Ontario Ministry of Education Kindergarten Program Document

The Ontario Ministry of Education’s Kindergarten Program Document outlines learning expectations for children in the Province of Ontario. It describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes that children should develop by the end of the two year Kindergarten program, forming the foundation for effective learning.

“The learning expectations outlined in this Kindergarten document represent the first steps in a continuum of programming from Kindergarten to Grade 8. They describe learning achievements that are appropriate for young children and that will prepare them for successful learning experiences in Grade 1. They provide a sound basis for students’ future achievement of the learning expectations from Grades 1 to 8.”

The document contains specific expectations for children’s learning in six areas:
• Language    
• Mathematics
• Science and Technology
• Personal and Social Development
• The Arts
• Health and Physical Activity