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It is important to prepare your child for Kindergarten by ensuring that all check-ups are completed before the first day of school. Taking the time to visit your health care professionals will ensure a great start to school.


Having your child's hearing checked by your doctor is an important step in preparing your child for the first day of school. If any concerns are detected, further hearing screening may be recommended by your doctor.

For more information on hearing click here.


As children grow and develop, so does their need to communicate. When it is time to begin school - communication skills are essential to make friends, learn new things, and start to learn how to read and write.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's speech and language contact Talk 2 Me, a local preschool speech and language program for Windsor and Essex County.

For information about our Board's Speech Language Pathology Services click here.  For more information on speech and language click here.


In order to ensure that your child is ready to learn to their fullest potential, an appointment with an optometrist before the first day of school is recommended.

JKs are eligible for the Eye Seeโ€ฆEye Learnยฎ (ESEL) program.  All they need to do is have their comprehensive eye exam with a participating ESEL doctor and should they require glasses they will receive them complimentary from our participating optometrists waiving all dispensing fees and our industry partners Plastic Plus Canada and Modern Optical Canada.

For more information on vision click here.โ€‹

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