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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.

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:

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

Age Groups Licensed
Before School
Licensed
After School
Licensed
Before and After School
Authorized Recreational
After School
Kindergarten JK/SK $6-$14 $13-$21 $18-$27  $13-$19 
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?

Families may be eligible for Child Care fee subsidy through the Wellington County Children’s Early Years Division or through Dufferin County Children’s Services depending on the BASP location.

When will I know which schools will be offering a BASP? 

A list of schools where Programs are being offered for September 2019 will be posted on the Board and school websites by May 1, 2019. 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:

Download the BASP Brochure 2019 (PDF)

Schools Offering a Licensed Before and/or After School Program and/or and Authorized Recreational Program

Click on the schools listed below for further details and contact information for each Program:

2019-2020

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:

Alma PS
Arthur PS
Centre Peel PS
Drayton Heights ES
East Garafraxa PS
Elora PS Eramosa PS
Eramosa PS
John Black PS
John Galt PS
June Avenue PS
Kenilworth PS
Kortright Hills PS
Laurelwoods ES
Maryborough 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
Willow Road PS