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What to Expect from Before School and After School Programs: A Guide

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Did you know that about one-third of Canadian school children attend before or after-school programs?


There are many reasons why parents choose to place their children in before-school daycare or after-school programs. Not only is it great for children's social development, but it can help support working parents with excellent childcare and peace of mind!


So, what can you expect from before and after-school programs if you are considering this for your child? What does our service offer that you won't find elsewhere?


If you are in the Pickering or Ajax area and are looking for school daycare, read on to learn what you need to know!

 

What Are the Times of the School Programs?


Before school daycare runs from 7:00 AM - 9.00 AM. Our after-school program runs from 3:00 PM - 6.00 PM.


It's also possible to access our shuttle service. If transportation is an issue, we can provide transportation to and from school in certain areas. If you want to find out more about the shuttle service and whether your child can access it, let us know so that we can work with you.


Both of our school programs run from Monday - Friday, and we are closed on Saturday and Sunday.


What Types of Activities Are on Offer?


Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten offers a diverse and engaging learning environment suitable for 6 - 12-year-olds.


It utilizes a variety of teaching and learning methods that put children on a path for self-discovery and success.


We offer arts and crafts, pretend playtime, inside and outside play, and much more to keep children happy and engaged.


What's the Policy on Closures Due to Bad Weather?


In 20 years, Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten has never been closed due to bad weather. However, if extenuating circumstances were to happen, we would notify all parents via telephone and/or email and post an update on the school website.


Find Out More About Our After and Before School Daycare Programs in Pickering


We hope this guide on before school daycare and after-school programs has given you all the information you need. If you have any more questions, have a look at our FAQS for more.


And if you would like to schedule a tour of our facilities, fill in our contact form, and we will get back to you! Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten can't wait to help you and your child with our program selections.