JUNIOR AND SENIOR KINDERGARTEN
Wellington Catholic schools offer an Early Years program: Junior and Senior Kindergarten. During these two years, young students are introduced to the Wellington Catholic family and are provided with an important foundation for later learning.
All faculty and staff are committed to providing a nurturing, secure, and supportive environment so that each student continues to grow and develop spiritually, emotionally, academically, socially and physically. Learning in a Catholic environment is a unique and important part of our program. It fosters an early understanding of how we grow and celebrate together. Our youngest learners engage in activities that offer experiences which reinforce the attitudes, feelings and values inherent in Christian living. Children’s faith is nurtured every day, and there are many opportunities to gather and participate in celebrations and prayer.
Wellington Catholic uses a program which is based on research and best teaching practices to ensure a vibrant learning opportunity for students and a faith-filled environment to nurture every aspect of the schools’ youngest students.
For more specific details on curriculum please review the Early Years under Curriculum Links as well as Religion and Family Life found in the ‘Program for Students’ directory.
Successful Transition to Junior Kindergarten
Prepare for Change
Academic Skills Start at Home
Blended programs in Kindergarten
Full Day Kindergarten
The Full Day Learning Kindergarten model was implemented in September 2010. The Junior and Senior Kindergarten full day classrooms have a team of Early Years educators which include a qualified teacher and qualified early childhood educator. Together the team offers complementary skills that create a learning environment to support the unique needs of each child. With two qualified professionals in the classroom for the full school day, there is more time for individual and small group instruction. The program is play based where students are given opportunities to grow, explore, investigate, create and learn.
Wellington Catholic offers the full day kindergarten program at all Elementary Schools in Guelph and Wellington County.
Some sites may offer an integrated before- and after-school program which provides children with more opportunities to learn and grow and provides a seamless day with fewer transitions for children and families. Information about the Extended Day Program is available here.