The Kindergarten and School Age Programs offer before and after school care (and full day care on school holidays) for children attending Kindergarten through Grade 6. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years as of December 31st are eligible. Children attending Kindergarten in the school where the child care program is located will be given priority for spaces within the child care program.
Hours - The programs operate between 7:00 a.m. to the start of yard supervision and from school dismissal to 5:45 p.m. Care is also available between 7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. daily during March break, summer holidays, Christmas holidays and PD days that fall within the Catholic School Board calendar. (See sample daily schedule.)
Flexible care options for these two programs are being phased in at all centres over the next few years.
|Kindergarten program||School Age program|
|Cost (year-round daily care)||$29.21/day||$22.73/day|
|Cost (flexible care)||
$14.25 / morning or afternoon on school days
$44.70 / day on PD days and holidays
$11.08 / morning or afternoon on school days
$34.78 / day on PD days and holidays
Activity Time - The children have the opportunity to explore and engage in their environments based on their interests and skills. The program plans are created by their educators based on observations, interests and input provided by the children.
Snack - The children have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy morning and afternoon snack at which they can have time to chat, unwind and relax with their peers.
School Family Meeting Time - The children gather together to foster a sense of family and community. School Family Meetings provide the children an opportunity to share experiences from their day and celebrations happening in their lives. The educators use the meeting time to get to know each child, respond to their needs and adapt the program to fit their needs.
Physical Activity Time - The children play in the school yard or, if the weather is uncooperative, play inside. Organized sports, group games and other types of physical activities are part of the programming. Physical activity time gives the children’s bodies what they need, as well as providing them with the opportunity to develop social skills such as teambuilding.
Quiet Activities/Homework Time - This time allows the children to complete homework, or to participate in a variety of quiet activities, such as leisure reading, puzzles, quiet games or individual activities.