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FAQ From Families

What are your monthly program fees for 2023?

PCH is currently participating in the Canada Wide Early Learning & Child Care (CWELLC) System.

The CWELCC applies to children 5 years or under, and children who are 6 years old between January 1st and June 30th of this calendar year. The 2023 CWELLC Fee for eligible children is a 52.57% reduction of the 2022 fee.

Current Program Fees:

Toddler: $781.99 per month

Preschool: $536.76 per month

Kindergarten: $331.69 per month (September - June*); Summer Rate: $536.76 per month (July-August)

School Age: $692.00 per month (September - June*); Summer Rate: $1,147.00 per month (July-August)

*lunch is included for Kindergarten and School Age programs on non-instructional days (PA Days/March Break/Winter Break) and during Summer months (July-August)

Do you offer part-time care?

Unfortunately, we do not.

Is PCH open all year round?

PCH is open 12 months of the year, including March break and P.A. days. We are closed on the following statutory holidays: Family day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria day, Canada day, August civic holiday (Simcoe day), Labour day, and Thanksgiving day. Please note: PCH hours of operation end at noon on December 24th and will reopen on January 2nd at 7:30 am, depending on how statutory holidays fall that year. 

Does PCH have parking?

Families are encouraged to use the roadside next to the playground along Pape Ave. We ask families to try to refrain from parking along Langley Ave, particularly at the end of the day since residents of the street need their parking spaces.

Can food from home be brought into the centre?

PCH has a strict no outside food policy in place, as we have a number of children with severe allergies. Please note that all families with JK/ SK and school age children are responsible for providing 2 snacks for school. The snacks must be peanut/nut free, and can only be eaten during school hours, not while in PCH. 

How does PCH handle allergies and medical conditions?

Each child who has an allergy or medical condition requires an individualized plan. All staff, students and volunteers review these plans annually. Please refer to the Individualized Medical & Anaphylaxis Plans Policy in our Family Handbook for more information.

Do all staff, students and volunteers require a criminal reference check?

As required by The Ministry of Education, Child Care operators are required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (“VSC”) on all employees, placement students, individuals who come into the program on a recurring basis (i.e. music teacher), and volunteers over the age of 18. This includes vulnerable sector screening, which must be updated every 5 (five) years.

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