Enrollment Policies

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

To have your name put on our waiting list go onto Child Care Registry

** Be sure to revisit the site 90 days to reconfirm your spot.

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 closed when the English Language school board closes. In the event of inclement weather, we follow the Charlottetown Provincial Government (Provincial Civil Services) office closures. If they are delayed, we are also delayed.

Parents will be called should the EYC need to close early.