School age children are looked after in the Gainsborough, Jones, Queensdale, Etobicoke and Richview centres. Children of this age are very proud to do most things by themselves. They are usually ready to cooperate since they understand the link between cause and effect. They have a good concept of time as well as the words to describe their body, their thoughts and their emotions. Friends are very important to them.

They want an environment in which they are able to make choices and decisions, handle material, interact with their peers, think about their ideas and behaviours, use language in a personal and meaningful way and get appropriate support from adults around them.