It's Time to Register for Kindergarten!

It's Time to Register for Kindergarten!
Posted on 03/01/2022

Is your child turning 4 in 2022? If so, it's time to register for Kindergarten! The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) is ready to welcome its youngest learners to schools in September 2022. This week, the board officially launches its Kindergarten registration campaign for the 41 Catholic elementary schools in Simcoe County, Muskoka and the District of Parry Sound. 


“It’s certainly an exciting time for both parents and children,” said Joe Zerdin, Board Chair, about starting school in Kindergarten. “We know that our four and five-year-olds are ready to make new friends, participate in engaging learning activities, and embrace new routines in a school environment. Registering for Kindergarten is the first step in what will hopefully be a lifelong love of learning new things.”


"I am so pleased and excited to welcome our youngest learners to Catholic education at SMCDSB," said Frances Bagley, Director of Education.  "We are all looking forward to busy and vibrant Kindergarten classrooms in September, and our teaching teams are ready to embrace and foster each student’s God-given talents.”


Students who turn four in 2022 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten beginning in September 2022. SMCDSB's Kindergarten program, which is led by a Kindergarten teacher and Designated Early Childhood Educator, provides students with a full-day, play-based learning experience that prepares them for their next stage in learning. The teaching team encourages independence, fosters responsibility, nurtures self-esteem, and instills Gospel values in order to develop a solid foundation for learning and growth. 


Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their local Catholic school or visit for Kindergarten resources and registration information.