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84 New Pre-Primary Classes Announced

We know an investment in pre-primary is an investment in the wellbeing of our children, and the future of our province. Our children deserve the best start we can give them in school and in life, and pre-primary helps us do just that.

Research shows a child’s mental development is helped by early learning. Educational play-based programs like our pre-primary initiative have been shown to improve social, health, and emotional outcomes, with benefits lasting a lifetime. It will also save families thousands of dollars in child care costs every year.

In the 2017 election campaign, we promised to create a universal pre-primary program for four-year-olds. Today marks year three of our four-year rollout.

We started with just over 50 classes two years ago, added 130 classes last year, and are adding 84 new classes this year. More than 200 schools across the province are now delivering the pre-primary program, and over 3,000 children were enrolled last year, with an additional 1,400 expected this year.

$10.2 million will be invested this year to add the additional 84 classrooms, bringing the annual investment to $34.2 million.

Here are the new pre-primary classes this year…

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education

Berwick and District School
Glooscap Elementary School
Falmouth District School
Dwight Ross School
Hantsport School
Windsor Elementary School
Windsor Forks District School
Gasperau Valley Elementary School

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education

North Highlands Elementary School
Boularderie Elementary School
Brookland Elementary School
Donkin School
Dr. T.L. Sullivan School
Rankin School of the Narrows
Tompkins Memorial Elementary School
Shipyard River Elementary School
Sydney River Elementary School

Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education

West Colchester Consolidated School
Cumberland North Academy
Great Village Elementary School
Uniacke District School
A.G. Baillie Memorial School
Cobequid District Elementary School
Parrsboro Regional Elementary School
Salt Springs Elementary School
West Pictou Consolidated School
Scotsburn Elementary School
Tatamagouche Elementary School

Halifax Regional Centre for Education

Sunnyside Elementary School
Alderney Elementary School
Caldwell Road Elementary School
Hawthorn Elementary School
John MacNeil Elementary School
Mount Edward Elementary School
Robert K. Turner Elementary School
Tallahassee Community School
Oldfield Consolidated School
Burton Ettinger Elementary School
Duc d’Anville Elementary School
Elizabeth Sutherland
LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary
Rockingham Elementary School
Saint Mary’s Elementary School
St. Catherine’s Elementary School
Harrietsfield Elementary School
Bell Park Academic Centre
Atlantic View Elementary School
Caudle Park Elementary School
Cavalier Drive School
Millwood Elementary School
O’Connell Drive Elementary School

South Shore Regional Centre for Education

Bridgewater Elementary School
Bluenose Academy

Tri-County Regional Centre for Education

Clark’s Harbour Elementary School

Digby Elementary School

Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School

Check here for a full list of pre-primary locations and details on registration and eligibility.