Types of Childcare

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Long Day Care
Long Day Care (LDC) is a centre-based type of childcare that caters to children up to 6 years of age for more than 8 hours a day for 48 weeks a year or more. This type of care is a good option for working parents.
After School
After School Care (ASC) offers supervised care and recreation for school-age children after school hours, typically from 3 to 6 pm.
Before School
Before School Care (BSC) can accommodate parents who need to go to work early. The centre opens before school hours, usually as early as 6:30 to 9:30 am.
Kindergarten
Also referred to as preschool (or ‘kinder’), this form of care usually caters to children from 4-6 years old. Kinder prepares kids for primary school and engages them in play-based learning while teaching the basic concepts of math, writing, reading, etc.
Vacation Care
Vacation Care caters to children of all age groups, offering various recreational activities during school holidays.
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