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About PLASP School Age Programs
PLASP is pleased to offer affordable, high-quality child care to children throughout the year attending elementary school (in grades 1 to 6). PLASP provides programs with trained staff and competitive rates on each day care is offered. Your child must be registered in a school where PLASP programs are offered in order to attend the program. If your child is under the age of five (5) and not currently enrolled in kindergarten operated by one of the school boards, please visit our section on Early Learning and Child Care Centres for programs appropriate for your child. 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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All PLASP school age 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 Care Practitioner (CYC) designations. All staff hired to work in our school age programs meet the Ministry requirement under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Staff also participate in additional training courses through PLASP.
Our program staff are trained to work specifically with school age children. They take the time to listen and play, providing a balanced program that supports and encourages children. 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.
Before School Program
The Before School Program operates from 7:30 a.m. and continues until school begins. Children participate in a variety of activities and enjoy a healthy breakfast, served daily.
Ratio: 1 staff to 15 children.
After School Programs
The After School Programs begin at school dismissal and continues until 6:00 p.m. Children are greeted by the same staff each day, which allows a sense of stability and familiarity to develop. Program staff have prepared, in advance, fun and stimulating activities for the children to enjoy. Children also participate in planning program activities. In addition to active play, children have the opportunity to socialize with their friends and have time to do homework. Special events are planned on a regular basis, including theme days and special visitors. A substantial snack is served every day prior to 4:30 p.m. A typical snack includes whole grain crackers with cheese, yogurt, apple slices and milk or juice.
Ratio: 1 staff to 15 children.
At some locations, PLASP is able to offer extended hours for Before and After School Programs where available. These programs start as early as 7:15 a.m. and end at 6:15 p.m. To see if your child's school offers extended hours, please use the Search For Care function, call the Parent Services Hotline at 647-484-4372 (long distance: 1-888-739-4102) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 packages are ideal for the families who do not require care every day. A single package consists of 14 visits. Part-time 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 Package, a one-time fee will be withdrawn.
Unused visits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Part-time packages cannot be shared between children.
Professional Activity (P.A.) Day Program
Children from grades 1 to 6 who participate in one or more of PLASP’s full-time programs can also register for our P. A. Day Program at select locations. Children enjoy such attractions as the Ontario Science Centre, Chuck E. Cheese, Medieval Times, bowling, movies, and community centres on P.A. Day trips. The P.A. Day Program begins at 7:30 a.m. (7:15 a.m. at selected locations) with children arriving no later than 8:30am, and operates until 6:00pm (6:15pm at selected locations). Children are picked-up and dropped off at their school. The P.A. Day Program fee includes all transportation costs, entrance fees, supervision, breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Summer, Holiday and March break camps are offered at select locations throughout Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga, depending on need.
Need More Information?
Download our PLASP Parent Handbook for children in our School Age Before and After School Programs.