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Kindergarten checklists


Use the checklists below to help ensure your child’s first steps of school are as enjoyable as possible. Just click on each heading below for helpful information, tips, and resources. If, after going through these checklist's, you have any questions please email us or call us by dialing 311.

  1. My child's physical health 

      Required Recommended
    Pertussis Tetanus Polio Hib Measles 1 Mumps 1 Rubella 1 Meningococcal Conjugate Varicella 1,2 Pneumococcal Conjugate Rotavirus (oral) 3
    2 months          
    4 months          
    6 months              
    12 months              
    15 months                      
    18 months              
    4-6 years        

    Have you submitted your child’s immunization record to the Halton Region Health Department? Your doctor does not automatically submit it to the Health Department. Report your child’s immunization online.

    The influenza vaccine is recommended for children each year, beginning at six months of age.

    1 MMR & Varicella must be given after first birthday.
    2 Children born on or after January 1, 2000 and who are at least 1 year of age are eligible for two doses of varicella vaccine.
    3 All doses must be completed by 24 weeks of age

  2. My child's eyes

  3. My child's hearing

    • If you are concerned about your child's hearing, visit a ASK clinic in your area.
  4. My child's teeth  


    • I know what snacks are better for our teeth
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Unless there is a physical or developmental concern where your child needs extra assistance, your child will have an easier time in kindergarten if he/she can manage pulling down pants, wiping and washing independently. More information about 3-4 year olds learning to use the toilet.

Halton residents can order NDDS by:

Residents outside of Halton Region, please visit the NDDS website (external link) for ordering details.

Municipality Ontario Early Years Centre Public Library
Burlington Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK, Burlington OEYC) (external link) Burlington Public Library (external link)
Halton Hills North Halton OEYC satellite
Links2Care (external link)
Halton Hills Public Library (external link)
Milton Milton Community Resource Centre (external link) Milton Public Library (external link)
Oakville Oakville Parent Child Centre (external link) Oakville Public Library (external link)

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  • If children are enjoying books, sharing books (external link), asking questions when reading, and telling stories, then they are on their way to reading. If you are reading to them, you are helping them to learn to read.

    Suggested book list:
    • Early readers
      • Dr. Seuss Books - Fox in Sox, The Foot Book, One Fish Two Fish, and Hop on Pop
      • The Biscuit Series by Alyssa Satin Capacilli
      • Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee
      • I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown
      • No David by David Shannon
      • Come Along Daisy by Jane Simmons
      • Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
      • Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carle
      • Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
    • Books to move to…
      • Gallop. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder
      • From Head to Toe Board Book, by Eric Carle
    • Books to laugh at…
      • The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
      • How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
    • Books to fall asleep to…
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