Programs & Services - Early Learning - Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

If your child is getting ready to go to Kindergarten, then you should read:Getting Ready for Kindergarten – Helpful Skills.

Please read Registering for Kindergarten for information on the registration process.

You and your child should also attend a Welcome to Kindergarten session at your neighbourhood school.  In May and June of every year, families of children registered to attend kindergarten in September are invited to neighbourhood schools for a family orientation session. Families tour the school and meet a variety of school-based staff and local community service providers.  Each family receives a Welcome to Kindergarten resource bag and is then provided with an opportunity to work hands-on with the resources in the bags.  Welcome to Kindergarten dates and times at your neighbourhood school will be posted in late Spring. .For more information visit The Learning Partnership website.

If you want to find out more information about the Supports for Children with Additional Needs, please read the Transition to School: Kindergarten Entry in New Westminster handbook. This handbook is the result of a collaboration between the District, Supported Child Development (Simon Fraser Society for Community Living) and BC Centre for Ability, and has been designed as a guide for parents of children with special needs who are transitioning to Kindergarten. Each January, parents are invited to a special intake meeting so that appropriate support plans are in place prior to the new school year.

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