We accept subsidy through the Region of Peel. Please visit the Region of Peel website to apply for subsidy. For more information http://peelregion.ca/children/apply-for-subsidy/

Common Questions and Answers

At Rainbow Academy Learning & Child Care Center, we specialize in giving children the best start with our welcome and family environment. If you’re considering enrolling your child/children in our Childcare center, we understand that you may have tons of questions. To ensure you have all your doubts cleared about our programs, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions:

  • 1. What are your hours of operation?
  • 2. Are you open during the summer and Christmas Break.
  • 3. Do you have a summer program for Kindergarten and School-aged children?
  • 4. Which schools do you pick up/drop off children for the Before and After School Program?
  • 5. How does transportation work for Before and After School Programs?
  • 6. Do you offer full day care when schools are closed? If yes, how much does it cost per day?
  • 7. Are there subsidized spots available at Rainbow Academy?
  • 8. How does the waiting list work?
  • 9. Is food prepared on-site or catered? Can you accommodate our family‚Äôs dietary needs or children with allergies?
  • 10. Is Rainbow Academy nut free?
  • 11. Does my child need to be toilet trained in order to enroll at Rainbow Academy Learning and Child Care Centre?
  • 12. What is the napping schedule?
  • 13. What qualifications or training do your staff and providers have?
  • 14. What are the teacher to child ratios?

Considering some parents need to drive a long way to work, we open at 6:30 am and close at 6:30 pm. If parents cannot pick up their children on time, they will need to pay one dollar per minute per child to the staff who stay after 6:30pm. During COVID-19, we open at 7 am and close at 6 pm to better prepare the center and classrooms.

Yes, we are open the whole year through excluding weekends and statutory holidays

Yes, we run summer programs during the months of July and August for Kindergarten and School-aged children. We give priority to children who attend the before and after school program, but If there are spaces available, any other children can register for Rainbow Academy’s fun filled summer camp.

Currently, our Before and After school program for children aged between four and thirteen-years-old comes from James Bolton Public School, Holy Family Elementary School, St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School, Ellwood Elementary Public School, Macville Public School and St. Nicholas Elementary School.

We have a large school bus from Parkview school bus company. This company provides bussing for schools that do not provide a bus stop for our location. St. John Paul II, James Bolton Public School, and St. Nicholas will be transported to school on this contracted bus. Parkview provides us with trained and experienced bus drivers who are responsible from transporting your child to and from school every day. We can also pick up and drop off children from schools within a ten-kilometer radius of our location if the schools’ hours are appropriate.

Yes, we offer full Childcare for kindergarten and school-age children when schools are closed, such as PA days, bus cancellation days, March break, Christmas, and New Year break.

The full Childcare rate is $50, and if your child gets enrolled full time in the Monday to Friday, Before and After School Program, then you do not need to pay an extra fee for these full-day programs. If you register your child part-time, you will need to pay the difference.

If there is inclement weather resulting in school closures Rainbow Academy will also be closed to ensure the safety of out staff and children.

Yes, we do accept subsidies through the Region of Peel. Please visit the Region of Peel
website for more information or to apply for a
grant: http://peelregion.ca/children/apply-for-subsidy/.

If you need space for your child/children now or later, please call (905)-857-3544 or email rainbowacademy@rogers.com. We will check the appropriate age group for you. If there is no available space, your child/children will get placed on the waiting list. When a spot opens, the supervisor will consult the waiting list for the next child in line to fill the vacancy of the age category needed. For instance, if a toddler moves up into the preschool room, a vacancy is created in the toddler room. We would consult the waiting list to see who is next.

That parent or guardian would receive the first right to fill the vacancy. If they choose to take up the spot, then the waiting list would decrease by a family. If that family declines the opportunity, they will get asked whether they want to continue to be on the waiting list or if they would like to get removed altogether.

We treat your child as one of our own, so providing healthy food is essential. We have a fully equipped kitchen to prepare fresh and nutritious hot meals for children. The meals provided includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. The menu is consulted with Peel Public Health to ensure that it meets Canada’s Food Guide. If your child has specific dietary needs or food allergies, please indicate it on your registration form.

The supervisor and the cook will discuss nutritional guidelines to develop an alternative menu options to ensure your child receives the necessary nutrients. 

Yes, we maintain an environment that is peanut and tree nut free. We neither use nuts in our meal preparation nor allow children to bring snacks containing nuts into our center.

No, we accept infants as young as 6 months old, we help our families by assisting in
the process of toilet training.

To ensure consistency between home and childcare, infants follow their own individual nap schedules provided by their parents. When ready, our early childhood educators will work with parents to transition the infants to one nap time per day in readiness for their move to the toddler program. Toddler and preschool groups have 2 hours napping period. If the child prefers not to sleep, staff will provide quiet activities based on their individual needs.

All staff members at Rainbow Academy must maintain an updated criminal record check that include a vulnerable sector screening. All staff on the premises must hold valid and up to date certifications in CPR and First Aid Training. All staff that are involved in food preparation and serving obtain a Food Handler Training certificate.

All RECEs are graduates from the Early Childhood Education program at University or College, and they get registered with the College of ECE. Some of our staff have completed or are currently enrolled in the study Youth and Child Care program, where they receive Director Approval from the Ministry of Education.

The classroom ratios vary by age and regulations differ from Ministry of Education. Please contact the center to find out the ratios in the various age groups.