Province announces pre-primary expansion for 2019-20

The Nova Scotia government has announced the expansion of the pre-primary program to 56 new schools this September.

The province says the $10.2 million investment brings the total annual investment to $34.2 million.

Government says the expansion will see 84 new classrooms, with an additional 1,400 four-year-olds expected to be able to access the program based on Grade Primary enrolment data. 

Included in the expansion are classrooms in eleven schools within the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education.

Families who live near a school community that is offering pre-primary and wish to register their child, can contact the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial or their Regional Centre for Education.


New Pre-Primary Program Locations for 2019-20 (via the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development):

  • West Colchester Consolidated School - Bass River
  • Cumberland North Academy - Brookdale
  • Great Village Elementary School - Great Village
  • Uniacke District School - Mount Uniacke
  • A.G. Baillie Memorial School - New Glasgow
  • Cobequid District Elementary School - Noel
  • Parrsboro Regional Elementary School - Parrsboro
  • Salt Springs Elementary School - Pictou
  • West Pictou Consolidated School - Pictou
  • Scotsburn Elementary School - Scotsburn
  • Tatamagouche Elementary School - Tatamagouche