Before and/or After School Programs

There is a Before and/or After School Program component offered at some schools. Before and/or After School Programs are provided in these schools by Third Party Child Care Operators. Parents are surveyed each year during Kindergarten Registration to determine if there is enough interest in the Program for the following school year.

Before and/or After School Program Information - Kindergarten to Grade 6 Students

The integrated Before and/or After School Program provides children with more opportunities to learn and grow. It provides a day with fewer transitions for children and families. The Program complements what happens during the regular school day, but is not an extension of the Kindergarten Program. In all schools, including those with French Immersion, Before and/or After School Programs are provided in English.

Parents can choose to enroll their child in the Before School Program (if it is offered), the After School Program, both Programs or not at all.

In the Upper Grand District School Board, Before and/or After School Programs are operated by Third Party Child Care Operators. Some Third Party Child Care Operators may also offer Programs for children in grades 1-6. In addition to offering a Program on school days, some Third Party Child Care Operators offer Programs during non-instructional days (PA Days and School Breaks). If a planned Before and/or After School Program is cancelled by the Third Party Child Care Operator, a replacement Program may be offered (dependent on viability). Fees, days and times of operation may also change.

Questions and Answers About the Before and/or After School Programs

  1. What is the cost of these Programs if my school offers it?

    Since the Board is currently receiving proposals from Third Party Child Care Operators, we do not have a fixed fee at this time. Fees are determined by each Third Party Child Care Operator. The possible range of Program fees for the 2016/2017 school year will be as follows:

    • Before School: Approximately $7.00-$10.00
    • After School: Approximately $11.00-$17.00
    • Before and After School: $18.00-$27.00

    (Proposed fees are subject to change. Fee subsidies may be available through your Municipality for those families that qualify.)

  2. How do I apply for subsidies?

    Families may apply for fee subsidies from Child Care Services through the Counties of Wellington and Dufferin.

  3. Will this Program be available on non-instructional days (PA Days and School Breaks)?

    This will be determined by the Third Party Child Care Operator. Third Party Child Care Operators may survey the families of children they have registered to determine if there is a viable need to operate on PA Days and School Breaks.

  4. Who would provide care for my child Before and/or After school?

    If the Before and/or After School Program is offered at your school, it would be offered by a Third Party Child Care Operator and delivered by a registered Early Childhood Educator or by an individual approved by the Director of the Ministry of Education under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Additional staff would depend on the ages and number of children attending the Program. This is determined by the Third Party Child Care Operator.

  5. Could I send my child to just the Before School component or just the After School component of the Before and/or After School Program?

    Your child may be enrolled in the Before School Program (if it is offered), the After School Program, both Programs or not at all if they are offered at your school and depending on availability. Contact the Third Party Child Care Operator for further information.

  6. Would the school board provide bussing or other transportation for children to and from the Before and/or After School Program?

    No. Parents will be responsible for getting their child to and from the Before and/or After School Program. Children are only eligible to attend the Before and/or After School Program in their home school.  

  7. If my child is in a French Immersion class, will the Before and/or After School Program also be in French?

    No. The Before and/or After School Program is only available in English.

  8. When will I know if my child’s school is offering a Before and/or After School Program?

    A list of schools where Before and/or After School Programs are being offered for September 2017 will be posted on the Board and school websites by May 1, 2017.

Lists of Schools Offering the Before and/or After School Program

Click on the links below for information on Before and/or After School Programs.

2017-2018

To be announced early May 2017

2016-2017

Kindergarten


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