|SHOOTING STAR DAY CARE / GARDERIE ETOILE FILANTE is the
largest licensed non-profit Day Care Centre in the Valley East Area.
It has licensed capacity for 154 full-time equivalent children from the
age of 18 months to 12 years of age. There are over 200 registered
children (some part-time).
The children are divided into four different programs:
- Toddlers (18 months to 30 months)
20 children enrolled in a bilingual program;
- Pre-School (31 months to 5 years)
32 in the English Program and 24 in the French program;
- School Age (6 years to 12 years)
30 in the English Program and 24 in the French program;
- After School Extended Program
24 students who remain up to 10 p.m.
The big difference between the Licensed Day Care Centres and the
Private Home-Based Day Care providers is that government subsidies are not
available for people who place their children in private centers.
The rates charged by SHOOTING STAR DAY CARE / GARDERIE ETOILE FILANTE
vary with the age and number of hours that the children remain at the
centre. They range in amount from $7 per day to $40 per day for infants,
however, at this time there is no infant program offered by Shooting Star
The fee not only covers the supervision of the children, but also all
of the food and supplies during the day.