BEFORE &
AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAM GUIDE

Welcome to PLASP’s Before and After School Program Guide. This guide will take you through the Kindergarten and School Age programs, with informative videos and details on our standards of care; ending with a section to help you register.

Simply click the arrows forward or back, or use the bottom menu to jump to a section of interest. At any time you can click the “READY TO REGISTER” button located in the upper left corner of every page.

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

At PLASP children are at the centre of everything we do. Children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential and deserve a safe, warm and caring environment – a place to thrive and want to be.

We build relationships with our families, taking the time to understand and learn about the children in our programs.

Knowing your child is in this learning environment means you can go to work worry‑free.

For everyone that peace of mind is priceless.

"PLASP is much more
than 3 Hugs a Day,
they are there like
family taking care of
our children while
we’re at work."

Our focus is, always has,
and always will be,
on every child in our care.

Trusting us with your most precious gift, your child, is an enormous responsibility that we take immense pride in.

Watch your child grow and thrive. PLASP programs foster self-esteem and self-worth in children by providing stimulating activities that promote a sense of belonging, well-being, engagement and expression.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, PLASP provides care and early learning in licensed programs to more than 13,000 children from 10,500 families annually, in over 220 locations throughout Toronto and Peel Region.

Programs for school age and kindergarten children include before school, after school, P.A. Day and holiday camps.

"Best child care
centres in the
GTA. Staff are all
fantastic. Fantastic
place. I highly
recommend it!"

Yours to explore.
Take a 360° look at a child’s point of view.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO to explore a multi-dimensional look of a virtual day with children and staff. Use your mouse to move about, turn to the left, turn to the right, look up, down and around.

When you’re done simply click on the X at the top right corner of the video to continue to the next page.

"Very happy to
be part of the
PLASP family. My kids
love it and it’s one of
the best decisions we
have made.
Great job guys..."

PLASP

Before & After School Program Guide

Click on either kindergarten or school age below to view that program’s information
Kindergarten
or
School Age
Grades 1 - 6

PLASP Kindergarten Program

PLASP Kindergarten Program

We're here for you.

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video to
view.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO and explore the kindergarten program with the children and staff. When you’re done simply click on the X at the top right corner of the video to continue to the next page.

Ratio of
1 staff to
13 children

PLASP Kindergarten Program

PLASP kindergarten programs are an extension of the school day, and follow the Ministry of Education pedagogy “How Does Learning Happen?” and The Kindergarten Program. There is a seamless transition from the kindergarten class to our programs. Children are escorted to and from our programs, which are located in a kindergarten classroom, by PLASP staff. Your children are always supervised and in the school community.

Kindergarten staff are Registered Early Childhood Educators who engage in fun, age appropriate activities, both indoors and outdoors, that facilitate learning through play, and provide an interactive social program that supports and promotes your child’s optimum development.

PLASP Kindergarten Program

BEFORE SCHOOL.
The day begins at 7:30 am when your child receives a nutritious breakfast, participates in hands on, active learning activities and is provided with outdoor time, prior to their school day.

AFTER SCHOOL.
From school dismissal, until 6 p.m., your child will be with trained PLASP staff. Your child is engaged in play based, fun and stimulating activities while socializing with their friends. Outdoor time is provided daily. Special events are planned on a regular basis and a substantial snack is served every day.

PLASP Kindergarten Program

We currently provide:
  • Programs for children in over 190 elementary schools located throughout Peel Region and Toronto
  • PLASP kindergarten programs are an extension of the school day and follow the Ministry of Education curriculum, The Kindergarten Program, including Ontario’s pedagogy – “How Does Learning Happen?”
  • Before and/or after school programs located in your child's school
  • P.A. Day care and Holiday Camps provided in select locations which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks along with visits by enrichment providers like Drum Circle or Monkeynastix
  • Healthy and nutritious snacks and meals
  • Extended hours, where available, from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday to Friday

PLASP School Age Program Grades 1 – 6. Up to 12 years old.

PLASP School Age Program

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video to
view.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO and explore the school program with the children and staff at PLASP. When you’re done simply click on the X at the top right corner of the video to continue to the next page.

Ratio of
1 staff to
15 children

PLASP School Age Program

PLASP programs provide a seamless transition from your child’s school day to our programs. Programs are available throughout the year for your school age child attending elementary school in grades 1 to 6, up to 12 years of age.

Our highly-trained staff facilitate fun, age appropriate activities, both indoors and outdoors. Programs follow the Ministry of Education pedagogy outlined in “How Does Learning Happen?”. PLASP provides a social program that gives the opportunity for children to be physically active, supporting and encouraging your child’s optimal development.

PLASP School Age Program

BEFORE SCHOOL.
Our morning program runs from 7:30 a.m. until the school day begins. During this time a healthy nutritious breakfast is served and children can participate in stimulating activities prior to going outside to socialize with friends.

