SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

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  • Before and After School Programs in various schools throughout St. Thomas and Port Stanley
  • Professional Development Days
  • Winter Break Full Day Camp
  • March Break Full Day Camps
  • Easter Monday Full Day Camp
  • Summer Full Day Camps
School Age
Highlights
  • Safe, supervised and engaging programs for children in kindergarten to age 12
  • Positive peer relationships promoted
  • Age appropriate positive behaviours encouraged
  • Maximum staff: child ratio is 1:10 for Kindergarten programs and 1:15 for 6-12 year old programs
  • Dedicated, educated and experienced staff
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Annual parent surveys
  • Mandatory staff meetings and professional learning for all Educators in order to provide ongoing, quality care
School Age Program
Locations and Hours of Operation

295 Forest Avenue
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5R 2P8

Hours
7:00AM – 9:00AM
3:30PM – 6:00PM

112 Churchill Crescent
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5R 1R1

Hours
7:00AM – 9:00AM
3:30PM – 6:00PM

20 South Edgeware Road
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 2H2

Hours
7:00AM – 9:00AM
3:30PM – 6:00PM

100 Parkside Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5R 3T9

Hours
7:00AM – 8:45AM
3:15PM – 6:00PM

350 Carlow Road
Port Stanley, Ontario
N5L 1B6

Hours
7:00AM – 9:15AM
3:45PM – 6:00PM

Developmental
Activities

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, and more. Snacks are provided at each school age program. Children bring lunches from home for the full day programs.

Parent
Handbook

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Program Supervisors

All Program Supervisors will possess an Early Childhood Education, Recreational Leadership or Child and Youth Worker diploma, a Bachelor of Education degree 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 may have experience working with children. All Early Childhood Educators are members of the College of Early Childhood Educators.

Orientation

A 3-day orientation is held each August for all School Age Educators.
Throughout the school year, all Educators participate in mandatory professional learning that enhances 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 Standard First Aid & CPR-C
• Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Check

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