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Schoolhouse Playcare Centre has been approved in the Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care System. This program will provide fee reduction funding and will be implemented using a phased in approach.

- A fee reduction of up to 25% for eligible children (under age 6, retroactive to April 1, 2022 for the first year of implementation.

- An additional 25% reduction bringing the total to 50% on average for eligible children by the end of 2022 calendar year (reflected in January payments for families.)

- Additional fee reductions scheduled for September 2024 and September 2025, bringing the average child care fees to $10.00 per day eligible child.

In the first year of implementation, child care fees will not be reduced lower than $12.00 per day. As such, if the cost of care for an eligible kindergarten child to attend after school is $13.50 per day, the reduced rate in year one will be $12.00 per day.

"Eligible Child" means:

a. Any child, until the last day of the month in which the child turns 6 uears old (irrespective of the type of licensed child care program in which they are enrolled); and

b. Up until June 30 in a calendar year, any child who,

- Turns 6 years old between January 1 and June 30 in that calendar year; and

- Is enrolled in a licensed infant, toddler, preschool or kindergarten group, a licensed family age group, or home child care, as defined in CCEYA

Rebates can be provided in the form of credits for future child care provided the child continues to receive child care and can make use of the credit.


We bill families at the end of each month for the following month and ask that Monthly fees be paid during the first week of each month. Preferred method of payment is E-transfer, fees may be paid by cheque or money order, please print your invoice number and child's name on the cheque. Please note that cheques may take a little longer time to process due to the low number of them that we receive.

We are a non-profit organization that runs based on the enrolment and fees collected each month. We budget according to this and cannot carry outstanding fee debts for longer than a month. If fees are not paid after a reminder has been issued mid-month, and no attempt to make payment has been made within 10 working days following this reminder, your child's space will be opened up to families waiting on our waitlist. At this point if you have still not made payment or made an attempt to make payment you will receive a letter stating that your outstanding amount will be going to collections.

If in the event that a cheque is returned NSF (Non-sufficient funds) a $40.00 administration fee will be issued, and a prompt payment of the amount will be expected or follow through will be as above.

Fee Schedule

This chart represents our new fees which will be effective January 2023 for eligible children.

Infant Program Hours Cost
Infant Full Day $31.66 / day
Toddler Programs Hours Cost

Full Day $22.21 / day
Half Day with lunch

7:30 am - 1:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 am

$15.12 / day
$12.28 / day
Nursery School Program Hours Cost
St. Martin
Nursery School
9:30 am - 12:00 pm $12.00 / day
Preschool Programs Hours Cost
Preschool Full Day $20.32 / day
8:30 am - 11:30 am $12.00/ day
half day with lunch
8:30 am - 1:00 pm $14.18 / day
Kindergarten & School Age Programs Hours Cost
Before School
$13.50/$12.00 / day
After School

$13.50/$12.00 / day

PA Day
Kindergarten (must bring your own lunch)
School Age (must bring your own lunch)

Full Day
Full Day

$38.00/$17.95 / day
$35.00/$16.54 / day
Other Programs Hours Cost
Special workshops TBA TBA