STARS After School Program – Main Clubhouse Location

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STARS Program—Grades 1-4
Kids will enjoy 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.

ROCKETS program—Grades 5&6
A cross between STARS and Youth Compass, the program will contain a variety of activities like swimming, cooking and recreational sports. The group will also be focusing on community engagements projects and outings. The group will have the opportunity to use their leadership skills through a mentoring component with one of our satellite locations as well as community activities like fundraisers.

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.

Arts Programming
All STARS & ROCKETS participants will have the opportunity to participate in art, drama, dance and creative writing classes throughout the week.

Cool Moves
This physical activity and healthy eating awareness program, funded by Mondelez, is designed to create a life long appreciation for a healthy active lifestyle for our members. Cool Moves has two distinct parts, Eat Smart, in which participants are encouraged to make healthier eating choices and Play Cool, in which participants are encouraged to engage in more physical activity.

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

Time
4-6pm Programming with Groups
6-7pm Elective Programs

Morning Program (Palmerston, grades 1-6 only)
Starts at 8:00am. Children must arrive by 8:40am in order to be walked to school. – $10/day

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, swim suit and towel (on their swim days).

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

PA Days and Holidays
The 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
$17/day Walking shuttle $3/day OR van shuttle $4/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 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.

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 info@stalbansclub.ca, or drop off at the Club.
Registration Form 2017/18