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The Argyle and Lakeview Before and After School Program is an unlicensed* program administered through Turtle and Gator Park Co-operative Child Care Centre. Our goal is to provide a safe, reliable and fun place for children to attend before and after school. While we do share our space with the school, we have made every attempt to make the room a comfortable and child friendly space.

Priority into the program is given to those families from Turtle and Gator Park and you must be attending either Lakeview or Argyle School.

*unlicensed is not licensed through the Ministry of Education


Those parents who are members of Turtle Park and Gator Park Child Care Centre may retain their membership in the co-operative once they have moved on to the Before and After School Programs.




The program is designed to provide the children with opportunities for physical activity therefore we make use of the gym or the great outdoors on a daily basis. When the children are in the room they may choose from a variety of board games, creative art materials, blocks and reading materials. The maximum child to staff ratio is 1 staff to 18 children. Space is available for those children attending Argyle or Lakeview Schools only. Children may attend the program until they are 12 years of age or until the end of the grade 6 (six) school year.


The programs operate from the first day to the last day of the school year.



  • Monday through Friday - 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on all school days.

  • Open on all Teacher Professional Days 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

  • There will be no extra charge for these days; however care for those families who typically use the program only before or after school (part time) will be required to pay a $25.00 fee to access the program for a full day.

  • Lunch will not be provided on Teacher Professional days.

  • Teacher Professional Days Dates: To be determined.

  • Closed over Christmas break, summer holidays, and in the event of an unscheduled school closure such as a teacher strike.



Upon admission, parents are required to complete and submit the following:

  • Child’s health resume with contact information.

  • Agreement for services (Contract).



  • The monthly fees are $375 (Before & After School) or $225 (just Before or After School).

  • Fees are due on the first working day of each month. Failure to pay fees in a 30 day period constitutes notice of withdrawal.

  • Parents are required to provide a six month supply of postdated cheques.

  • Cheques can be made payable to Turtle or Gator Park Co-op Child Care. A receipt will be issued for all fee payments. (Please retain this receipt for income tax purposes - no other will be issued.)

  • There is $20.00 charge for all NSF cheques.

  • Parents can also sign up to pay fees through the CAFT program. (Customer Automated Funds Transfer)

  • There is no reduction in fees for sickness or vacation.



  • Children will be signed in and out daily by staff. Parents are required to accompany their children into the building and report to staff that their child is present.

  • Children must be picked up from the program. Staff must be notified that you are removing the child from the Before and After School program.

  • Under no circumstances shall children be allowed to walk home on their own.

  • If someone other than the parent is picking up the child, the parent must leave written or verbal notice which includes the person’s name and a brief description of that person.

  • Parents must notify the Centre if their child will not be in attendance.

  • Children must be picked up by 5:30. Parents who arrive after this time will be charged a late fee of $15.00 for every 15 minutes or any part of those 15 minutes.



  • Parents can use street parking to drop off and pick up their children.

  • Please do not use the School staff parking lot.



Children are asked to wash their hands before breakfast and snack.

  • Breakfast and an after school snack will be served daily.

  • A four week rotating menu will be posted for parents to view.

  • If a child requires food substitutions (due to allergies) it is the parent’s responsibility to provide these special food items.




If a child becomes ill during the before and after school program hours of operation, the parents will be contacted and asked to remove their child from the program for that day.

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