After School

After School program at Dovercourt

Quality care at a place you can trust…your community centre!

Our program features age-specific programming for Grade 1 to 6 including special events, free transportation, weekly swims and clubs, and serves Broadview, Churchill, Hilson, Edouard Bond, Woodroffe, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Francois d’Assise and Terre-des-Jeunes.

As a High Five® accredited organization, Dovercourt is committed to developing and delivering programs that are child-centered and reflect our values of respect, diversity and inclusion.  All of our program staff are trained and certified in High Five: Healthy Child Development and our programs are evaluated regularly to ensure a high standard of quality. To learn more visit www.highfive.org.


Registration: 

To register for our programs or for payment related enquiries, please contact Tafline at ttong@dovercourt.org? or 613-798-8950 x 245. 

For general program enquiries please contact Tyler Skerkowski at tskerkowski@dovercourt.org or 613-798-8950 x 243

 

Program Withdrawal:

To withdraw your child from the Out of School Care programs, please provide 30 days written notice to our Program Coordinator at tskerkowski@dovercourt.org 

Your initial payment that was paid at the time of registration (equal to 10% of the full program fee) is non-refundable, regardless of when the withdrawal is made. After receiving and confirming your withdrawal request, your next scheduled payment will be pro-rated to reflect the 30 day notice period. 

For additional information or questions, please contact Tafline at ttong@dovercourt.org or 613-798-8950 x 245. 


 

Changes to the Child Care Early Years Act

Please also note that due to the changes in the Child Care Early Years Act effective September 2017, before and after school care programs will only be offered for students in grades 1-6. We will continue to offer camps and PD programs for children in kindergarten. You can find more information on the CCEYA and how it impacts your children’s programs here: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/infosheets.html 

 

Before & After School Communications:


The Program  - Grade 1-5:

Our daily programs are planned in advance and approved by management. The balanced schedule for each day includes quiet games and active play both indoors and outdoors. On good weather days, most activities will take place outdoors. From 3:30-4:15, there are three choices of activities in three different locations, with an experienced Program Leader, Counselors and Junior Counselors in each space. At 4:15 each day participants are presented with day’s activities and information on any exciting events that are coming up. From 4:30-5:30, participants will again choose which activity location they want to go to (Mon, Wed, Fri) or they will join their club (Tues & Thurs). From 5:30-6:00pm, we offer quieter games and activities while the participants are signed out by a parent.

Activities are planned around a specific theme each month. Theme and activity information is available in our monthly e-newsletter sent to all participants. 

Some examples of our favourite special events: Twinkle Show, Senators Game, Sleepover, Spooktacular Movie Night, and Fall & Spring family BBQs.

 

Clubs

Our grade 1-5 After-School and Youth Zone program has ‘club days’ that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6-8 weeks.  Participants will sign up for their choice of clubs one week prior to the start date.  Clubs are skill-based and developmental, and participants who choose a Tuesday Club or Thursday Club are committed to that group for the full session. Some examples: Glee, LEGO, Adventure Sports, Culinary, Drama, Cartooning, Fashion, Carpentry, Electronics, Diabolo with “The Cowguys”, and Pottery.


The Program – Youth Zone (Grade 6)

This program has been developed to cater to the needs of our Grade 6 participants.  The Youth Zone program is focused on empowering young teens with confidence and self-esteem.  Each day, participants head to their own room location where they can chill and decompress from the day.  Some program highlights include leadership opportunities with our younger programs, weekly clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Video Game Fridays.  Youth Zone also runs their own special events including a Youth Zone Sleepover and Graduation Trip.


Swimming

Swimming is integrated into the after school program for children in all grades. Each Friday, the After School program has a swim time from 4:00-4:30pm and participants are encouraged to bring their bathing suits and towels on Fridays.

Swim Lessons:

Our After School program has designated group swim lesson times. These programs last for 9 weeks and continue throughout the school year:  

Afterschool Swim Lessons: Mondays, 3:30-4:20 and 4:40-5:20pm.

Participants who have registered for these specific swim lessons will be escorted to and from the pool by a staff member. Please note that we do not accommodate any other swim lessons during our program hours.


Transportation

Transportation is provided for students from Broadview Public School (walking school bus), Churchill Alternative School & Woodroffe Public School (chartered bus). For all other schools, please contact your child’s school to make bussing arrangements, or call us so that we can help to make arrangements. All participants are met as they get off the bus and signed in with one of our Program Supervisors. Students at Broadview Public School are signed in at the dismissal bell at their designated meeting spot in the gymnasium before walking back to the centre. Parents of any child that does not arrive to Dovercourt’s Afterschool program will be phoned by a Supervisor immediately to ensure that the child is accounted for.


Program Fees

We offer a payment plan of 10 equal payments of $325 that can be set up using a credit card or EFT. This includes a non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration

Program Fees for 2017/ 2018

Registration in these programs is for the entire school year, and the fees below are based on a 10-month program. We offer a scheduled payment plan, with the program fee divided into 10 equal payments of 10% each:

  • Breakfast Club, Before School (grade 1-6): full year $2120; each payment $212       
  • After School Program (grade 1-6):  full year $3250; each payment $325 

New to Dovercourt?

For those new to Dovercourt Recreation Centre, the first day of After School can be as scary as the first day of school no matter what grade you’re in. For that reason, we recommend you bring your child to Dovercourt before beginning the program to familiarize him/her with our centre. Many of our participants get to know Dovercourt through our open and family swims or just coming to play on the play structures in the park. If you are interested in one of our child care programs, or have questions, please feel free to call us or come in for a tour and see the program. 


Snow Days & Bus Cancellations

In the event of school bus cancellations or snow days, all our programs (before/after school) will remain open. Although busses are not running, parents are welcome to drop their child off at our center during program hours. We will still run a walking school bus to our only walking school, Broadview.  We do not walk to schools that we do not normally walk to (ie. Churchill). Our chartered bus to Churchill and Woodroffe will not run this day.

Please note that on snow days, we too have staff who may not be able to attend work, so we will run modified programming for the day. Kids are not allowed to spend the whole day here; it is not a PD Day. They can only attend during the hours of the program that they are registered for.