3-5 Group Care

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAWe believe that children learn through active, hands-on play. Given opportunities to explore the world around them, children become active and involved learners. The centre becomes a place where they can be successful and discover that learning is fun.

In group care, children are encouraged to question, to be self-reliant and to be respectful of the rights and differences of others. Children learn through their experiences as they grow in confidence and competence. Child guidance is always positive and nurturing.

Our daily schedule provides a variety of daily activities that allow children the opportunities to make choices, explore, problem solve, interact with peers and develop a positive self-image. It also creates an environment that stimulates literacy, math, science, art and active play.

Parkgate Child Care Hours 2018/2019

Wait List FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to complete a gradual entry process?

Yes, all children must complete a gradual entry process. The supervisor of the program will create the schedule and share it with you. The gradual entry process typically takes place in the first week of the month that your child begins. If space permits, it may be arranged to complete the process the week before. For an early gradual entry, additional fees will be charged.

When can I put my child's name on the wait list?

September 12, 2018

We are currently not accepting any new applications onto our PCSS Child Care Wait List. We will update this page when it re-opens. In the meantime, for further information about the wait list, please click here: PCSS Waitlist FAQ

We understand that seeking high quality child care for your children is extremely important and can be stressful. A very good resource to help in your search for child care is North Shore Community Resources’ Child Care Resource & Referral Page

How long is the wait list? How long can I expect to wait for a space? Is the list numbered?

The wait for an available space in any of our programs varies greatly.  The longest wait is for children under three and this wait can be anywhere from one to three years.  Our waitlist is not numbereed for a variety of reasons.  Spaces are filled in our infant and toddler program according to birth month, birth year and gender.  We offer full-time and part-time spaces, and what we have to offer may match what a family is looking for (i.e. there may be a Monday/Tuesday space available, but the family whose child fits the other criteria only needs Thursday/Fridays).  For these reasons, it is not possible to number the list.

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