Extended Day Program

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer a fee based Extended Day Program for children from JK to grade 6. The program provides children with opportunities to expand their knowledge through a variety of activities. Children will be exposed to situations that will stimulate their curiosity, independence and communication skills. The extended day programs are delivered by teams of Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) who are members of the College of Early Childhood Educators. They are dedicated to providing faith based, quality, educational programming. All staff members have a deep and extensive knowledge of child development and the skills required to provide an enriched play-based educational program complementing the core day curriculum. Having an educator from the core day provides a seamless day allowing for consistency and security for both parents and children. The extended day program offers parents a convenient school location, equity of access in a safe and healthy environment for young children.

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Online registration is available for the 2019-20 school year please. Click here access your existing account or to register your child for the first time.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board assesses the viability of the Extended Day Program at all schools every year.  A program is determined viable when there is sufficient parental interest. Parents demonstrate their interest by pre-registering for the Extended Day Program yearly.

For the 2019-20 school year

Schools offering an Extended Day Program:
Blessed Sacrament, Kitchener
Canadian Martyrs, Kitchener
Christ the King, Cambridge
Holy Family, New Hamburg
Holy Spirit, Cambridge
Monsignor Haller, Kitchener
Our Lady Fatima, Cambridge
Our Lady of Grace, Kitchener
Our Lady of Lourdes, Waterloo
Sir Edgar Bauer, Waterloo
St. Agnes, Waterloo
St. Aloysius, Kitchener
St. Anne, Cambridge
St. Anne, Kitchener
St. Augustine, Cambridge
St. Bernadette, Kitchener
St. Boniface, Maryhill
St. Brigid, Ayr
St. Clement, St. Clements
St. Daniel, Kitchener
St. Dominic Savio, Kitchener
St. Elizabeth, Cambridge
St. Frances, Cambridge
St. Gabriel, Cambridge
St. John, Kitchener
St. Joseph, Cambridge
St. John Paul II, Kitchener
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Kitchener
St. Mark, Kitchener
St. Matthew, Waterloo
St. Michael, Cambridge
St. Nicholas, Waterloo
St. Paul, Kitchener
St. Peter, Cambridge
St. Teresa, Kitchener
St. Teresa of Avila, Elmira
St. Teresa of Calcutta, Cambridge
St. Timothy, Kitchener
St. Vincent de Paul, Cambridge

Please remember that viability is open yearly where parents are able to express their interest for a program to operate at their child’s school. Further information on registration is available at your child’s school or by calling 519-578-3660.

Extended day programs are available before and after school (e.g. 7:00 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm), on 5 out of 7 PA days* and during Christmas and March Break where viable. Programs are available to parents on a full/part-time basis with a set recurring schedule. Programs are run on a cost-recovery basis.

Please note, Christmas and March break programs may be offered at a different WCDSB school if your child’s school is not viable.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board sets the fees at a public board meeting. The base daily fee for 2019-2020 is $25.00 per day for the before and after-school, PD Days, Christmas and March Break programs. This fee is pro-rated based on bell-times for the before and after school program.

Click here for a schedule of the rates for each school and each segment of the program.

Payments for the Extended Day program are made directly to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The invoice that you receive via e-mail on the 20th of each month will be for the current month of care. For example, the invoice you receive on September 20th is for care used in September. There are several payment options available. Debit and Credit card payments can be made in person, or by phone. Cash and cheque options are also available.

For frequently asked questions, please see the link at the top of this page.

Financial assistance with child care costs is available for parents/guardians. Eligibility for childcare subsidy is based on a family’s income and reasons for childcare. To determine eligibility for subsidy please contact the Region of Waterloo Childcare Subsidy office at 519-575-4400 visit their website at Financial Help with Child Care Costs.

To learn more about the Extended Day Programs please email: extended.day@wcdsb.ca
or call 519-578-3660.