NS launches pilot for before and after school care for pre-primary students

The province is launching a pilot program for before and after school care for pre-primary students.

Ten schools will be participating in the pilot, which will run from January to June.

The before and after programs will be on the same sites as the pre-primary programs, but, unlike pre-primary, will be fee-based.

The province says its Child Care Subsidy Program will be extended to families of pre-primary children participating in the pilot program, who meet the income threshold criteria.

The 10 pilot locations are:
-- Coldbrook and District School, Coldbrook, Kings Co.
-- Harbourside Elementary School, Sydney
-- Oxford Regional Education Centre, Oxford
-- Conseil scolaire acadien provincial Bedford Highway pre-primary site, Bedford, Halifax Co.
-- William King Elementary School, Herring Cove
-- Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy, Guysborough, Guysborough Co.
-- East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy, Monastery, Antigonish, Co.
-- West Northfield Elementary School, West Northfield, Lunenburg Co.
-- Yarmouth Central School, Yarmouth
-- Weymouth Consolidated School, Weymouth, Digby Co.