Enrollment Policies

The Early Years Center provides services to meet full-time, part-time, and casual childcare needs.

Ages and Teacher/Child Ratios

Infants 1:3
2 year olds 1:5
3 and 4 year olds 1:10
Full-time Registration: Children who attend 5 days per week.
Part-time Registration: Children attending 2 to 4 days per week.
The Gulf Shore EYC is open year-round.


Fees can be found in the Family Handbook.

Infant to 24 months: $34/day
24-36 months: $28/day
36 months to school entry: $27/day

Days/Hours of Operation

We are open Monday to Friday, 7:30-5:45*, 12 months of the year, except for the holidays and professional development days as noted below:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family/Islander Day (3rd Monday in February)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

The EYC will also be closed for the Christmas Holidays as outlined in the English Language School Board calendar, and closed for 3 ECDA Professional Development days (2 in October and 1 in May).

* Please call us if you are running late and not able to pick up your child by 5:45 pm. There is a late fee charge of $1 per minute payable directly to the staff member who is required to stay late at the time of pick-up.

Storm Closure Policy

Although we are located within Gulf Shore School, we are not necessarily closed when the English Language School Board (ELSB) closes, unless it is a “system-wide shutdown”. In the event of inclement weather, there will be a separate radio announcement if the EYC is closed. If the ELSB is operating on a 1-hr delay, the EYC will open at its usual time of 7:30 unless you hear a separate radio announcement or receive an email stating otherwise.