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Kindergarten Early Years Resources


For more information about child care or fullday kindergarten visit our website at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/ or http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/

How Does Learning Happen? (pdf) How Does Learning Happen?

Think, Feel, Act (pdf)

Think, Feel, Act

Ministry Early Primary Collaborative Inquiry

Language Overall Expectations K-2 (pdf)

Mathematical Overall Expectations K-2 (pdf)

Mathematical Process Expectations K-2 (pdf)

Arts K-2 Connections Overall Expectations (pdf)

Science K-2 Connections Overall Expectations (pdf)

Health and Physical Education K-2 Connections Overall Expectations (pdf)


Early Learning Framework (2011)


Based on the Best Start Expert Panel document Early Learning for Every Child Today: A framework for Ontario early childhood settings (2007), this web‐based resource is a guide to support program development in child care and other early childhood settings. The website highlights the Framework’s guiding principles which set the foundation for optimal learning and development. The website includes videos of educators and experts sharing their ideas on how to put the principles into practice, photos of learning environments and questions that provide a starting point for reflection and discussion.

Early Learning Framework

Education for All: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6 (2005)


This report provides teachers with strategies that will help them teach literacy and numeracy more effectively to students with diverse strengths and needs; show them how to develop a learning profile of classrooms and of individual students; provide assessment, evaluation, and planning strategies; and provide detailed information on instructional support and assistive technology.

Education for All

The Kindergarten Program 2016

The Kindergarten Program (2016) sets out what four- and five-year-olds across the province will learn in Ontario’s two-year Kindergarten program. It also describes how educators will help children learn through play and inquiry.

The Kindergarten Program 2016

Growing Success - Kindergarten Addendum, Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016

The assessment, evaluation, and reporting policy for Kindergarten aligns with the content, philosophy, and intent ofThe Kindergarten Program (2016), a play- and inquiry-based program designed to be developmentally appropriate for young children.

Growing Success Kindergarten Addendum

Full‐Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program for Four‐ and Five‐Year Olds: A Reference Guide for Educators (2010) http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/kinder2010.pdf

This document supports the Full‐Day Early Learning—Kindergarten Program document (2010 Draft) and is intended to serve as a guide for educators to facilitate conversations that will promote excellence in the Full‐Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program. (Service Ontario # 232343)

Ful-Day Early Leanring Reference Guide
Extended Day Program (2010 Draft) http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/kinderProgram2010.pdf
The extended‐day program is complementary to the core program and aligned with it in order to provide a seamless and consistent experience for children.
Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten

FullDay Kindergarten for Four‐and Five‐Year Olds Fact Sheet
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/EarlyLearnFS.pdf (Service Ontario #232557)

Full‐Day Kindergarten: A Question and Answer Guide for Parents
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/QsAsguide.pdf (Service Ontario # 232558)

Facts Sheets

In Conversation http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/leadership/Winter2011.pdf

In Conversation is a series of papers developed to support Ontario school and system leaders containing thought‐provoking ideas on strategic and topical issues that are intended as a springboard for professional dialogue and learning. A title in this series is Strong Roots, Bright Futures: the Promise of Education and early human development by Dr. Fraser Mustard (Winter 2010/11).

In Conversation

Kindergarten Matters: Intentional Play‐Based Learning (2011)

This two‐disc DVD set was included in the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat’s Fall 2012 resource package. It explores how educators are re‐thinking teaching and assessment practices in order to engage young children in thinking creatively, solving problems and sharing their learning with others. Some other supports from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat include:

Thinking About Thinking: Setting the Stage for Independent Reading http://resources.curriculum.org/LNS/thinking/

Developing Inquiring Minds http://resources.curriculum.org/secretariat/inquiring/index.shtml

and Precision Teaching in the Primary Classroom

Kindergarten Matters

Learning for All K12 (2011)

This resource describes an integrated process of assessment and instruction supporting the learning of all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and includes evidence‐based and researchinformed educational approaches including Assessment for Learning, Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction.

Learning for All K-12

Monographs: What Works: Research into Practice and Capacity Building Series

What Works: Research into Practice monographs are concise research summaries designed to help practitioners put evidence‐tested ideas into practice at the classroom level. A title in this series is Language and Literacy by Janette Pelletier (October 2011).The Capacity Building monographs provide research and practical strategies on key topics for 21st century educators. A title in this series is Maximising Student Mathematical Learning in the Early Years (September 2011).


Planning and Design Guidelines for Child Care Centres (2006)

This guide provides guidance in the planning, design and renovation of licensed child care centres and licensed nursery school facilities. It is intended to support the development of facilities that are child and family oriented, environmentally safe and secure, promote healthy growth, are aesthetically pleasing, functional in their design, and cost effective to operate.


