Finding before- and after-school child care for school-aged children

Finding before- and after-school child care for school-aged children

Parents and caregivers of school-aged children who work or attend school, will continue to need quality care for their kids—before and after school, on PD days and school holidays. Fortunately, most schools have a licensed program for school-aged kids ages four to 12 right on site.

As soon as you know what school your child will be attending, use the Child Care Registry to put your child’s name on the list for the program at his or her school and for any other programs that provide transportation from your child’s school.

But note these exceptions.

Quality programs for school-aged kids give them opportunities to socialize, develop skills and gain friendships and independence. Read more about appropriate care for this age group.

Children with special needs get support to be included in licensed child care.

Before and after school programs are less expensive than full day care, but they can still be costly, especially if you have more than one child. See Paying for Child Care for information about child care subsidies and tax deductions that can help.


This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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