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Provincial Pre-Primary Program

The provincial Pre-Primary Program was launched in September 2017.

Program Hours and Start Dates for 2018-2019

For information on the program hours and the start dates for the pre-primary program at each site, click here.

Provincial Pre-Primary Program Expansion for 2018-2019

Additional sites Pre-Primary sites added for 2018-2019

The Pre-Primary Program will be expanding to include the following sites for 2018-2019:

  • Fairview Heights Elementary
  • Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary
  • St. Joseph’s – A. McKay Elementary

In addition, the Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre and will be available to the following three catchment areas:

  • Dutch Settlement Elementary
  • Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre
  • Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School

On March 7, 2018, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the expansion of the Pre-Primary Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here to read the news release.

Pre-Primary will be offered at the following new locations within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education in 2018-2019:

  • Atlantic Memorial-Terence Bay School (Pre-Primary Program will be offered at Atlantic Memorial site)
  • Bicentennial School
  • Brookhouse Elementary
  • Central Spryfield Elementary
  • Chebucto Heights Elementary
  • East St. Margaret’s Elementary
  • George Bissett Elementary
  • Humber Park Elementary School
  • Inglis Street Elementary School
  • Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre
  • Ross Road School
  • Sambro Elementary School
  • Sir Charles Tupper Elementary School
  • Springvale Elementary School
  • Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School
  • William King Elementary School


Registration for the new Pre-Primary Programs began on March 19, 2018.

To be eligible, a child must have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before December 31, 2018 and live within the catchment area of the school offering the program. Children who would attend the Terence Bay site of Atlantic Memorial - Terence Bay Elementary can register for the program at Atlantic Memorial.

Registration takes place at each school. Parents/guardians must present the child's proof of age, legal name (as listed on birth certificate, passport, immigration papers, legal name change certificate or adoption documents), proof of residency (such as a current utility bill, lease agreement, etc.), Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI) number and expiry date at the time of registration.

UPDATE: As of Friday, June 29, 2018 schools will be closed. Pre-Primary Registration will resume at the schools on August 29, 2018.

From July 3 – 19 and August 20 – 28, interested parents/guardians can contact the Pre-Primary Supervisors at the below information to express your interest, have your information recorded and/or have inquiries answered, regarding the Pre-Primary Program for September 2018:

Suzanne Power-Hann
Administrative Units 1 & 3
Phone: (902)-464-2000 x. 4423

Renee Forbes
Administrative Units 2 & 4
Phone: (902)464-2000 x. 4424

What is Pre-Primary?

Pre-Primary Frequently Asked Questions

Provincial Pre-Primary Program: September 2017 – June 2018

The current Pre-Primary locations for the 2017-2018 school year are:

  1. Admiral Westphal Elementary
  2. Colby Village Elementary
  3. Duncan MacMillan High
  4. Harbour View Elementary
  5. Hillside Park Elementary
  6. Joseph Howe Elementary
  7. Nelson Whynder Elementary
  8. Oyster Pond Academy
  9. Rockingstone Heights School
  10. St. Stephen’s Elementary
  11. South Woodside Elementary
  12. Sycamore Lane Elementary

More Information

For more information about the program please contact one of our Pre-Primary Supervisors: