Celebrating the Journey

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Milestones Children’s Centre offers school age care to children enrolled in JK up to 12 years of age. Care is provided:

  • Before and After School Programs in various schools throughout St. Thomas
  • Professional Development Days
  • March Break Full Day Camps
  • Summer Full Day Camps

All Program Supervisors will possess an Early Childhood Education, Recreational Leadership or Child and Youth Worker diploma or a Bachelor of Education or be Otherwise Approved by the Ministry of Education.  All Supervisors, (other than an ECE. with more than 2 years experience) will be required to be Otherwise Approved through the Ministry of Education. Assistant Educators and Program Assistants will have experience working with children. All Early Childhood Educators are members of the College of Early Childhood Education.

A 3 day orientation is held each August for all School Age Educators.

Throughout the school year, all Educators participate in mandatory in-service training offered by the organization. Educators are also encouraged to attend workshops that will enhance their skills in relation to current issues and trends in the field of school age care.

Educators are required to have:

  • up-to-date immunizations
  • valid First Aid & CPR
  • Criminal Reference Check
  • annual professional development

The Educators at each program work together to develop and implement activities based on the interests and developmental levels of the children. The activities will include indoor and outdoor games, sports, creative arts and crafts, skill building activities and homework areas. Each program offers a variety of choices for your child to choose from.

Full day programs offer field trips, educational or entertaining visitors, swimming and more. Snacks are provided at each school age program. Children bring lunches from home for the full day programs.

Click the following link for a copy of our Parent Handbook:

School Age Parent Handbook

Click the following link for a copy of the Guide to Common Infections: 

Guide to Common Infections

 

School Age Highlights

  • Safe, supervised and engaging programs for children in JK-age12
  • Positive peer relationships promoted
  • Age appropriate positive behaviours encouraged
  • Maximum staff: child ratio is 1:15
  • Dedicated, trained and experienced staff, who are certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Annual parent surveys
  • Mandatory staff meeting and professional development for all Educators in order to provide ongoing, quality care

 

 "We've enjoyed our son's formative years with Milestones.  He has fond memories of the experiences that he shared and will cherish this as we will." 

 

School Age Program Locations and Hours

 

Forest Park School Age Program

295 Forest Avenue

St. Thomas, Ontario

N5R 2P8

7:00-9:00

3:30-6:00

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau School Age Program

112 Churchill Crescent

St. Thomas, Ontario

N5R 1R1

7:00-9:00

3:30-6:00

 

 

 

Locke’s School Age Program

20 South Edgeware Road

St. Thomas, Ontario

N5P 2H2

7:00-9:00

3:30-6:00

 

John Wise School Age Program

100 Parkside Drive

St. Thomas, Ontario

N5R 3T9

 

7:00-8:45

3:15-6:00

 

Port Stanley School Age Program

350 Carlow Road

Port Stanley, Ontario

N5L 1B6

 

7:00-8:45

3:15-6:00

 

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