Kindergarten registration open for Grand Erie

BRANTFORD — Grand Erie District School Board’s online registration option is now open. Children in the Grand Erie School Board area who will be four years of age by the end of 2020 are eligible to apply for admittance to junior kindergarten in September.

GEDSB says parents interested in the French Immersion program should be aware of the February 7, 2020 deadline to apply for a spot through a randomized selection process for new families. Students who currently have a sibling in the program are guaranteed a spot, but registration is still required.

“January always brings a sense of excitement and new possibilities, so it’s a great time to start getting ready for the beginning of your child’s formal education,” said Linda DeVos, Superintendent of Education responsible for the Elementary and Early Years programs. “Kindergarten is a time to explore, learn, and grow, and Grand Erie is working to make this milestone a successful transition.”

Parents can visit Grand Erie’s website ( and click on the Kindergarten Registration banner for more information about the process, including identifying their child’s home school, which documents are required, and information about transportation, community resources, and before-and-after-school programs. Registration can be done in person at the child’s future school, or online, with the process completed through a visit to the school to verify documentation. Anyone requiring additional assistance can get in touch with their home school.

“Kindergarten classrooms across Grand Erie are vibrant, welcoming spaces where our youngest learners begin to build positive relationships, problem-solving skills, and a strong sense of themselves in the world,” said De Vos. “We look forward to welcoming our newest students and families.”

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