We are beginning the process of licensing all board operated Before & After School programs. The WRDSB plans to license all board operated programs for September 6, 2022. This is so that our programs qualify for the reduced daily rate under the CWELCC Agreement.

Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Agreement

On March 28, 2022, the Ontario and Federal governments announced the signing of a Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement.

Reduced Rates for Child Care

The CWELCC agreement outlines that Ontario families participating in licensed child care programs will see fees reduced to an average of $10 per day by September 2025. This applies only to families with children five-years-old or younger (or turning six before June 30).

Under the terms of the agreement, only extended day programs licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act will be eligible for the CWELCC. The Ministry of Education has recommended that school boards begin the licensing process to qualify for the CWELCC.

Next Steps

We are pleased to share that we are optimistic that the families we serve will benefit from the CWELCC funding in the near future.

Stay Informed

Visit the Before & After School Program website for updates and program information.