Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Information for Parents

IS IT TIME TO THINK ABOUT KINDERGARTEN?

Will your child be 4 or 5 years old before October 1st?

Kindergarten for 5-year olds available at all of our elementary schools. Kindergarten for 4-year olds available at 22 of our elementary schools.

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I PREPARE MY CHILD FOR KINDERGARTEN PLACEMAT

This tool, originally created by partners from démarche École-Famille-Communauté Saint-Michel was adapted and translated by the Table de concertation 0-5 ans – Cavendish. The downloadable placemat contains a hunt and seek game and offers families a variety of tips on supporting transition into school.  

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Together, we are stronger

If you are feeling anxious about your child's transition to school, just remember, you are an instrumental part of this journey - with the support of your school community, you are not alone! Your love, gentleness, warmth and deep connection with your child, will also allow you to lead. Together, we are stronger, and your children will feel safe, secure and connected - they will then be ready to learn and grow.

Your Child is Starting Kindergarten - Information for Parents

Your children take a crucial step in their developmental process as they enter a new world of discovery and learning.

Ministère de l’Éducation - Your child is starting kindergarten for 4-year-olds or 5-year-olds _ Information for parents

DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES: EARLY CHILDHOOD

This directory, created through the collaboration of the partners of the Table de Concertation 0-5 ans-Cavendish provides resources for families with children 0-5 years old in the NDG, Cote-St-Luc, Hampstead and Montreal-West areas.

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Contact Us!

Carmen Mucci
Project Development Officer, Early Preschool Transitions Facilitator
Agente de développement, Première transition àl’éducation préscolaire
Student Services Department
T (514) 483-7200 x 7601
cmucci@emsb.qc.ca 

NAÎTRE ET GRANDIR

This bilingual website offers families a wide variety of information regarding child development. Families can also sign up to receive a newsletter.

Visit Naître et grandir website

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

This multilingual website provides families with scientific knowledge on early childhood development, from conception to age five. Families can also sign up to receive a newsletter.

Visit Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development website