Pre-Primary-Program

Pre-Primary Facilitator
Leslie Dodsworth
Phone: 902-521-5874
Email: ldodsworth@ssrce.ca

On behalf of the South Shore Regional Centre for Education and the team of educators, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year!

It is my pleasure to fulfill the role of the Pre Primary Facilitator for the rest of the academic year.

I have now had the opportunity to visit and meet the Early Childhood Educator’s and the administration at all the schools that host Pre-Primary classrooms.

It was wonderful seeing so many of the children engaged in their classrooms, attending holiday dinners and concert rehearsals and seeing energetic pictures of classrooms involved in numerous outings. It was delightful to see the learning that takes place in and out of the classrooms trickling out into their own communities.

I encourage you to reach out anytime if you have any questions or concerns. We strive to have open communication in an effort to make all the families feel included and heard.

Again, warmest wishes for a happy new year!

Sincerely,

Leslie Dodsworth
Pre-Primary Facilitator
South Shore Regional Centre for Education

 

*To families who wish to enroll their children for the Pre-Primary Program in September 2019*

September 2019 will be the third year of the provincial roll out for the Pre-Primary Programs.

Each program is based on a play based pedagogy, emphasizing the importance of learning through play. Each classroom will be staffed with trained early childhood educators with a focus on an active learning environment and inclusive practices to all individual needs.

Pre-primary registration will take place the week of February 19 – 22, 2019. It is recommended to do it at this time to ensure a spot, however, it is not specifically constricted to that time frame. Registration can be done at any time by going into the school of your catchment area.

If you wish attend a Pre-Primary Program outside of your home school catchment area, you must first apply for a student transfer.

Below is more information regarding the provincial curriculum framework, the Pre-Primary educators will be following in the classrooms.  The Parent Handbook and the Pre-Primary Behavior Guidance Policy are also available below for your reading.

*Please note that it is currently the responsibility of families in the programs to arrange their own transportation and after school care for the children attending the program.

 

Start and end times We ask that families respect the times outlined in the chart below as they are meant to decrease traffic during busy bus drop off and pick up times. Morning drop off is flexible and children may be dropped off up to an hour after class start time.  Please understand that you may have to wait for buses to exit before dropping off or picking up your children during certain times of day. Pick up can happen at any time before the designated end time but not afterwards.

School

Start

End

Aspotogan Consolidated School

7:45 am

2:05 pm

Chester District Elementary School

7:40 am

2:00 pm

Bayview Community School

7:45 am

2:30 pm

New Ross Consolidated School

8:15 am

2:15 pm

Hebbville Academy

7:50 am

2:00 pm

Newcombville Elementary School

7:45 am

1:50 pm

Pentz Elementary School

7:50 am

2:05 pm

Petite Riviere Elementary School

7:40 am

2:05 pm

West Northfield Elementary School

7:40 am

2:00 pm

New Germany Elementary School

8:30 am

3:00 pm

North Queens Community School

8:15 am

2:15 pm

Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy

8:15 am

2:15 pm

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to attend a Pre-Primary Program outside of your home school catchment area, you must first apply for a student transfer.  The application form can be found here

We are looking forward to a wonderful second year of pre-primary implementation and getting to know our new families and educators in September.

Additional Pre-Primary Information (click on the title below to access the document):

Pre-Primary Parent Handbook

Pre-Primary Program Fact Sheet

Behavior Guidance Policy