ICS After School Daycare
Program Information 2019-2020
At the ICS After School Daycare, we strive to create a safe, secure, loving environment in which children feel comfortable exploring their interests and expressing themselves, and to provide some of the guidance each child needs to develop a healthy sense of self in a larger social setting outside the home.
We recognize the individuality of each child in the centre - each with a distinct personality, unique qualifications and aptitudes and individual needs. We strive to support each child's unique pattern of development and to identify and stimulate particular interests and talents. Creative self-expression is always valued and encouraged in art and play activities.
Children are encouraged to learn through play and social experiences. Staff provide the materials necessary for positive growth and encourage exploration and experimentation. The Daycare programs are developed based on the children’s interests; some areas include crafts, science, math, and exploration in music and play. We incorporate outdoor play on a daily basis, weather permitting.
Daily Daycare Programs
The Daycare offers the following daily programs:
These can be used on a Full-Time, Part-Time or Flex basis.
The Full-Time option includes care for each day that school is in session. If you select the Full-Time option you will be charged the Full-Time rate for each day that the school is in session in a given month.
The Part-Time option includes care for 3 days each week that school is in session. Parents must select which 3 days will be used on a regular basis; Daycare staff must be notified of any deviation from the regular days. If you select the Part-Time option you will be charged the Part-Time rate for 3 days each week school is in session in a given month. Any additional days used will be charged at the Flex rate.
If you don’t select either the Full-Time or the Part-Time rate, you will be charged the Flex rate for each day you use.
The Daily Daycare Programs are closed for all statutory holidays and 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 policy; please refer to the Fees Information sheet for details.
If you plan to make use of Flex care, you must confirm your child(ren)’s with attendance with a member of the Daycare staff in advance, either by email, over the phone, or in person.
Accommodation for Flex care cannot always be guaranteed and students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Regrettably there may be times when all requests for Flex care cannot be accommodated due to demand. Only students who register for the Full-Time or Part-Time rate are guaranteed accommodation.
Unless you register for the Full-Time or Part-Time rate in advance, you will be charged at the Flex rate regardless of how many days you use in a given week or month.
Creative Play is offered to the JK and SK children only on Wednesdays (when the school day ends early). The program runs from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Children who are registered for After School Care will be transitioned to that program following Creative Play.
PD Days and Camps
The Daycare will be open for PD Days, for one week during March break (second week), and for two weeks in June once classes end. Details regarding PD Day, March break and June camps will be sent out during the year.
Specialty Programs (during After School Care)
On occasion, throughout the year, the Daycare will offer specialty programs taught by outside instructors and organizations. These programs, such as dance, chess, or yoga, will be offered at rates TBD. Families with children enrolled at our Full-Time Rate for After School Care, will receive a 15% discount off posted rates.
Please note that registration with our online software system (Sandbox Software) is required for the use of all programs. It is recommended that all families complete the registration at the beginning of the year even if you only intend to use the Daycare on an occasional basis.