Owl continues to advocate for a universal child care system that is affordable for families, and provides decent work and professional pay for educators and other child care employees. We hope the Frequently Asked Questions below will address any questions that you have. If not, please get in touch.

Full Day Child Care - 3 months to school-age:

Program Type/ Fees Full-day Programs 
      Infant (3 to 18 months)   
     Toddler (18 months to 2.5 years)   
     Preschool (2.5 to 4 years)   
 Original 2019 Fee $73.84  $55.64  $50.16
 2019 Fee Reduction Pilot*     $63.84  $52.64  $48.16

Please Note:

  • The above fees were approved by the Board of Directors on November 13, 2018 and take effect on January 1, 2019.
  • Fees are calculated on a daily basis and are charged based on days scheduled for care. Fees are not charges on all statuatory holidays and on Christmas closure days.
  • Fee Reduction Pilot
    • Fees are currently reduced for infants ($10/day), toddlers ($3/day) and preschoolers ($2/day) as a result of the Region of Waterloo’s Fee Reduction Pilot. The Pilot is funded by the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The Region has advised that due to changes in provincial funding, the Fee Reduction Pilot will end December 31, 2019.
    • For details regarding the end of the Fee Reduction Pilot, view the letter issued by the Region of Waterloo.
  • Programs are available to parents on a full/part-time basis with a set recurring schedule. Owl does not issue credits for sick days, vacation days, or any unexpected centre closures.
  • The Board of Directors reserves the right to make changes to these fees at their discretion. Notice of 45 days will be given informing parents of any changes


Download and/or print The 2019 Fee Schedule for Full-Day Programs Here


Payment Estimators: (opens in MS Excel)


Methods of Payment

Pre-authorized Debit (PAD) is the primary method of payment. On a case-by-case basis, post-dated cheques or e-transfer may be approved.

Frequently Asked Questions