Pre-Primary Registration Moves to CCRSB

CCRCE News: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Pre-Registration for Nova Scotia’s new Pre-Primary Program has been transferred from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to the province’s school boards, effective immediately. 

Previously, parents and guardians could pre-register their children online or by mailing in a completed application form. However, moving forward parents and guardians are asked to complete an application form provided by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB). 

Once the application form is complete, it is to be taken to the school at which you would like you child to attend Pre-Primary. The eight schools within CCRSB that are housing the Pre-Primary Program are:

-New Glasgow Academy

-North River Elementary School

-Shubenacadie District Elementary

-Bible Hill Consolidated Elementary School

-Hilden Elementary School

-Junction Road Elementary School (Springhill)

-West Highlands Elementary School (Amherst)

-Trenton Elementary School

Please note that children must reside within the catchment area of the school in which they apply to attend Pre-Primary.

The new application to pre-register for the program is available here

The provincial Pre-Primary Program will begin in later September, 2017. It is voluntary and is open to all children who are at least four years old by December 31.  Children can only attend the pre-primary program for one year.  

Pre-primary will be offered during standard school hours. It will be closed during all school in-service days, storm days, professional development days, holidays and the summer months. Parents can continue to check with CCRSB about class cancellations or closures. The program will be staffed by Early Childhood Educators. 

The pre-primary program will provide all supplies, materials and resources, and is an inclusive program open to all children who are eligible. Children with special needs will continue to have access to services and supports they would have if they were at home or in a community-based program, while they are in pre-primary. 

The pre-primary program will follow the Nova Scotia Early Learning Curriculum Framework, which recognizes that children learn best through play, and helps educators create responsive learning environments for children.