What is kindergarten?
Kindergarten is an early learning program that offers an introduction for children to school. Kindergarten is a time for children to learn about what school is like and have fun while learning new things.
Kindergarten is not legally required for children but almost all children attend kindergarten. every school division across Manitoba offers Kindergarten, and most children attend Kindergarten. Some Kindergartens operate the full day, every day, while many in rural Manitoba operate the full day, on alternate days. However, most of Manitoba's kindergartens operate on half days (9am-12am), five days per week.
Manitoba’s kindergarten is organized into six subject areas: arts education, English or French language arts, mathematics, physical education/health education, science, and social studies.
How to register your child for kindergarten?
When to Register for Kindergarten
Children can start kindergarten in September of the year they turn five years old.
Kindergarten registration usually begins in January or February for the following September. Parents/caregivers should contact their local school division or independent school authority for registration information. To see what school division you live in please click here. To find a kindergarten near you then click here.
To register your child, the parent or legal guardian should bring the following items:
- Your child's original birth certificate, any applicable immigration documents, and/or proof of Canadian citizenship for both you and your child
- Your child’s immunization record
- Proof of your residence address (a document such as your current year property tax receipt, current month rental receipt, or a purchase/rental agreement)
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