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Offering adventurous, fun and enriching experiences for children 5 – 12 years old (5 years old’s must be attending or have completed kindergarten)
Our House Seasonal Day Camps have been operating in the community since 1986. We opened our own Facility “Our House” in 2010 at 123 West 16th Ave in Vancouver. As a Non-profit Childcare Centre, Our House is operated and governed by the Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association.
PUBLIC FAMILIES: WE OFFER PRIORITY REGISTRATION TO INTERNAL FAMILIES REGISTERED IN OUR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS. REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC FAMILIES IS ONLY FEBRUARY 6, 2024 – ONWARDS. IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE THE DATE THAT IS LISTED ABOVE YOU WILL BE WITHDRAWN AND REFUNDED AND WILL NEED TO RE-REGISTER ON THE REGISTRATION DAY FOR PUBLIC FAMILIES. AN EMAIL RECEIPT STATING YOU HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR WWW.VANREC.CA ACCOUNT.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD BASED ON YEAR OF BIRTH
As part of our popular camps, children will visit key attractions and participate in a variety of activities & adventures. Program fees include transportation and admission costs; a schedule of events and activities will be provided to those that register, closer to the time of the camp start date.
Along with adventures, Our House Seasonal Day Camps offer a relaxed and safe environment where children are given the opportunity to learn, grow and be challenged alongside their peers. We believe that each child is unique, with a different perspective, needs and aspirations. We understand that the support and guidance provided to one particular child may not work for another, therefore individual approaches are implemented were possible.
Through warm and supportive relationships, our qualified staff help children to:
Like our other programs, we follow an emergent, play based curriculum. Through our practice, we aim to create an environment that represents all of our students, to facilitate learning opportunities that promote awe & wonder, and to embrace children and young people’s natural curiosity about the world around them.
Learning can be messy, and the learning journey doesn’t often happen in a straight line – we embrace this – and collaborate with the students, families and other team members to make sense of the world together in the ways that work for our students at the time.
Daycamp Withdrawal Policy & Cancellation Fees:
Spring Daycamp Withdrawal/Refund policy:
The deadline for all refunds is the THURSDAY by 9pm, THREE weeks prior to the start date. Ex: If you are withdrawing your child from Week 1, we require notice by Thursday, February 29th, no later than 9pm. A $20.00 cancellation fee will be charged for all cancelled weeks of daycamp. These fees will support the administrative costs associated with scheduling changes. This fee will apply to EACH CHILD and EACH WEEK that is withdrawn. Ex: If you enroll in weeks 1, 2, your plans change and you withdraw from week 2 you will be refunded the week’s fees less $20.
All refunds are to be processed by the Child Care Administrator: email@example.com or by calling the Mount Pleasant Community Centre front desk at 604-257-3080.
*Withdrawals received past the deadlines below will not be refunded*
|Deadline to Withdraw
|Thursday, February 29th by 9:00pm
|Thursday, March 7th by 9:00pm
AM/PM Care is for children who require care before 9am and after 4pm, during our break programs. Daycamp ( 9 – 4pm) Program registration is a pre-requisite for AM/PM Care. For PM Care, program fees include afternoon snack.
**Registration is on a week-by-week basis
Affordable Child Care Benefit
We encourage families who may benefit from financial support to apply for the Provincial Affordable Childcare Benefit. Factors such as income, family size and type of care will be considered when determining each individual’s funding allowance. Please visit the website for more information and to access the funding estimate calculator: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit .
If you are interested in applying, please reach out to the Child Care Administrator Vera Meza, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision: Every child and family is unique and should have access to an inclusive and respectful child care experience.
Policy: MPCCA child care programs embrace diversity and celebrate environments of acceptance, respect, understanding and inclusion. We commit to learn, understand and appreciate each person’s unique attributes, abilities and cultural history to ensure that each child is recognized, reflected and valued in our programs. Our educators support the unique abilities of each child to ensure they reach their highest potential. MPCCA works with BC Centre for Ability and other community partners to enhance our ability to support children of all abilities through training and consultation.