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


2017-18 Pre-Registration

Registration will be available for the 2017-18 school year starting February 1, 2017, please register online at https://regionofwaterloo.onehsn.com/WCDSB  before April 1st, 2017. Pre-registration helps the Board determine space and staffing needs in expanding Programs. For schools that do not currently offer the Program, pre-registration information will help the Board determine which schools have sufficient demand to implement the Program in the 2017-18 school year.

Confirmation of new Extended Day Programs will be communicated to parents by the end of May 2017.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board sets the fees at a public board meeting. The proposed base daily fee for 2017-2018 is a maximum of $24.00 per day for the before and after-school, PA Days, Christmas and March Break programs. This fee is pro-rated, based on bell-times, for the before and after school program at individual schools.

Click here for a schedule of the rates for each school and each segment of the program.


2016-17 Registration - Ongoing for current school year

Online registration is available for the 2016-17 school year please. Click here access your existing account or to register your child for the first time

Schools that are offering the before and after school programs for 2016-17 school year:

Blessed Mother Teresa, Cambridge
Blessed Sacrament, Kitchener
Canadian Martyrs, Kitchener
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. 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. Timothy, Kitchener

Cost, Program times and Payment Methods

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 October 21st will not offer Extended day care. To view a copy of the 2016-17 school calendar please click here.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board sets the fees at a public board meeting. The base daily fee for 2016-2017 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.

Beginning this school year payments will no longer be made to the Region of Waterloo, but will be made directly to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Invoice dates will remain the same as last year to reflect current month billing. 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.


Child Care Subsidy


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 or visit their website at Financial Help with Child Care Costs.

More information

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



NewsWire    Twitter Icon    YouTube Icon