Halton school board offering virtual intro to Kindergarten to children, families

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Published November 25, 2022 at 12:55 pm

This fall, the Halton District School Board is welcoming future students and their families to a virtual Kindergarten experience to learn more about making the first school experience a happy one. PEXELS PHOTO

For Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills children, their first step into a classroom can be a virtual one.

The Halton District School Board is looking to make that first step a smooth one by welcoming future students and their families to a virtual Kindergarten experience.

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Beginning this fall, three-year-olds and their families can learn more about making the first school experience “a happy one” by to going to kindergarten.hdsb.ca.

There the young kids can explore a Kindergarten classroom to see what their future classroom might look like next September. There are videos to watch, pictures to view and fun activities for kids.

Parents/guardians can also learn about the Kindergarten program at the HDSB, play-based learning, community resources in Halton and before-and-after school care. Families can also sign-up to receive a welcome package from the HDSB including a free children’s book.

Registration for Kindergarten begins in Jan., 2023 and is by appointment only (in-person and/or virtual) through the school your child will attend.

Children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2023 to begin Year 1 Kindergarten and five years old by Dec. 31, 2023 to begin Year 2.

Further information will be shared in the new year. To begin Kindergarten in September 2023, children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2023 for Year 1 Kindergarten and must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2023 for Year 2 Kindergarten.

Further information will be available in the new year.

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