School Age Programs (Grades 1 - 6) - PLASP

School Age Programs (Grades 1 - 6)

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PLASP’s award-winning before and after school programs are a safe place for your child (aged 6-12) 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 warm, nurturing staff members who connect well with children and families
  • 95% parent satisfaction

Find a PLASP School Age program near you!

 

You can also explore what our school age 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 affordable, high-quality programs are offered in over 230 elementary schools located in Peel Region and Toronto throughout the year for children enrolled in those schools.

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

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Our Award-Winning Team

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.

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Before School Program (Ratio: 1 staff to 15 children)

​The Before School Program begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until school begins. Children participate in a variety of activities and enjoy a healthy breakfast, served daily.

After School Program (Ratio: 1 staff to 15 children)

The After School Program begins at school dismissal and continues until 6:00 p.m. Children are greeted by PLASP staff each day, which promotes belonging and engagement. The program features stimulating and inquiry-based activities, which children help plan and lead. In addition to active play, children have the opportunity to socialize with their friends and have time to do homework. A nutritious afternoon snack is served every day. 

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.

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

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. Learn more about PLASP’s P.A. Day Programs for school age children

PLASP Holiday Programs

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 School Age 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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