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Lambton Kent District School Board
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Child Care
​ The LKDSB partners with a number of child care providers who provide child care options in our schools. Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) works with the LKDSB on overseeing and implementing all child care initiatives. The LKDSB and CLASS continues to work closely with all child care providers to ensure that child care and before- and after-school programs are available to support our students and families. More information can be found at the following link:

​​"Giving children the best possible start in life and greater opportunities for success at school."

The LKDSB, in partnership with the municipalities of Chatham-Kent and Sarnia/Lambton, supports our families by bringing childcare, family services and schools together to provide easy access for parents, grandparents, caregivers and parents-to-be.

Before-and-After School Care / Extended Day Programs

Before-and-After School Programs are provided for children four to twelve years of age who require care after school. These programs offer additional opportunities for children to learn and grow. Our programs are operated by third-party licensed child care providers, offering a seamless day to the children enrolled.

The Extended Day Program is specifically developed for four and five-year old Kindergarten children who require before and after school care. This program is offered in schools where there are enough children requiring this care to make it viable to separate it from the regular before-and-after school program. This program will complement the learning of the regular school day in a full-day kindergarten classroom.

Currently LKDSB does offer programs at most of their schools, with few exceptions. We will continue to monitor the need and viability of child care programs for all of our schools.  Viability will be unique to each school community. 


Parents interested in registering their child for the Before-and-After School or Extended Day Program are asked to follow the attached link and complete the information required:

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The waitlist will be monitored in partnership with local municipal service managers to determine if there is sufficient demand and viability to ensure the operation and / or expansion of programs.  Should a provider cease to operate, LKDSB will ensure the availability of another child care provider.  In this situation, fees and times of operations may change.

For a full list of all Extended Day and Before-and-After School Programs.

Financial Assistance

To determine if you qualify for financial assistance through your local municipality for Child Care and Before-and-After School Programs, please visit the link below for your municipality. 

Chatham-Kent EarlyON Webpage   

Sarnia / Lambton Best Start Webpage

Child Care Information

For more information on child care services and a full list of all Child Care Programs offered in our schools please visit  the CLASS  website or contact Theresa McFadden, Supervisor Child Care Services 519-627-1763 x 250