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Out-of-School Care

Starting in September 2023, we will be offering licensed out-of-school care at:

  • Cedar Elementary
  • Georgia Park Elementary
  • Ocean Grove Elementary
  • Pinecrest Elementary
  • Ripple Rock Elementary
  • Sandowne Elementary

Children must attend the school in order to be considered for out-of-school care and the centres will offer a 1:12 adult to child ratio.

Spaces will be limited as licensing allows a maximum of 24 children in attendance at each centre, at any given time. 

Hours of operation are before-school from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and after-school from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How much does the out-of-school care program cost?

Before-school $10/day, after-school $25/day, before- and after-school $35/day, full day (i.e. Pro-D Day) $45/day

Why does childcare cost so much?

Childcare is not funded by the province and the program must operate on a cost-recovery basis.

Is there a subsidy?

Yes. The Affordable Child Care Benefit is available from the provincial government.

Will the district cover childcare fees if I can't?

Unfortunately, childcare is unfunded and must not operate at a loss. It also cannot use funds from K-12 school funding. The only support is through the province's Affordable Child Care Benefit.

Does my child have to attend full-time?

Priority will be given to children who attend five days per week. Part-time children will be considered.

My child has an educational assistant (EA) during the school day. Will my child have a dedicated EA during childcare?

During the school day, supports are provided based on K-12 funding. For before- and after-school childcare, families must apply through Supported Child Development.

What is the program's sick policy?

We ask that you keep your child home if they are sick. We may call you to pick up your child if they are ill, even if they attended school that day. You will be charged for any days your child is away.

How do I apply for out-of-school care?

We are offering priority application to kindergarten students starting school in September 2023 (at the schools listed at the top of this page) as part of kindergarten registration. Parents/guardians of children in other grades will be able to apply in mid-February. Families will be informed if they have been accepted before the end of June.

Completed forms need to be dropped off at the school office.

If my child doesn't get into the program, is there a waitlist?

Yes. Your child will automatically be placed on the waitlist, and you will be informed.

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