Support the Transition to Kindergarten
If your child is turning five next year, there are many ways that you can support the transition to Kindergarten.
Enrol in an Early Learning Program
There are a number of programs designed to support your child’s early learning.
StrongStart BC centres are a drop-in program intended for both children (0-5) and caregivers to engage in play-based learning activities.
BC is committed to investing in the accessibility, affordability, and quality of child care throughout the province.
Ready, Set, Learn events provide a chance for caregivers and children (3-5) to engage with their local school. These one-time events typically happen in the spring.
Support Your Child’s Transition at Home
Extended engagement in play is one of the best ways to prepare your child for school. Learn more about the research that ties play to learning and the different kinds of play that are important.
- Review the Draft Play Today Handbook (PDF)
Support your child’s engagement through these play-based learning activities.
- Let’s Play: Activities for Families
The Ready, Set, Learn program has developed a toolkit to give tips and ideas to parents that encourage children to become lifelong learners.
You can help smooth the transition to school by implementing some practical strategies at home.
Register for Kindergarten
Help this transition go smoothly by registering your child, beginning in January or February, for the following September. Before their first day, try to visit the school and tour your child’s school, playground or classroom.