Planning Entry to School: A Resource Guide (2005)

This resource guide identifies evidence‐based research and effective practices and processes to facilitate transitions into school. It is designed to help school staff to work with parents and community partners as they plan students’ entry to school.

Planning and Design Guidlines for Child Care Centres

Principals Want to Know Tip Sheets

Principals Want to Know#15: Documenting in FDK – Making Children's Learning Visible (February 2012) (PDF, 140 KB)

Principals Want to Know#16: Supporting Strong Educator Teams for Full‐Day Kindergarten (February 2012) (PDF, 136 KB)

Principals Want to Know#17: Intentional, Play‐Based Learning

(February 2012) (PDF, 140 KB)

Principals Want to Know is a series of tip sheets to support instructional leadership practice. They respond to requests by principals to assist with focusing resources on practical issues they are facing in schools. Each tip sheet features a question from a principal and then provides tips for success.

Planning entry to School

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten: A Practical Guide for Ontario Educators (2007) http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/kindergarten/index.html

This resource is designed for school staff as they support English Language Learners in achieving the overall expectations of the Kindergarten program. It provides a rich source of research findings, practices, and strategies that can be put to immediate use in the classroom.

Principals Tip Sheets
The Kindergarten Program (2006) http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/kindercurrb.pdf
The Kindergarten Program (2006) document outlines the overall and specific learning expectations that children are expected to achieve by the end of Kindergarten. This document may be used by schools yet to offer full‐day kindergarten.
Practical Guide for Ontario Educators

EL Memos
Links to EL Memos can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/memosummary.html

The Ministry of Education communicates directives, guidelines and new developments to school boards and other partners through memos. For Full‐Day Kindergarten and child care, most of the memos are “EL” or early learning memos are numbered chronologically in the year that they are issued.


Legislation & Regulations

Day Nurseries Act

O. Reg. 262

Education Act
O. Reg. 224/10 Full‐Day Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Program
O. Reg. 221/11 Extended Day and Third Party Programs


Websites, Web Conferences, Webcasts and Webinars

Kindergarten GAINS http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/fulldaykinder/index.html#

Kindergarten GAINS provides educators with resources to support implementation of The Full‐Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program (Draft 2010). Background information about the program, related links and resources including a selection of video resources, accompanied by viewer guides, are available on the site. Additional resource materials are in development and will be posted on the site as they become available.


It's About Learning‐ Reframing Kindergarten Practice Web Conference http://resources.curriculum.org/secretariat/kindergarten/index.html

In this five‐part web conference series, intentional play‐based learning is explored in the context of Kindergarten classrooms. Five web conferences explore misconceptions about play‐based learning. Copies of the PowerPoint presentations (PDF Format) and Chat Transcripts from the sessions are archived in a forum which can be accessed by visiting: http://lns.immix.ca Click on "Register" and create a username and password to log in to the forum.

Licensed Child Care Website: www.ontario.ca/licensedchildcare
The Licensed Child Care Website provides parents with information about licensed child care in Ontario. A search tool allows parents to search for child care by city, postal code, type of program, age group, program name, operator name and/or language of service delivery. The website provides the status of a licence and the terms and conditions of the licence for any licensed program. It also includes: the date of the last licensing inspection and overall compliance level for the inspection; a licensing inspection summary; and detailed inspection findings.

The Day Nurseries Act for Child Care Supervisors of Ontario Website: http://www.childcarelearning.on.ca/

This interactive website is designed to support supervisors in Ontario's licensed, centre‐based child care programs to better understand provincial licensing requirements. The website provides easy to understand information about the Day Nurseries Act regulations with videos, graphics and an interactive self‐test feature. It can be used by child care supervisors, operators, early childhood educators, program staff, students, parents and anyone who is interested in learning more about licensed child care.

Webcast—2010:EL12 Overview and Extended Day Fee Calculation Tool Demo (originally broadcast Jan. 12, 2011)

Webcast—Full‐Day Kindergarten Extended Day (originally broadcast Feb. 25, 2011)

Webinar: Overview of Changes to Extended Day and Third Party Programs (originally broadcast June 14, 2011) http://events.digitalmedia.telus.com/ontarioeducationeld/061411/index.php
Webinar: New Policy Requirement for Child Care Operators: Serious Occurrence Notification Form Posting (originally broadcast October 12, 2011)

Other helpful information:
Parent Engagement resources including tips, tools and video podcasts for parents: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/ http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/getinvolved.html
Safe Schools resources: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/safeKit.html

Ontario Leadership Strategy resources: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/leadership/index.html




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