The Early Years, from birth to age 8, set the foundation for lifelong learning.
In SECPSD, we offer a variety of supports for children and families before formal schooling begins (Kidsfirst programs, Early Learning programs, Prekindergarten programs, Welcome to SECPSD events) that recognize the family as the child's first and best teacher.
Our Kindergarten programs support a positive and healthy transition to formal schooling through purposeful, play-based instruction that is developmentally appropriate and that fosters the development of the whole child.
Early intervention is the key to school success. Across the province, all Kindergarten teachers use the Early Years Evaluation (EYE) to assess school readiness of children in the Fall, once they have entered Kindergarten. Interventions can then be quickly put into place, early in the Kindergarten year, for those students who may need extra help getting ready to read in grades one and two. Follow this link to more information about the EYE.