Full Day Kindergarten
Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) will be available to 2,120 students in Vancouver starting September 2010, and will be expanded to all Kindergarten-aged students in 2011-12. Sixty per cent of Vancouver students will have access to FDK in the first year of implementation.
Full-Day Kindergarten is associated with improved literacy and numeracy, smoother transitions to Grade 1, and increased post-secondary graduation rates.
Research shows that a high quality, play-based kindergarten program has long-term benefits for children’s academic and social skills and helps them to succeed in school and in life. Full day kindergarten is another step towards building a strong foundation for lifelong learning, in a nurturing, play-based environment.
More information on Full Day Kindergarten
- Ministry of Education’s Full Day Kindergarten page
- Full Day Kindergarten Questions and Answers
- View the Full Day Kindergarten Parent Pamphlet (includes translations)
- View the Full Day Kindergarten Program Guide (PDF, 1.74MB)