Child Care and Early Years Programs

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.

Child Care Centres, Before and After School Programs and Early ON Child and Family Programs in KPR Schools

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) is committed to building strong collaborative partnerships with licensed child care and school age programs, EarlyON Child and Family Centres, and Authorized Recreational Programs in order to support schools, students, families, and communities. 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.

Before and After School Programs

Many KPR schools offer on site Before and After School Programs (BASP) for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6.  These programs are operated by third party, licensed, not-for-profit child care operators. Fees for service are determined by each operator. BASP fees have been included as a general overview, and are subject to change.  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).

School-Age Programs may operate on non-instructional days (e.g. professional development days, winter, spring and summer breaks) if there is a need required by families within the community, and is offered by the licensed child care operator.

 

Child Care Fee Subsidy is available for those who qualify, to help with the cost of child care for families using licensed child care programs. Please see the links below in each Regional Municipality for more information and qualification details for fee subsidy.

Authorized Recreation and Skill Building Program is another option for after school programming available at a few school locations.

Child Care Centres

Licensed child care providers offer high-quality, early learning and care within a number of schools for children aged 0 -4 years. Ages of care provided will vary at locations. Please reach out to the child care operator directly for more information.

EarlyON Child and Family Programs are free to attend and open to welcoming all families with children aged 0-6, their parents and caregivers.

EarlyON programs offer a range services and resources, where you can:

  • join fun activities such as reading, storytelling, sing-alongs and games
  • get advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • find out about other family services in your community
  • foster healthy development
  • connect with other families with young children

These services are available at any EarlyON Centre in Ontario. Many centres are open weekdays, evenings and weekends to fit the needs of families in their communities.

 

For more information and registering details for Child Care and Early Years Programs, please reach out the operator directly. Links to each program can be found below

 

Contact Information

For any additional information about Kindergarten &/or Early Years programs located within KPR schools, please contact:

Stephanie Mazzocca, Child Care and Early Years Coordinator
(705)742-9773 ext. 2347, 1-877-741-4577
E-mail Stephanie_Mazzocca@kprdsb.ca