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Welcome to York Region District School Board​!

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our learning spaces. Our goal is to support your child's learning, well-being and achievement. 

Our kindergarten classrooms offer warm, welcoming and caring environments where students learn through exploration. Learn more about our Kindergarten program and routines

Will you need before and after care for your child? We have partnered with community agencies to provide child care for school-age children. Find out what’s available at your school.

Welcome Message from Director of Education

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January 2022

Dear Families, 

Welcome to York Region District School Board. Welcome to Kindergarten. 

Kindergarten classrooms in YRDSB are caring, welcoming spaces. Your child will learn through exploration, play and inquiry. Educators are committed to creating learning environments that reflect children’s diverse cultures, identities and interests. In these inclusive learning spaces, children feel safe to share their ideas and lived experiences. They know and feel like they matter and belong. You can learn more about our intentional work to create inclusive learning environments, including our Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy, The Indigenous Education and Equity Strategy and more at  

Kindergarten children develop early literacy and numeracy skills. They also develop a sense of connection and belonging, problem-solving skills, collaboration and much more while adhering to health and safety measures. We appreciate that families have many questions about what Kindergarten programs look like as a result of the pandemic. We prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff members and their families, and we continue to work closely with York Region Public Health to ensure we are taking all appropriate measures. As we approach the 2022-2023 school year, we will share information with families so they know what to expect. 

We normally invite new Kindergarten families to a spring orientation event to learn more about your child’s school and what you can expect in Kindergarten. While we cannot currently invite families into the school, we will be sharing additional information to help prepare for the transition to Kindergarten. We encourage you to look out for this information. 

We place great value on the essential role that families play in education, and the importance of the partnership and collaboration between home, community and school. YRDSB’s skilled and caring educators and school staff are partners with you in making your child’s transition to Kindergarten a positive one, and to nurture your child’s success.

I invite you to visit, where you can learn more about the Board, your school and our Kindergarten program. You can also find information about family resources, student supports and more. 

We look forward to welcoming you in the fall, and best wishes for you and your child. 



Louise Sirisko

Director of Education 

York Region District School Board