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Limestone Learning Foundation

The Kindergarten program, offered in both French and English, aims to nurture the whole child. Learning environments are intentionally designed with open-ended materials, sensory areas, literacy, mathematics and meaningful problem solving opportunities. The Kindergarten program allows children to develop emotionally, socially and physically: to grow creatively, and to engage in dialogue and celebrate their learning.

The program and classroom learning environments, both indoors and outside, support prior learning in meaningful activities that meet the Ontario Ministry of Education Kindergarten Program document (2016) expectations.

Image of the four frames upon which the Kindergarten program is structured.The Kindergarten program is based-on a foundation of play, which is essential to how children experience and make sense of their world. Play is a vehicle for learning and rests at the core of well-being, innovation and creativity. This program honours the active and exploratory learning styles of each young child. As children develop through similar stages at their own pace, this program provides learning experiences that meet individual curiosities, interests and developmental levels.

In the Kindergarten program, the classroom environment, teaching, learning, and assessment are structured around four “frames," or
ways of being. Children’s learning is also evaluated and communicated to families in terms of these four frames. The frames - Belonging and Contributing, Self-Regulation and Well-Being, Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours, and Problem-Solving and Innovation, are conditions or ways of being that children naturally seek for themselves. What children learn in connection with all four frames lays the foundation for developing traits and attitudes they will need to become active, contributing, responsible citizens and healthy, engaged individuals who take responsibility for their own and others’ well-being.

Learn more about the Kindergarten program and play-based learning:

You can help your child prepare for the transition to Kindergarten by reviewing the following guides:   

  • Preparing For Kindergarten
  • Make the Big Day a Happy One

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.