to Queen's Park After School Program
330 Power Street, Penticton
Lisa @ (250) 770-7664
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There have been several new initaitives at the After School Program over the past year—we have revamped our programming; we are focusing on more direct and positive interactions with the children and their families;
we have been expanding the education of the staff and working on team building.
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan again, supported the After School Program—this year with the purchase of two larger capacity school buses which has enabled us to reduce our number of drivers and number of trips to/from school as well as wait times for the children.
We have had fun times with sports and art projects encouraging us to be active and creative in all we do.
The Queen's Park After School Program provides service in which participants are welcomed, supported and valued. The activities of playing, learning and growing happen in a way which all participants feel they belong. All participants have different abilities and aptitudes; an inclusive setting accommodates and builds on those. The Program follows the principles of a family-centered approach, shared responsibility and planning for participants.
The Program provides licensed group child care for up to 36 children, aged 5-12 years old. Support services are put in place for children who attend through Supported Child Care Development. The Program provides a safe, stimulating environment in which all children are able to develop and enhance a positive self concept of their unique selves. Parent support is available on an outreach basis, if needed.
The Program believes each participant is a unique individual who will develop to his/her potential. We believe the developmental childhood years are extremely important to increase social and emotional skills in play based programs to prepare participants for the future.
The goals of the Program are to:
- Provide a variety of enriched early learning activities including opportunities to develop and enhance the skills required for healthy child development such as large and small motor skills, cognition and social skills.
- Promote individuality, positive self-concept and respect for other people and their uniqueness.
- Provide a quality early child care environment that is positive, nurturing and supportive.
- Encourage participants to develop effective communication skills and appropriate ways of expressing feelings in order to develop strong positive relationships with their peers.
- Promote healthy lifestyles for participants and their families by providing supplemental snacks that meet Canada’s Food Guidelines and by teaching self care skills that promote proper personal care and hygiene.
- Support and build strong, healthy families.
- Work in partnership with other agencies and community professionals on behalf of the participants we serve.
- Provide a quality program, based on professional early childhood standards, and to support Program Staff (“staff”) in their ongoing professional development.
Full day programs are offered during school holidays and summer break.
The children enjoy creative in-centre activities and exciting field trips, including:
days at the beach and in the parks and other fun-filled activities.
Queen's Park Before School Care: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Queen's Park After School Program: 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
During Holidays and Professional Days: 7:00 am - 5:45 pm
at Edmonton Avenue Centre
Summer Program: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
at Edmonton Avenue Centre
The Program fees are as follows:
Before School: $115.00 per month
After School: $250.00 per month
Before and After: $365.00 per month
The Program may claim for reimbursements of fees from the provincial government when clients are eligible to receive subsidy. A valid CCS authorization must be on file at the Program in order to claim subsidy reimbursements for fees.
The parent/guardian is responsible for their application and/or renewal to receive subsidy through CCS. The parent/guardian is responsible for all fees unless a valid CCS authorization for subsidy is received by the Supervisor.
Participant Information Handbook The Participant Information Handbook is also provided to each family during the Program orientation. The Supervisor will review the contents of the handbook with each family, ensuring that they have each been informed of the policies and procedures of the Program.
Special Services Offered: Transportation to and from school.
Referral to Supported Child Development Program
Families are asked to provide a nutritious lunch AND snack for their child each day. Food will be supplemented by the Program on the occasion that it is forgotten, in accordance with PDCRS Food Safety policy.
Families will be notified in writing of any supplemented food offered to the participant by the Program throughout their day.