(ages 2.5 to 3.8)
The preschool group consists of a maximum of 32 children who are placed in either the Rabbit Room or the Rainbow Room. There are two qualified ECE teachers in each room, as well as an assistant during the morning and later part of the day.
The preschool program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A catered lunch and snacks are provided.
(ages 3.9 to 5)
The JK/SK program is provided to children enrolled in Full Day Kindergarten at Palmerston Ave. Jr. Public school. Care includes before and after school as well as a hot lunch program. Childcare is also provided during non-instructional days such as school PA days, March Break and the winter holiday. PCDC’s Registered Early Childhood Educators and Early Childhood Assistants are responsible for planning and implementing the before and after school curriculum. The play-based program will be connected to learning that occurs during the school day and include opportunities for teacher-guided and independent activities, exploration, quiet times and outdoor play. Regular communication between TDSB and Palmerston Daycare staff is encouraged to support transitions and the seamless day philosophy.
(ages 6 to 12)
The school age program has a maximum capacity of 50 children. Two qualified RECE teachers and two ECA’s staff the program.
The school age program starts at 7:30 a.m. as a combined program. The children are supervised in their separate rooms during the lunch period from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and after school from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. School age children receive a hot lunch and nutritious afternoon snack during the school year. During school holidays the school age children are required to bring their own lunch, unless otherwise notified. A morning and afternoon snack are provided during TDSB non-instructional days.