Events this fall allow families to explore a classroom, connect with staff and learn more about before- and after-school care options
Beginning school is a big step for children and their parents and/or guardians, and the Halton District School Board (HDSB) wants to make that transition as smooth as possible, the board said in a news release.
In October and November, the HDSB is hosting Calling All Three-Year Olds Kindergarten Open Houses in Acton, Georgetown, Burlington, Milton and Oakville for families to learn more about making the first school experience a happy one.
Future students and their families are invited to attend any of the following open houses to be held between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.:
Acton: Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Robert Little Public School (41 School Ln.)
Georgetown: Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Ethel Gardiner Public School (14365 Danby Rd.)
Milton: Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Irma Coulson Public School (625 Sauve St.)
Burlington: Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Alexander’s Public School (2223 Sutton Dr.)
Oakville: Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Joshua Creek Public School (1450 Arrowhead Rd.)
At the open house, students and parents/guardians will:
Explore a kindergarten classroom
Learn more about play-based inquiry learning
Pick up information, a free children’s book and tote bag
Access information from community partners in Halton
Get information about before- and after-school care
Connect with HDSB staff to learn about supports for students
Registration for kindergarten begins in January 2024 and will be conducted in-person or virtually through the school the child will attend. Children born in 2020 can start kindergarten in September 2024.