STARS After School Program – Main Clubhouse Location

computer lab

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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

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

Bus Shuttle: Humewood (Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the bus shuttle at this time.)

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 

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.

You will be charged for the total number of school days in a month, regardless of how many your child attends. You will not be charged for statutory or school holidays.

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
Some groups are full – please contact Hillary Tombs for more information. hillary@stalbansclub.ca

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the program.