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Education Services

Early Years Education Initiative

On March 14, 2017, the Province of Manitoba announced a new early years education initiative to support student success in literacy and numeracy. The initiative will replace the previous Provincial government’s Kindergarten to Grade 3 cap of 20 students per classroom.

Winnipeg School Division views this as positive and progressive support for early years education. This initiative gives us the ability to be responsive to the division’s priorities for early education while honoring experiential learning, cooperation and social/emotional needs of children. This support allows children to achieve a higher academic success in literacy, numeracy and connections to other subjects.

This announcement is also very timely with the recent release of the new early years English Language Arts and Time for Learning, Time for Joy curriculum.

The funding grant for this initiative is consistent with past investment from the Province. Currently, Winnipeg School Division administration is working with early years schools to develop a plan to most effectively use this funding in our ongoing effort to establish a solid foundation for students to build upon.

Celia Caetano-Gomes

Superintendent of Education Services

Curriculum and Learning Innovation


Education Services

Winnipeg School Division is proud to offer educational programs and related services to approximately 33,000 students from Nursery to Grade 12, in regular elementary and secondary classes, alternative, advanced and language programs.

We also have a wide variety of programming in place for students with special education and behavioural needs. We are committed to life-long learning and offer programs that allow adults to continue to learn and enrich their lives, and adolescent parents to succeed as parents and learners.

New Canadians and students and families from a variety of diverse cultures are also supported with programs to help ensure success in our schools and communities. Student wellness and development is another priority that is evident in programming such as school therapy and counselling services.