AFTER SCHOOL.
From school dismissal, until 6 p.m, your children are with trained PLASP staff each day. A variety of fun, actvities are offered throughout the program including opportunities for active physical play. Your child also socializes with their friends and has time to do homework. Regular special events are planned, including theme days and special visitors. A substantial snack is served every day.

PLASP School Age Program

We currently provide:
  • Programs for children in over 210 elementary schools located throughout Peel Region and Toronto
  • Programming for children up to 12 years of age that follows the Ministry of Education pedagogy – “How Does Learning Happen?”
  • P.A Day program located in your child’s school that offers trips to off-site locations such as Medieval Times, Black Creek Pioneer Village or the movies with all transportation and entrance fees as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks included
  • Holiday Camps available at select locations
  • Part-time packages for families who do not require full-time/daily care
  • Healthy and nutritious snacks and meals
  • Extended hours, where available, from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday to Friday

“My children have the best care available.”

Award
Winning

care for
your child.
Families continue to recognize PLASP as a provider of choice by voting in local readers choice awards. For 18 consecutive years PLASP has been recognized by the readers of the Mississauga News and City Parent magazine as the provider of choice for before and after school programs and full day care at our centres.
Recent awards in 2016 include Best Child Care by the readers of the Brampton Guardian, Best Academic Learning Centres from the readers of the Mississauga News and Brampton Board of Trade Business Award for Mentoring.
95%
Parent
Level of
Satisfaction
PLASP conducts an annual survey asking all families to provide feedback on their experience with PLASP. For more than 20 years PLASP has had a level of satisfaction of over 95%.
Quality
of Care
95%
Program
Staff
95%
Child
Health & Safety
95%
Child's
Enjoyment
94%
Just hear what
our families
have to say...
“They provide me with peace of mind knowing my children are well looked after, safe, and stimulated. The staff at PLASP are just amazing! I took a year off from PLASP and did the nanny thing, and my oldest kept asking me if she could visit PLASP every day. When I said she was going back she did the biggest cheer. Thank you so much!”
...another
grateful
parent says...
“My son and I both love the program. For me it is peace of mind knowing that my son is in great hands before and after school. The staff is wonderful and the activities they plan are meaningful and enriching. Keep up the great work!”
We couldn't
have said
it better
ourselves.

PLASP

Dedicated.
Caring.
Skilled.

Your children are safe with our dedicated and trained staff. Our staff are trained to the highest standards in understanding the needs of children. They all have a valid First Aid Certificate and have successfully completed our specifically designed school-age training program. PLASP hires Registered Early Childhood Educators and individuals who meet the requirements under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA). All staff have a clear vulnerable sector criminal reference check.

They listen and interact, providing your child with a balanced program that encourages them to develop to their full potential.

Rest
assured.

For more than 40 years PLASP has been providing high quality programs for families. Many parents who were children in our programs have now returned registering their own children with PLASP or as staff.

Convenient, safe, fun, learning environments available for your child in their schools. This peace of mind is priceless.

How to Register your child

How to register

Clicking on the READY TO REGISTER button on the upper left corner of any page in this guide takes you to PLASP’s dedicated registration page. There you will be guided through the process to setup your account.

The following information in this section will help make the process smooth and aid in enrolling your child in PLASP.

What you need

You’ll need ALL this information at hand to complete the registration process.
  • ADDRESS – including postal code
  • SECONDARY ADDRESS (if different from above)
  • EMPLOYER INFORMATION FOR BOTH CAREGIVERS – name, address (including postal code)
  • TELEPHONE NUMBERS – home, work and cell/pager
  • EMERGENCY CONTACTS – 2 trusted individuals who can pick up your child in your absence
  • BANKING INFORMATION including financial institution, account and transit number
  • DOCTORS INFORMATION – name, address and telephone number (including postal code)
  • IMMUNIZATION RECORD – (for Infant, Toddler or Pre-School programs only)
  • ALLERGY INFORMATION – type of allergy, high or low risk and reaction
  • NAME OF ANY MEDICATION taken on a regular or emergency basis
  • LIST OF ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – regarding medical/health condition,
    special needs, diet, rest, exercise

Timelines

This simple and easy chart identifies key dates in the registration process.

JANUARY 24
2018
REGISTRATION OPENS
APRIL
2018
PROGRAM FEES
ANNOUNCED
MAY
2018
REGISTRATIONS
WILL BE PROCESSED
PLASP must first confirm registrations for current families beginning in mid-March, then begin processing new registrations. New families will hear from us by email by the end of May regarding their registration.
SEPTEMBER 4
2018
FIRST DAY
OF SCHOOL

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Calculator

Wondering what it will cost? Here's a simple calculator to help you out. It even takes into account possible tax credits.

