Child Care

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) supports the provision of quality child care services in its schools through qualified, licensed child care operators where space is available and the need for service has been identified through community/regional ​planning processes.

Durham District School Board child care policy

The Durham District School Board's policy (#1500) illustrates the Board's commitment to building strong partnerships with child care centres to support schools, students, families, and communities. Research has shown that ​the early years – from conception to age six – are the most signifi​cant and influential years in terms of brain development, learning, behaviour, and health. High-quality licensed child care that supports the development of cognitive and social skills can enhance school readiness and help children achieve later school success.

Further information about our school's child care programming is available by visiting the DDSB Early Years Child Care website.


Schoolhouse Playcare

Schoolhouse Playcare Centres has been operating child care programs within the Durham District School Board since 1984 and is proud of the strong partnership that has developed over the years.   We are committed to the children and families across Durham Region and will endeavour to support their early learning and child care needs. 

We are pleased to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with Cadarackque Public School to offer before and after school programs for kindergarten and schoolage children in September 2020.  This program will enable your child to experience a seamless transition from school to child care, from the time your child enters school until your child reaches 12 years of age. 

Our program will support each child’s individual growth and development and offers a play-based and social environment that will enhance your child’s kindergarten & school experience.  We also offer child care for toddlers, and preschoolers as well. 

For more information on this program, please contact the Supervisor as follows:

 Stephanie Bruce, RECE

 (905) 428-3331         

 Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham is committed to enhancing the quality of life for children and their families.