facts about Kindergarten:

  • Kindergarten is a two-year, full-day program with classes composed of students in Year 1 and Year 2

  • Students will receive half of their instruction in English and half in French

  • Each Kindergarten class will be staffed by an English teacher and a French teacher as well as 2 Early Childhood Educators (ECE).

  • Kindergarten is a play-based program

  • Extended Day Program (EDP) offered before and after school by Early Childhood Educators

  • 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