Parent Partnerships

The Learning Partnership 

Families are the first and most powerful influence on a child’s learning, development, health and well-being.  Families bring diverse perspectives.  

Children benefit greatly when parents are involved with their children’s education.  It is important that we form Learning Partnerships where families work together with their child(ren) and Kindergarten educators.

In Kindergarten, learning and development happen within the context of relationships among children, families, educators, and their environments. Parents are valuable contributors to their children’s learning, and deserve to be engaged in a meaningful way (The Kindergarten Program, 2016, MOE).

Consider Sharing:

  • Your child’s likes and interests
  • Your child’s strengths and talents
  • Things you feel your child might struggle with, especially at school 
  • Your child’s experiences at home and out in the community
  • Your questions and concerns

Belonging to My School Community 

We welcome you to learn more about your school and get involved in a way that feels right for you.  When you get involved, our schools become even better!

  • talk to your child about school events and read school newsletters
  • subscribe to your school’s Newswire and follow your school’s media feeds (ie. Twitter) to stay updated on your school’s current news and events
  • check the classroom’s D2L or Google Classroom to stay updated on classroom learning and events
  • visit the school and take part in school and classroom events
  • meet with the Kindergarten team or principal to ask questions or share ideas
  • attend school meetings or parent–teacher/early childhood educator interviews 
  • Consider becoming involved in school council
  • Consider volunteering at your child’s school.  If you are interested, please fill out our Volunteer Application and take it into your school!