In 1988, entrepreneur Anthony A. Martino established The Goddard School preschool franchise to deliver a high-quality, play-based learning program to families all over the United States. Since then, The Goddard School has
grown into an institution that parents and families trust, reaching more than 65,000 students in more than 460 Schools in 36 states.
Children can start kindergarten in September of the year they turn five years old.Kindergarten registration usually begins in January or February for the following September. Parents/caregivers should contact their local school district or independent school authority for registration information.read more
A full day, play-based kindergarten program has long-term benefits for a child’s academic and social skills – it can help them succeed in school and in life. Access to full day kindergarten is available for all eligible five-year-olds.read more
Note: Parents are required to have their children registered for school or homeschooling by the calendar year in which they turn six. If parents choose to delay school enrolment for their five-year-old, they should discuss with the school principal the best placement for their child.read more
Help this transition to go smoothly for your child – before the first day, try to visit the school and tour your child's new classroom. Parents should also meet with school staff to identify their child's strengths, needs, interests and difficulties.
B.C. schools work to develop positive and welcoming cultures and are committed to providing good environments for learning. Schools work to prevent problems through community building, fostering respect, inclusion, fairness and equity. Each school: