RCDSB Early Learning and Kindergarten Program

Highview PS' Kindergarten class
Highview Public School Kindergarten students show off some of their work during a busy school day.

All Renfrew County District School Board elementary schools provide full day, every day early learning in the Kindergarten program.

Kindergarten education teams, comprised 
of a teacher and an early childhood educator, create  opportunities to support optimal learning in the Kindergarten program.

The learning environment allows the 
child to:

  • Develop the ability to make and 
    be responsible for their own decisions
  • Solve problems, explore and inquire
  • Develop self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Explore personal abilities and talents
  • Develop language skills, speaking, listening, early reading, early writing
  • Develop a love for learning
  • Develop physical skills, motor co-ordination and a healthy lifestyle
  • Develop skills in mathematics, science and technology

You are your child's first and most important teacher. Your child's best learning happens when he or she is spending time with you doing activities that are fun and interesting. This is play based learning. Studies show that during playtime, children are most receptive to new information and skills. Through play you can stimulate your child to learn, problem-solve, communicate, negotiate, roleplay and make decisions - skills that help your child become a successful learner.

Every RCDSB school in Renfrew County provides a wide range of services and opportunities for all students to grow and learn in a supportive environment where individual differences are recognized and the full potential of all is promoted. If your child has special needs, please share this information with the principal when you register so that services and support can be put in place to make the transition to school as smooth as possible.

Additional Resources

Countdown to Kindergarten handbook

Ontario Ministry of Education Website

Ministry of Children and Youth Services Website - Best Start

Kindergarten Admission Information

  • Junior Kindergarten, children must be four years of age on or before Dec. 31 of the current school year
  • Senior Kindergarten, children must be five years of age on or before Dec. 31 of the current school year.
  • Junior Kindergarten students who attended in the current school year do not need to re-register for Senior Kindergarten.

 Registration Dates

Registration for RCDSB Junior and Senior Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year will be held from Monday, Jan. 26 to Friday, Jan. 30 and Monday, Feb. 2 to Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each school. Registrations are also welcomed at any time by contacting the school.

Registration Process

Visit your child's school between Jan. 26 and Feb. 6, 2015 to complete the JK/SK Registration Package. All forms required for registration are available at the school. They are also available in a fillable or pdf format found in the links below. If you do not know your child's designated school, visit the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium website at, email at or call 613-732-8419 or 1-888-732-8419.

Registration Forms and Required Documentation

Please complete registration forms by inputting all relevant information and bring all forms to the school along with the required documentation. 

RCDSB Elementary Registration Form 2015-2016 

  • Please complete then save - you will need a paper copy to present to your school (if you do not have a printer bring your saved copy to the school and an administrator will print it for you).

School Based Extended Day Program Family Survey

  • This form can be submitted online upon completion.

Checklist of Documents to Present to School

  • This document is not mandatory, it is for your use only. Please note, the checklist is also attached to the registration form as the final page.

Immunization Questionnaire

  • This form must be printed, filled out with a pen and brought to the school.

Required Documentation (Bring to the School)

  • Proof of address (driver's licence, utility bill, or proof of Ontario Property Assessment Notice or lease agreement)
  • Proof of student's birth (birth certificate, passport, birth registration, citizenship card or statement of live birth)
  • Child's immunizations records
  • Proof of custody where applicable (custody orders, court ordered Guardianship)
  • Immigration documents where applicable
  • Student Transportation Request Form (Only if you have not already completed and submitted the form on-line or contact the Joint Transportation Consortium at or call 
    613-732-8419 or 1-888-732-8419.

If you have questions about the registration process, contact the elementary school nearest you.


Cathy McCann-Kyte

RCDSB Assistant Superintendent of Education

613-735-0151 ext. 3316

1-800-267-1098 ext. 3316