Before and After School Care
Hours of Operation: 7:00 – 8:30 am and 3:15 – 5:55 pm
St. Francis de Sales Elementary School in partnership with the parish offers an integrated Before and After School Care Program which supports children with more freedom to learn and grow, and accommodates families in their daily routines. (The program is currently not yet offered to our community and to neighbouring schools.) The out of school care operates before and after school for children who attend SFDS School from kindergarten through to 12 years of age. The ratio of children to staff is 12-1 for the youngest group and 15-1 for the older children. The out of school care staff have an Early Childhood Educator License and/or school-age specific training. The out of school care program is recreational and play based with daily activities scheduled based on the interest and developmental ages of the group. The day will have both active and quiet times. Outdoor time is on the playground (weather permitting), and indoor play time is in the gym.
The child care fees for the program cover the 10-month school year and are based on the average number of days of care. Part-time monthly fees are pro-rated based on the arranged care schedule. The Before and After School Care Program is not affiliated with the Winter, Spring , and Summer Break Programs. These programs are considered as NON-SCHOOL DAYS. Therefore families interested must go through a separate registration process and an additional fee will apply. Those children who are already registered for the Out of School Care Program wishing to participate in the Winter, Spring, and /or Summer Break Programs and those families in need of full time care will be given priority in registering.
|Before School Care||7:00-8:30am||$225|
|After School Care||3:15-6:00pm||$360|
|Before and After School Care||7:00-8:30am/3:15-6:00pm||$460|
Before and After School Care
Before School Care Only
After School Care Only
Pro-D Day - Not available at this time
(Subject to minimum registration and space)
|Other Fees||Before/After School Care|
|**Waived for children already enrolled in St. Francis de Sales Elementary School|
Cheques are payable to St. Francis de Sales Parish. Payment is by 10 equal post-dated cheques dated for September 1/17 to June 1/18 or you may make one post-dated cheque for the full amount dated September 1st. All cheques must accompany the fully completed registration form. If parents wish to withdraw their child, the fees for the month or partial month will be forfeited. A full month's notice must be given to withdraw from the program.
Care/ Share Program (CSP)
Purpose: To provide assistance to families in need of a flexible out of school care service. Families may portion or share the cost according to allocated child care. This service includes 2 or more families registering for before or after school full time spots. Preference will go those families in need of both before and afternoon care. If you do not know any family to Care/ Share with, you may register your family name on a Care/Share list by contacting the school at 604-435-5311. Our staff will place you with a suitable family, based upon similar requirements, if available.
Eligibility: Specific eligibility requirements include the following:
- Age 5-12 years
- Purchase of full time spot with two or more partner families
- Needs own transportation out of our “Walking Bus” radius
Please note: Families needing care and who purchase a full-time slot will be given priority during registration any time during the year.