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Early Childhood

January 31, 2023

École Riverview School presently offers an English only Nursery program and Kindergarten in both French Immersion and English. Two spacious, well equipped Early Childhood classrooms are located on the main floor.

Children who are four years old prior to December 31 of a given school year are eligible for the nursery program. For kindergarten eligibility, a child must reach their fifth birthday by December 31 of the school year.


Click here to see our registration page.

About our Nursery & Kindergarten Programs

Our programs are activity-based, child-centred, and play-oriented and follow developmentally appropriate Early Childhood practice. Our goal is to provide a warm, caring, nurturing environment that addresses itself to the needs of the whole child; physically, emotionally/socially and intellectually.

Each program is two and a half hours per day, either 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Whether a class will be morning or afternoon depends on a variety of factors, including availability of the teacher, enrolment numbers and classroom space.

It is policy that Nursery children be picked up by an adult, as they will not be dismissed unaccompanied. Kindergarten children will not be dismissed unaccompanied unless specifically requested, in writing, by parents/guardians.

Snack is provided in the Nursery program. Kindergarten children are encouraged to bring their own small, nutritious snack everyday.

Phys. Ed. activities are a regular part of the program and therefore white-soled or non-marking runners are required.

Children should have a bag to carry home art projects, letters, or other forms of school communication.

A minimum of two student led conferences or parent/teacher interview times are scheduled by the school to discuss individual children's progress. Additional exchanges can be arranged upon request with individual teachers.

For more information about Kindergarten French Immersion program please see the PDF file on the top right of this page.

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