Register anytime at your local school!
If your child will be age four or five by December 31, 2013, they are ready for junior or senior kindergarten starting September 2013.
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.
More than half our schools will offer an Early Learning Program (Full Day Kindergarten). The remainder of our schools will run kindergarten classes for a half-day from Monday to Friday.
To give each child the best beginning possible, our Kindergarten program provides a host of unique learning opportunities and experiences. Our schools offer an excellent curriculum in the following areas, along with caring programs for children with special needs:
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 – English, Early French Immersion, or Alternative Program. Parents are welcome to visit their child's school and should register there.
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 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.
- 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.