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Before and After School Care

About After 4

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OSCA’s After 4 Program has a great history of providing a safe environment and fun-filled activities for its participants. After 4 has expanded to three different programs to meet the growing needs of the community and to help provide age-specific programming. After 4’s amazing special events such as Firehall’s Got Talent, Halloween and Christmas Parties, Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day, Park Clean-up Days, and Fundraiser Craft & Bake Sales, help our children develop a strong sense of community and cooperation.

After 4 Staff

OSCA’s After 4 coordinators, counselors and junior counselors are dedicated to providing a fun and safe after school environment for every child. Many of our staff have participated in the After 4 program as children, volunteered in the program and are now passionate about their opportunity to give back. Each staff member has valid standard level first aid certificate and Level C CPR and AED certification, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation training, Worker Health and Safety Training, and a vulnerable sector police records check. OSCA After 4 staff receive thorough training on a monthly basis in many areas such as dynamic and age specific programming, health and safety policies, special needs, behaviour management and much more! 


Arrival:

Each location offers a walk-over service from Hopewell school. Parents with children attending other schools may organize bus drop-offs at any of our locations. Children who are responsible enough to walk-over on their own may do so with parental consent. After 4 also provides a healthy snack every day at each location.

Departure:

Parents may pick up and sign out their child at any time during the program. Children in the grades 4-6 program may walk home alone with parental approval. All children must be picked up by 6:00 pm. If someone other than parents are going to pick up a child, we need to have that person on the authorized pick-up list, or have verbal confirmation from a parent.

After-Four and Breakfast Club Payment Policy

Upon registration OSCA requires two months payment. Half of the payment will be applied to the first month of attendance in the program registered for (After 4 or Breakfast Club) and the other half is a non-refundable deposit. For those who register for the full school year, the deposit may be used toward the June payment as a discount for a 10 month commitment. Once programs have started, payments must be made monthly by cash, cheque, credit card, or debit card. We do not hold credit card information and are currently unable to do recurring payments. If paying online, please ensure that you select the proper age group for your child(ren). 

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Sunnyside Up Breakfast Club

Starting in September 2015, OSCA will be offering a morning breakfast program.

For those of you looking for an early start to the day, our Breakfast Club offers care as early as 7:30am, Monday to Friday, with walk-over to Hopewell School before classes begin. A healthy breakfast will be provided and a few activities will take place until it is time for the children to go to school.

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Junior & Senior Kindergarten

Our experienced staff will provide high quality care with age appropriate activities for your child each day after school. Children will develop their social skills while actively engaging in a variety of fun activities including gross motor play, art, stories, and much more. Our one staff per five children ratio ensures that each child gets the attention and care that they need. This program is run by a knowledgeable program leader with an Early Childhood Education background.

  • Location: Southminster Church 
  • Monday - Friday 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm (Except holidays)
  • September 2015- June 2016
  • $200/month

Entering Grades 1- 3

The junior program offers all the classic After 4 activities and allows children the opportunity to find an activity that suits their interest. Every week the children have the chance to participate in active games, crafts, cooking, sports and more. Our dynamic staff and well equipped facility will make sure that your child has a great experience.

  • Location: Ottawa South C.C.
  • Monday -  Friday 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm (Except holidays)
  • September 2015- June 2016
  • $180/month

Entering Grades 4-6

This program is geared towards appealing to our more senior participants. The separate location allows them to have some independence from the younger children while discovering new specialized programs with their peers. Activities at this location include some Firehall favourites as well as specialty interest based groups to keep your child coming back for more.  

  • Location: Southminster Church
  • Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Except holidays)
  • September 2015 - June 2016
  • $180/month