Pre-Primary-Program

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

 

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

 

Welcome to the pre-primary family!

On behalf of the South Shore Regional Centre for Education and the team of educators, we are all very excited for the journey that we will be going on with your family this year.

We are looking forward to many wonderful moments with you and your children as we start our adventures in September. Your children are going to be immersed in a world of discovery and wonder as their love of learning is supported by caring and dedicated educators. Last year’s programs were beaming examples of how the children in the pre-primary programs engage in experiences that set them on the path for a lifelong love of learning and equipping them with confidence in themselves and their abilities to reach their goals.

Our doors are always open to you and your family and we hope that you join us along every step, as we honor the privilege to care for your child and support who they are as they learn and grow.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with your questions or concerns as I extend the warmest of welcomes to you and your children.

Sincerely,
Gillian Kiely
Pre-Primary Lead Facilitator
South Shore Regional Centre for Education
gkiely@ssrce.ca
(902) 521-3203

 

~ To families attending pre-primary in September 2018 ~

September 2018, will be the second year of the provincial roll out for the new pre-primary programs. This year, the South Shore Centre for Education will be opening nine new school sites for the program.

Each program will be staffed by trained early childhood educators. Our program values inclusive practices and creates a safe and welcoming environment for all children, families and their needs.

Below is more information regarding the provincial curriculum framework, the pre-primary educators will be following as well as a description of the program and what children will need to bring with them, as well as our parent handbook and behavior guidance policy; as it differs slightly from the school’s.

All new schools with pre-primary will be hosting an orientation morning on Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. where families can come and meet the educators and see the space that the program will be housed in. New Germany, West Northfield and Chester school sites will be reaching out to families to talk about their own orientation plans.

Pre-primary will start on September 6 along with the rest of the school system. The educators will be reaching out to you between August 20-23 to discuss a transition week schedule for your family in order to alleviate overwhelming the children with a large group of new faces and expectations. We will however, be flexible should families require a more full time schedule in that first week. Some smaller programs will not put this in place if it is not necessary but educators will still be in contact with all the of the registered families within that week regardless.

It is currently the responsibility of families in the programs to arrange transportation and after school care for the children attending the program. However, the SSRCE is working on how to address these needs in each community.

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

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

Behavior Guidance Policy

SSRCE Pre-Primary Brochure

Adventurous Play Newsletter

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

 

 

 

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