The integrated before- and after-school program provides children with more opportunities to learn and grow and provides a seamless day with fewer transitions for children and families.
Boards are required to provide before- and after-school programs for full-day kindergarten students at schools where there is interest from the families of at least 20 children.
It is offered from about 7 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. — although the exact time for this program may vary at different schools. Parents can choose to enrol their child in the before-school, the after-school or both programs, or not at all.
Some schools may offer before- and after-school programs run by a third-party child care provider. Some of the schools may be also offering programs for older children or offering programs during school breaks or on professional development (PD) days.
Ask at your school or school board for more information about what programs are available locally.