You can find many educational opportunities in Canada. Find information about how to continue your education, improve your English skills, and help your children succeed in school. Canada provides free education for kindergarten through grade twelve (usually five years of age through eighteen). Preschools are available for younger children, but usually at a cost. Canada’s educational system emphasizes academic excellence in an open environment where children are encouraged to express themselves. While Canadian schools are generally very good, the quality of individual schools varies from community to community. It is important to find out as much as you can about the schools near where you are planning to live. This section includes information about Canada’s educational system and directions for exploring the school systems in your new neighbourhood.