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 (PD days).
Our program runs from the first day of classes to the last day of classes for each school year. We are closed to students for the August PD days and the June PD 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, cultural and art experiences and ample opportunities to socialize.
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.
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Payments can be made online. Here are the instructions to set up your payments with your bank. Online Payment Memo – Daycare
Your balance can be found on your Statement of Account under the FINANCE tab on the parent portal. Here is the Mozaik Parent Portal Guide and a YouTube Tutorial on how to set up your account and the link to the portal to access your statements.
The rates for daycare are set by the Ministere de l’Education et l’Enseignement Superieur each year. To qualify for the regular rates you must register before September 30th of the current school year.
Students who attend regularly each week are charged per day based on their registration.
Drop in rates are charged based on the periods attended.
All registered students qualify for the regular rate on PD days. Students who register but do not attend the PD day will still be charged the regular daycare fee as well as any special activity fee.
Student who attends daycare each week pays $8.95/day based on their reservation of 1-2-3-4 or 5 days.
Drop in rate for afternoon only – $8.75/day
Drop in rate for morning only – $3.00/day
PD day – $14.60/day + Additional activity fees if applicable
**Any parent or guardian who arrives after closing time 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 – 7:45|
|Lunch supervision||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.
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 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.
Thanks to a nutrition grant a free snack is offered to the children at the beginning of the After School Program.
Snack offerings include fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, and a variety of grain products.
Children may also eat any leftover items from their lunch during snack time.
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. There will be toys and games provided by the daycare for free choice time.