Child Care and Family Support Services

Many families benefit from child care and family support services located within our school buildings.  And, while each location may offer different programs, all are designed to provide children and their families with an opportunity to learn and grow, providing a more convenient approach to school and child care, with fewer transitions for children and families.

For general information about child care options in Ontario, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website:  www.ontario.ca/childcare.

Pearson Child Care Centre – PACE at PCVS

 

KPR and the PACE (Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education) program are pleased to welcome Pearson Child Care to PCVS!  On December 7, an official ribbon cutting took place with the Mayor of Peterborough, our Director of Education and Trustees, and many community partners and local stakeholders.

The program is licensed for 15 toddlers and 24 pre-school children.  It was funded through both child care capital retrofit funding provided by the Ministry of Education, as well as school board funds, which helped to make the building accessible.

As part of the new child care centre, a community playground was funded by the City of Peterborough, for use by the children at the child care centre during the day, and available to the community on evenings and weekends.

We are excited to work with the City of Peterborough to provide high quality child care for children and families, and to continue our educational presence in the downtown area. The child care program is a positive complement to the School for Young Moms at PACE, which provides child care and parenting support for young moms so they can continue their education.  Infants can attend the School for Young Mom’s child care, after which time, we hope many will continue at the Pearson centre.

The child care centre is also a great addition to the many partnerships and programs available in the PCVS building. Other partnerships and programs include alternative education, the LOFT Youth Drop-In program, language programs, partnerships with mental health and employment services, and thousands of hours of community use activities and programs each year, including cadets, theatre groups, fitness groups, and much more!

Child Care Centres, Before and After School Programs and Early ON Child and Family Programs in KPR Schools

An integrated extended day program* for kindergarten students (with co-curricular activities), as well as before and after school child care programs for students aged 6-12 provides a seamless day from school to child care, with fewer transitions for children and families. Typically, programs are offered from 7:00 a.m. to morning bell, and from afternoon bell  to 6:00 p.m. (although the exact time for these programs may vary at each school). Parents may choose to enrol their child, for a fee, in the before-school program, the after-school program or both.  Subsidies are available to some families, based on financial need. The process is similar to applying for other child care subsidies.  Child care agencies may provide child care programs on non-instructional days (PA day, school holidays) if there is sufficient need.  At all school sites, these programs are offered by licensed, not-for-profit child care agencies.

Before & After and Extended Day programs are located within the school, in shared spaces, typically within kindergarten classrooms (for jk/sk age children) and/or in gyms and libraries for 6-12 year olds, and with daily access to outside play areas. Each school arrangement is unique to meet the needs of the school and the childcare provider.

As well, full day/all day child care centres are located on some school sites, run by licensed, not-for-profit child care agencies.   Fees for service are set by the agency, with subsidies available by application to the local municipality. 

Please take a look at spreadsheet below for a breakdown of locations and costs.
 

* Registered early childhood educators are responsible for the extended day programs for full day kindergarten children. They plan a play-based program that is connected to the learning that will happen during the regular school day. The program includes a mix of exploration, guided and independent activities, quiet times and outdoor play.

SCHOOL FULL DAY  CHILD
CARE CENTRE
BEFORE & AFTER
SCHOOL PROGRAM
ORGANIZATION BEFORE SCHOOL
FEES
AFTER SCHOOL
FEES
 BEFORE & AFTER
SCHOOL
FEES
Apsley
Yes Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Armour Heights No Yes Trent Child Care $10.30 $11.20 $21.50
Baltimore No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Beatrice Strong Yes Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Brighton Yes Yes Brighton Children's Centre $9.25 $18.00 $23.50
Buckhorn No No No program currently offered at Buckhorn Public School.**
Burnham No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
C.R. Gummow No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Camborne No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Central No Yes YMCA GTA $13.50 $20.80 $25.00
Charles Bowman No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Chemong No Yes Trent Child Care $9.80 $11.70 $21.50
Colborne No No No program currently offered at Colborne Public School.**
Courtice North No Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Dr. Emily Stowe Yes Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Dr. G.J. MacGillivray No Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Dr. Ross Tilley Yes Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Duke of Cambridge No Yes Umbrella Child Care $16.00 $21.00 $23.50
Edmison Heights No Yes City of Peterborough $10.25 $13.25 $23.50
Enniskillen No Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Ganaraska Trail No Yes Ganaraska Child Care  $15.00 $15.00 $25.00
Grafton No No No program currently offered at Grafton Public School. **
Hampton Jr. PS No Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Harold Longworth No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Hastings No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Havelock No Full Day or Before & After School Care - YMCA Central East Ontario - Recreation Program Only - ages 6 and up $80/ month per child - after school only
Highland Heights No Full Day or Before & After School Care - YMCA Central East Ontario - Recreation Program Only - ages 6 and up $80/ month per child - after school only
Hillcrest No Yes Beehive Daycare (705) 653-5375 $11.10 $14.50 $22.00
James Strath Yes Yes Strath MacLean Child Care $6.50 $14.50 $21.00
John M. James Yes Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Kawartha Heights No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Keith Wightman No Yes Nursery Two Child Care $8.00 $10.00 $18.00
Kent No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
King George No Yes City of Peterborough $10.25 $13.25 $23.50
Kirby Centennial No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Lakefield District Yes Yes YMCA Central East Ontario   $8.50 $14.50 $23.00
Lydia Trull no Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
Merwin Greer No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Millbrook Yes Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $8.75 $17.50 $23.75
Murray Centennial No Yes YMCA Central East Ontario $11.00 $12.76 $23.75
Newcastle Yes Yes YMCA GTA $14.00 $17.00 $25.00
North Cavan No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.75 $13.75 $22.50
North Hope No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
North Shore Yes Yes Northern Lights Child Care $10.00 $15.00 $21.00
Northumberland Hills No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Norwood No Yes Hucklebug Child Care $8.00 $12.00 $15.00
Orono No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Otonabee Valley No Yes Nursery Two Child Care $8.00 $10.00 $18.00
Percy Centennial No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Plainville No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Prince of Wales No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Queen Elizabeth No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Queen Mary No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
R. F. Downey No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Roger Neilson No Yes Compass Early Learning and Care $13.50 $13.50 $24.75
Roseneath No No No program currently offered at Roseneath Public School.**
S.T. Worden No Yes Umbrella Child Care $16.00 $21.00 $23.50
Smithfield No No No program currently offered at Smithfield Public School. **
Spring Valley No Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Stockdale No Yes Community Partners for Success $13.00 $13.00 $28.00
Terry Fox Yes Yes YMCA Northumberland $16.00 $18.00 $27.00
Vincent Massey No Yes Umbrella Child Care $16.00 $21.00 $23.50
Warsaw No No No program currently offered at Warsaw Public School. **
Waverley No Yes Umbrella Child Care $16.00 $21.00 $23.50
Westmount No Yes City of Peterborough $10.25 $13.25 $23.50

**Please contact Stephanie_Mazzocca@kprdsb.ca if you are interested in this kind of program.

Contact Information

For more information on child care and family services located within KPR schools, please contact:

Stephanie Mazzocca, Child Care and Early Years Coordinator
(705)742-9773 ext. 2347, 1-877-741-4577
E-mail Stephanie_Mazzocca@kprdsb.ca