After School Programs

Registration for CAG After School programs for 2017-18 for Age 6 - Grade 6 is ongoing. A few spots are available in each program. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

Registration for CAG After School programs for 2018-19 will open at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March 2018. More details on the 2018-19 programs further down this page.

CAG Program Fees
The Province of Ontario has announced some changes regarding employment policies that have impacted fees for CAG programs and services. The greatest impact is that as of January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour, a 22% increase. In order to meet this requirement and continue to offer a fair and competitive pay to all our employees, pay for many of our staff will be raised. This cost increase, together with others required to meet provincial regulations, are significant given the CAG’s small size and budget. As a result, fees for programs and services have increased.
While CAG aims to offer lower rates for community members, this fee increase cannot be avoided given the changes in policy and regulations. Should this fee increase prohibit you from being able to benefit from CAG services, please email Carol Workun, Executive Director, at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.

CAG After School Programs 2017/18

Old Town Hall After School (Age 6 – Grade 6)
Old Town Hall, 61 Main
Until 5:30 p.m. every school day as of September 5
$210/month
Pick up from Lady Evelyn school, and Elgin St (Grades 1 - 3 only) and Francojeunesse buses.
•Emphasis on active outdoor play and fun daily indoor activities
•Parents provide snack (snack can be stored at the Old Town Hall for your family)
•Does not include PD Days
•Minimum 1:6 child to staff ratio
•Maximum number of children 24
Registration open now, a few spaces remaining.
Old Town Hall After School Enrolment Form
Form to be completed and signed once registration deposit is received. Please read for full terms and conditions relating to the program.

Brantwood Park After School (Age 6– Grade 6)
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
Until 5:45 p.m. every school day as of September 5
$210/month
Pick up is from Hopewell and Lamoureux buses
•Emphasis on outdoor active play and the wonderful park setting
•Parents provide snack (snack can be stored at the field house for your family)
•Does not include PD Days
•Minimum 1:6 child to staff ratio
•Maximum number of children 24
Registration open now, a few spaces remaining.
Brantwood After School Enrolment Form
Form to be completed and signed once registration deposit is received. Please read for full terms and conditions relating to the program.

Please note that due to changes made by the Government of Ontario to the Child Care Act that came into effect in the 2017-18 school year, CAG can no longer accept registration from children under the age of 6. This means most Kindergarten children, we can however accept registrations for children in their senior Kindergarten year once they have reached their sixth birthday.

Registration is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

After School Registration Policies

Registration Your child's spot is secured with a non-refundable deposit of one month's fees. The deposit will form your June payment if still in the program at that time.

After School Program Payment
Monthly payment for the program is by a series of post dated cheques for $210/month/child dated for the first day of September through to May. The deposit paid to secure your place in the program will form your June payment if still in the program at that time.

After School Program Refunds
Please note:
o Withdrawal from the program at any time (before the start of the program or after the start) will result in loss of deposit
o Withdrawal from the program after the start of the program also requires one calendar month’s notice. If less than one calendar month’s notice is provided, parents/guardians will be required to pay one month’s fees in lieu of notice.
o Partial refunds will not be issued for temporary absence from the program for any reason.

Behaviour Management at After School
CAG is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive After School program that strengthens and builds each child’s self-esteem and provides a creative program that will capture your child’s attention and keep them positively engaged.
After School rules for the program are determined each September in partnership with the children. The overriding principles are safety, cooperation and respect.
Our first line approach to behaviour management is prevention. Staff are trained to keep an eye out for any developing issues and to distract and redirect before a situation develops. With the same end goal of prevention, we endeavour to present activities each day that keep the children productively engaged.
If a situation escalates, we do give consequences appropriate to the severity of the behaviour. Our goal is always to manage behaviours in a positive, constructive manner.
For more detail please see our Behaviour Management Policy and Policy with Regard Suspensions and Terminations.

Please email cworkun@OttawaEastCAG.ca if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

CAG After School Programs 2018/19

Old Town Hall After School (Age 6 – Grade 6)
Old Town Hall, 61 Main
Until 5:30 p.m. every school day as of September 4
$210/month*
Pick up from Lady Evelyn school, and Elgin St (Grades 1 - 3 only) and Francojeunesse buses.
•Emphasis on active outdoor play and fun daily indoor activities
•Parents provide snack (snack can be stored at the Old Town Hall for your family)
•Does not include PD Days
•Minimum 1:6 child to staff ratio
•Maximum number of children 24
Registration opens Tuesday March 6 at 9:00 p.m. online.
Old Town Hall After School Enrolment Form
Form to be completed and signed once registration deposit is received. Please read for full terms and conditions relating to the program.

Brantwood Park After School (Age 6– Grade 6)
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
Until 5:45 p.m. every school day as of September 4
$210/month*
Pick up is from Hopewell and Lamoureux buses
•Emphasis on outdoor active play and the wonderful park setting
•Parents provide snack (snack can be stored at the field house for your family)
•Does not include PD Days
•Minimum 1:6 child to staff ratio
•Maximum number of children 24
Registration opens Tuesday March 6 at 9:00 p.m. online.
Brantwood Park After School Enrolment Form
Form to be completed and signed once registration deposit is received. Please read for full terms and conditions relating to the program.

*The minimum wage is to increase in January 2019, from $14/hr to $15/hr. It is possible that this may necessity a small fee increase in January 2019. This will depend on the impact of the 2018 minimum wage increase to our overall budget this year.

Registration for CAG After School programs for 2018-19 will open at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March 2018. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

Kindergarten Care

CAG ran a survey to determine child care needs for families with kindergarten-aged children in Old Ottawa East. This was undertaken in light of changes by the Government of Ontario to the Child Care Act that came into effect for the 2017-18 school year. The legislation requires after school care for kindergarten-aged children to be licensed.

CAG did apply for a license for Old Town Hall, however, we were informed that the Brantwood Park fieldhouse does not meet licensing requirements.

Results from the survey showed that, while there is interest in daycare for this age group, there would not be sufficient registrations to support a program.

Furthermore, most of the families who expressed interest have children attending Hopewell Public School. We are unable to provide daycare at the Old Town Hall for Hopewell Public School, as transportation is not available to the Old Town Hall because it is out of boundary. Efforts to obtain an exception and extend bus services have proven unsuccessful as it has been determined that there are now sufficient daycare spaces within boundary.

A number of childcare options remain available to our families, and we invite you to visit the province of Ontario’s website for more information regarding these.

Supporting our families’ after school care needs continues to be a priority. In the long term, CAG looks forward to moving into a new facility where new daycare facilities are built to meet provincial regulations and as the community grows in size to meet registration minimums.

CAG continues to offer after school programming at both Old Town Hall and Brantwood Park fieldhouse for children who are six years or older and attend a feeder school. Spaces are currently available in both programs.

Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: December 19, 2018