Welcome to the provincial Pre-Primary Program in AVRCE!
What is Pre-Primary?
The provincial Pre-Primary Program is a play-based learning program that supports young children’s development and lays the foundation for future school success. The program is free for families, and is flexible to meet each family’s needs; eligible children can attend every day, or they can attend only a few days a week. Although children do no have to attend Pre-Primary to enroll in grade Primary, the program helps children prepare for school entry.
Pre-Primary available in all school catchment areas, with transportation available. We encourage families to get in touch with their home school as soon as possible to enroll in for the 2020-21 school year. Early registation will help us ensure transportation is in place for your child in the new school year.
Our Pre-Primary Parent/Guardian Handbook helps to answer some frequest questions about Pre-Primary, and provides information on what your little one's day might look like in the program. Download a pdf of the Parent-Guardian handbook here.
To learn what Pre-Primary is all about, visit www.ednet.ns.ca/pre-primary and check out these videos for a look inside a Pre-Primary classroom:
Who can enroll in Pre-Primary?
Children are eligible for Pre-Primary if:
- They will be at least four years old by December 31 of the school year;
- They have not been enrolled in a Pre-Primary Program before (children are eligible to attend for one year only)
Families can enroll a child in Pre-Primary any time during the year.
Where is Pre-Primary available in our region?
Starting in September 2020, the Pre-Primary program will be available at all schools that include elementary grades.
How do I register for Pre-Primary?
Click the link below to complete an online registration form for your child:
Once complete, your online registration form will be forwarded to your local school. A school staff member will follow up with you to complete the registration process.
You can also reach out to your local school by phone or email, and provide your contact information. A school staff member will be in touch to complete the registration process.
For school contact information, visit www.avrce.ca/our-schools.
How to Find Your Local School
Use the “Catchment Search” button at www.avrce.ca/our-schools to search for your school using your civic address. You can also check with our Transportation Division at 902-538-4641 (toll free 1-800-850-3887), or .
Can children in Pre-Primary take the school bus?
Starting in September 2020, busing will be available for all Pre-Primary sites. To be eligible for busing, Pre-Primary children must:
- Live within the school catchment area
- Live outside a one kilometre radius of the school
For More Information
If you have questions about the Pre-Primary Program, please contact the Pre-Primary Program Facilitator for your area/school:
Amie DeLeavey, Pre-Primary Facilitator
Deanna Hamilton, Pre-Primary Facilitator
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