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2020-2021 School Year

Registration for the EXCEL Program must be completed online (using a device larger than a cell phone) by accessing the EZChildTrack Parent Portal. If you have an existing account with EXCEL, access the Parent Portal by entering your email and password in the Returning Parents Sign In section. If you are new to the EXCEL Program, enter the Parent Portal using the “New Parents Open Account” section.

There will be three EXCEL 2020-21 programs and one NS BAP 2020-21 to choose from based on school/grade as follows:

EXCEL Unit #1 Schools

Astral Drive (PP-6) George Bissett (PP-6) Portland Estates (PP-6)
Bel Ayr (PP-6) Hawthorn (PP-6) RK Turner (PP-6)
Bicentennial (PP-6) Joseph Giles (PP-6) Ross Road (PP-6)
Brookhouse (PP-6) Mount Edward (PP-6) Seaside (4-5)
Caldwell Road (PP-6) Ocean View (PP-3) Shannon Park (PP-6)
Colby Village (PP-6) O'Connell Drive (PP-6) Sunnyside (Eaglewood) (P-6)
Crichton Park (PP-6) Oyster Pond (PP-6) Sunnyside (Fort Sackville) (PP-6)
Dartmouth South (P-6) Porters Lake (PP-6)  

EXCEL Unit #2 Schools

Beechville-Lakeside Timberlea Jr. (PP-2) Le Marchant-St. Thomas (P-6) St. Joseph's - Alexander McKay (PP-6)
Beechville-Lakeside Timberlea Sr. (3-5) Oxford (PP-6) St. Margaret's Bay (PP-5)
Burton Ettinger (P-6) Saint Mary's (P-6) St. Stephen's (PP-6)
Elizabeth Sutherland (PP-6) Sambro (PP-6) Tantallon Jr. (PP-1)
Hammonds Plains (PP-5) Shatford (PP-6) Tantallon Sr. (2-5)
JWM-FT (J.W. MacLeod) (P-6) Sir Charles Tupper (PP-6) Westmount (PP-6)
JWM-FT (Fleming Tower) (P-2) Springvale (P-6) William King (PP-6)
Kingswood (P-6)    

NS BAP Unit #2 School: Springvale (Pre-Primary Students only)

EXCEL Unit #3 Schools

Ash Lee Jefferson (PP-5) Dutch Settlement (PP-6) Park West (P-6)
Basinview Drive (PP-4) Grosvenor-Wentworth (P-6) Rockingham (PP-6)
Beaver Bank Kinsac (PP-5) Harry R Hamilton (PP-5) Sackville Heights (PP-5)
Beaver Bank Monarch (PP-5) Hillside Park (PP-5) Smokey Drive (PP-5)
Bedford South (PP-4) Holland Road (PP-5) Sycamore Lane (PP-5)
Caudle Park (PP-5) Millwood (PP-5) Waverley Memorial (PP-5)
Cavalier Drive (PP-5) Oldfield (PP-5)  

For more information regarding the EXCEL and NS-BAP registration process for the 2020-2021 school year, click here .

PLEASE NOTE: When you have completed all steps of the EXCEL application correctly, a notification window will appear indicating “Registration Submitted Successfully”. We encourage you to download your complete application from this window for your records. Once you close out of this window, you will receive an automated email indicating Registration Submitted Successfully. This is not confirmation of enrollment in EXCEL/NS BAP Programs for 2020-2021. Enrolment is not confirmed until such time that an Enrollment Approval email is received through EZChildTrack. Failure to receive any of these confirmation messages indicates that your application has not been received in our system. Applications are processed based on the date and time they are received.


Program fees for 2020-21 will remain the same as 2019-2020. As in previous years, families may only submit an EXCEL application for the school in which their child(ren) is registered for 2020-21.

2020-21 EXCEL Fee Scheduleclick here

EXCEL Online Application Guide - click here

Questions - We're here to help

We are here to help, so if you have any questions about EXCEL - the registration process, your account, or about the program in general - please do not hesitate to contact one of the EXCEL Registrars as below:

Thank you for choosing EXCEL!

Nova Scotia Before and After School Program

Please be advised that EXCEL will be once again partnering with the Departments of Education and Early Childhood Development and Communities, Culture and Heritage to offer the NS Before and After School Program at one site for the 2020-21 school year.

The program will be available for families with children enrolled in the Pre-Primary Program at Springvale Elementary.

Early and General registration for NS-BAP will take place at the same times as EXCEL registration.

The link to our online registration system can be found here .

2020-21 NS-BAP Fee Scheduleclick here

NS-BAP Online Application Guide - click here

Please note: Families with an annual household income up to $70,000 may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy Program and are encouraged to contact Subsidy Program at 1-844-804-2084 or .

2020-21 NS-BAP Parent Handbook