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As your child gets ready to begin school, you may have any questions about how his or her unique needs will be met and how you can help prepare him or her to be as happy and successful as possible.
There are many experiences that you can provide for your child to help develop the many skills they will use in school. You can help prepare your child for school with
the following activities:
Schools usually begin registering children in early spring, if they are going to start school in September.
If your child has exceptional needs, contact the principal of your neighbourhood school a year before your child is scheduled to register. This early contact will help the school begin planning to meet your child’s needs. When you contact the principal, ask how you can be involved in the planning process. Schools often start this process with an intake meeting.
- All children have the right to attend school beginning in September of the year they turn six.
- Children are required to attend school when they reach compulsory school age, which is seven years of age.
- Most schools provide kindergarten. It is an optional year of schooling.