Markham Stoufville Hospital Child Development Programs

Resources – Transition to School

Transition to School

This section contains information and resources families may find helpful in relation to preparing their child for school.

Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre has resources available for families and professionals. Many of their resources are available as free downloads including the booklet: Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: Getting Ready for School.

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn is a parent resource based on the research of what,
how, and when your child learns. This booklet is filled with information, tips and other resources

Learning to play

Ontario Ministry of Education “How can I prepare my child for starting kindergarten?”   Offers information and tips to families with children who are preparing to enter kindergarten.

Full Day Kindergarden

Eye See Eye Learn

Eye See… Eye Learn offers prescription glasses at no charge.  Children born in 2013 are eligible for one complimentary pair of glasses, if they are prescribed, following their OHIP-covered eye exam with a participating optometrist.

Offer available July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018.

Transitioning from Preschool – Speech and Language to School-Based Services

The York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program offers service to qualified children up until they are eligible for kindergarten.   By planning ahead, you can make the change or transition from preschool to school go smoothly.