at St. Dominic Catholic School
Click to read a special note from our Kindergarten Team.
To Do List for New Kindergarten Parents and Guardians:
Sign up for School Messenger to ensure you receive all of the information you need to be informed.
Sign up for School Cash Online to allow you to easily pay for pizza days, field trips, etc.
Apply for a vulnerable sector check if you are considering volunteering at the school.
Have your child’s eyesight and hearing checked before school begins!
Update your child's immunization records.
About the Kindergarten Program at St. Dominic
We have 3 Kindergarten classes at our school. In each of the Kindergarten classrooms, you will find a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, and a mix of Junior and Senior Kindergarten students. Sometimes an Educational Assistant is also assigned to work in the classroom.
Learning in Kindergarten follows the Ontario Kindergarten Program:
The program is focused on key areas of learning called "The Four Frames". The Four Frames include Belonging and Contributing, Self-Regulation and Well-Being, Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours, and Problem Solving and Innovating
The program is "play-based". Through their play, children to explore ideas, work our problems, practise skills, deepen their understanding of the world and interact with others.
Our Kindergarten classrooms are set up with learning centres for building, dramatic play, arts and crafts, making discoveries, writing, reading, using technology and praying. Beyond the classroom, our Kindergarten students also have multiple opportunities throughout each week to play in the Gym, visit the Learning Commons (Library) and spend time playing outside.
In addition to learning through play, educators also lead whole group lessons during carpet time, and provide explicit individual and small group instruction as children are engaged in learning centres.
Before and After School Care: Our school has an Extended Day Program (EDP) that runs from 7:00 a.m. until the start of school, and from the end of school until 6:00 p.m. For registration information, please visit https://www.ocsb.ca/extended-day-programs/ .