ICS After School Daycare
Program Information 2021-2022
Health & Safety
In the context of the ongoing pandemic, the Daycare is committed to ensuring a safe and engaging childcare experience. All policies and plans have been developed in close partnership with the Lab School and in adherence with Public Health and Ministry of Education guidelines. These include grouping of children in cohorts; consistent staff person(s) assigned to each cohort; enhanced cleaning protocols; monitoring of health of students and staff; and mask protocols consistent with Lab School policies.
In accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, students from different grades can combined in a group, as long as health and safety measures can be maintained (adequate space, ventilation, mask and hand hygiene protocols). The Daycare will have mixed grade grouping, which will remain consistent, and is dependent on enrollment. Previously, children were generally in one of four groups: Nursery, JK – SK, Grade 1 – 3, and Grade 4 – 6.
Daily Daycare Programs
Children must be registered for a minimum of 1 regular day/week to use Daycare program.
Before School Care
After School Care
Wednesday Afternoon Care
(for Nursery students)
8:00am - 8:45 am
3:30pm - 6:00pm daily
12:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday
11:45am - 3:30pm OR
11:45am - 6:00pm
Full-Time childcare users
Full-time childcare users are billed for each day that school is in session in a given month. Refer to the Fees Information page for details.
Part-Time childcare users
Part-time childcare users must select which scheduled days they will be using Childcare. They will be billed for scheduled days that school is in session in a given month. Families must maintain a consistent weekly schedule; should this need to change, please contact the Daycare Supervisor to discuss. Refer to the Fees Information page for details.
Wednesday Afternoon Care (JK to Grade 6)
Following Wednesday school dismissal at 12:00 pm, childcare is available from 12:00 pm – 6:00pm for registered Daycare users. Students will join their group for lunch, outdoor play, and programming based on their interests. Staff will engage with the students to identify interests, and together develop projects or programming ideas. Groups will engage in a variety of activities including art-making, craft, sport or games. Special guests or events may be planned.
PD Days and March Break
Should the Daycare be able to safely provide PD Day and/or March Break childcare that meets all Lab School, Public Health, and Ministry of Education guidelines, families will be advised accordingly with as much advance notice as possible.
Closures & Late Pick-Ups
The Daycare is closed for all statutory holidays and during the periods the school building is closed. The Daycare closes each day at 6:00 pm and parents are expected to arrive on time to pick up their child(ren). The Daycare has a late pickup policy; refer to the Fees Information page for details.
Registration with our online software system (Sandbox Software) is required for the use of all programs. Families are welcome to contact the Daycare Supervisor should they wish to register for Daycare at any point in the school year.
New and returning Daycare users can access Sandbox registration on our homepage!