Kindergarten Registration

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our learning spaces.

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Welcome to Kindergarten

Kindergarten registration is open. 

Please read all of the following information to register your child. 

Step 1 - Before you Register

Before registering, families should confirm the following important school registration information:

  • Find your school
  • Ensure you have the required documents for registration listed in step 3.

Step 2 - How to Register

There are several ways you can register for kindergarten:

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

For summer registration, families can still register online. Please note elementary schools are closed July and August. After you register online, your school will contact you when schools reopen near the start of the school year to book an appointment for document verification. If you need assistance with online registration during July and August or wish to register in a different way, you may register through the Community Education Centre for your school area

To register online:

Create a new account or access your existing Edsby account to complete the online registration.

Note: If you already have an Edsby account, please login with your existing username and password in order to link your Kindergarten child with your existing account. 

Once you are logged in, to register a new student for Kindergarten, go to “Registration Campaigns” under “Applications” on the left side of the welcome page.

If you need assistance, please reach out to the main office at your school.

Families can download the Elementary School Registration Form and email the completed form to your school email address. Email addresses can be found on the school website

Please note: elementary schools are closed in July and August. For summer registration, email your registration form to the Community Education Centre for your school area

 

Families can request support from the school Principal/Vice-Principal to complete the registration form on their behalf by collecting the required information by phone. Families can request an interpreter, if needed, during this phone conversation. Call your local school.   

Please note: elementary schools are closed in July and August. For summer registration, please call the Community Education Centre for your school area

You can mail completed Elementary School Registration Forms to the school, or request an appointment to drop off your completed paper application form. 

Please note: elementary schools are closed in July and August. For summer registration, you can register in person at the Community Education Centre for your school area

Step 3 - Verify your registration at the school

Please note: Elementary schools are closed during July and August.  Families can still register for kindergarten in a variety of ways (as outlined above).  During the summer, please contact the Community Education Centre in your area to set up your registration appointment.

Once you have completed your application, the school will contact you to make an appointment to review and verify the required documents. The document verification process is by appointment only at this time. The school will contact you via email and/or phone to set up an appointment to verify documentation.

Required Documentation

Find and bring these supporting documents (originals required) to your appointment:

  • Proof of child’s age (Birth Certificate/Passport)
  • Proof of your child’s address - two documents, one from each of the categories below showing the home address:

Category A ​​

  • Property Tax Bill / MPAC Notice of Assessment
  • Current Rental / Lease Agreement
  • Agreement of Purchase and Sale, including proof of purchase provided before the pupil attends the school, and;​

​​Category B

  • ​Utility Bill / e-Bill (i.e. Hydro, Water, Residential Phone/Cable/Internet Bill, Enbridge, Insurance Policy – Home, Tenant or Auto) 
  • Other official/government documents (i.e. CRA Notice of Assessment, Statement of Old Age, Security T4 (OAS) or Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits, etc.)​​

​Additional information about more specific situations is available in the School Admissions Policy and Procedure or through your home school.​

Additional Documents

The Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Questionnaire allows you to provide your school with specific information to support the transition to school.  Your child’s Kindergarten educators will use the information you share to help to create an inclusive and welcoming transition to Kindergarten for your child.  We appreciate all the information that you are able to provide.

Other Information:

​Additional information about more specific situations is available in the School Admissions Policy and Procedure or through your home school.