One of the goals of the Full Day Kindergarten program is to help develop children’s confidence and independence. During the winter months, students will need to wear indoor shoes at school and giving them easy to manage footwear is important in helping them develop these self-help skills. Shoes which slip on, zip up or use Velcro are great choices for kindergarten. Most children learn to master them quite quickly. Shoes with laces often come undone and pose safety risks for students who are always on the go in school, outside or in Gym class. Please consider purchasing Velcro shoes for your child to wear, so that we can encourage more independence and ensure safety.