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Registering for Kindergarten September 2019

Please note the system will not allow you to register your child in Kindergarten for September 2019 prior to January 14, 2019  @ 4:00 p.m., and if your child is not the required age by December 31, 2019. Proof of the child’s birth date and other information will be requested later.

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  • Instructions:
    1. You will need to create a Parent Account for student registration - If you have created a Parent Account for a registration previously, please sign in and complete the form for a new student registration.  If you do not have a parent account, click the green “Create Account” button and fill in all fields. Please note you will need an active email address to complete the parent account creation process.

    2. Once you have created your Parent Account, it will prompt you to add a student. Please complete a new registration form for the 2019-2020 school year.

    3. If you need to register another child in any grade with the DDSB you may do so at this time (you will be given the option to do so once you have submitted your first registration form).

    4. Click here to get started with the registration process.

Need Access to a Computer? 

Please visit your local library or contact your home school – our staff would happily provide a space to complete your online registration or assist with any concerns you may have.

Find Your School
For more information regarding your child's school designation, please locate your home school through the DDSB's on-line school locator or contact our Property and Planning Department via e-mail at: or by phone
905-666-6421 or 1-800-339-6913 ext. 6421.

If the number of students pre-registered for a class exceeds the class limit, some students may be required to attend another school.

The Durham District School Board's (DDSB) Kindergarten program is a child-centred, inclusive learning environment for four-and-five year olds. 
Junior and senior Kindergarten programs are optional and offer:
  • an inquiry play-based model
  • comprehensive curriculum: personal and social development; language; mathematics; science and technology; arts, health and physical education
  • average class size of 26 students to two educators
  • variety of early learning programs for ages 0-5
  • before and after care programs available
The Kindergarten Program, a Ministry of Education policy document, outlines the specific expectations and educational policies for children's learning in the kindergarten years.
To obtain a copy of the Kin​dergarten Program document, visit the Ministry of Education's website or write to Publications Ontario, 50 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2. You also may request a copy by calling (416) 326-5300 or toll free 1-800-668-9938 or drop into the Ontario Government Book Store at 880 Bay Street, Toronto.

DDSB's policy (#3545) on transportation includes both junior and senior kindergarten students.

If you live in Durham Region and want to register your child(ren) in a DDSB school that is not your child's school designation, please refer to this Procedure for more information.

Before and After Child Care
Many of our schools also provide before and after child care.  The before and after child care programs are optional, offered for a fee to parents and requires a minimum of 15 students at any one site.  Please contact your designated home school offering Kindergarten to indicate your interest in the before and after child care option for your child(ren).
Class Size
If the number of students pre-registered for a class exceeds the class limit, some students may be required to attend another school.
Home Schooling
If you plan to home school your child(ren), please refer to the Hom​e Schooling Procedure. ​​​​​​


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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