Child Care Services

Owl offers care for children three (3) months of age to 10 years old.  

The information contained here provides an explanation of our infant, toddler, preschool, nusery school, JK/K and school-age programs.

To learn more about Owl's curriculum and program philosophy, click on the link below:

Owl's Philosophy

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Infant program (3 to 18 months)

An infant program is offered at two of Owl's locations: Lincoln Road in Waterloo and Pope John Paul II in Kitchener. Infant care is only offered on a full time basis (i.e., 5 full days per week).


Toddler program (18 months to 2.5 years)

The toddler program is offered at our John Sweeney, Lincoln Road and Pope John Paul II locations.

Parents may choose the option of enrolling their child for 2, 3, 4 or 5 full days per week.

  • If choosing less than 5 days per week, the days must be standard for each week (e.g., every Tuesday and Thursday)

Nursery program (2.5 to 5 years)

Nursery school operates for 2.5 hours each morning (e.g., 8:45 am to 11:15 am) during the school year. Parents may choose to enrol their child for 2, 3, 4 or 5 mornings per week.

  • Some centres also offer afternoon nursery school. Please inquire at the centre of your choice.

Preschool program (2.5 to 5 years of age)

Owl's preschool program is available for full or half days.

The half day preschool program differs from the nursery school program in that it offers extended offers (e.g., 7:00 am to 12:00 pm). Parents may choose to enrol their child for 2, 3, 4 or 5 full or half days per week.

JK/K program (for children currently enrolled in a JK or SK program at school)

This program is offered on a full-day, alternate day schedule.

Care is provided during times that your child is not in school. This includes full days and after school on the days that your child is in school.

  • For example, if your daughter is in JK on M-W-F, she may come to Owl on T-Th and alternate F. She may also come to Owl after school on the days that she is in school.

Extra care may be available for PA days or training days when children are not in school. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.


School-age program (6 to 10 year olds)

Before and after school care is offered at all Owl locations with the following exceptions:

  • No school-age programs are offered at our Lincoln Road location.
  • Before school care is not offered at our St. Nicholas location due to the start time at the school.

Parents have the option of enrolling their child for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

Extra care is available for PA days, March Break and part of the Christmas Break. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.


We also offer a Summer Camper program during July and August for this age group.

Child Care Policies
and Information

Parent Handbook

Payment Policies

Parent Policies

Fee Schedule 

To print or complete various forms, such as the Application for Enrolment, Waiting List request, medication forms, etc., please vist the Forms page.

Best Practice

Owl Child Care Services strives to raise the bar on quality and demonstrate best practice in the following areas. To learn more, click here.

  • Accountability
  • Curriclum & Program Philosophy
  • Group Size and Mix
  • Health & Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Quality Assurance
  • Supervision & Ratios
  • Staff Qualifications