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​​​​​​​Children and School


In Canada, all children who are between the ages of 6 to 18 years old are required to attend school.


You can register your children in school here:


French Schools

There are two French Language school boards that operate schools in Halton Region.


Child Care Directory and Information Line (CCDIL)

The CCDIL is a free, centralized information service supporting families in Halton region in finding quality licensed child care. To access the directory, click here.


HIPPY Halton

HIPPY is a free, 30-week school readiness program that empowers parents with the tools, knowledge and support to prepare their children for success in school. HIPPY's programs are designed to meet the needs of children ages 18 months to 5 years old. For more information about these programs, click here.

  • The HIPPY Home Visitor Program - HIPPY connects parents with Home Visitors to provide weekly support and training on how to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
  • Support and Community Engagement - The HIPPY program offers the opportunity to connect with other parents, newcomer families and previous program participants. HIPPY offers bi-weekly group meetings for parents - with guest speakers, community resources, and more.


Private Schools

There are over 20 private schools in Halton. A complete list of private elementary and secondary schools in Ontario is available from the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training.


​​Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

The OYAP ​is a school-to-work transition program that allows students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Click here for more information.