OIST School-Aged Program

The School-Aged Program provides a safe and engaging environment with both structured enrichment activities and supervised free play for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 of OIST students and employees. The School-Aged Program is dedicated to providing opportunities for children to become independent explorers and learners, and to work with each other in a community of mutual support and respect.


If your child will be absent from The School-Aged Program services or Transportation Services, please inform us by email beforehand:



Our Programs


After-School Program

In the After-School Program, children engage in a wide range of structured and free activities, receive homework support, and enjoy indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting)

The After-School Program has both extended services from 13:30 to 18:30 and regular services from 15:00 PM to 18:30.


Extended After-School Program

Extended After-School Program provides services for children from 13:30 to 18:30 PM.

Children in Extended After-School engage in both indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting) and a variety of structured and unstructured activities.

Holiday Program

The Holiday Program provides a full day of care for children on OIST work-days when elementary schools and kindegartens are out for the day. 

Holiday Program services include structured activities and crafts, free play time, homework support, and a range of activities from quiet games to large group play.

Enrollment in Holiday Program is separate from After-School enrollment. After-School is not available on days when your child's school is not in session.

Vacation Program

During the long summer and spring school vacations, children can join week-long theme-based mini-camps.

During the week we engage in experiments, outdoor exploration, and craft and design activities to help gain a better understanding of the world and our place within it.

Space is limited in these programs, so enroll early!


Our Services

Irregular / Emergency Services

The School Aged Program works to serve the needs of the OIST community, including times when childcare services are needed suddenly and unexpectedly.

In order to receive irregular/emergency services, children must already be registered with the School-Aged Program or Holiday Program, and have proper paperwork on file.

Irregular/emergency services are only available when a seat is available in the room or on the bus.

Transportation Service

OIST shuttle buses provide transportation services between OIST's main campus and local schools depending on availability of vehicles as determined by the Buildings and Facilities Management Division.

Families requiring bus transportation for their child may register for transportation services by submitting a School Transport Request.