Kindergarten Registration is Ongoing!
Visit your local school today!
If your child will be age
four or five by December 31, 2014, they are ready for junior or senior
starting September 2014.
Students already in junior
kindergarten do not have to re-register for senior kindergarten. Documents can
be transferred as needed. Kindergarten registration is ongoing for all our
schools, with one week in January or February acting as the official registration
In September 2014, the
OCDSB will be in its fifth and final year of implementing full-day learning for
four and five-year-old kindergarten students. 100 elementary schools with
Kindergarten programs will offer the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDK)
Program in September 2014. These classrooms will all be led by an Educator
Team consisting of both a registered Early Childhood Educator and Teacher. The
program aims to provide every child with the support they need in order to develop
self-regulation; health, well-being and sense of security; emotional and social
competence; curiosity and confidence in learning; respect for diversity of his
or her peers.
about elementary programs in the OCDSB by reading our factsheets:
- Full-Day Kindergarten & Extended Day
- French as a
Second Language (Early French Immersion & Middle French
To find the school in your
neighbourhood, try our handy School Locator.
You will be asked for your home address and the type of program. Parents are
welcome to visit their child's school and should register there. Many schools hosted Kindergarten Information Nights in January, additional information sessions will be held in May. School bus
transportation is available to all kindergarten students who live more than 0.8
km from their school. Information is available at your school or from the Ottawa Student Transportation
If you are new to Canada,
have a school-aged child, and English is not your first language, the
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Family Reception
Centre can assist you with enrolling your child in school. The Centre’s staff will provide student assessment and guidance for English language learners and their families. Please call 613-239-2416 for assistance.
Steps to Register:
To register, please
bring proof of age in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal
certificate, registration of birth card, or passport to your local school.
Registration cannot be completed without one of these forms of identification.
Also bring your child's proof
of address (minumum of two of the
following: property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or
rental agreement for a separately assessed unit, utility
bills, driver’s license). Please note that utility bills and licenses
must be accompanied by one of the other pieces, such as a rental agreement.
You will also need to bring your child’s Ontario
health card and immunization record. Ottawa Public Health requires proof
that your child has all immunization required for his or her age. All
children attending school in Ontario must be immunized against diphtheria,
tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption.
All immunization information is forwarded to Ottawa Public Health and is NOT
kept at the school. Please remember to contact the Immunization Program to
update your child’s immunization information with any vaccinations given after
registration. This can be done online at ottawa.ca/health. Call the Ottawa
Public Health Immunization Program at 613-580-6744, ext. 24108 for additional information
or to discuss an exemption.
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