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Whitehaven’s Culture
& Philosophy

 

Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre recognizes the uniqueness of each child and the importance of play in the lives of children.

 

Our educators are loyal to the program and committed to the families of our Centre and work in partnership with our parents and community representatives to ensure a high standard of quality care that embraces diversity. Our Centre is also recognized as a leader of childcare services in the City of Ottawa, through our continued innovative approach to the changing needs of our clients.

Watch our Director, Jayne Gauthier, talk about Whitehaven in our video!

“The children in our city and their families should expect and receive the highest quality of Child Care.”

 

We look out for the families in our community by giving children the best possible care in a safe, fun and educational environment—right in the heart of the Ottawa Greenbelt!

 

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Whitehaven Fees & CWELCC

Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre Inc. (WKSAC) is enrolled in the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care system (CWELCC). A reduction will be applied to: Preschool and Kindergarten rates for those children that qualify. WKSAC will continue to follow all guidelines in accordance with the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care system (CWELCC).

Eligibility for reduced fees:

  • Children aged 0-5 are eligible and are entitled to a childcare fee reduction retroactive to April 1, 2022, up to a minimum of $12.00 per day
  • A child remains eligible until the end of their 6th birthday month

Fees:

  • Preschool (2.5 – 4 years of age): $437.06/month
  • Kindergarten:
    $258.00/month
    $525.00/month (ineligible children) 
  • School Age:
    $359.00/month (blended rate for children enrolled full-time)
    $525.00/month for Summer Care
    $35.00/day PD Days & Summer Care

Licensing Information for Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre

Province of Ontario – Ministry of Education – Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy

As of January 1st, 2024, the Province of Ontario (CCEYA) requires all Licensed Child Care
Centre operators to a Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy. This policy will closely monitor
when a child has not arrived at the Child Centre and their dismissal from the Centre.