Hours of Operation & Holidays

Morning Program: 7:00 – 8:05am Lunch Supervision: 11:35am – 12:25pm After School Program: 2:45 – 6:00pm PD Days: 7:30am – 5:30pm *Daycare service will begin on the first day of classes and run until the last day of classes. Morning Service: To ensure the safe arrival of all the children, parents or another responsible adult must accompany their child or children into the school for drop off in the morning. This is important; please follow this procedure every day, with no exceptions. Lunch Supervision: Daycare staff provides supervision during lunchtime. After School Program: After school care begins at the end of classes. The students meet with their educators for attendance followed by a snack time. All children are to remain sitting quietly in their assigned area until buses have left and educators have been given the okay that everyone is accounted for. Following the attendance and snack time the children have a choice of free play outside or homework from 3:00 – 3:30. From 3:30 to 5:00 the children have a variety of organized activities, from 5:00 – 5:30 they have a choice of games in the gym or MPR, or Board games in the Library, and from 5:30 – 6:00 there is free play in the gym. Chelsea After School Program offers a wide range of activities including indoor/outdoor play, Nature Program, arts and crafts, baking/cooking, sports, and robotics. Change to end of day arrangements/Sporadic Attendance: Parents must advise the Daycare Technician in writing if there are any changes to the end of day arrangements of a student.  This covers the following:
  • a change in the person picking up your child, (please remind them to bring I.D.)
  • a change in end of day instructions (students registered 3 or 4 days/week only). If written instructions have not been received students will be kept at the school.
  • students attending on a Sporadic basis
Parents must contact the Daycare Technician directly regarding these changes.  Arrangements cannot be made with the educators.   Ending Service/Reducing number of days of attendance: Parents must provide 2 weeks written notice if they wish to remove their child from the After School program or if they wish to reduce the number of days their child attends the program.  If written notice is not given you will be charged 2 weeks fees. Professional Development Day (PD Days): The After School Program will provide service on PD Days beginning after the first day of classes and continuing until the end of the school year for a total of 10 PD days throughout the school year. Hours of operation for P.D. Days are 7:30 – 5:30. Parents need to register their child / children for each PD Day. The program will have a sign-up deadline for every PD Day that must be respected. Once this deadline has passed, no other registrations will be accepted and no refund will be available. Parents will also be charged $8.20 cancellation/no show fee if parents cancel after the deadline or if their child does not attend the P.D. Day after they have registered.  This applies to students who attend on a regular basis or students who are registered as Sporadic but who would like to attend the P.D. Days. P. D. Day services are available to the entire school population, however, priority is given to students who attend Daycare on a regular basis. If there is room then Sporadic students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.   Information will be made available through the school newsletter and it is parents’ responsibility to ensure their child is registered. Children showing up without registration will be turned away at the door. The basic fee for P.D. Days is $16.40 per day for both regular and sporadic users. Extra activity fees may apply for outings, invited guests or other specific activities. This information will be given to you in the monthly school Newsletter.  P. D. Day fees are not included in the monthly fee calculation.


The After School Program will be CLOSED on Statutory Holidays, over the Christmas break, March break and starting after the last day of school.