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Kindergarten Registration

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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 kindergarten
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 week annually.

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.

Learn more about elementary programs in the OCDSB by reading our factsheets:
- Full-Day Kindergarten & Extended Day
- English
French as a Second Language (Early French Immersion & Middle French Immersion)
- Alternative

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. S
chool 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 Authority.

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 Call the Ottawa Public Health Immunization Program at 613-580-6744, ext. 24108 for additional information or to discuss an exemption.

Additional Resources:

- View our online ad on YouTube 
Welcome to Kindergarten - Assist Your Child's Adjustment to School
Welcome to Kindergarten - Information for Parents
- Miss the Kindergarten Info Session hosted by Early Learning Ottawa? Watch it on YouTube.