Summer Camp 2020 Accepting Wait List Registration from Registered Families

Summer Camp Waterdown 2020, finally! We are pleased to announce the launch of our updated camp program pre-registration (all registrations are Wait Listed until we can apply a Priority Protocol and make assignments in the weeks to come). Just to clarify, we will now ONLY be accepting Wait List requests from our families who were registered for our Before & After School in March of

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2020-2021 September Before & After School Pre-Registration Wait List Open to all Families

2020 – 2021 Before & After School Pre-Registration June 22: We have begun accepting pre-registrations for our Wait List from all families. Among other prioritizations, children who have attended our Before & Afterschool program in 2019-2020 (and their siblings) as well as children graduating from our WDCC Child Care Program for Preschoolers entering JK/SK in 2020 are given preference over new enrolments. All children

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Before and After School Pre-Registration Partial Opening (as of June 16)

We are in the process of taking pre-registrations for our planned September 2020 School Year Before and After School program. At this time families who have previously registered for the 2019 – 2020 Program may proceed to their Family Registration pages and should find the registration links next to their child’s names to proceed (siblings can be added at this time as well). Children

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Camp Waterdown School Holiday Programs

June 10 Summer Camp 2020 Program Postponement Announcement

As most of you will have already heard, the Province announced yesterday that child care centres can open as early as this Friday, and summer day camps are being allowed to open as part of “Stage 2.” As an organization, we will be taking a measured approach to our re-opening in order to help keep the children, families and educators, that we value so

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Parent Zoom Night Kindergarten here I come

Parent Zoom Night Thursday May 28, 8 – 9pm – Kindergarten! … here I come!

Please join us for another Parent Zoom Night on May 28th, 8 – 9 pm Special Guest Speaker: Tracy Zimmerman, kindergarten teacher for Grand Erie District School Board in Brantford for the past 10 years! Tracy will discuss expectations for children entering Kindergarten in September and what parents need to know about school readiness! Tracy will be happy to answer your questions posed in

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May 20 Announcement to WDCC and Camp Waterdown Families

Yesterday, Premier Ford and Minister Lecce announced the closure of schools for the remainder of this school year. Also during this announcement there was limited information provided about the reopening of both child care and summer camps. Here at WDCC, we will work alongside our community partners, public health and the Ministry of Education to make informed decisions about the re-opening of our programs.

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WDCC Parent Night Painting Fun

Parent Zoom Night Thursday May 21, 8 – 9:30pm Fun Night, PARENT PAINTING NIGHT!

We’re going to do something a little different next week. Parents, you’ve been doing such an awesome job that you need a fun night out! Easy Sailboat Sunset Seascape Painting Our very own Jessica Balaban and Natalie Malda from Waterdown District Children’s Centre are going to lead us in a PARENT PAINTING PARTY!!!!! Below is a list of materials recommended: Canvas-recommended size 16×20 inches (or

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Summer Camp Waterdown Registration Is Now Open

We’ve publicly launched our Summer Camp Registration here: https://www.campwaterdown.com/programming/summer-camp-program/ Please be aware that there may be less space available this year so it would be good to pre-register early, even if you do not know your final plans, as you can cancel without penalty up to June 26th. Because we do not yet know what timeline, permissions and instructions we may receive from the

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Camp Waterdown - Waterdown District Children's Centre, Waterdown High School Ontario

School Closures Extended to May 31 (March credits and June PA Days being refunded)

Over the weekend the Ministry of Education has extended school closures until at least May 29th (and cancelled PA Days in June to replace them with instructional days). We will now be refunding families any remaining pro-rated credit for the last 7 days of cancelled Before & After school sessions prepaid for March, and we will be refunding PA Day payments received for June

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Fiesta Friday April 24

April 24 – WDCC Fiesta Fridays Learning & Sharing Zoom Video Conference for Families

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New Facebook Private Group for WDCC and CW Before & After Care Families

We miss you! We have created a Private Facebook Group for our registered families to join. We will be posting additional support and resource information there, plus using it as one way to keep our community of families and staff in touch with each other during the COVID-19 isolation period. We have posted valuable resource information for families trying to navigate these difficult times

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WDCC Family Interactive Video Conferencing for the Week of April 6th

Friday, April 3, 2020 WDCC / Camp Waterdown Update Good Afternoon Families, I am sure for many of you, this probably has been the longest 3 weeks of your lives and some of the most stressful times as well. We are hopeful that you are managing your new realities and taking time to notice some of the positives that have come from this time

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B&A School Fees Update for Monday April 6

Hamilton and Waterdown Area Schools to Remain Closed through May 4th The HWDSB and Ministry of Education officially announced yesterday that our schools will be closed until at least May 4th pending a re-evaluation of the COVID-19 situation. HWDSB COVID-19 Update Page For Before & After School Families: We are NOT charging fees for April. Instead of charging at the beginning of the next

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WDCC Update for Friday March 28

Friday, March 28, 2020 WDCC / Camp Waterdown Update Dear Families of WDCC/Camp Waterdown, First of all, we want to let you know that we are thinking of all of you and miss everyone! Our Educators have been busy working remotely through Microsoft Teams and have been using this time for productive work for the organization including professional development, summer planning and reviewing ways

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WDCC Update for Tuesday March 17

Good Afternoon WDCC & Camp Waterdown Families, We wanted to post a quick update on what is happening here at WDCC. We have had to close all our offices, so all our staff are working separately from home, and we are employing modern teleconferencing and online Team software to continue our program planning and improvements. This safe “togetherness” is already having a beneficial effect

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WDCC / Camp Waterdown Program Closures – March 14 to April 5

During the time of this closure we cannot access our facilities and we will not be running any pre-planned or alternative on-site programs.

