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​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.

Registration Information


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.

Fees apply to participate in this program.  Fee subsidies may be 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 at many locations 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, click here.

Please contact the appointed child care agency for your school to obtain more details regarding availability of space, registration, fees and fee subsidies. ​

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 905-890-1221.


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