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Extended Day Program

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer a fee based Extended Day Program for children from JK to grade 6. The program provides children with opportunities to expand their knowledge through a variety of activities. Children will be exposed to situations that will stimulate their curiosity, independence and communication skills. The extended day programs are delivered by teams of Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) who are members of the College of Early Childhood Educators. They are dedicated to providing faith based, quality, educational programming. All staff members have a deep and extensive knowledge of child development and the skills required to provide an enriched play-based educational program complementing the core day curriculum. Having an educator from the core day provides a seamless day allowing for consistency and security for both parents and children. The extended day program offers parents a convenient school location, equity of access in a safe and healthy environment for young children.

Parent Handbook – Extended Day Program

Extended Day FAQs

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Online registration is available for the 2017-18 school year please. Click here access your existing account or to register your child for the first time

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board assesses the viability of the Extended Day Program at all schools every year. A program is determined viable when there is sufficient parental interest. Parents demonstrate their interest by pre-registering for the Extended Day Program yearly. Based on this year’s interest, 32 school will offer a board operated Extended Day program.

Schools offering an Extended Day Program:

Blessed Sacrament, Kitchener

Canadian Martyrs, Kitchener

Christ the King, Cambridge

Holy Family, New Hamburg

Holy Spirit, Cambridge

Monsignor Haller, Kitchener

Our Lady of Grace, Kitchener

Our Lady of Lourdes, Waterloo

Sir Edgar Bauer, Waterloo

St. Agnes, Waterloo

St. Aloysius, Kitchener

St. Anne, Cambridge

St. Anne, Kitchener

St. Bernadette, Kitchener

St. Boniface, Maryhill

St. Brigid, Ayr

St. Daniel, Kitchener

St. Dominic Savio, Kitchener

St. Elizabeth, Cambridge

St. Frances, Cambridge

St. Gabriel, Cambridge

St. John, Kitchener

St. Joseph, Cambridge

St. John Paul II, Kitchener

St. Mark, Kitchener

St. Matthew, Waterloo

St. Michael, Cambridge

St. Nicholas, Waterloo

St. Paul, Kitchener

St. Teresa, Kitchener

St. Teresa of Avila, Elmira

St. Teresa of Calcutta, Cambridge

St. Timothy, Kitchener

Schools that were not viable for the 2017-18 school year :

Holy Rosary, Waterloo

John Sweeney, Kitchener

Our Lady Fatima, Cambridge

St. Augustine, Cambridge

St. Clement, St. Clements

St. Gregory, Cambridge

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Kitchener

St. Luke, Waterloo

St. Margaret, Cambridge

St. Peter, Cambridge

St. Vincent de Paul, Cambridge

Please remember that viability is open yearly where parents are able to express their interest for a program to operate at their child’s school. Watch for further information in February 2018.

Extended day programs are available before and after school (e.g. 7:00 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm), on 6 out of 7 PA days* and during Christmas and March Break where viable. Programs are available to parents on a full/part-time basis with a set recurring schedule. Programs are run on a cost-recovery basis.

Please note, Christmas and March break programs may be offered at a different WCDSB school if your child’s school is not viable. *The PA Day on December 8th will not offer Extended day care. To view a copy of the 2017-18 school calendar please click here.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board sets the fees at a public board meeting. The base daily fee for 2017-2018 is $24.00 per day for the before and after-school, PD Days, Christmas and March Break programs. This fee is pro-rated based on bell-times for the before and after school program. Click here for a schedule of the rates for each school and each segment of the program.

Payments for the Extended Day program are made directly to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The invoice that you receive via e-mail on the 20th of each month will be for the current month of care. For example, the invoice you receive on September 20th is for care used in September. There are several payment options available. Debit and Credit card payments can be made in person, or by phone. Cash and cheque options are also available. For frequently asked questions, please see the link at the top of this page.

Financial assistance with child care costs is available for parents/guardians. Eligibility for childcare subsidy is based on a family’s income and reasons for childcare. To determine eligibility for subsidy please contact the Region of Waterloo Childcare Subsidy office at 519-575-4400 visit their website at Financial Help with Child Care Costs.

To learn more about the Extended Day Programs please email: extended.day@wcdsb.ca
or call 519-578-3660.