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Junior Kindergarten

Online registration is now open for your child to begin their new learning journey into our Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten programs for September 2022! We currently have limited openings in some programs for the upcoming school year so don’t wait to register so that your child is ensured a spot.

NEW! Make sure to register for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten before April 30, 2022, for a chance to win a Chromebook for your family. All registrations confirmed prior to April 30 will be entered into a draw to win a Chromebook. Winners will be announced by May 30, 2022, and Chromebooks will be delivered to the winners after September 30.

Sheldon Coates Junior Kindergarten believes that early childhood is a magnificent time of imagination and exploration. To foster and develop this special time in a child’s life, we look forward to making connections with your child through imagination and exploration. Our program is targeted to children from 3 years old to 4 years old. 

Our Philosophy 

Sheldon Coates Junior Kindergarten strives to create a learning environment that is calm, welcoming, and is one that allows children to create and explore.  Our programming encourages learning through play with a focus on the integration of fine arts, nature, rich oral language, and literacy experiences in an inclusive environment. The program aspires to help each child build a sense of curiosity and wonder for the world around them. 

The Child

Sheldon Coates Junior Kindergarten will ensure that the developmental needs of your child are met including their physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs. These needs will be met through daily physical activity; modeling of appropriate and respectful behaviour; snack time conversation; opportunities for children to feel challenged and make decisions/choices; opportunities to be creative through painting, crafting, singing, dancing, fine motor activities, playdough, water play, sand play, and dramatic play; staff will always be respectful of your child’s emotions and allow your child to feel safe to express themselves in our program. Children will be encouraged to be kind to their friends and teachers will model relationship building skills.  

Junior Kindergarten - Registration

If your child was born in 2018 or 2019, they are eligible to register for Junior Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Register your child for Junior Kindergarten using the New Student Registration Form on the GYPSD website.

Online registration opens on February 14, 2022!


Please remember to select 2022/2023 New Student Registration.

JK spaces are limited. They are assigned in the order that registrations are received. Register ASAP to avoid disappointment. After completing the online registration process, you will receive a confirmation email. Please keep this email for your records. Call the school to ensure that we have received your child's registration. Once a class is full, new registrations will be placed on a waiting list. If your child is currently registered in JK3 at Sheldon Coates, you will need to re-register them for JK4 in 2022-2023.

Special Note for PUF Parents: If your JK child is currently in our PUF program, they are guaranteed a place in JK4 or K in 2022-2023. We will reach out to you to confirm. Students currently approved for PUF will register for JK4 or K via the Returning Student Verification process in the spring.

Early Learning Programs in GYPSD

Click here to access additional information about Early Learning programs in GYPSD.