About this Guide

How to use this guide

This guide is divided into four sections, which cover transitions into Kindergarten, Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary.

link - Transitions into Kindergarten link - Transitions into Elementary School link - transitions into secondary school link - Transitions to Post-Secondary Life

Parents are welcome to read the sections that fit their needs, and to return to the guide as their child progresses through the school system.

The sections on the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process and the Individual Education Plan (IEP), however, are relevant to transition planning from Kindergarten to Secondary, and parents may wish to consult those two sections more frequently.  

Remember that individual school boards work within Ministry of Education guidelines on IPRCs and IEPs, but they may interpret them differently according to their past practices and board philosophy. In the end, though, boards are expected to meet the standards which the Ministry of Education has set.