Out of School Care

Northern Lights Public Schools offers a child care program called Out of School Care for families in need of child care surrounding school hours. To be eligible for this program, children must be enrolled in Kindergarten and up.

Our program offers:

  • Professional, certified child care staff;
  • Quality accredited programs that complement the students’ in-school programming;
  • Government subsidies are available through Human Services;
  • A standard of excellence over and above Alberta’s regulated requirements;
  • Constructive and caring environment, with skilled professionals;
  • A strong commitment to child care from Northern Lights Public Schools;
  • Emphasis on arts, multiculturalism, physical activity and child leadership;
  • Field trips, science activities, and crafts.

Locations and Fees

Out of School Care will be offered at these schools in 2020-2021. Please click on the links to see what options are available for each location and what the fees are:

2020-2021 Registration

Registration for Out of School Care for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Monday, June 1. Parents who register and pay their Out of School Care deposit prior to June 21, 2020 will receive care on one No School day during the year for free.

The 2020-2021 Out of School Care Registration Form will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please ensure that you fill out the form for the correct year.

If you already have a Parent Portal account set up, you can log in, click on School Engage in the lower left hand corner and you will be able to see and fill out the form. If you do not already have a Parent Portal account set up, please contact your school for information. Detailed instructions are included in our Parent Guide to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Once you have submitted your form, it may take up to five working days (Monday-Friday, excluding statutory holidays) to review and approve your enrolment. Once your enrolment is approved, you will receive notification that your deposit fees are available to be paid through School Cash Online. 

School Cash Online Account Instructions

Please note: 

Registrations received after June 22, 2020 may not be processed until staff return to schools following the summer break.

Registrations received less than one week prior to the first day of school may not be guaranteed to start Out of School Care in the first week of the school year.

The Out of School Care program requires 30 days written notice to withdraw from Full-Time Care (AM or PM). 

Once you have registered and paid your deposit in June (or thereafter) for the upcoming school year, you may withdraw prior to August 1st and be refunded your full deposit less a $50 administrative fee (subsidy deposit or first/last month fee deposit). If you withdraw on or after August 1st, you will only be refunded your last month fee deposit, provided you have given 30 days written notice,

Once OSC receives your 30-day notice, you will be entitled to your deposit/last month fees back, provided you have no outstanding fees owing. You may withdraw anytime throughout the year by providing 30 days notice.

Casual Care

Casual Care will only be offered as space permits. Please talk to your Out of School Care staff about availability.

Non-School Days

If you are registered for Full-Time Out of School Care, Non-School Days will be available to purchase throughout the school year through School Cash Online.

In 2020-2021 Out of School Care will be offering care on the following Non-School Days:

  • September 25
  • October 9
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • January 15
  • February 10, 11 & 12
  • March 5 & 19
  • April 30
  • May 21

Please note that while Monday, October 26 is a Non-School Day, it is a Professional Development Day for all staff, so no Out of School Care will be offered on that date.

As well, some sites may offer care during Winter (December 21 – January 1) and Spring Break (April 2-9). Watch for information closer to those dates about if and when care will be offered.