Extended Day Program

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer a fee based Extended Day Program for children from Kindergarten 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 (RECEs) 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 Kindergarten curriculum. Having an educator from the school day provides a seamless, consistent, and secure experience for both parents and children. The Extended Day Program offers parents a convenient school location, with equity of access in a safe and healthy environment for young children.

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Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year please. Click here to access your existing account or to register your child for the first time.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board assesses the viability of Extended Day Programs 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.

For the 2021-2022 school year

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 Fatima, Cambridge
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, Breslau

St. Brigid, Ayr
St. Clement, St. Clements
St. Daniel, Kitchener
St. Dominic Savio, Kitchener
St. Elizabeth, Cambridge
St. Gabriel, Cambridge
St. Joseph, Cambridge
St. John Paul II, Kitchener
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Kitchener
St. Mark, Kitchener
St. Matthew, Waterloo
St. Michael, Cambridge
St. Nicholas, Waterloo
St. Paul, Kitchener
St. Peter, Cambridge
St. Teresa, Kitchener
St. Teresa of Avila, Elmira
St. Teresa of Calcutta, Cambridge
St. Timothy, Kitchener
St. Vincent de Paul, Cambridge

Schools that were not viable for the 2021-2022 school year:

Holy Rosary, Waterloo
John Sweeney, Kitchener
St. Augustine, Cambridge
St. Gregory, Cambridge
St. John, Kitchener
St. Luke, Waterloo
St. Margaret, Cambridge

Extended Day Programs are available before and after school (e.g., 7:00 – morning bell time & afternoon bell time – 6:00 pm), select PA Days (see Parent Handbook for details) and during Christmas and March Break where viable.  Programs operate on a cost-recovery model and are available to parents on a full/part-time basis with a set recurring weekly schedule.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board sets Extended Day fees at a Public Trustee Board meeting. The daily fee for the 2021-22 school year is $27.00 per day for before and after-school, select PA 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 before and after school program for the 2021-22 school year. ­­­­

Payments for the Extended Day Program are made directly to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The invoice 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. Several payment options are available.  For frequently asked questions, please see the link at the top of this page.

Financial assistance with childcare 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.