Our Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program

Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program

As of September 2014, St Gregory CS will be providing the Full Day Kindergarten Program for all Junior and Senior Kindergarten children.

There will be 3 kindergarten classrooms with a maximum 30 students per classroom and two educators per class. The start and end times will be the same as all other students. The classrooms are large enough to accommodate the children and therefore there will be no changes made to the classrooms other than adding additional cubbies.

For registration information, see the KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION section.

A little bit more about the Program

Effective classrooms in the Full-Day Kindergarten program take full advantage of play, and embedded intentional opportunities for learning in the physical environment. Children engage in structured play-based learning opportunities under the guidance of the early learning team. Teachers and Early Childhood Educators have a partnership that is both collaborative and complementary in support of children and their families.

The Program was created to:

» Ensure that children leave Senior Kindergarten with a stronger foundation of literacy and numeracy skills.

» Integrate concepts of health, social and emtional well-being.

» Enhance children's feelings of self-worth and appreciation of their own and other people's ethnicity, culture and language in a multi-cultural society

» Provide for the prevention, early identification and intervention of problems that interfere with the development of children’s learning through specific programming and a Kindergarten Support Team (consisting of a speech-language pathologists, psychology and social work staff).

» Recognize the value of parents as partners in the education of their children by keeping them well informed, encouraging their input and involvement and providing support as need.

» Establish links with community services as resources and support for children, parents and teachers.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For more information, please read the following links:

Full-Day Kindergarten at the Ontario Ministry of Education

Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten at the Toronto Catholic District School Board

Full-day Early Learning Kindergarten Program at the Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association