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  • Kindergarten Registration week is January 31 – February 4 th for 2011…. Click However Registration will continue to be ongoing into the spring and summer….
  • Note: Core French begins in Kindergarten even though it is only mandated for Grade 4
  • This student average of 26 is an average across the Board and may not be reflective of the numbers in your child's class.
  • Speaking Notes for slide#17 An Extended Day Program may be offered as part of the Early Learning initiative at your local school. This program is designed to provide before and after-school programming for children registered within the school. The Extended Day Program will be led by a Registered Early Childhood Educator. The Extended Day Program is an optional program that is offered for a fee provided there is sufficient demand for the program. Hours The Extended Day Program will operate from 7 a.m. to the start of school and from the end of school until 6 p.m. Parents may register their child in the morning, afternoon, or both programs. Fees The fee for the school year 2012/13 will be $20.00 per day for both before and after school care. Before and after care fees will be site specific based on the start time of the school day at the site. Extended Day Program fees are the responsibility of parents/guardians. Subsidy Limited financial assistance – a child care subsidy will be available to families that meet the criteria for eligibility. Parents will need to contact the City of Ottawa to apply for the subsidy at 613-580-9696.
  • Speaking Notes for slide #18 A survey will be distributed to all families who have a child registered in a FDK school to be completed indicating whether the family is interested in the Extended Day Program If a school currently has an on site child care program the OCDSB may use them as a 3rd party operator to provide the Extended Day Program on behalf of the District A decision will be made by April 2012 if or if not an Extended Day Program will be offered at your school location. DO NOT DISCONTINUE YOUR CURRENT CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF CONFIRMATION AND ACCEPTANCE IN THE OCDSB EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM OR IN SOME CASES A 3RD PARTY OPERATOR.

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  • 1. Kindergarten Registration Information for School Communities of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board 2012-2013 School Year
  • 2. Welcome to Kindergarten The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s kindergarten program provides children with organized educational activities appropriate for young learners, taking into account their physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs.
  • 3. Key Dates Official Registration Weeks Kindergarten Registration Week – January 30 – February 3, 2012 Middle French Immersion Registration Week – February 21 - 27, 2012 *Note: Registration is ongoing if you are unable to meet these timelines Student Transfer Application Period - February 13 - 24, 2012
  • 4. Kindergarten - Key Information
  • 5. Program Options
    • If your child will be age four or five by December 31, 2012, they are ready for kindergarten starting in September 2012.
    • Registration will be accepted anytime during the
    • school year (beyond the February registration period).
    • Program choices in the OCDSB for elementary students include:
          • Full Day Kindergarten
          • Half Day Kindergarten
          • English
          • Early French Immersion (SK entry)
          • Middle French Immersion (grade 4 entry)
          • Alternative
    • The program selected is a parental decision.
  • 6. English Program
    • The English program allows students to concentrate on
    • English language skills. The program is available from
    • kindergarten to graduation. The program is child centered and
    • stresses proficiency in all subject areas.
    • In this program, English is the language of instruction for all
    • subjects other than French. At the elementary level, the
    • following subjects are taught: Language, Mathematics, Science
    • and Technology, Social Studies (including Geography and
    • History), Health and Physical Education, The Arts and Core
    • French.
    • A student who successfully completes the English
    • program is expected to have a functional knowledge of the
    • French language.
  • 7. English/Core French
    • In the English program, students receive instruction in Core French:
      • 100 minutes per week – JK and SK
      • 200 minutes per week - grades 1 to 8
    • A viable pathway to bilingualism!
  • 8. Early French Immersion (EFI)
    • The Early French Immersion (EFI) program provides students with
    • the opportunity to become functionally bilingual through an early
    • entry with maximum exposure to French.
    • A student who successfully completes the EFI program, and later
    • enrolls in a secondary level program which meets the requirements
    • to obtain the OCDSB Extended French or French Immersion
    • Certificate, is expected to be able to communicate with ease and
    • feel comfortable in either language community (English or French)
    • and also accept employment, training or further education in either
    • language.
    • Note: The entry point for EFI is senior kindergarten.
  • 9. EFI - French/English Instructional Time
    • In the EFI program, students are provided with:
    • JK - 100 minutes per week of Core French
    • SK - (half day - 100% French; full day - 50% French/50% English)
    • grade 1 - 100% French
    • grades 2 and 3 - 80% French /20% English
    • grades 4 to 6 - 60% French /40% English
    • grades 7 and 8 - 50% French /50% English
    • Note: Mathematics instruction in English begins in grade 4.*
    • The OCDSB Elementary Time Allocation Model outlines the
    • language of instruction and number of minutes of instruction
    • per week in each subject area.
