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Registration Information and Locations

What is an Extended Day Program?

An Extended Day Program (EDP) is a Government-mandated initiative that provides seamless learning for children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who require care before and after school. Programs take place in shared space classrooms offering age-appropriate programming that is responsive to the needs and interests of the children enrolled. Children will develop skills such as collaboration, responsibility, problem-solving, creativity, citizenship and leadership through interesting and engaging activities. Some children may require accommodations to support their active participation in the program. Families are encouraged to communicate with program staff and the school principal about their child's needs.

Each TDSB Extended Day Program is delivered by qualified Board staff, including a Designated Early Childhood Educator. The EDP includes both indoor and outdoor elements and builds on children’s natural curiosities and interests. A healthy morning and afternoon snack is provided each day through Wholesome Kids Catering.

For more information about the TDSB Extended Day Program, please visit our Program Overview and Locations page.

How to Register

We look forward to welcoming you and your children to the TDSB's Extended Day Program!

Families can enroll in the EDP if one is offered at the school where their child is registered as a student. Please find a complete list of our program locations here. You may choose to register using the online registration system or by booking a telephone registration appointment. A one-time registration fee of $50 will be required to hold your space within the program. This fee will be applied to your first payment once programming begins for the school year. For fee information, please visit our Fees and Payments page. Please note that this fee may be waived for families receiving child care fee subsidies.

Please click the link above to start the registration process. Once an application is submitted and a space is available, the information provided (including enrollment and subsidy information) will be confirmed by EDP administration. A member of the EDP administration staff will then email you with a link to pay your $50 registration fee through School Cash Online in order to secure your space in the program.

Once capacities are reached, an applicant's name will remain on the school's program waitlist until a space becomes available. Once a space becomes available in the program at the child's school, a member of the EDP administration team will contact the family to discuss next steps.

 

FAQ's

Q: Who can register for the Extended Day Program?

A: The Extended Day Program will only be available to students who are registered at and attend in-person the school where the EDP will be offered. For locations, please visit our webpage.

Q: Do I need to re-register my children if they are currently attending the EDP?

A: No, children currently registered in the EDP will have their enrollment rolled over automatically to the next school year; however, r egistration is necessary for any additional children a family may wish to register.

Q: Does completing an application guarantee a space in the program?

A: Completing the application process does not guarantee placement in the program. Following these steps serves as an application for this program. All families will be notified once they are accepted into the EDP for the 2021-22 school year.

Q: When will my child be placed into the program?

A: Once a space becomes available, families will be notified of their placement via email.

Q: What if I already have a child enrolled in the EDP and want to enroll their sibling?

A: Priority registration will be given to those with siblings currently enrolled in the Extended Day Program.

Q: Why am I being asked to provide an application fee?

A: An application fee is required to confirm your commitment in the Extended Day Program for your child. If your family is in receipt of a City of Toronto Child Care Fee Subsidy, you are not required to pay an application fee but must include your client file number on your application for verification.

Q: When is the EDP Closed for the December holiday?

A: The EDP is closed from December 24th, 2021 until January 2nd, 2022 and reopens on January 3rd, 2022.

Q: How do I apply up for EDP?

A: You can apply for the program on the TDSB EDP website. Click on the “Apply to EDP” button.

Q: How do I know if I have applied correctly?

A: Once you have completed your admission request, you will receive an automated email stating that you have completed it successfully. Receiving this email does NOT mean you are registered to begin EDP. If/when we are able to offer you a space, we will email you an admission offer and activation information for the EDP parent portal.

Q: How will I know when my child has been offered a space in EDP?

A: When we are able to offer you admission to our program, we will send you an email with an admission offer and account activation instructions. You will have a few days to complete the online registration process as per the included instructions. If the registration is not completed by the specified deadline, your offer will be cancelled, and you will be required to complete another admission request.

Q: What is an activation key, and where do I get one?

A: An activation key will be sent along with an admission offer. You will only receive one when we are able to offer you a space in our program.

Q: Who can I contact for technical support with the parent portal?

A: If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the parent portal, please email support@digibot.ca for assistance. You can also use the live chat option.

Q: My child is starting kindergarten in the fall, and I will need EDP. When should I apply?

A: The information for the upcoming school year registration dates will be posted on our website and provided to the schools to share with families.


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