Québec Preschool Cycle Program (K4 & K5)

On your mark, get set, go!
It’s Kindergarten time!

Getting Ready for the First Day
  • Be enthusiastic about school.
  • Talk about the new routine.
  • Attend the Kindergarten Orientation and find out the name of your child’s teacher.
  • Establish a new bed time and wake-up schedule and include a healthy breakfast.
  • Walk to school or to the bus stop with your child a few times before school starts.
  • Get everything ready the day before.
  • Have your child help pack their school bag and lunch box, set out clothes for the next day.
The First Day!
  • Get up as early as possible.
  • Enjoy breakfast together.
  • Saying goodbye can be emotional for your child – and yourself!
    Reassure your child by making it quick with a warm hug. Be enthusiastic!
  • Remind your child that you will be at the bus stop or at school at
    pick up time.
  • Keep communicating with your child on a daily basis about their experiences at school.
The Québec Preschool Cycle Program is for 4-year-olds (K4) and 5-year-olds (K5) and is available in all of our schools.

The program follows the regular school calendar from late August to late June. Although not mandatory, this program is part of Québec’s public-school system and is free, however, you can expect to pay fees for things such as supplies, and school daycare services if needed.

What does your child need to be ready for K4 or K5?

Nothing! 🙂 The only requirements are that your child will turn 4 (K4) or 5 (K5) before September 30 of the year of enrolment, and that they are eligible to attend school in English.

How can you help your child be ready?

Click here to find helpful information for you, your child, and your family, about starting Kindergarten!

Through play, the Preschool Cycle Program focuses on the global development of the child and taking preventive action to support school success. Click here for more information from the Québec Ministry of Education.

Learning Through Play

A presentation of NFSB’s Educational Services Department

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