The Greater Gatineau Elementary School Daycare offers services to the school community before school hours, during lunch and after school. We also offer programs on Professional Development Days.
Our aim is to provide a safe, stimulating and caring service for the children of those parents who require daycare service outside of regular school hours. Our program includes: snack, homework club, physical fitness, tribes activities, cultural and art experiences and ample opportunities to socialize.
Please read the daycare section of this site carefully and familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the Daycare. Also take some time to go over the behaviour expectations with your child. The daycare section of this site is a handy resource to help you and your child get the most out of the program.
Through our daycare centre, students have access to a variety of educational and cultural activities, ranging from science, to literature to arts. In addition, these services support special needs students and promote inclusiveness.
The subsidized rate for daycare is set by the Ministere de l’Education et l’Enseignement Superieur each year. To qualify for the subsidized rate and be considered a regular student you must register before September 30th of the current school year for a minimum of three days per week or take a spot vacated by another regular student.
A student who attends occasionally, less than three days/week, or in the morning only, does not qualify for the reduced rate.
All students, regular and occasional, qualify for the regular rate on PD days. There is an additional fee of $8.35 on top of the regular rate.
Fees 2020-2021 School Year
Regular Student – $8.50/day
Occasional Afternoon Student – $11.50/day
Morning Only – $4.00/day
Full Day Occasional Student – $15.50/day
PD day – $16.85/day + Additional activity fees if applicable
**Any parent or guardian who arrives after 5:30 pm will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute. Repeated late pick up may result in refusal of Daycare services for your child.
Daycare Daily Schedule
|Morning service||6:45 – 7:55|
|Lunch supervision||10:55 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:35
|After school program||2:35 – 5:30|
|PD Days||6:45am – 5:30pm|
Daycare service begins on the first day of classes and runs until the last day of classes.
Morning Daycare is offered for no extra fee to regular daycare children.
To ensure the safe arrival of all children, parents or other responsible adults must accompany the children to the Daycare room for drop off in the morning and they will be requested to initial the attendance book.
Parents do not have access to the building due to Public Health guidelines. During the restricted period parents are required to wait at the door with their children in the morning until a staff member has greeted them. The children will proceed to the daycare room to check in with their educator.
Daycare staff provides a service of lunchtime monitoring and surveillance during lunch recess. They also encourage healthy food choices.
The children remain in their regular classrooms during the lunch hour.
After School Program
After school Daycare begins at the end of classes. The children meet promptly for attendance before school buses leave the school grounds. Attendance is followed by a snack, then a homework session and then various activities planned and implemented by the educators. A period of free time and socialization begins at approximately 4:30 until closing.
The Daycare closes promptly at 5:30.
It has been a long-standing tradition that a snack is offered to the children at the beginning of the After School Program. The snack is paid for by the parents and grants and is prepared and served by the staff.
In accordance with the Canadian Food Guide, the daily snack is comprised of one serving of fresh fruit and vegetables, one serving of dairy, a choice of grain products, and a glass of either 100% juice or water.
A child who has an allergy will be required to bring their own snack to daycare. The snack fee will not be charged to this child. The snack provided by the daycare will also take their allergy into consideration and will not contain any items to cause concern.
The snack program has been put on hold for the 2020-2021 school year due to guidelines from Public Health. Snack will not be provided during the restricted period.
From Monday to Thursday, all students are provided the opportunity to do homework, study and read. The time allotted to this activity varies with the age and grade level of the children (15 minutes for the youngest group and up to 30 minutes for the senior groups). Children can always continue working on homework after the scheduled time if they chose to do so.
All Daycare Educators prepare a monthly schedule of organized activities and post it in the Daycare area.
The activities include arts and crafts, food preparation, organized games, sports, and performing arts.
All supplies for the planned activities are furnished by the Daycare. At times Educators may request donations of common household items such as egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, juice cartons, etc.
Free Choice Time
Free choice time happens in the mornings, after 4:30 and on PD days. Children are permitted to bring toys from home to share with their friends. These toys must be able to fit in their school back pack and must stay in their back pack during the school day. The children will be permitted to play with these toys only during assigned times. If children are seen with their toys at another time during the day this privilege may be removed.
The daycare is not responsible for loss or damage to these items. Please discuss this with your child and use this knowledge to decide which toys are appropriate to send with your child. Electronic toys that can send messages or take pictures must be left at home.
The “bring toys from home” program is also on hold due to guidelines from Public Health. Children must keep personal items to a minimum at school/daycare. There will be toys and games provided by the daycare for free choice time.