Kindergarten at Wellington Catholic District School Board is a faith-based two year program where children learn through play, exploration and inquiry. During these two years, young students are introduced to the Wellington Catholic family and are provided with an important foundation for later learning. REGISTER
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.
Learning and growing in kindergarten focuses on the following key areas:
- Fostering a sense of genuine belonging for your child
- Ensuring they feel their contributions matter
- Developing self-regulation skills
- Supporting well-being
- Developing literacy and math skills
- Supporting problem solving
- Exploring innovation
- Religion & Faith
For more information about the Kindergarten program at Wellington Catholic District School board please refer to our Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Guide. This guide includes information on preparing for school, building independence and parental involvement.
Kindergarten 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.
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.
For more information about full-day kindergarten and tips to support your child’s learning at home, you can read the following attached guides:
- Overview of Full-Day Kindergarten
- Play-Based Learning in Full-Day Kindergarten
- Literacy and Mathematics in Full-Day Kindergarten
- Full-Day Kindergarten Understanding Your Child’s Reports
- If you Want Your Children to Succeed, Then Hold On to Your Home Language!
Click here program expectations: The Kindergarten Program
Click here for our new Religion expectations: Religious Education for Kindergarten
Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Guide - Multilingual