Establishing a strong foundation in the early years will give Ontario’s four- and five-year-olds a stronger start with their learning. It will help improve their reading, writing and math skills, provide a smoother transition to Grade 1 and help increase their success in school and beyond.
We are very excited to welcome your child to our schools in September. Our team of educators provide an excellent kindergarten program that will motivate your child to be his or her best!
In the Spring, Near North families will receive an invitation for a “Welcome to Kindergarten” session where you and your child will participate in playful experiences together with educators and early learning community partners as you become familiar your school community and the Kindergarten Program. These hands-on experiences are supported with a package full of books, crayons, magnetic letters and numbers and other learning materials for you and your child to enjoy together beyond the orientation session.
In Near North District School Board’s Early Learning Kindergarten an average of 26 JK/SK students attend all day, everyday with one teacher. and one Early Childhood Educator (ECE). Classrooms with under 16 children will only be staffed with one teacher.
Age Requirements for September 2018 Registration
Junior Kindergarten – children are required to be 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2018.
Senior Kindergarten – children are required to be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2018.
Please visit our Registration page for more information.
Before and After-School Child Care
Before and after-school fee based programs may be offered if there are enough interested families. The Near North District School Board is partnering with child care providers in the region to serve our school communities. All fees associated and collected for before and after school child care will be handled by our child care partners; the NNDSB will not collect any fees.
If you are interested in before or after school care for your child, please speak to the school principal for child care contact information.
* Families who need help with costs may be eligible for a subsidy – See school for details.
- North Bay YMCA (705) 497-9622
- West Nipissing Child Care Corporation (705) 753-4144
- Municipality of Whitestone (705) 389-2466
- YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka/Parry Sound (705) 746-0511 Ext. 2
- West Ferris Day Nursery (705) 497-3004