Waterloo Region, ON – With the addition of five new sites, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s popular and successful “Extended Day” before-and-after-school program is now offered at 37 schools across Waterloo Region – another sign that more and more families across the Region are seeking a quality, inclusive faith-based education for their children.


> Extended Day Programs enhance the impact of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program and are taught from a faith-based perspective. The programs are delivered by teams of Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) who are members of the College of Early Childhood Educators.

> The extended day teams are dedicated to providing faith based, quality educational programming. 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 and a safe and healthy environment for young children.

> The Extended Day program is funded by parent fees and operates on a cost recovery basis only where there is sufficient demand to make the program viable.

Schools offering the before and after school extended day program:

  • Blessed Sacrament – Kitchener
  • Canadian Martyrs – Kitchener
  • Holy Family – New Hamburg
  • Holy Spirit – Cambridge
  • Monsignor Haller – Kitchener
  • Our Lady of Grace – Kitchener
  • Our Lady of Fatima – Cambridge (new)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes – Waterloo
  • Saint John Paul II – Kitchener
  • Sir Edgar Bauer – Waterloo
  • St. Agnes – Waterloo
  • St. Aloysius – Kitchener
  • St. Anne – Cambridge
  • St. Anne – Kitchener
  • St. Augustine – Cambridge (new)
  • 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. Kateri Tekakwitha – Kitchener (new)
  • St. Mark – Kitchener
  • St. Matthew – Waterloo
  • St. Michael – Cambridge
  • St. Nicholas – Waterloo
  • St. Paul – Kitchener
  • St. Peter – Cambridge (new)
  • St. Teresa – Kitchener
  • St. Teresa of Avila – Elmira
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta – Cambridge
  • St. Timothy – Kitchener
  • St. Vincent de Paul – Cambridge (new)


“We’re very proud of our extended day programs. When parents choose one they know their child will continue receiving the same quality, inclusive, faith-based education they receive during the regular school day. It’s just another example of the tremendous added value our Catholic schools bring to Waterloo Region and a great example of why Catholic education has always been and remains a jewel within our community.”

~~ Loretta Notten, Director of Education

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 182-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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