It’s that time of year again! If your child turns four this year, they will be ready to start Kindergarten in September. Kindergarten registration for the OCSB is now open, so register your child for the 2023-2024 school year today!
Everyone is welcome
Children of all religions are welcome to join the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Visit our Kindergarten page to learn more about our bilingual Kindergarten program and our approach to learning.
What about daycare?
We offer an option for child care in almost every elementary school. These are Board-run Extended Day Programs (EDP) or licensed child care centres. Our Child Care page has more details on these programs and information about Ontario’s lowered childcare fees. If you have more questions about EDP, look at the FAQ we have put together.
Where can I find a Kindergarten registration form?
Kindergarten registration is as easy as “A-B-C”. You can register your child by completing the online form on our Registration page. On that page, you’ll also learn which documents you need to register and how to find your home school.
What happens next?
A week or so after you submit your kindergarten registration form, you’ll receive a welcome email from your child’s new school and a link to a toolkit with activities and tips to help your child prepare for school. In April, we’ll mail our kid-approved “Welcome to Kindergarten” package to everyone who has registered. Then, in May, each OCSB school will hold an open house where families can visit their child’s school, see the Kindergarten classroom and meet the educators in person. Visit our Board website frequently for more Kindergarten information on preparing your little one for their first day of school.