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Before and After Child Care / Extended Day Programs

BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS are provided for children four to twelve years of age who require care, with more opportunities to learn and grow.

Our programs are operated by third-party licensed child care providers, offering a seamless day to the children enrolled. Registered early childhood educators are responsible for planning a play-based program with a mix of exploration, guided and independent activities including quiet times and outdoor play. If there are more than 15 children enrolled in a before- and after-school program, a second adult will support the early childhood educator. 

THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM is specifically developed for four and five-year old children enrolled in Kindergarten requiring before and after school care. This program is offered in schools where there is a significant need to separate from the before- and after -school program. This program will complement the learning of the regular school day in a full-day kindergarten classroom.

To date the SCCDSB has implemented before and after school programming in all our schools.

For a full list of all Extended Day and Before-and-After School Programs please click here

Should you wish to register for a program please visit the appropriate waitlist / registration online for your area. 

Chatham-Kent: www.chatham-kentchildcare.ca

Sarnia Lambton: www.LambtonOneHSN.com

The waitlist will be monitored in partnership with local municipal service managers to determine if there is sufficient demand and viability to ensure the operation and / or expansion of programs.  Should a provider cease to operate, SCCDSB will ensure the availability of another child care provider.  In this situation, fees and times of operations may change.

Financial Assistance

Girl upside-down To determine if you qualify for financial assistance through your local municipality for Child Care and Before-and-After School Programs, please visit the link for your municipality. 


Fee Subsidy information

Chatham-Kent Best Start Webpage   

Sarnia / Lambton Best Start Webpage


Child Care Sites & Programs


For more information on child care services and a full list of all Child Care Programs offered in our schools please visit  the CLASS  website or contact Theresa McFadden, Supervisor Child Care Services 519-627-1763 x 250.



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