1. How many chiidren require before or after school care?

KINDERGARTEN (AGES 4-5)

SCHOOL AGE - GRADES 1-6 (AGES 6-12)

2. Which school board do your children attend?

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Peel District School Board

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto District School Board

Mentor College (Private School)

3. Select the programs your children require:

Extended Hours - Early AM (7:15 AM to 7:30AM) - If available at school location

Before School - 7:30 AM to School Start

After School - School End to 6 PM

Extended Hours - Late PM (6:00 PM to 6:15PM) - If available at school location

P.A. Days - 7 Days in Total (7:30 AM to 6:00 PM)

4. There is a one-time fee of $54.10 per family for registration.

5. How much can you expect to get back in taxes?
This calculator will estimate tax savings, if you are comfortable providing your approximate income information.

Enter income of lower-earning parent:
$

Peace of mind for a worry-free work day.

PLASP. Affordable, safe, convenient, reliable, high-quality before and after school programs for your child.
If you need assistance please feel free to contact our hotline at 647‑484‑4372 (or 1‑888‑738‑4102 for long distance callers.)
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Your Child Care Budget

Before and After School: $ (Bi-weekly)
Estimated Tax Benefit: $
Effective Cost of Care: $

In Ontario, before and after school programs are deducted from your total income. This equates to a possible 20-46% return of your child care costs, depending on your household income.

A refund of 50% of bi-weekly fees is given, upon written request, for 10 or more consecutive program days missed due to hospitalization or illness. A doctor's note is required.

What if I do not have a doctor?

Until you get a family doctor, write in the phone number and address of a walk-in medical clinic that you would use. You must also include the name of a doctor who works at that clinic, preferably one your child has seen on a regular basis.

What if I am new to the community and do not have two emergency contacts?

Your registration will not be confirmed until you have two emergency contacts who would be available in case of an emergency. The two emergency contacts must have different telephone numbers, and be aware of this responsibility.

Is there a discount if I have more than one child in a PLASP program?

Families with three or more children enrolled in PLASP programs qualify for a 50% discount for the child incurring the lowest program fee.

Is fee assistance available?

PLASP accepts funding from Children’s Services for the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto. Please contact them at:

Does my child get a snack, and if so, what is offered?

PLASP follows Canada's Food Guide and serves meals and snacks developed by a dietician. Children receive a nutritious breakfast, and an afternoon snack. Weekly menus are posted on the bulletin board in each program. PLASP does not serve nuts or nut products in programs.

Does my child go outdoors on a daily basis?

Weather permitting, children in the PLASP programs go outside on a daily basis. On good weather days, children may remain outdoors for longer periods of time.

What qualifications do staff in the programs have?

Staff are trained to the highest standards in working with young children and must hold a valid First Aid Certificate. Staff have their Early Childhood Education Diploma and are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. PLASP offers continuous and ongoing training for all staff.

Do I have to pay if my child is away from the program because of illness?

A refund of 50% of bi-weekly fees is given, upon written request, for 10 or more consecutive program days missed due to hospitalization or illness. A doctor's note is required.

How do I add or cancel a program?

All program requests are done online. To register for a PLASP program, you must first create a PLASP account and can do so by clicking here.

Adding or cancelling programs must be done by logging into your PLASP account. Please note that cancellation requests must be submitted one week (5 business days) prior to the next scheduled pre-authorized payment day. For more information, please watch our instructional videos for adding or cancelling programs.

Can someone else pay my child's fees (e.g. grandparent)?

Yes — it is not uncommon for another individual to pay for child care fees. Fees can be paid by another person, as long as current payment procedures are followed.

What if I do not have a doctor?

Until you get a family doctor, write in the phone number and address of a walk-in medical clinic that you would use. You must also include the name of a doctor who works at that clinic, preferably one your child has seen on a regular basis.

What if I am new to the community and do not have two emergency contacts?

Your registration will not be confirmed until you have two emergency contacts who would be available in case of an emergency. The two emergency contacts must have different telephone numbers, and be aware of this responsibility.

Is there a discount if I have more than one child in a PLASP program?

Families with three or more children enrolled in PLASP programs qualify for a 50% discount for the child incurring the lowest program fee.

Is fee assistance available?

PLASP accepts funding from Children’s Services for the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto. Please contact them at:

What are the activities in the program?

All PLASP school age programs provide positive interactions and collaborations that pave the way for trusting relationships. Activities featured include group games, arts, gym games, outdoor activities, and special events. Time is allowed for homework and for socializing.

Does my child get a snack, and if so what is offered?

PLASP follows Canada's Food Guide and serves meals and snacks developed by a dietician. Children receive a nutritious breakfast, and an afternoon snack. Weekly menus are posted on the bulletin board in each program. PLASP does not serve nuts or nut products in programs.

What qualifications do staff in Before and After School programs have?

Staff are trained to the highest standards in working with children and must hold a valid First Aid Certificate. Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) are hired who are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. PLASP offers continuous training for all staff.

Do I have to pay if my child is away from school because of illness?

A refund of 50% of bi-weekly fees is given, upon written request, for 10 or more consecutive program days missed due to hospitalization or illness. A doctor's note is required.

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