Spring Time Crafts for Children

michelle-clarkeBy Michelle Clarke
Creative Arts Coordinator

Yay – Spring is on its way! But since the weather is still a bit unpredictable, here are some fun Easter & Passover themed crafts that you can do with your kids over the next few weeks if it’s rainy or you’d just rather stay inside 🙂 Continue reading

The Importance of Girls-Only Programs

Annaby Anna Sturino
Director of Operations

We hear it everywhere, from the United Nations to the everyday after school program – when we support the growth and empowerment of girls and young women, we raise the quality of life for everyone. When women lead they not only lead businesses, they lead in their community, they fight for their children, and they give voice to issues that are important to our collective future like education, and health care. Continue reading

Our Favourite Activities: You Can Do Them at Home with your Kids!

STARSby the STARS After School Program staff team

What are kids into these days?  Who better to ask than our experts here at the club, the staff from our STARS after school program.  Each of our leaders has an extensive library of activities and ideas in their heads – here are a few of their faves! Continue reading

Be Your Child’s First and Best Role Model


Pat Chitan, RECE
Preschool teacher

At St. Alban’s, we strive to be great role models for the kids, youth, and younger staff members in our Club.   But, we’re aware of the fact that the first and most prominent role models in kids’ lives are almost always parents.     As both a preschool teacher and a parent myself, I am often reminded that kids are like little sponges – absorbing everything they hear and see – especially from the adults in their lives. Continue reading