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Before and/or After School Program

There is a Before and/or After School Program (BASP) component offered at some schools. Before and/or After School Programs are provided in these schools by Third Party Child Care Operators. Parents are asked to complete a survey each year during Kindergarten Registration to assist in determining the potential need for a BASP for the following school year. Demand and viability are two key components that are considered when expanding or opening a BASP. School boards also consult with Child Care Operators and work in collaboration with the local Municipality (County Consolidated Municipal Service Manager- CMSM) to determine demand and viability of both new and existing Before and/or After School Programs.

Before and/or After School Program Information – Kindergarten to Grade 6 Students

The integrated Before and/or After School Program provides children with more opportunities to learn and grow. It provides a day with fewer transitions for children and families. The Program complements what happens during the regular school day and is guided by ‘How Does Learning Happen?: Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (HDLH).’ 

In the Upper Grand District School Board, Before and/or After School Programs are provided by Third Party Child Care Operators. A BASP-Extended Day Program may be offered for JK/SK children and a BASP-School Age Program may be offered for children in grades 1-6. An Authorized Recreation Program may be offered in some schools to children ages 6 to 12, for up to 3 hours per day, after school only.

In addition to offering the BASP on instructional days, some Third Party Child Care Operators offer full day Programs during non-instructional days (PA Days and School Breaks). If a planned Before and/or After School Program is cancelled by the Third Party Child Care Operator during the school year, a replacement BASP may be offered (dependent on viability). Fees, days and times of operation may also change.

Questions and Answers About the Before and/or After School Program

  1. What is the cost of the BASP if my school offers it? Fees are determined by each Third Party Child Care Operator. The possible range of BASP fees for the 2017-2018 school year will be as follows:
    • Before School: Approximately $7.00-$14.00
    • After School: Approximately $14.00-$21.00
    • Before and After School: $20.00-$27.00
    • Authorized Recreation Program: to be determined

    (Proposed fees are subject to change. Fee subsidies may be available through your Municipality for those families that qualify.)

  2. How do I apply for Child Care fee subsidy? Families may be eligible for fee subsidy through the Children’s Early Years Division at Wellington County and Dufferin County depending on the BASP location.
  3. Will this Program be available on non-instructional days (PA Days and School Breaks)? This will be determined by the Third Party Child Care Operator. The Third Party Child Care Operator may survey the families of children they have registered to determine if there is a viable need to operate on PA Days and School Breaks.
  4. Who would provide care for my child Before and/or After school? If the Before and/or After School Program is offered at your school, it would be offered by a Third Party Child Care Operator and delivered and led by a registered Early Childhood Educator or by an individual approved by the Director of the Ministry of Education under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Additional staff would depend on the ages and number of children attending the BASP. This is determined by the Third Party Child Care Operator. If an Authorized Recreational After School Program is offered at your school it will be offered by a Third Party Child Care Operator and delivered by staff with Authorized Recreational qualifications. 
  5. Could I send my child to just the Before School component or just the After School component of the Before and/or After School Program? If it is offered, parents may choose to enroll their child(ren) in the Extended Day or School Age licensed Before School Program, the licensed After School Program, both the licensed Before and After School Program, or the School Age Authorized After School Program depending on availability. Contact the Third Party Child Care Operator for further information.
  6. Would the school board provide busing or other transportation for children to and from the Before and/or After School Program?Parents are responsible for arranging or getting their child to and from the Before and/or After School Program. For further information regarding transportation and policies (eligibility, responsibilities and specialized), please refer to the Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services website. 
  7. If my child is in a French Immersion class, will the Before and/or After School Program also be in French? The Before and/or After School Program is only available in English.
  8. When will I know if my child’s school is offering a Before and/or After School Program? A list of schools where Before and/or After School Programs are being offered for September 2018 will be posted on the Board and school websites by May 1, 2018.

Lists of Schools Offering the Before and/or After School Program

Click on the links below for information on Before and/or After School Program.

2017-2018

The following schools do not have the Before and/or After School Program for the 2017-2018 school year:

Alma PS, Arthur PS, Brant Avenue PS, Centre Peel PS, Drayton Heights PS, East Garafraxa PS, Elora PS, Eramosa PS, Gateway Drive PS, John Black PS, John Galt PS, June Avenue PS, Kenilworth PS, Kortright Hills PS, Laurelwoods ES, Maryborough PS, Minto-Clifford PS, Ottawa Crescent PS, Palmerston PS, Ponsonby PS, Priory Park PS, Rockwood Centennial PS, Ross R MacKay PS, Salem PS, Victoria Cross PS, Victoria Terrace PS, Waverley Drive PS, Westwood PS, Willow Road PS.

These schools do not yet have sufficient demand and/or viability for a Third Party Child Care Operator to provide the Before and/or After School Program. Each spring, the Board requests proposals from Third Party Child Care Operators to start a new BASP, where demand and viability is possible.