Kindergarten Programs - PLASP

Kindergarten Programs

A girl in a PLASP kindergarten program paints a flower potPLASP’s affordable, high-quality kindergarten before and after school programs are the ideal place for your child to grow and thrive. Conveniently located in your child’s school, PLASP’s programs:

  • Meet the high standards for licensing by the Ministry of Education
  • Employ Registered Early Childhood Educators who connect well with children and families
  • Achieve 95% parent satisfaction
  • Offer discounted rates for children under age 6 through the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system

Operating on a not-for-profit basis, we are proud to have a 95% parent satisfaction rate.

Find a PLASP Kindergarten program near you!

You can also explore what our kindergarten programs have to offer, and tour one of our programs in virtual reality by visiting our online guide (below).

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PLASP’s award-winning programs are offered in over 230 elementary schools located in Peel Region and Toronto throughout the year for children enrolled in those schools.

Following the Ministry of Education’s play-based kindergarten curriculum, PLASP staff plan activities to facilitate learning through play, and provide a balanced program that supports and facilitates children’s optimum development.

You can also find the following information about our Kindergarten programs below.

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Our Award-Winning Team

All PLASP staff operating our Extended-Day Kindergarten Programs are RECEs (Registered Early Childhood Educators) who understand the needs of young children. They take the time to listen and play, providing a balanced program that supports and encourages children. Staff have a valid Standard First Aid Certificate and are required to successfully complete a specifically designed training program. Required training includes WHMIS and Food Safety, Health and Safety Essentials, Administration of Medication and Self Esteem Orientation. Staff must also pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check. For more information, read our program statement. Not all programs are available at all locations. Please use the "search for care" function to see what programs are available at each location.

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Before School Program (Ratio: 1 staff to 13 children)

The Before School Program operates from 7:30 a.m. and continues until school begins. Children participate in social activities and enjoy a healthy breakfast, served daily.

After School Program (Ratio: 1 staff to 13 children)

The After School Program begins at school dismissal and continues until 6 p.m. Children are greeted by PLASP staff each day, which allows a sense of stability and familiarity to develop. Staff plan play-based activities based on children's interests. In addition to active play, children have the opportunity to develop friendships. A nutritious afternoon snack is served every day. A typical snack includes whole wheat crackers, salad bar (romaine lettuce, chick peas, pickles, parmesan cheese, salad dressing) and water. 

Part-time Care*

Available only at select locations where space permits. If there is a waitlist for full-time care for a program, part-time care will not be available. These care packages are ideal for families who do not require care every day. A single package consists of 14 visits. part-time care packages can be purchased at any time throughout the school year and will expire in 100 calendar days or after 14 visits. When purchasing a part-time care package, a one-time fee will be withdrawn.

Unused visits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Part-time care packages cannot be shared between children. 

*Please note that part-time packages must be used within the school year they are purchased. Part-time packages that are purchased with less than 100 days left in the school year, must be used by the end of June and cannot be carried over into the next school year.

Kindergarten P.A. Day Programs (In School ratio is 1:13; Off site ratio is 1:8)

Kindergarten children who participate in one or more of PLASP's full-time programs can also register for our Professional Activity (P.A.) Day program. P.A. Day activities for children in this program operate out of pre-selected school locations within the same neighborhoods. Children are supervised at all times. Children receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Parents are provided with notification of the P.A. Day location. Schools are based on geography and enrollment. Parents can register for the closest school location where the program is offered within the same school board. Learn more about PLASP's P.A. Day program for Kindergarten children.

PLASP Holiday Programs

Kindergarten children who participate in one or more of PLASP’s full-time programs can also register for our P. A. Day Program at select locations. PLASP Holiday Programs Summer, Winter Holiday and Spring Break programs are offered at select locations throughout Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga, depending on need.


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We’re Here to Help!

For more information about PLASP’s Kindergarten Programs, download our PLASP Parent Handbook. You can also reach our Support Services Centre at 647-484-4372 (long distance: 1-888-739-4102). Our head office, located at 60 Courtneypark Drive West, Mississauga, accepts phone calls Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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