January 21, 2011                                                                                              

The Countdown to Kindergarten is On! 

The world is a big, wondrous place, and young children are only beginning to explore it. Going to school for the first time is a major step in their journey of exploration.

Kindergarten also represents a big change for parents as well as children. On Thursday, January 27, between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., parents and children will have an opportunity to see their new school, ask questions and find out how DSBN schools foster students’ intellectual, social, creative and physical development at the Kindergarten Countdown Open Houses. All DSBN schools that offer Kindergarten programs are hosting open houses.

“Kindergarten aged children are active, curious learners who need space, different materials and time to try out their ideas, gain experience and expand their learning,” says Carol Germyn, Superintendent of School Support Services. “Our Kindergarten programs allow students to learn in a safe, comfortable and stimulating atmosphere. In Kindergarten, students will also develop a strong foundation with the skills, knowledge and positive attitude necessary for lifelong learning.”

At the Kindergarten Open Houses, parents will be able to meet the teachers, principal and register their children for school. Registration takes about ten minutes; those interested should bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization record and provincial health card.

This year’s open houses will also give parents an opportunity to learn more about the DSBN’s exciting full-day learning programs for four and five year old children. Click here for more information about the Early Learning Programs. 

For more information about the open houses, and to download the kindergarten registration form, click here.

Watch as teacher Allyson Slee describes what children and parents can look forward to at the open houses: