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Early Years

Early Years provides play-based programming for children 2 years and 8 months to 5 years old. Our Early Years programs include Kindergarten, Full-Day Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten is offered as a half-day at most elementary schools. Full-Day Kindergarten is offered at some elementary schools in socially-vulnerable neighbourhoods.

Pre-Kindergarten is available for our youngest learners who qualify to receive support to work on their speech, mobility and everyday tasks. Children may be eligible for one or two years of Pre-Kindergarten before starting Kindergarten. 

Watch this video to get a sneak peek inside our fun and busy Pre-Kindergarten classrooms where children learn through playing with their peers.

Specialized Services may be available for some families who have children with special education needs.