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Kindergarten Parent Survey 2018 Highlights

The Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS) is completed every three years and asks Halton families of children in kindergarten about their experiences. In this 6th cycle, 2681 parents participated, a response rate of 44%. Since 2003, 14,717 families have participated in the survey.

Organized here under the seven evidence-based conditions of well-being needed for children, families, and the community to thrive; the KPS allows us to examine some important child outcomes that are not measured in the Early Development Instrument. (Our Kids Network Report Card 2011: A Vision for Children in Halton)

39%
of kindergarten children were physically active for 60 minutes daily
32%
were overweight or obese
77%
ate fruits and vegetables 3 or more times a day
94%
ate breakfast daily
33%
attended a children's program in the past 12 months
86%
attended a library program in the past 12 months
42%
attended a religious or ethnic based program in the past 12 months
49%
attended a Music/arts/dance program in the past 12 months
94%
attended a recreational program in the past 12 months
73%
of parents of kindergarten children report that their child has a high level of kindergarten engagement
98%
of parents of kindergarten children report that their child gets along with others his/her own age
10%
of kindergarten children were seriously injured in the past 12 months
97%
of parents of kindergarten children report that their child feels safe at school
74%
of kindergarten children received child care on a regular basis
77%
of families had regular family meals
75%
of parents experienced high levels of parenting support
69%
of parents of kindergarten children took time out to care for their own health and well-being
60%
of parents of kindergarten children experienced high levels of parental confidence
15%
of parents of kindergarten children experienced high levels of parental stress
41%
of parents of kindergarten children experienced high levels of time stress
60%
of parents of kindergarten children report that their child's school has a caring climate
98%
of parents of kindergarten children felt their neighbourhood is a safe place to bring up children