STARS After School Program – Main Clubhouse Location

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Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin March 1st at 9am (see bottom of this page on how to register).

The Program
The STARS Program is for children in Grades 1-6 — it provides a wide variety of enjoyable activities during the after school hours. The program includes cooking, swimming, drama, arts & crafts, computer time, and indoor & outdoor sports. Groups are divided by age, with approximately 20 kids and two staff per group.

The groups follow a weekly schedule based on Asset Building themes.

Asset Building
Many factors influence why some young people have success in life and why others have a hard time.  Research by the Search Institute has identified 40 “Developmental Assets”, which have a tremendous influence on young people’s lives.  Mastering these assets helps children and youth make wise decisions, choose positive paths, and develop into competent, caring, and responsible adults.

C.A.T.C.H. Kids program will be implemented in the STARS daily program routine.  C.A.T.C.H. is a recreation program designed to promote behaviours that assist in developing and maintaining health in school-age children.  The primary goal is to promote healthy physical activity behaviours.  The C.A.T.C.H. Kids program includes short lessons on healthy eating and a physical activity component.

HIGH  FIVE Quality At Play
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is a proud partner in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s HIGH FIVE® program.  This program provides agencies with tools for measuring the success of their recreation programs for children in the area of healthy childhood  development. When children participate in recreational play, they develop physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. What they learn at play provides a strong foundation that will help prepare them for future life experiences. Through our programs we strive to provide activities and environments where children feel safe, welcome, competent, connected, empowered and special.

Arts Programming
All children participating in STARS will have access to special creative arts programming. They will have the opportunity to participate in art, drama, dance and creative writing classes throughout the week.

Elective Programs
Children registered in the STARS program can register for many exciting new elective programs starting at 6:00pm free of charge.

4-6:00pm Programming with Groups
6-7:00pm Elective Programs (Grades 1-6 only)

Morning Program
Starts at 8:00am. Children must arrive by 8:40am in order to be walked to school. $10/day

Palmerston school only, Grades 1-6 only.

If your child is going to be absent please call or email the front desk so we can inform the shuttle staff and counsellors.

Van Shuttle:

Walking Shuttle:
Palmerston: Pick-up at side door by black fence.
Essex/Hawthorne: Junior: Side door by the preschool playground
Essex/Hawthorne: Senior: Pick-up in the back of the school
Hillcrest Community School
École Sacré-Coeur
Huron P.S.: In school lobby at front

What To Bring
Snack, weather appropriate clothing for outdoor play, drink or water bottle, swim suit and towel (on their swim days).

Swimming for STARS groups will not being until September 21st, groups will plan alternative activities between 4-5pm until the start of swimming.

Weekly schedules can be obtained from the counsellors. Daily schedules will be posted on our monitor in the front lobby.

PA Days and Holidays
The STARS program does not run on PA Days and  school holidays.
We offer a full day (8am-6pm) program for TDSB PA Days and holidays. You can register at front desk.

Aquatic Lessons
If your child has registered for swimming lessons that are held during STARS it is important that you inform your child’s counselors so they can bring your child to their lesson.

Fees and Payment
$16/day (Grades 1-6)
Walking shuttle $2/day OR van shuttle $3/day

Late fees: $1/minute
You will be charged one dollar for every minute that you are late to pick-up your child. This charge will be added to your invoice.

Upon registration, we require a void cheque or bank information that is used for Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) to withdraw payments. Payment will be withdrawn on the 30th of each month.  If you choose not to pay with EFT, a 10% administration fee will be added to your bill.

The invoice will be calculated according to the days your child is registered for, not the days they attend.  If you wish to make changes to the days in which your child attends mid-way through a month, the new fee will not be administered until the next month.

Tax Receipts
Tax Receipts for the previous year will be given out in February.

Our Staff
We hire well-trained and experienced childcare workers into our children’s program.  Our staff bring an outstanding experience and knowledge base with them. Our staff have qualifications in HIGH FIVE, First Aid/CPR, CATCH Training, and Rock Climbing wall certification.  Our counselors are fun, energetic, and have a strong commitment to quality children’s programming.

To Register for the 2017/2018 School Year
Complete registration form, email as an attachment to, or drop off at the Club.
Registration Form 2017/18

Recreation Program
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club is recognized as a children’s recreation service provider and is an authorized recreational and skill building program that offers safe, fun and engaging recreation programs to children (Grades 1- 6).

This child care program is not licensed by the Government of Ontario under the Ministry of Education.