pexels-photo-573243Howard Park Children’s Centre (HPCC) will only accept applications for students enrolled in Howard Junior Public School.

HPCC operates with 185 children from the ages of 4 to 12 years (65 JK/SK and 120 grades 1-6).  

New registrations are handled by HPCC’s supervisor or assistant supervisor. Once capacity has been reached, HPCC will create and maintain a waitlist. Spaces are offered based on a combination of factors outlined below. We cannot predict the future availability of spaces once the centre is at capacity.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or the waitlist, please call the centre and ask to speak to Heather Humphries or Donalee McNeil.

Allocation of Spaces

In the event that there are more applications received than spaces available, preference for enrolment will be given to:

  • Children currently enrolled at the centre
  • Siblings of children currently enrolled at the centre

For children in kindergarten, if there are any remaining spaces they will be filled through a lottery.

For children in grades 1 to 6, spaces are offered based on the date and time a complete application is received by HPCC.

Offers of space will be valid for 2 business days. Once a family has committed to take a space, a firm start date will be arranged. If a family declines the offer but wishes to remain on the waitlist, they will be placed at the bottom of the list.

Junior & Senior Kindergarten

HPCC is committed to providing 65 spaces for kindergarten-aged children. The typical intake for the program is in junior kindergarten.

Expression of Interest forms for JK and new SK students are available during kindergarten registration with Howard Junior Public School (usually February). Expression of Interest forms returned as part of the kindergarten registration will be forwarded to HPCC. You will receive information from HPCC via email regarding our application process.

Applications for HPCC, Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) program will be accepted between April 1, 2019 and April 12, 2019. Late applications will only be considered if space becomes available.

Completed applications must be submitted to the HPCC Supervisor in person to be considered for enrollment into the program. Submitting an application does not guarantee a space in the program.

Parents/guardians will be advised of the status of their child’s application by Friday, May 10, 2019.

Please call the centre for further information.

School-age program (Grades 1-6)

HPCC currently operates with 120 spaces for school-age children. Applications for school-age students are accepted at any time of the year. If no space is available then the child will be placed on the waitlist and the parent/guardian will be contacted when a space becomes available.

All efforts will be made to accommodate children in the school-age program upon graduation from SK. If there is more demand for the program than available spaces, we will create a waitlist.