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Happy Hands

School Closure Strikes Announced for Friday February 21 (All HWDSB Schools)

The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario and HWDSB have confirmed that there will be a province-wide walk out on Friday February 21st affecting ALL HWDSB Schools (Elementary and High Schools). At this point, unless a settlement is reached or we are informed otherwise by the HWDSB, we are planning to provide another Full Day Alternate Program at Guy B. Brown Elementary, 7am – 6pm

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February 11 and 13 Announced Strike Dates for Hamilton Area Elementary Schools

ETFO and the HWDSB have announced potential new strike dates of February 11 (Tuesday) province-wide strike and February 13 (Thursday) for HWDSB Elementary schools should negotiations continue without resolution. Those families who are already confirmed for Full Day Alternate Care Additional Days (including February 6 & 7) will be automatically registered for those additional dates if not cancelled (and opted out of the Full

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One-Day Strike Action in Hamilton (and Peel) by ETFO Announced, Friday January 31

ETFO will be walking out of Hamilton (and Waterdown) Area Schools on Friday January 31st this week. That means our Full Day Alternate Care Program, will come into affect at Guy B. Brown Elementary School.

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UPDATED: Open to All prior Camp Waterdown Families: All Day Alternate Care (if classes cancel due to strike) Pre-Registration

This pre-registration is ONLY for strikes affecting students in Public Schools in Waterdown (Mary Hopkins, Guy Brown, Flamborough Centre, and Allan A. Greenleaf). (UPDATED Sunday January 19:  Now accepting pre-registrations from all Camp Waterdown / WDCC Families who have been registered for any of our prior programs.  (If you have registered for our previous Summer, March Break, PA Day or Holiday Programs, you will

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Elelmentary Teacher's Federation Waterdown

Potential Elementary School Strikes by ETFO (and how we will be accommodating families)

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given the required five-day notice for rotating elementary school strikes. Hamilton & Waterdown area schools should not be affected next week, but we are launching an online pre-registration for Full Day Alternate Care for our School Age Registered Families soon!

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January 24, March 6, June 5 & 26 PA Days Registration is now Open

Our 2020 PA Day programs are very specially planned to both entertain and educate children in a wide variety of resiliency, craft, sports and achievement skills with this year’s emphasis on creating “sparks” to inspire children to discover and nurture their interests and self-esteem.

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2019-2020 Before / After School Online Registration (Taking Wait List Requests)

Our 2019-2020 Before / After School Online Registration is online for: Allan A. Greenleaf Elementary Guy B. Brown Elementary Mary Hopkins Elementary Although we may have space remaining in our programs, we are first taking your Wait List request. You will then be contacted as soon as possible if we have an availability to offer you. Before / After School Age Care Registration (2019-2020)


Week of July 6-July 9 Virtual Engagement for Child Care Families

Camp Waterdown and WDCC families, Valuable Virtual Visits with activities for our Toddler, and Pre-School children and families continue on our Zoom channels this week. You will be individually invited by email to the appropriate sessions for your children. After Zoom meetings begin, we will breakout into smaller groups for age appropriate activities. A friendly reminder:  all activities that are being run by our

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Week of June 29-July 3 Virtual Engagement for Child Care Families

Camp Waterdown and WDCC families, Valuable Virtual Visits with activities for our Toddler, and Pre-School children and families continue on our Zoom channels this week. You will be individually invited by email to the appropriate sessions for your children. After Zoom meetings begin, we will breakout into smaller groups for age appropriate activities. A friendly reminder:  all activities that are being run by our

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Week of June 22 – 25 Virtual Engagement for Child Care and Before & After School Families

Camp Waterdown and WDCC families, We would like to thank all of our families for their continuous support during these uncertain times. As of June 25th we will be suspending our Valuable Virtual Visits for our Before & After School children. We will be taking a break from our Valuable Virtual Visits for our Toddler & Preschoolers for the week of June 29th – July

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Week of June 15 – 18 Virtual Engagement for Child Care and Before & After School Families

Camp Waterdown and WDCC families, Valuable Virtual Visits with activities for our Toddler, Pre-School and Before & After School children and families continues on our Zoom channels this week. You will be individually invited by email to the appropriate sessions for your children. After Zoom meetings begin, we will breakout into smaller groups for age appropriate activities. A friendly reminder:  all activities that are

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June 10 WDCC Toddler and Preschool Program Announcement

Dear WDCC Pre-school & Toddler Families, As most of you will have already heard, the Province announced yesterday that child care centres can open as early as this Friday. As an organization, we will be taking a measured approach to our re-opening in order to help keep the children, families and educators, that we value so much, as safe as possible. At this point

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