Smart Play

About the Program
CHANCES Before and After School Programs is known as Smart Play. It is a licensed high-quality child care program for children aged kindergarten through grade 6 that require before and/or after school care. There is also child care available on professional development days and during the summer.

This program will provide your child with opportunities for positive emotional, physical and intellectual experiences that will promote his or her overall growth. The program makes effective use of before and after school time where children can benefit from social interaction and play.

Smart Play - Chances PEI
The Program Offers
  • Daily fun and creative activities that include physical exercise, outdoor play, music, arts and positive social interactions with other children that will allow your child to learn through play.
  • Certified Youth Educators who develop and implement creative programming on an ongoing basis to meet the needs of your child.
  • Nutritious snack enhances the overall experience for your child.
  • Before and after school care: $77 per week
  • After-school care only: $72.50 per week
  • Fees for full day care (professional development days and storm closures 12 pm or later): $22 per day
  • March Break and Summer Programming: $25 per day
  • Fees for ½ daycare (storm closures before noon): $17 per day
How to Register
You must register with the Provincial Child Care Registry in order to obtain a spot for your child. It is also the central way to register for multiple child care centre waiting lists all in one place.

Be sure to keep your account active by logging in at least once a month to confirm you are still looking for a spot.

If a space becomes available for your child, a member of the CHANCES team will contact you.

Please Note: The Provincial registry is the only way to obtain a space for your child at CHANCES – please do not contact the centres directly inquiring about a space for your child.

Contact Us
If you have questions about this program, you can contact:

Shawna Clark, Program Administrator

Phone: (902) 892-8744


Smart Play Belfast
3326 Trans Canada Hwy, Belle River

Smart Play Bloomfield
RR # 2, Bloomfield

Smart Play Cardigan
1644 North Royalty Road, Cardigan

Smart Play Donagh
928 Bethel Road, Donagh

Smart Play Ferry Road
24 Ferry Rd, Cornwall

Smart Play Kensington
2 Saunders Lane, Kensington

Smart Play Kensington 2
61 Broadway Street N, Kensington

Smart Play Murphy’s
200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown

Smart Play Spring Park
65 Kirkwood Drive, Charlottetown

Smart Play Stratford
1 St. John Avenue, Stratford

Smart Play Rustico
185 Hilltop Avenue, North Rustico

Smart Play Vernon River
5505 Murray Harbour Rd, Vernon Bridge

Parents Say
“Teaching them how to be able to use their words during conflict resolution is so great, letting the children express themselves. They’ve done great with him, and he’s so happy.”

“They even have something like a parent-teacher interview, and they would bring up blind spots that my husband and I were not aware of. They are not only teaching the children but teaching the parents.”

“It is so personal. Every day they met my son at the door, bring him in and give him a big hug.”

“The communication is definitely there. It is such a team feeling. I had my older son at two different places, and it wasn’t the same feeling of working together, which is very helpful. They are not taking all the responsibility and leaving me aside or vice versa. There is knowledge in research and they are up to date. They are interested in new research and are flexible and open.”


CHANCES (Caring, Helping, And Nurturing, Children Every Step) is a non-profit, charitable organization that exists to provide a range of child development and parent support services to children from 0-11 years and their families, particularly those experiencing additional life challenges.

In the provision of a range of comprehensive programs and services, CHANCES receives funding through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the province of Prince Edward Island, and private donations.

In addition, CHANCES offers self-sustaining programs on a fee for service basis for families.