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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Child Care

The TCDSB hosts a variety of third party operator child care operators in its schools. This page offers you a description of the programs available.
 

Descriptions of Programs Offered

 

Extended Day/Before and After School Programs for Kindergarten Students

  • These programs serve children who are 4 and 5 years of age
  • Hours of operation are normally 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. before the school day begins and after school until 6:00 p.m.
  • The Extended Day/Before and After School Program is intended to be a seamless extension of the kindergarten core day
  • Non-profit, licensed third party child care agencies oversee and operate these programs
  • Fees are payable to the third party child care agency directly
  • Fee subsidies are transferrable into this program and fee subsidies may be available through the City of Toronto, Children's Services.  Please visit www.toronto.ca/children or call 311
  • Most programs are also available during P.A. Days, Christmas Break, March Break and the summer (please check with individual child care operators)
  • Please refer to our website for a listing of the programs and applicable contact information​
  

Before and After School Programs for School Aged Children
  • Ages range from 6 - 12 years

  • Programs are offered from 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. before the school day begins and after school until 6:00 p.m.
  • Children are usually provided with a morning and after school snack
  • Fees are payable to the child care agency directly
  • Fee subsidies can be transferred into many B & A programs but new subsidies are currently not available from the City of Toronto, Children's Services.
  • Many B & A programs operate on P.A. Days, Christmas Break, March Break and during the summer​

 

 Full Day Child Care

  • Ages range from 0 - 5 depending upon the location; majority of programs serve children from the ages of 2.5 - 5 years
  • Infant programs are for children 0 - 18 months of age
  • Toddler programs are for children 18 months - 30 months of age
  • Preschool programs are for children 30 months - 5 years of age
  • Hours of operation, generally 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Fees are payable to the child care agency directly
  • Fee subsidies may be available through the City of Toronto, Children's Services.  Please visit: www.toronto.ca/children or call 311
  • Most programs are also available during P.A. Days, Christmas Break, March Break and the summer (please check with individual child care operators)
  • Please refer to our website for a listing of the programs and applicable contact information www.tcdsb.org - Programs within our Schools

 

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

  • These centres provide play-based learning activities for children (babies up to 6 years of age) and their parents/caregivers
  • Essential components of these parenting and family literacy centres include: learning through play, parent engagement, family literacy and numeracy development, quality early learning environments and linking to community resources and services
  • Programs are free and no registration is required to attend
  • TCDSB hosts the Parenting and Family Literacy Program in 19 school communities
 
After-School Recreational Care Programs (ARC)
  • These programs serve children aged 6 to 12 years old
  • Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation operate innovative, quality and safe after-school recreation care in several of our schools
  • ARC programs offer: positive role-modelling; physical activity and sports; outdoor and creative activities; health and wellness and homework help
  • Registration is based on 5 days per week and programs operate after school hours to 6 p.m.
  • Registration and payments are only accepted at Toronto City Hall; Etobicoke, North York or Scarborough Civic Centre or by calling 416-338-4386
  • Fee Subsidies are available through the City of Toronto Welcome Policy. For more information, please visit http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=1ed0dada600f0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD ​or call 311
 

Recreational Care Programs

  • These programs serve children aged 6 to 12 years old

 

Nursery School Programs
  • These programs serve children 2 years 6 months to 4 years.
  • Often programs operate on a co-operative basis by the parents of the children in the school.
  • Children will develop friendships and will learn to socialize in a way that will help make the transition to kindergarten smoother and familiar
  • For more detailed information, contact the Nursery School programs directly

 

Ontario Early Years Centres Family Resource Programs
  • Ontario Early Years Centres offer free programs for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers. Information about child development and other services is also available

 

Family Resource Programs

  • These programs offer a welcoming and safe place for parents and caregivers with children under six years of age
  • Services offtered could include: book lending library, clothing exchange, the opportunity to connect with other families in your neighbourhood
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