OUR PROGRAMS

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

 

Parents interested in enrolling their children in the Before and After School Program can download a Request for Enrollment Form (see Forms page) and return to our Registration Department. The form is filed by date of receipt by the Registration Department.

Classes are filled on a first-come/first-serve basis according to the date of enrollment and area of priority at the discretion of the Registrar. Part-time (less than 5 days a week) may be available depending on program status. Parents can register for morning or after school or both.

 

If the classes are filled when a parent submits a Request for Enrollment form for the current year, the child’s name will be put on a waiting list. As vacancies occur during the year, they are filled from the waiting list, or from new registrations, according to the above procedures.



Commencing in January of each year, we start taking names for the September program. Parents can download a Request for Enrollment form (see Forms page) and return to our Registration Department to be placed on the September list. Parents on the September list will be contacted in mid-spring/summer for registration pending availability. Registration begins for families currently enrolled and then we move on to the September list once all returnees are accounted for.  



All forms and post dated cheques are required prior to commencing child care services. 



 

Our Hours of Operation:



Hours of operation for the before and after school programs are dependant on the individual school's operating hours. Parents may contact our Head Office for specific location information.

7:00am - 6:00pm or 6:30pm depending on location

(PA days, Christmas & March break 

and Summer Camp 7:00am-6:00pm)

 

Activities include:



Indoor and outdoor large and small group games  

Arts and crafts

Science, Discovery and Sensory activities  

Board games and table toys 

In house child care centre invention contests or newspaper competitions with other locations

Technology activities (Wii, Tablets, Computers etc...)

Projects and special events

A homework area is available throughout activity time. However, children are encouraged to participate in outdoor play not only for their well-being but to also explore their outdoor environment.

 

We provide Before and After School child care on a daily basis during the school year from Monday to Friday for children 3.8-12 years of age.

Child care is available on Professional Development Days, during Christmas Vacation, March Break.



​WE ARE A PEANUT (NUT) AND PEANUT BI-PRODUCT FREE ZONE 

Weekly programming is prepared by our RECE Educators.

​​​​Each week there is a program schedule which is prepared by the RECE staff and  input the children. This schedule is posted for parents to review with the program observation and reflection documentation form. 

As the program is running the Educators and children evaluate the activities. We offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities in an atmosphere of gentleness, trust, and respect, and belief in freedom of choice. Children may select the program activities they wish to participate in.

We offer a broad range of multi-cultural activities ranging from celebrating Chinese New Year, Multi-Cultural Day, and provide activities from around the world.                                                                                                                                         

Among Friends is in partnership with the

York Region District School Board and 

York Catholic District School Board.

CLICK THE LINK FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM LOCATIONS

OUR EXCITING SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS!!

Register early to ensure you get the weeks that you want!

For more information about our

Camp Programs and to register, 

parents can download a

camp flyer (see Forms page).

 

Summer Camp runs July-August at various locations.

We embark on exciting out trips!

Parents can register at the location of their choice for as many weeks during the summer as they would like. Some of our programs close during summer months an camp is offered at alternate locations. Camp is first come, first serve. Should a location be at maximum capacity parents will be offered space at the next closest location. Summer camp programs are available for children 4-12 years of age.

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Our programs follow the ratio of 1:15, with the exception of kindergarten children where the ratio is 1:13 as in accordance with theChild Care Early Learning Act (CCEYA). On all out-trips ratios are reduced to 1:10 or less.

 

CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE THROUH YORK REGION

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905-552-0610

P.O. BOX 1205, KLEINBURG, ONTARIO, L0J 1C0

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