Kingston Day Care Fees & Schedule

Kingston Day Care offers School Age Child Care Programs

Play - Based Learning at Kingston Day Care

Kingston Day Care’s Play-Based curriculum-planning relies on free-play time to help our early childhood educators reflect on each child’s interests and developing areas.  Free-play time allows children to engage in desirable play: reading a book, taking care of their baby, pouring and dumping in the water table, etc.

Not only does this time allow for child-oriented activities, but observations are now recorded in the form of a web.  These webs are consistently being reflected upon and adjusted based on teacher observation and assessment.  It is a great visual for the teachers as well as the parents!  The children have adjusted well to Kingston Day Care’s Play-Based curriculum format and the continuation of developmental growth is at a rapid rate! Our Parent Information Boards are also a key component to the success of our Play-Based Programs.

We recognize ‘play’ as a vital path to learning as it capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm to absorb information.  Our physical environments are carefully planned out as they play a key role in learning and development as well.

ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today) describes how young children learn and develop and provides a guide for curriculum in Ontario’s child care settings.  The categories of development focused on are physical, social, emotional; communication/language/literacy; and cognitive.

The Continuum of Development is used at Kingston Day Care as a tool to provide a reference point for our early childhood educators as they plan and enhance experiences that will support each child’s lifelong learning and development.

East Kingston: St Martha Child Care Centre

West Kington: Collins Bay Child Care Centre / Trillium Child Care Centre/ Our Lady of Lourdes Before and After School Programs

We offer both full-time and part-time programs. (Part-time is defined as less than 6 hrs up to 12:30pm or from 11:30am till closing)

Day Care Fees

Program Full time
(6 hrs or more)
Part Time*
(less than 6 hrs)
Infant (Birth-18 months) $56.00 Not Available
Toddler (15 months - 2.5 years) $47.00 $30
Preschool (2 years-School Age) $41.00 $27.00

NOTE: Full-time care: 6 or more hours of care per day
Part-time care: Less than 6 hours of care per day
7:00am to lunchtime OR lunchtime to 5:30pm. Lunch is available for either half-day program. Please confirm lunch times with the Site Supervisor.

Before & After School Programs

Program St. Martha
Child Care Centre
East Kingston
Collins Bay
Child Care Centre
West Kingston
Our Lady of Lourdes Before and After School Programs
West Kingston
Before School $10.00 $11.00 $11.00
After School $12.50 $11.00 $11.00
Before & After School $22.50 $22.00 $22.00
Full Day FDK/School Age Programs $40.00 $40.00 *
Half Day FDK/School Age Programs $26.00 $26.00 *
After School Program Times 2:30pm - 5:30pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm *
Before School Program Times 7:00am - 8:20am 7:00am - 9:00am *

* Our Lady of Lourdes Before and After School Programs for full day and half day are available as requested

If your child is in a program where his or her birth date exceeds the program age group range rest assured your child’s developmental needs will be addressed. Children will chronologically move to the next age grouping however there may not be a space for your child in the next program group.  This does not mean that your child care costs will be adjusted to match your child’s chronological age as opposed to the program group they are enrolled in.

Child Care Subsidies

Kingston Day staff will help you with Ontario Child Care SubsidyWe can help you with the process of securing Child Care Subsidies if you qualify. Subsidies are available for Child Care Programs in:

  • City of Kingston- Child Care Programs
  • County of Leeds and Grenville- Child Care Fee Subsidy Program
  • County of Lennox and Addington - Social Services

Annual Planned Closures

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Kingston Day Care will be closed on all statutory and public holidays listed below:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Civic Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Fees for children enrolled in part-time, full-time and occassional programs are required for days listed above.

Kingston Day Care closes at 2:30pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.