Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open! View admission criteria.
Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time in a young child’s life filled with new experiences and opportunities to learn and grow. Kindergarten Registration at the York Catholic District School Board is now open. The Board looks forward to welcoming new families for the 2019-2020 school year.
Children must be four years old by December 31, 2019 and born in 2015 to register in Junior Kindergarten, or five years old by December 31, 2019 and born in 2014 to register in Senior Kindergarten.
The Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) program teaches children through inquiry and play-based learning methods. Teachers and Early Childhood Educators work together in Kindergarten classes to support the unique needs of each child.
Children explore their world through play and real-life experiences. In York Catholic’s FDK program, students talk to their classmates as they actively engage in problem-solving and inquiry in an atmosphere of fun and cooperation. The FDK program helps children develop a solid foundation for their future learning by enhancing their social, emotional, cognitive, language, and academic skills in a safe, nurturing and fun environment.
Parents and guardians who wish to register their children in the York Catholic District School Board FDK program should bring the original documents listed below to their local Catholic school during regular school hours, and are encouraged to call the school ahead of their visit. Students currently attending Junior Kindergarten at a York Catholic school do not need to re-register for Senior Kindergarten.
To determine which York Catholic elementary school offers the Full-Day Kindergarten program in their local area, parents and guardians should either visit http://locator.ycdsb.ca/, or call the Board’s Admissions Department at 905-713-2711 or 416-221-5050.
Parents/Guardians should bring the following original documents at the time of registration:
- A Baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church or a Catholic Church in Communion with the Holy See of Rome (child or parent)
- Proof of child’s age
- Proof of legal status in Canada
- Proof of residency
- Proof of Separate School Support (ex. MPAC Assessment Notice, or you can complete a school support form at the school)
To learn more about York Catholic’s FDK program, please visit: http://www.ycdsb.ca/programs-services/kindergarten/.