School Age Programs - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions - School Age Programs

Click below for frequently asked questions and answers about our Before and After School programs for children ages 3 years 8 months-12 Years.

You must complete all the fields required in the registration process. Learn more about what information is required.

Until you get a family doctor, write in the phone number and address of a walk-in medical clinic that you would use. You must also include the name of a doctor who works at that clinic, preferably one your child has seen on a regular basis.

Your registration will not be confirmed until you have two emergency contacts who would be available in case of an emergency. The two emergency contacts must have different telephone numbers, and be aware of this responsibility.

PLASP offers a discount to families who have three or more children enrolled in any PLASP programs. Parents pay full price for two children and receive 50% off the fee incurring the lowest cost for the third child. 

 

Children decide what they would like to do in our programs.  Children can choose from a variety of things including toys and games, arts, reading, group, gym and outdoor activities.  Time is provided for homework.

PLASP follows Canada's Food Guide and children in the Before School program are provided a nutritious breakfast such as cereal, milk and fruit. Children in the After School program are served a substantial, nutritious snack including food such as sandwiches, fruit, cheese, crackers and juice. 

PLASP operates "nut free" programs. Some children suffer severe allergic reactions to nut products. Please do not bring, or send any items containing nuts or peanut products to any PLASP program. Nut and peanut products will not be served to the children for breakfast, snacks, or used in any crafts.

Our 1,500+ members of staff are trained to the highest standards in understanding the needs of children. PLASP's non-discrimintory hiring practices create teams of staff from diverse backgrounds that support and build positive relationships with the children, families and communities where our programs are located. 

We take time and care when choosing our kindergarten and school age staff, making sure that the candidates we choose are warm, nurturing and caring people who connect well with children, families and the community. 

All PLASP school age and kindergarten program staff hold a valid Standard First Aid Certificate with level C CPR, and a clear vulnerable sector criminal reference check. We recruit Registered Early Childhood Educators, as well as candidates with Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), Child and Youth Worker (CYW) and Child and Youth Practitioner (CYC) designations. All staff hired to work in our kindergarten and school age programs meet the Ministry requirements under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Staff also particiapte in additional training courses through PLASP. 

A refund of 50% of bi-weekly fees is given, upon written request, for 10 or more consecutive program days missed due to hospitalization or illness. A doctor's note is required.

All program requests are done online. To register for a PLASP program, you must first create a PLASP account.

Adding or cancelling programs  must be done by logging into your PLASP account. Please note that cancellation requests must be submitted one week (5 business days) prior to the next scheduled pre-authorized payment day.

For more information, please watch our instructional videos for adding or cancelling programs.

PLASP Child Care Services accepts funding from Children’s Services for the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto. Families who need financial assistance can apply to the Region of Peel or the City of Toronto. Please contact them at your earliest opportunity to begin the process to receive a subsidy.

If you live in Toronto, please call our Parent Services hotline at 647-484-4372 (long distance: 1-888-739-4102) BEFORE you begin the online registration process.

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Yes - it is not uncommon for another individual to pay for child care fees. Fees can be paid by another person, as long as current payment procedures are followed.

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