The Parkdale child care centre, located in Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School, opened in September 2015. In partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), this centre places a strong focus on supporting families within the local community and offers programming for preschool to school-age children.
As one of 12 George Brown owned and operated child care centres, this facility serves as a model lab for the college’s diploma and degree programs in the School of Early Childhood. Students have the opportunity to work with kindergarten and school-age children and their educators in a classroom setting. They also receive support in developing their skills in working with both children and families in the hands-on component of their academic training.
Manager: Colette Kane
Centre Phone Number: 416-393-8386
Address: 78 Seaforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3L2
Age groups accommodated: 18 months - 10 years
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Food: Catered by TDSB
Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care Funding (CWELCC)
The Childcare centres in the School of Early childhood have applied for and have been approved for the CWELCC program.
All of our lab schools will follow the guidelines from Toronto Children’s Services in the implementation of the CWELCC plan. As such, the fees are inclusive of all of our services. Therefore, we do not charge any additional fees for extracurricular activities or transportation, etc.
Children under the age of 6 are eligible for the fee reduction.
- In 2022 a fee reduction of up to 25% (to a minimum of $12.00/day) for eligible children was implemented, retroactive to April 1, 2022. The fees indicated include this reduction.
- In 2023 an additional reduction up to 52.75% of our base fees will be applied.
- In 2025-2026 we will be working towards an average fee of $10.00/day for eligible children by the end of the 2025-2026 fiscal year (as implemented by Toronto Children’s Services)
|AGE||DAILY FEE ($$)|
|Kindergarten BEFORE Care||12.00|
|Kindergarten AFTER Care||12.53|
|Full-Day Kindergarten BEFORE and AFTER Care||14.46|
|Kindergarten Non-Instructional Days (P.A. day, March Break, Summer Program)||19.28|
|School Age BEFORE Care||12.24|
|School Age AFTER Care||24.48|
|School Age BEFORE and AFTER Care||26.52|
|School Age Non-Instructional Days (P.A. day, March Break, Summer Program)||36.72|
Priority for enrolment at the centre:
- Siblings enrolled in the centre
- Priority for before and after school program is enrolment in the Full Day Kindergarten Program
- Employee/student at George Brown College
- Community residents
- Date of application
- Age of child (to maintain varied age groups)
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