Looking for care to bookend your work day? Our Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday. Our After-4 Program for children in Grades 1-6 runs from 3:00 to 6:00PM. Both feature a walk-over program to and from Hopewell Public School.
Changes Coming into effect as of
April 1, 2019
Given the low enrollment in the Gr. 4-6 program, we will be moving ALL Gr. 4-6 participants to the Firehall for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. This change will be effective as of April 1st, 2019.
We’re very excited to have all the children under one roof at the Firehall. We’re sure you’ll agree that this will reduce the logistics of travel between the Firehall and Southminster for parents with children in both programs. Moreover, we feel the change in location will bolster the programming with a wider variety of activities offered daily; more children to participate in activities; more variety of space to utilize for programming such as the Dance Studio, Michael Jenkin Hall, the Kitchen, the Lounge, the Activity room; and easy access to all of our programming supplies and equipment for the children.
We’re looking forward to planning our programming ahead and will do everything to make the transition for all seamless and exciting.
2019-2020 After-Four & Breakfast Club Registration Opens Soon
AFTER 4 & BREAKFAST CLUB REGISTRATION for the September 2019 to June 2020 school year opens March 6th at NOON online and in person!
Changes coming in 2019-2020
Our prices will be increasing by $10 per month for the 2019-2020 school year. New prices in 2019-2020 will be $220/month for After-Four and $185/month for Breakfast Club
As of April 2019 After-Four will take place at the Firehall (260 Sunnyside Ave.) for ALL grades.
Cancellation of Part-Time Spaces
Space will be limited at the Firehall and we want to ensure all those needing a full-time space receive one. As such, we will will no longer be offering part time spaces in our After 4 programming.
After 4 (Grades 1-3 & Grades 4-6) Program Fees
- Administrative Fee $220
- Register for the 2019-2020 Gr. 1-3 program using the barcode A4123AF20
- Register for the 2019-2020 Gr. 4-6 program using the barcode A4456AF20
- Monthly Fee $220
Breakfast Club (JK-Gr. 6) Program Fees
- Administrative Fee $185
- Register for 2019-2020’s Breakfast Club program using the barcode BCAF20
- Monthly Fee $185
OSCA's After Four Program
OSCA’s After-Four Program includes supervised walkover from Hopewell Public School, a healthy snack, games, crafts, trips to the park, and special workshops. Coordinators and staff have been working with our After-Four Committee to meet the growing needs of the community and help provide age-appropriate programming. Our dedicated staff are committed to building a positive rapport with every child. For more details about how we run our program, please download our 2018-2019 After-Four Parent Reference Booklet pdf here (27.20 MB) .
The program offers all the classic After-Four activities and affords children the opportunity to find an activity that suits their interests. Every day, the children will have the opportunity to choose between a variety of activities that may include active games and sports, crafts, cooking, science experiments, reading, and more! Our dynamic staff will make sure that your child has a great experience.
- Location: The Firehall (260 Sunnyside Ave.)
- Monday - Friday 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm (Except holidays and during Break Camps)
- September 2018-June 2019
- Price - $210 monthly (in 2018-2019)
Walkover and Bussing
We offer a walk-over service from Hopewell Public School to the Firehall. Parents with children attending other schools should organize bus drop-offs at the Firehall by contacting your child’s school. Children may also walk over on their own with parental consent, by either a note or by email to firehallcoordinators [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca
Parents may pick up their child at any time during the program and sign their child out on the appropriate sheet. Participants will only be released to those who are authorized for pick up on their waiver. Children who are ready to walk home on their own may do so at a predetermined time with written parental consent, by either a note or by email to firehallcoordinators [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca
OSCA’s After-Four coordinators and counselors are dedicated to providing a fun and safe after-school environment for every child. Many of our staff have participated in the After-Four program as children, volunteered in the program and are now passionate about their opportunity to give back to the Firehall.
Each staff member is required to obtain the following qualifications: valid Standard Level First Aid, 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-Four staff also receive 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!
Looking for an early start to the day? Our Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday, with walk-over to Hopewell School before classes begin. A healthy, well-balanced breakfast will be provided to ensure that your children will be ready to learn. It’s a great way for children to start their day!
AFTER 4 AND BREAKFAST CLUB PAYMENT POLICIES
Upon registration, OSCA requires a non-refundable administrative fee. For participants who attend the program from the time of registration straight through to June, the administrative fee will be applied toward the June payment. The administrative fee is non-refundable for early withdrawal. Once programs have started, payments must be made monthly on or before the first of the month by cash, cheque, credit card, or debit card. We do not hold credit card information. If paying online, please ensure that you select the proper age group for your child(ren).
- It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that payments are made prior to the start of each month.
- Payments after the 15th of the month will be charged a $25 administrative fee.
- Payments 30 days late will be subject to an additional $25 fee (for a total of $50) and all arrears must be settled.
- Advance payments will be necessary for all future registration. Further late payments may result in loss of spot in After 4.