Dear Families,

As you are likely aware, the Ontario Government announced a delay to the start of the winter term for all Ontario schools.  School will resume following the winter break on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

As a result, we will not be offering care for our kindergarten and school-aged children on Monday, January 3, 2022 and Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  We will resume with our regular programming on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.

Please note – we have not processed any child care fees for the month of January 2022 and child care fees for our before and after-school programs will be adjusted and you will not be charged for the two-day closure

We thank you for your ongoing


As we move through the uncertain times of COVID, we continue to offer quality learning programs to enrich children's lives. Infant, Toddler and Preschool age groups (0-3.8) are as per normal, but of course, we are following all Public Health and Governmental Guidelines.

We have 4 Schoolhouse Playcare Centres currently offering emergency care for essential workers for Kindergartens and Schoolage up to  12 years of age!  The children are welcome to bring their electronics to assist in their school learning at the interest of the children.   The locations open for essential workers are:    Elsie MacGill - Oshawa, Glen Dhu - Whitby, Roland Michener - Ajax, Highbush -


Dear Families,

We hope you are doing well, staying healthy and enjoying the beautiful weather! As you know, we will be reopening some of our childcare centres on Monday, July 13, 2020. In order to ensure a safe and healthy return that aligns with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education, we are planning a phased in approach of our 26 program locations. Additionally, we will be temporarily reducing our hours of operation during the summer to 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at all locations.

As an organization, we are committed to the well-being, health and safety of our children, families and educators. As part of our preparation we have updated our Infectious Disease and


COVID-19 News

June 11, 2020

Dear Families,

We hope you are doing well and staying healthy. As you may have heard, the government of Ontario announced that childcare centres across Ontario can re-open as early as Friday, June 12, 2020 provided that several new health and safety protocols are put in place. While we have always put the health and safety of our children first, these enhanced protocols will take some time to fully prepare for prior to re-opening. Some of the new protocols include;

  • fewer children and educators in a defined childcare space
  • changes to maximum group sizes to ensure small group interactions and support physical distancing


As we continue to respond to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our families, please know that we will continue to update you as we learn more.  Please stay safe as we work together to regain our healthy communities.  
The Province of Ontario has updated closures as follows:
• All schools, including school-based child care centres, will remain closed until Monday May 4th (this means that ALL Schoolhouse Playcare locations will be closed)
• Non-essential businesses (including Schoolhouse Playcare Head Office) will remain closed until Tuesday April 14th 

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