  • 10. Middle French Immersion (MFI)
    • The Middle French Immersion (MFI) program provides
    • students with the opportunity to obtain a solid foundation in
    • English language skills in the primary grades before starting
    • intensive study of French.
    • A student who successfully completes the MFI program, and
    • later enrolls in a secondary level program which meets the
    • r equirements to obtain the OCDSB Extended French or French
    • Immersion Certificate, is expected to be able to communicate
    • with ease and feel comfortable in either language community
    • (English or French) and also accept employment, training or
    • further education in either language.
    • Note: The open entry point for MFI is grade 4.
  • 11. MFI -French/English Instructional Time
    • In the MFI program, students are provided with:
    • 100 minutes per week of Core French – JK and SK
    • 200 minutes per week of Core French – grades 1 to 3
    • grades 4 to 6 - 66% French /34% English
    • grades 7 and 8 - 50% French /50% English
    • Note: Mathematics instruction in English begins in grade 4.*
    • The OCDSB Elementary Time Allocation Model outlines the
    • language of instruction and number of minutes of instruction
    • per week in each subject area.
  • 12. Alternative Program
    • In the Alternative Program , English is the language of
    • instruction for all subjects other than Core French.
    • With strong community support and parent involvement, the
    • Alternative program is based on the concept of student
    • -centered learning. This philosophy translates into all aspects
    • of the child’s experience at school.
    • The alternative education philosophy is based on the following
    • core tenets: cooperation and teamwork; commitment to
    • innovative approaches; balance between student-directed and
    • teacher-directed learning; multi-aged groupings; family
    • -centered school environment; ongoing assessment and evaluation.
  • 13. The Kindergarten program is designed to help children build on their prior knowledge and experiences, form concepts, acquire foundational skills, and form positive attitudes to learning as they begin to develop their goals for life long learning. The Kindergarten Program – Revised, Ontario Ministry of Education, 2006, p. 5 Kindergarten Program
  • 14. Full Day Kindergarten
    • In September 2012, the OCDSB will be in its third year of
    • phasing in full-day learning for four- and five-year-old
    • kindergarten students.
    • Fifty-five of our elementary schools will offer
    • the Full Day Kindergarten Program in September 2012.
    • The list of schools offering the program (all-day kindergarten
    • classes) can be found at www.ocdsb.ca .
    • The goal is to expand the FDKP to all elementary schools by the
    • 2015-2016 school year.
    Note: The selected FDK sites will also offer before and after school programs led by registered early childhood educators should there be sufficient demand. These programs are optional and will be available for a reasonable fee.
  • 15.
    • The purpose of the Full Day Kindergarten Program is to provide a seamless educational
    • experience for our children. There are two
    • possible and mutually supportive parts to the
    • FDK Program:
    • Core Day (Program run during regular school hours)
    • Extended Day (Program run before and after school hours)
  • 16. Full Day Kindergarten – Core Day
    • Core Day Features:
    • An Educator Team (1 Teacher and 1 Early Childhood Educator) per class.
    • Average Class Size of 26 Students (Average Ratio of 1 Educator to 13 Students).
    • http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/
    • FDK Classes will follow the new 2010-2011 Full-Day Early Learning- Kindergarten Program.
    • In the FDK Program students have a full day (300 minutes of instructional time) which will include a focus on inquiry play-based learning.
    • FDK stresses developmentally appropriate learning, student engagement and self-regulation.
  • 17. Extended Day Program
    • The Extended Day Program is complementary to the core program and
    • aligned with it in order to provide a seamless and consistent
    • experience for children.
    • The Extended Day Program:
      • is offered before and after the regular school day (core day)
      • is delivered by teams of Registered Early Childhood Educators and Early Learning Assistants
      • has a ratio of 1 staff to 13 children
      • completes planning that is consistent with the approach taken in the core day program
      • makes use of shared resources and shared common spaces to create a seamless system of care and education for children and families
      • currently operates on all PA Days, the first week of Christmas Break and March Break
  • 18. Extended Day Program
    • Please note:
      • The OCDSB will operate the Extended Day Program where numbers indicate the need
      • The Ministry of Education has indicated that school boards may have the Extended Day Program operated by a third party
      • The OCDSB will be providing the Extended Day Program to ages 3.8 years to 10 years where number indicate the need
  • 19. Transportation
    • School bus transportation is available to all kindergarten
    • students who live more than 0.8 km from their school.
    • Information regarding transportation is available at your
    • school or from the Ottawa Student Transportation
    • Authority (OSTA)
    • by phone: 613-224-8800
    • by e-mail: [email_address] .
  • 20.
    • We would be privileged to welcome you and your child to our kindergarten program.
    Public Education: Doing it W.E.L.L. At the OCDSB
  • 21. Questions?