Child Care, Before and After-School Care and Early Years Hubs

Many families benefit from child care and family support services located within our school buildings.  And, while each location may offer different programs, all are designed to provide children and their families with an opportunity to learn and grow, providing a more convenient approach to school and child care, with fewer transitions for children and families.

For general information about child care options in Ontario, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website:  www.ontario.ca/childcare.

Do You Need Before or After-School Care Next Year?

School boards are required to ensure the provision of before and after school programs for every elementary school serving students in K-6, where there is sufficient demand.

In order to determine demand, school boards will engage parents/guardians, local child care system managers and any First Nation that has a tuition agreement with the board.

We have prepared surveys for parents/guardians of schools that do not currently have a before and after-school program, or where the current program is under review. Please respond to the relevant survey below to express interest in a program. For schools that already have programs, please contact the provider (listed further down this page) to register for programming.

Please respond by April 21st. 

Northumberland:

Smithfield PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/SmithfieldPS

Hillcrest PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/HillcrestPublicSchool

Colborne PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/ColbornePS

Hastings PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/HastingsPS

Grafton PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/GraftonPS 

Clarington:

S.T. Worden PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/STWorden

Peterborough:

Buckhorn PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/BuckhornPS  

Havelock Belmont PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/HavelockBelmont

Keith Wightman PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/KeithWightman

Highland Heights PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/HighlandHeightsPS

Warsaw PS - www.surveymonkey.com/r/WarsawPS


New Child Care Centre

A new child care centre is now open at Millbrook/South Cavan PS. This licensed child care centre is operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, and provides child care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. To learn more about the program, please visit Compass Early Learning and Care .

Students in Millbrook/South Cavan's Me to We Club created a sign to welcome the child care to their community! 

preschoolers
child care staff and kids

Full Day Child Care Centres

The following schools have full service, all day child care centres located on site, run by licensed, not-for-profit child care agencies.   Fees for service are set by the agency, with subsidies available by application to the local municipality.     

The following schools sites have full-service child care programs: 
 

Extended Day Programs and Before & After School Child Care

An integrated extended day program* for kindergarten students (with co-curricular activities), as well as before and after school child care programs for students aged 6-12 provides a seamless day from school to child care, with fewer transitions for children and families. Typically, programs are offered from 7:00 a.m. to morning bell, and from afternoon bell  to 6:00 p.m. (although the exact time for these programs may vary at each school). Parents may choose to enrol their child, for a fee, in the before-school program, the after-school program or both.  Subsidies are available to some families, based on financial need. The process is similar to applying for other child care subsidies.  Child care agencies may provide child care programs on non-instructional days (PA day, school holidays) if there is sufficient need.  At all school sites, these programs are offered by licensed, not-for-profit child care agencies.

Before & After & Extended Day programs are located within the school, in shared spaces, typically within kindergarten classrooms (for jk/sk age children) and/or in gyms and libraries for 6-12 year olds, and with daily access to outside play areas. Each school arrangement is unique to meet the needs of the school and the childcare provider.

The following schools have on-site extended day and/or before and after school child care programs:

* Registered early childhood educators are responsible for the extended day programs for full day kindergarten children. They plan a play-based program that is connected to the learning that will happen during the regular school day. The program includes a mix of exploration, guided and independent activities, quiet times and outdoor play.

Child and Family Hubs

These centres offer a variety of family services, including pre- and post-natal supports, parenting resources and programs, play groups, and links to other community resources.  Located within schools, they are community spaces where a range of organizations can come together to provide coordinated programs and supports to families.   Visit these links for information about the programs being offered at each school location.  While some programs require registration, many are offered on a drop-in basis.  

For more information on child care and family services located within KPRDSB schools, please contact:

Brooke Erickson, Community Outreach Officer, (705)742-9773 ext. 2051, 1-877-741-4577 or email Brooke_Erickson@kprdsb.ca