January 16th, 2023
Starting January 16, parents and caregivers can register their child(ren) for the dynamic and exciting journey of kindergarten in the Waterloo Region District School Board!
At the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we want to assure families that their children will receive an education that will support them in reaching their full potential from kindergarten to graduation. We are committed to providing a welcoming, secure, respectful and nurturing environment, where students feel a sense of belonging and connection through varied experiences.
The purpose of Kindergarten is to help build a strong foundation for learning in a safe and caring play-based environment. Kindergarten marks the beginning of a child’s formal education. It is an important time for students to develop fundamental skills in areas such as literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional development.
Who can register for Kindergarten?
Children born in 2019 are eligible for Junior Kindergarten, and children born in 2018 are eligible for Senior Kindergarten. If your child is already enrolled in Junior Kindergarten, you do not need to register again.
What information do I need to register my child for Kindergarten?
After completing the online registration, you will be invited to an appointment to review your registration documents in your home school. During the appointment, we need to review the following documents to complete the registration:
- Proof of Address
Utility bill, tax bill, property insurance bill, proof of Ontario Property Assessment Notice, or purchase/lease agreement.
- Proof of Birth (original documents required)
Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, birth registration, citizenship card or statement of live birth.
- Proof of Custody where applicable
Custody orders, court-ordered Guardianship
- Student Immunization Information
Submit your child’s immunization information online directly to the Region of Waterloo Public Health.
- Immigration Documents where required
Contact our International Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Looking for information on child care programs?
Registration for WRDSB Before & After School programs is now open! These programs qualify for the reduced daily rate under the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Agreement. Our programs have no waiting lists and parents can register for full-time or part-time care.
To learn more about the programs and how to register, please visit our Before and After School Program website.
For more information tools and resources that you and your little learner will need for this next step, please visit wrdsb.ca/kindergarten.
We can’t wait to welcome your child(ren) to Kindergarten at the WRDSB!