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 Kindergarten to Grad 6 including special events, weekly swims and clubs, and transportation from 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 for 2019-2020 is open. See our program flyer:

Registration: 

To register for our programs or for payment related enquiries, please contact tskerkowski@dovercourt.org or 613-798-8950 x 243. 

For general program enquiries please contact Mathew Clift at mclift@dovercourt.org or 613-798-8950 ext. 271

 

Program Withdrawal:

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

Your initial payment that was paid at the time of registration 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 tskerkowski@dovercourt.org or 613-798-8950 x 243. 

 

The Program  - Kindergarten to Grade 6:


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

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 plus an initial set-up fee. Payments can be set up using a credit card or EFT and are processed at the beginning of each month Sept-June.

Program Fees for 2019-2020 School Year: Kindergarten to Grade 6

  • Breakfast Club & Walking School Bus to Broadview: full year $2320; each payment $232      
  • After School Program & transportation from participating schools:  full year $3400; each payment $340

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.