The Kindergarten Program
Through a full-day of instruction and play-based learning, children in Kindergarten develop socially and emotionally through interaction with their peers and the adults who teach and guide them. They also develop their capacity in language and mathematics, and engage in healthy physical activities and the arts. As part of the full-day program, certified teachers and registered early childhood educators work together to help young students learn and grow during the regular school day.
Welcome to Kindergarten - Guide for Parents
Getting Ready for Kindergarten eBook
Parent Tips: Preparing your Child for Kindergarten
Parent Information about Early Learning and Kindergarten in Ontario
More information about Kindergarten Curriculum
Optional Extended Day Program and Before/After School Child Care for 6-12 year olds
The optional Extended Day Program (for four- and five-year olds) in Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools is provided by three child care agencies: Family Day Care Services, PLASP Child Care Services and YMCA of Greater Toronto. The program operates in accordance with Education Act requirements at sites where there is sufficient interest.
For the 2016-17 school year, parents pay a fee of $26.00 per day* for school days and professional activity days. Fee subsidies are available for families who qualify for financial assistance.
Where programs are available, hours of operation on schools days are from 7:30 a.m. to school start and from school end to 6:00 p.m. Programs also operate on Professional Activity Days from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To find out if this program is available at your school and to obtain further details regarding available programs,
Please contact the appointed child care agency for your school to obtain more details regarding availability of space, registration, fees and fee subsidies.
*Note for PLASP programs only: A fee of $24.44 per day applies if the professional activity day program is not required.
Interested in an DECE position?
Interested applicants must
apply online and include the following documents: resume, Catholic pastoral reference, copy of diploma/degree and proof of good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators. For more information, contact the Teacher Personnel Department at