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 the need for a Program for the following school year. Demand and viability are two key components that are considered when expanding or opening a new BASP program. School boards also consult with child care operators and the county CMSM to determine demand and viability of both new and existing programs.
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 may choose to enrol 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. An ‘extended day program’ may be offered for JK/SK students and a ‘school-aged program’ for children in grades 1-6. An authorized Recreation Program may be offered in some schools to students ages 6 to 12, for up to 3 hours per day.
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 during the school year, 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
- What is the cost of these Programs if my school offers it?
Fees are determined by each Third Party Child Care Operator. The possible range of Program fees for the 2017/2018 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
- Authorized Recreation Program: to be determined
(Proposed fees are subject to change. Fee subsidies may be available through your Municipality for those families that qualify.)
- How do I apply for subsidies?
Families may apply for fee subsidies from Child Care Services through the Counties of Wellington and Dufferin.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 enroled 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.
- Would the school board provide busing or other transportation for children to and from the Before and/or After School Program?
Parents are responsible for arranging or getting their child to and from the Before and/or After School Program.
- If my child is in a French Immersion class, will the Before and/or After School Program also be in French?
The Before and/or After School Program is only available in English.
- 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.
The following schools do not have a Before and/or After School Program for the 2017-2018 school year:
Alma PS, Arthur PS, Brant Avenue PS, Centre Peel PS, Drayton Heights PS, East Garafraxa PS, Elora PS, Eramosa PS, Gateway Drive PS, John Black PS, John Galt PS, June Avenue PS, Kenilworth PS, Kortright Hills PS, Laurelwoods ES, Maryborough PS, Minto-Clifford PS, Ottawa Crescent PS, Palmerston PS, Ponsonby PS, Priory Park PS, Rockwood Centennial PS, Ross R MacKay PS, Salem PS, Victoria Cross PS, Victoria Terrace PS, Waverley Drive PS, Westwood PS, Willow Road PS.
These schools do not yet have sufficient demand and/or viability for a Third Party Operator to run a Before and/or After School Program. Each spring, the Board requests proposals from Third Party Child Care Operators to start a new Program, where demand and viability is possible.