Pre-primary Program

For more information about the Pre-primary Program, or if you require assistance with the registration process, please contact

Carolyn Webber, Manager of Pre-primary and Early Years Programs at 902-631-4617 or

Motunrayo (Rayo) Owoyomi, Assistant Manager of Pre-primary Programs,  902-631-5753  or

visit https://www.ednet.ns.ca/pre-primary.


Pre-primary Program Information

The Pre-primary Program is available at the following school locations:

  • Antigonish Education Centre (Antigonish)
  • Bayview Education Centre (Port Hood)
  • Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy (Terre Noire)
  • Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy (Guysborough)
  • East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy (Monastery)
  • East Richmond Education Centre (St. Peters)
  • Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy (Hazel Hill)
  • Felix Marchand Education Centre (Louisdale)
  • H.M. MacDonald Elementary School (Maryvale)
  • Inverness Education Centre/Academy (Inverness)
  • St. Andrews Consolidated School (St. Andrews)
  • St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy (Sherbrooke)
  • Tamarac Education Centre (Port Hawkesbury)
  • Whycocomagh Education Centre (Whycocomagh)

Eligibility and Program Information

  • Children who are four (4) years of age on or before December 31, are eligible to attend.
  • Complete the School Registration Form which may be accessed in the Resources section of the SRCE website and send the form directly to the school via mail or email along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and provincial health card.
  • In the SRCE, busing is available to all pre-primary children eligible to receive bus service. Please contact the SRCE Transportation Department staff at 902-747-3645 to determine your eligibility to receive bus service.
  • This is a voluntary program and children may only attend for one year.
  • There is no fee for the Program. The Program will run from September to June.
  • When there are available pre-primary spaces, families who live outside a school's catchment area may apply to have their child attend a Program out of catchment by submitting an Application for Transfer of Students within the Region Request Form located in the Resources section of the SRCE website. Families must first register at their local school prior to submitting a transfer request.  These spaces are limited and will only be considered when space is available and no additional staffing is required to accommodate the request.
  • In the event a child has been approved to attend a Program outside their family’s catchment area, bus routes will not be altered.

Busing Eligibility

In the SRCE, busing is available to all pre-primary children eligible to receive bus service. Please contact the SRCE Transportation Department staff at 902-747-3645 to determine your eligibility to receive bus service.

The Motor Vehicle Act requires all riders under 40 pounds to use a seatbelt on a school bus if they are available. To help verify whether or not children need to be buckled in an integrated seat equipped with a seatbelt, all children will be weighed to determine if they are under the 40-pound threshold. We ask that parents/guardians buckle their child into their seat each day. Pre-primary staff will meet the bus when it arrives at the school and unbuckle your child. 

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