The NEW Ontario Kindergarten Program 2016

September 2016 brings changes to the Ontario Kindergarten Program.

Policies set out in the final Kindergarten program document – The Kindergarten Program, 2016 – will be implemented in Ontario schools in September 2016. The Kindergarten Program, 2016 will supersede The Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program, Draft Version, 2010-11.

In conjunction with the new Kindergarten program, the ministry is releasing the policy document Growing Success – The Kindergarten Addendum: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016. Beginning in September 2016, the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of children’s learning in Kindergarten in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in this document.

The new program can be found here:

Some may think that Kindergarten is too young for in home tutoring, or any kind of tutor.  This is a parents decision, and one could agree that tutoring at such a young age is a large investment.  Young students don’t have such a large attention span, and tutoring companies will charge you at least 1 hour, which often could be too long for little kids.  But in this age group parents should be doing some light tutoring on their own, taking the opportunity to pass on as much knowledge to young children who are nothing more than sponges.  Through parent to child tutoring you can save some money, while still taking the time to teach more vocabulary, math and counting skills, reading, writing and analytical skills.   As kids get older and into elementary school tutoring with a tutor who comes to the home can become more beneficial.