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Welcome to Kindergarten for 2019

The Welcome to Kindergarten Program is designed for parents/caregivers and their children who will be entering kindergarten in September. All thirty-seven Public School Branch schools with Kindergarten organize a Welcome to Kindergarten Program for their incoming students. At the Welcome to Kindergarten Session, families will receive early literacy resources and learn strategies for using these resources with their child at home. The goal of Welcome to Kindergarten is to provide pre-school children with the resources and experiences to begin their formal education with a foundation of literacy nurtured in the home.

The Welcome to Kindergarten Program is a component of a national organization called, The Learning Partnership. The program is run across Canada in conjunction with local school boards and community agencies. On Prince Edward Island, special recognition is given to the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture for their support of the program. If families would like more information and resources they are encouraged to visit The Learning Partnership’s website at www.thelearningpartnership.ca/WTK

For a complete list of the dates and times for this year’s Welcome to Kindergarten sessions please visit our Welcome to Kindergarten page.

If you have a child who is eligible to start kindergarten in September 2019 and that child has not yet been registered, you are encouraged to register with the school your child will attend as soon as possible. This will help ensure you have an opportunity to take advantage of the school’s orientation process and resources available to parents of kindergarten-age children.

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 Reminder

The Public Schools Branch would like to remind parents of eligible kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year to register your children as soon as possible.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2019 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours.  If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990) or Summerside Office (902-888-8400). Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring a piece of government issued ID to verify proof of the child’s age. Examples may be:
    • Birth Certificate
    • PEI Health Card
    • Passport
  • Verification of home address must also be provided, such as current utility bill.
  • Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held in the Spring of 2019.

PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 (121KB)

French Immersion Kindergarten Registration Information

French Immersion is open to any student in P.E.I. who registers by the deadline. After that schools will consider additional students but there is no guarantee of acceptance to the program.

When: Registration for French Immersion Kindergarten will be held January 7- 11th.   Ads will appear in the local papers and on the radio.

Where: You can register your child at your designated French Immersion School
(See French Immersion Schools and Attendance Zones).

What you will need: Please bring proof of child’s date of birth and current
address.

Registering early helps the Public Schools Branch to plan for your child as effectively as possible. It also give you and your child time to prepare for the start of the program.

 Is French Immersion the right choice for my child?
Check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” for more information.

(French Immersion Kindergarten Registration Information PDF Version 348KB)

PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 Information

Parents are asked to register their children for Kindergarten prior to or during the week of January 7-11, 2019.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2019 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours.  If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990) or Summerside Office (902-888-8400). Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age:
      • Birth certificate
      • PEI health card
  • Verification of home address must also be provided, such as current utility bill.
  • Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held in the Spring of 2019.

PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 (121KB)