Kindergarten is a time of excitement, wonder and perhaps, some worry for children and their parents/guardians. As you prepare your child for this important transition, we are here to support you and answer your questions. The two most frequently asked questions are: “How can I help my child get ready for school?” and “Is my child ready?”
To assist you with a smooth transition to school, Anglophone East School District has On Our Way To K!, a series of events throughout the year prior to kindergarten entry. These events will provide you with opportunities to receive information, ask questions, and visit the school.
We are excited to welcome you to Anglophone East School District and look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child.
Visitors (including parents) who are fully vaccinated, are not allowed to enter the school prior to making an appointment and masks are required while inside the school.
Visitors (including parents) who are unvaccinated and do not have a medical exemption are to arrange a meeting with teachers or school administration virtually. If not possible, parents must be masked at all times and maintain physical distancing.
Children must be five before the end of December 2022, to be eligible to start school in September 2022. Section 15 of the Education Act states that a child must begin kindergarten at the beginning of the school year in the calendar in which he/she turns five years old unless:
a) The child is exempted from school attendance under section 15 of the Education Act; or,
b) The child is still four years of age on September 1 of that calendar year. In such a case, the child may, at his/her parents’ discretion, enter school either that year or the following year. School Entry Age – Policy 301 6.1
Complete the online registration and wait for your school to call to book an appointment to bring required documents to the school and to schedule an Early Years Evaluation for your child.
Beginning October 12th, please complete the online registration form. You will then receive a call to set up an appointment to come to the school to submit documents, sign forms and book an appointment for the Early Years Evaluation – Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) for your child.
The following physical documentation is required for registration:
- Birth Certificate
- Medicare Card
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Residence (copy of phone/electric bill, etc.)
For additional information, please contact your neighborhood school.
Out of Bounds Enrolment at a School:
Who should make an appointment to register at the International Welcome Centre?
- Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born in Canada who DO NOT speak English as their home language.
- Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born outside Canada, regardless of language spoken at home
Parents, Guardians and Caregivers will be invited to a virtual information session or will be sent information from the school. Please see the schedule for each school’s activity below.
♥ Early Years Evaluation
The Early Years Evaluation – Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) is completed with all children who will begin kindergarten next September. The EYE-DA assesses the developmental strengths and areas requiring support for children at the start of school. It assesses four key areas of early childhood development: Awareness of Self and Environment, Cognitive Skills, Language and Communication, and Physical Development.
The EYE-DA is conducted by Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc. on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc. will provide parents with information about their child’s developmental strengths, areas of need, and activities to support a positive transition to school.
The EYE-DA takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes per child. Colorful pictures and physical activities make the EYE-DA fun for children. Evaluations will take place from the end of October to the beginning of December. Schools will provide parents/guardians with an appointment.
♥ School Visit for Children & Parents/Guardians
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, each school has created a unique and safe plan for welcoming and providing information to soon-to-be Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians. Each school will contact parents and guardians to share information regarding this event.
Approved Early Learning and Child Care Centres Anglophone East