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Entry to School Program

ErinoakKids is pleased to be providing the Entry to School (ETS) Program, a newly funded program through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). 

The ETS program will be delivered in partnership with Dufferin Child and Family Services, Reach Out Centre for Kids, Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services. Visit the MCCSS website for more information on the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and the ETS Program.

Please note that registration for the fall 2022 cohort is now closed. Registration for eligible clients for the spring (March-August 2023) cohort is now underway.

Program Overview

The ETS program will be open to children aged three to six years of age registered with the OAP and entering school for the first time. This program will support successful transitions into schools and will focus on building skills in six key areas: communication, play, social interaction, functional routines (following routines and self-help skills, like dressing and toilet training), behavioural self-management (learning to regulate emotions) and pre-academics, learning and attention. 

Accessing the Entry to School Program

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), is sending invitations to eligible families to access this exciting new program.   

 To be eligible to enroll in the OAP Entry to School program, children must be:

  • In receipt of an MCCSS invitation letter
  • Registered with the Ontario Autism Program
  • Between three and six years of age as of December 31 in the year they are starting school
  • 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. 

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To register for ErinoakKids’ Entry to School Program, please call 905-855-2690, (toll-free 1-877-374-6625) and press 1 or send an email to intake@erinoakkids.ca.