Before and/or After School Program
A Before and/or After School Program (BASP) is offered at many schools. Before and/or After School Programs are provided by Third Party Child Care Operators for students in Grades JK-6.
Demand and viability are two key components that are considered when opening or expanding a BASP. School Boards work in collaboration with the local Counties in their roles as Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSM) and also consult with Child Care Operators to determine demand and viability of expanding existing Programs and/or offering a new BASP. 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.
Parents of children who will be registered in Kindergarten to Grade 6 for September 2020 are asked to complete a Board survey each year during Kindergarten Registration and up until the end of January 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.
Before and/or After School Program Information – Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 Students
A BASP provides students with more opportunities to learn and grow. It provides a day with fewer transitions for students. The play-based Program complements the regular school day with a mix of exploration, guided independent activities, quiet times and outdoor play. The Program is supported by the professional learning resource guide, ‘How Does Learning Happen? (HDLH): Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, 2014’, to help ensure that the Programs are centred on the child and family.
A Licensed BASP may be offered to:
- Kindergarten (JK/SK) students before and/or after school
- Grades 1-6 students before and/or after school
- Smaller Programs may include mixed age groupings of students in Grades JK-6
An Authorized Recreational Program is another option that may be offered to students in Grades JK-6, for up to 3 hours per day, after school only.
Some Third Party Child Care Operators offer full day Programs during non-instructional days (PA Days and School Breaks).
If a Third Party Child Care Operator is unable to continue providing a Program during the school year, a replacement Program may be offered, subject to viability. Fees, days and times of operation may also change.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of a BASP?
Fees are determined by each Third Party Child Care Operator. An approximate range of fees is listed below:
Approximate Fees Per Day/Per Child
Before and After School
|School Age Grades 1-6||$6-$14||$13-$19||$18-$24||$13-$19|
Note: Proposed Third Party Child Care Operator fees are subject to change
How do I apply for Child Care fee subsidy?
When will I know which schools will be offering a BASP?
A list of schools where Programs are being offered for September 2020 will be posted on the Board and school websites by May 1, 2020. Click on the school link for Program details and Third Party Child Care Operator contact information.
How do I get more information about a BASP?
Parents/guardians need to contact the Third Party Child Care Operator directly to ask questions, or register their child in the Program.
What happens if a BASP is full?
Parents/guardians must contact the Third Party Child Care Operator about availability of space in a BASP. Where Programs are full, Third Party Child Care Operators maintain a wait list. A wait list is used to confirm interest in a BASP and indicate need in a school community. Parents/guardians must ensure that their child is placed on a wait list. Parents/guardians must be aware of the Operator’s wait list process.
Does the School Board provide busing or other transportation for students to and from a BASP?
No. Parents/guardians are responsible for arranging transportation to and from a BASP.
If my child is in French Immersion, will the Before and/or After School Program also be in French?
No. The BASP is only available in English.
Please see the BASP Brochure for further information regarding the Program:
Schools Offering a Licensed Before and/or After School Program and/or an Authorized Recreational After School Program
Click on the schools listed below for further details and contact information for each Program:
- Aberfoyle PS
- Arbour Vista PS
- Brant Avenue PS
- Brisbane PS
- Centennial Hylands ES
- Central PS
- Credit Meadows ES
- Edward Johnson PS
- Erin PS
- Fred A. Hamilton PS
- Gateway Drive PS
- Glenbrook ES
- Grand Valley & District PS
- Guelph Lake PS
- Harris Mill PS
- Hyland Heights ES
- Island Lake PS
- J.D. Hogarth PS
- James McQueen PS
- Jean Little PS
- John McCrae PS
- Ken Danby PS
- King George PS
- Minto-Clifford PS
- Mitchell Woods PS
- Mono-Amaranth PS
- Montgomery Village PS
- Paisley Road PS
- Palmerston PS
- Parkinson Centennial PS
- Primrose ES
- Princess Elizabeth PS
- Princess Margaret PS
- Rickson Ridge PS
- Sir Isaac Brock PS
- Spencer Avenue ES
- Taylor Evans PS
- Victory PS
- Westminster Woods PS
- William C. Winegard PS
Due to lack of viability for a Third Party Child Care Operator to provide programming, the following schools will not have a Licensed Before and/or After School Program or Authorized Recreational Program for the 2019-2020 school year:
Centre Peel PS
Drayton Heights ES
East Garafraxa PS
Elora PS Eramosa PS
John Black PS
John Galt PS
June Avenue PS
Kortright Hills PS
Ottawa Crescent PS
Priory Park PS
Rockwood Centennial PS
Ross R. MacKay PS
Victoria Terrace PS
Waverly Drive PS
Willow Road PS