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Children 3 to 5 years old

Children 3 to 5 Year Olds 




first day of school

In Durham region, children begin school at age 4.  Many schools in the public and Catholic school system now offer full-day kindergarten with Early Childhood Educators in classrooms with teachers.  Libraries also offer programs and collections to help your child grow and explore. Ontario Early Years Centres provide programs and services to help children aged 0-6.


Schooling options include public schools, Catholic schools, private schools, and homeschooling. Libraries provide materials to help your child with homework. Visit the learning section of the portal for more information.

Play and Recreation


daycare partyMany municipalities, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs all offer programs to keep your child active.  Libraries, museums, art galleries offer programs to spark imaginations and encourage play.


Health and Living  

There are many community resources to help your child live a healthy, happy life, we have listed a few of these in the links section on the right side of this page. 



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