STARS After School Program – Main Clubhouse Location

computer lab

Although we don’t yet have all the details, we are hoping to run our after school programs at our main clubhouse and our satellite locations this fall, while following all current COVID-19 safety precautions.

While we are waiting for guidelines and details from TDSB, and government and health officials, we would like to share the information we do know at this time. 

  • We can confirm that, assuming schools are open, our program will run. 
  • Groups will be smaller (10-12 children per group) due to our safety guidelines.
  • We will be able to accommodate all kids from Palmerston school that have pre-registered. 
  • We will LIKELY be able to accommodate kids from other schools (Huron, Essex/Hawthorne, P.E.T., and Hillcrest) that have pre-registered
  • Depending on numbers, we MAY be able to accommodate children who have not yet registered. 
  • To prevent mixing of cohorts, families will be required to pay for full time (Monday-Friday) attendance, even if your child is only coming part time. 
  • We will reassess in early November and depending on the situation (outbreaks, school guidelines on mixing of cohorts, Public Health instruction), we may allow families to only pay for the days they need starting in November or December.

STARS Program—JK- Grade 4 
Kids will enjoy drama, arts & crafts, computer time, and indoor/outdoor games and activities.

ROCKETS program—Grades 5&6
A cross between STARS and Youth Compass, the program will include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The group will also be focusing on community engagement and leadership skills.

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.

Asset Building
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. We follow a weekly schedule based on Asset Building themes.

C.A.T.C.H. 
C.A.T.C.H. Kids 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. 

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.

Time
School dismissal – 6:00pm

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

Shuttle Van Shuttle: Humewood

Walking Shuttle:
Palmerston: Pick-up at side door by black fence.
Essex/Hawthorne – Junior: Side door by the preschool playground
Essex/Hawthorn – Senior: Pick-up in the back of the school
Hillcrest Community School

Huron P.S.: In school lobby at front. École Sacré-Coeur

What to bring
Snack, weather appropriate clothing for outdoor play, drink or water bottle.

PA Days and Holidays
The program does not run on PA Days and school holidays. We typically offer a full day (8am-6pm) program for TDSB PA Days and holidays, however we don’t yet know if that will be possible this school year.

Fees and Payment
$20/day. Walking shuttle $3/day OR bus shuttle $4/day 

Late fees: $1/minute. Pick up is no later than 6pm. 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 which 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.

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.

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

Registration for the 2020/2021 school year
Online registration only.