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EvenStart Program

What is the EvenStart program?

  • The EvenStart Program is a half-day (2.5 hours) summer program that runs for 4 weeks.
  • It is a program for children who have not been to nursery school, preschool or child care.
  • EvenStart helps to prepare children for the daily routines and structure of the kindergarten classroom.
  • It promotes a positive transition into kindergarten by further developing the social and literacy skills of children.
  • For more information, see the EvenStart FAQ .

Program information

  • Friday July 13, 2018 – Meet and Greet (1 hour)
  • Program runs daily for 4 weeks: Monday July 16 - Friday August 10, 2018 (there is no program on the Civic holiday - Monday August 6, 2018)
  • Morning programs run for 2.5 hours (afternoon programs may run in select schools)
  • There is no cost for the program
  • Application required to attendPreschoolers


  • EvenStart program sites will be in select elementary schools in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and Acton.
  • Decisions regarding specific locations are made based on applications received.
  • You will find out the school location if your child is accepted into the program.


  • You must first register your child for kindergarten at any school.
  • At the school you will receive a Ready, Set, GO! package which will contain the EvenStart brochure, and a link to the application form which can be completed online (schools will have paper copies available as well if you do not have access to a computer).
  • Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018. We do not accept late applications.
  • You will receive a letter sometime in late May or early June letting you know if your child has been accepted into the EvenStart program.

For more information, contact:

EvenStart is offered through a community partnership with:

  • Halton District School Board
  • Halton Catholic District School Board
  • Halton Region
  • ROCK-Reach Out Centre for Kids
  • Ontario Early Years Centres in Halton
  • Halton Multicultural Council