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.

Between January and April each year, families are asked to express their interest in having their child(ren) attend the Extended Day Program during the upcoming school year (September 2024 to June 2025). The Board uses this information to determine space, staffing needs and expanding programs.

To pre-register, please log into your OneList Waterloo Region account. When prompted to pre-register, click Yes and your child will be added to the pre-registration list for next school year. You will receive an email in late June asking you to confirm your child’s schedule for the 2024-25 school year, this will complete your registration.

For assistance with the OneList Waterloo Region site, please contact OneHSN Support at support@onehsn.com.

Please be advised that the Professional Activity (PA) Day originally scheduled for April 19, 2024, will now be held on April 8, 2024. This change is being made to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff during the Total Solar Eclipse expected on April 8, 2024.

The Extended Day program will not be operating on April 8, 2024, but will be open for regular Before and After School programs on April 19, 2024.

Thank you,

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Extended Day


OneHSN registration requires four weeks’ notice before a child can begin attending the WCDSB Extended Day Program.

There are times when more than four weeks’ notice may be required if WCDSB Extended Day must hire educators to support the program.

There may be times when a waitlist is implemented due to staffing/capacity limits.  If your child is placed on a waitlist, you will receive an email when a space opens up.

Schedule Changes and Withdrawals

Two weeks’ notice is required if you decide to change your child’s schedule or withdraw from the Before School and/or Afterschool program.

The account holders are responsible for making these changes on their own account.

March Break

For the 2023-2024 school year, families must register for full-day care on March Break separately in OneList by the due date (February 2, 2024). Programs will operate at designated locations.

Space is limited. If you have questions about how to register for care on March Break, please email us at extended.day@wcdsb.ca

Thank you ,

Waterloo Catholic District School Board
ECE Supervisors

August 4, 2023


At this time WCDSB is actively working towards licensing our board operated Extended Day Programs. As we are not licensed yet,  there is currently no immediate fee reduction for families who have a child 6 years of age or younger enrolled in school board operated Before and After School Programs. Please be assured that we are actively working towards obtaining the necessary licensing and eligibility for CWELCC funding. Any updates regarding Ministry of Education licensing for Extended Day Programs will be communicated on the WCDSB website on our Extended Day program page.

Thank you for your time,

Waterloo Catholic District School Board
ECE Supervisors

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