Special Needs/Program Unit Funded (PUF) Students:

Dalhousie Community Kindergarten values diversity in our classroom and we have a long history of welcoming students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. Within that context, our governing body, the Dalhousie Community Kindergarten Society, has allocated two Kindergarten registrations (per class) specifically for students that receive Program Unit Funding (PUF) and would be attending with an aide.

To enable a smoother registration process for these two special needs spots, registration for those spots is accepted before general Kindergarten registration.

Registrations for PUF funded children who would be attending our class with an aide, will be accepted on a first come, first served basis starting the first Tuesday of each December at 9:00 a.m. and will be held open until general kindergarten registration in January. 

The first two registrations will be assessed by the Kindergarten Teacher to ensure program fit and could include a visit to the child’s current program.  Parents will be advised of their child’s full acceptance into the program in a timely manner.  All other subsequent registrations will be wait-listed in priority order to be considered if a special needs spot should become available.

It is anticipated that our program will continue to work with the PUF child’s current support service agency during their kindergarten year.