You are your child’s first and best teacher!
Family engagement helps children be successful, in school and in life.
As children embark on their educational journeys, early education is of vital importance as it lays the foundation for future academic and social success. The Welcome to Kindergarten program helps prepare children for a positive start to their school journey.
A national program available in English and French, Welcome to Kindergarten engages children, parents and caregivers, schools and communities to make early learning a priority at home and prepare children for school. The program provides parents and caregivers with early learning and literacy resources, and game-based activities that can be done at home.
Welcome to the Early Learning Resource centre where you will find useful information, links and much more material to support the activities of the program's key stakeholders - educators, parents and community partners. The Welcome to Kindergarten™
enrichment resources were developed with the knowledge of the significant role that play has in early childhood development and learning. These enrichment resources support early learning and the Welcome to Kindergarten™
Play is an important factor in early childhood development and learning - and the Welcome to Kindergarten resources are developed and created with this in mind. Just Playing
is a ‘must share’ poem that we are proud to share with you. It illustrates just how and what children develop and learn through play. (With the permission of author and copyright owner Ms. Anita Wadley).
The Learning Partnership is pleased to announce its free Welcome to Kindergarten app that helps pre-kindergarten children develop fundamental skills for a positive start to their school journey. Through this fun, creative app, children play with alphabet and numbers, paint freely with their fingers, discover shapes, learn to share, and sing along with a music player.
Download it now in the App Store for iOS devices, or in the Google Play store for the Android version.
Welcome to Kindergarten - Music and Lyrics by Bob Schneider
Children’s singer and songwriter, Bob Schneider, has recorded ten songs for the Welcome to Kindergarten™
program. The songs are fun, interactive and encourage children and their families to join in by singing, dancing and moving to the rhythm of the songs. Use the songs' lyrics
and activities to make sure your kids can sing along.
Download the Welcome to Kindergarten songs: