Before & After School Care

Kids from JK to 12 years at our Waterloo Catholic District School Board locations

Flexible options.
You can choose before school, after school, or both, and enroll your child 2,3,4, or 5 days a week.

There may be two before and after school programs offered at your school; one offered by RisingOaks, and one by the school. The choice is yours - although we do hope you will choose us!

Learning through play with safety as a priority.
Every day in our before and after school programs, we ensure a smooth, safe transition between school, RisingOaks and home. Our educators are in communication with school staff and parents every step of the way.

As well, our educators are trained in standard first aid and CPR, the use of epi-pens, and other requirements of individual medical and/or support plans. Secure key fob access is in place at each location.

Qualified educators who genuinely care.
Most RisingOaks educators are registered members of Ontario's College of Early Childhood Educators and are committed to providing your child with the tools to develop positive relationships and discover their world through play, building on their curiosity as the foundation to becoming lifelong learners.

What does a typical day look like?
When the weather allows, we move outside, providing rich learning opportunities and fresh air. This is a time for large group games, cooperative play, nature walks, and science experiments. Children experience social interaction and creative learning together.

Inside the classroom RisingOaks learners work on projects and creative activities focused on their interests.

Programs co-located with an early learning centre for infant, toddler and preschool have an in-house cook who provides nutritious snacks. For PA days and camp, a Bag Lunch Policy is in effect.

Quick Links


John Sweeney
185 Activa Ave., Kitchener
Our Lady of Fatima
55 Hammet St., Cambridge
Saint John Paul II
75 Pebblecreek Dr. Kitchener
St. Brigid
50 Broom St., Ayr
St. Luke
550 Chesapeake Dr., Waterloo
St. Matthew
405 Pastern Trail, Waterloo
St. Nicholas
525 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo

Parent Handbook

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Easy steps to registration

OneList is the place where all applications for licensed care in Waterloo Region are submitted. You can also come here to apply for financial help to pay for child care, and special needs supports. Applying is easy. Click on the button below to learn more about registration with RisingOaks Early Learning.

A supervisor will follow up with you by email. At that time, you will be provided with the full Registration Package to complete and finalize your child’s registration in the before and after school program(s). Please note that we require two weeks’ notice to process a new application. Providing less could delay your child’s start date.


Before and after school care. Peace of mind.
Learning through play.

It’s a busy world. Knowing your child is learning and growing in a supportive environment with a focus on learning, personal relationships and growing independence lets you rest easy. You're providing them the opportunity for a lifetime of learning in a safe, happy environment.