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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 and their staff.  Parents are asked to complete a Board survey each year during Kindergarten Registration in schools where a BASP is not already available.  This will 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 opening or expanding a BASP.  School Boards  work in collaboration with the local County Consolidated Municipal Service Manager (CMSM) and also consult with Child Care Operators to determine demand and viability of both existing and new Before and/or After School Programs.  A Program is offered only where there is sufficient need from parents, and where there is viability.  This means that the numbers are viable for a Third Party Child Care Operator to provide a Program and that there is a Third Party Child Care Operator able to provide a Program.

Download the BASP Brochure 2018-19 (PDF)

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? (HDLH): Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.’ 

In the Upper Grand District School Board, Before and/or After School Programs are provided by Third Party Child Care Operators and their staff. A licensed BASP may be offered in some schools for Kindergarten (JK/SK) children, and may be offered for School Age children in Grade 1-6. An Authorized Recreational Program may be offered in some schools to children in Grade 1-6, 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

What is the cost of the BASP if my school offers it?

Fees are determined by each Third Party Child Care Operator. The approximate possible range of BASP fees for the current school year will be as follows:

           Kindergarten (JK/SK)

           School Age (Grade 1-6)

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

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

Click on the links below for information on the Before and/or After School Program provided at the schools listed:

2018-2019

The following schools do not have the Before and/or After School Program for the 2018-2019 school year:

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

These schools do not yet have sufficient need 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.