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Entry to School Program

ErinoakKids is pleased to provide the Entry to School (ETS) Program at our Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville sites.  

ETS is a funded program through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and is delivered in partnership with Dufferin Child and Family Services, Reach Out Centre for Kids and Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services

Registration for the March 2024 to August 2024 has closed. We are now accepting registrations for the September 2024 to March 2025 cohort in Peel, Halton and Dufferin! 

Program Overview

The ETS program is open to children ages three to six years, registered with the OAP and entering school for the first time. This program supports successful transitions into school and focuses on building skills in six key areas: 

  1. communication
  2. play
  3. social interaction
  4. functional routines (i.e. following routines and self-help skills, like dressing and toilet training)
  5. behavioural self-management (learning to regulate emotions)
  6. and pre-academics, learning and attention

Read about Ellie, her dad, and her experience with ETS at ErinoakKids!

Accessing the Program

To access the Entry To School program, you must have received an invitation from the MCSS through the OAP.

 To be eligible to enroll, children must:

  • be registered with the Ontario Autism Program
  • have received an invitation
  • be between three and six years of age as of December 31 in the year they are starting school
  • be starting Kindergarten or Grade One for the first time. 

Children who are already enrolled in school, either part-time or full-time, are not eligible to participate in the OAP Entry to School program. Please visit our Autism Services page for other eligible services. 


To register for ErinoakKids’ Entry to School Program: 

Parent/ Caregiver Resources

If you are interested in teaching strategies and supports for children with autism, check out the pre-recorded webinars below.