The Education Act requires school boards to operate an extended day. The Full-Day Kindergarten Program is a Ministry of Education provincial initiative that offers children ages 4 & 5 years, an enriched learning environment designed to help them develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically. This positive learning environment is provided by a certified Teacher and an Early Childhood Educator together.
Ontario began phasing in the Full-Day Kindergarten Program in September 2010 with full implementation in all schools by September 2015.
Full Day Kindergarten Extended Day Program
The Extended Day program is specifically developed for four and five-year-old children and functions under the operational framework of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990 under s.259. The program is offered as before and after school care in a Kindergarten classroom, to reduce transitions and building stronger connections for young children.
The program is optional to families on a fee for service basis and is offered by third party child care providers. The viability of the Extended Day Program is reviewed on an ongoing basis, based on children enrolled in Before and After school programs and the Municipal child care waitlist information.
Full list of extended day programs available at schools.
Parents interested in registering their child for the Extended Day Program are asked to follow the attached link and complete the information required:
Once you have registered on the child care waitlist an email is sent to the operator and he/she will be in contact with you.
Subsidies are available to offset the cost of these programs. Contact one of the following subsidy offices for more information:
For more information about the Full Day Kindergarten Program, contact:
Ben Hazzard, Superintendent of Education - Early Years / Elementary
519-336-1500, Ext 31570