Great Beginnings: Inside Our Kindergarten Classrooms

Great Beginnings: Inside Our Kindergarten Classrooms
Posted on 01/26/2023
Great Beginnings: Inside Our Kindergarten Classrooms

Kindergarten is the start of an exciting learning adventure. Supported by a caring team of educators, children learn to explore the world, solve problems and make friends. Our elementary schools offer a full-day, two-year, fully bilingual kindergarten program where students start their education journey in a safe and welcoming environment.

If your child will be 4 years old by December 31, 2023, it’s time to register them for kindergarten. Our schools are hosting in-person parent information nights where you can learn more about kindergarten at your local school. Visit our Kindergarten webpage to find a session near you!

Here’s a look inside some of the kindergarten classes across the District.

Innovative Play-Based Learning

Curiosity, exploration, and imagination flourish inside our kindergarten classrooms. Through dynamic play-based learning, children investigate and develop an understanding of their world. Here are some of their latest discoveries:

A Fully Bilingual Program

All of our kindergarten classes incorporate 50% French language instruction. This means that children will experience the program equally in French and in English, providing a rich exposure to both of Canada's official languages.

Skills for Success

In Kindergarten, children develop relationships, independence, confidence, and the behaviours and attitudes that will ensure their success in school. Check out some of the life skills that students are learning in the classroom – from teamwork, to planning, to caring for the environment.

A Caring Community

Kindergarten at the OCDSB is a safe and inclusive learning environment, where every child is welcome – regardless of faith, race, language, gender or background. Our caring team of educators is here to support students, so that each child is seen, heard and knows they matter within the OCDSB community.

Register Now for Kindergarten

You can register your child online anytime by visiting our Registration page. For more information about Kindergarten and tips to help your child prepare, visit
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