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Our Licensed Out of School Care Program offers morning and afternoon care for children 5-12 years old, from September through June. Children are dropped off and picked up at Simon Fraser Elementary School. Care is provided based on the school’s schedule and includes pick up for early dismissal days and full day care for non-instructional days.
Our inclusive school-age program offers 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.
Our House Out of School Care is currently full.
The Kindergarten waitlist for children born in 2018 and attending Simon Fraser Elementary School in 2022-2023 school year opened on March 1st. To add your child to the waiting list please contact Kelly Bodkin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our waitlist registration for children grades 1 – 7 is ongoing. Please contact Kelly.Bodkin@vancouver.ca for more information.
Marginalized & Vulnerable Families:
Our qualified staff have their Responsible Adult Certificate or equivalent and a valid child care first aid certificate as per BC Child Care Licensing Regulation.
AM Care (5-12 years)
This is a mixed-aged group program available to children in kindergarten through grade 7. Children are provided with a variety of play based activities before they are dropped off at Simon Fraser. An additional fee for all day care on non-instructional school days applies.
PM Care (5-12 years)
Children are picked up from Simon Fraser Elementary School. Our daily schedule offers a balance of structured and non-structured activities that include arts & crafts, music, literature, baking, social time, a homework club and physical activity including outdoor play. Afternoon snack is included.
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 email@example.com
MPCCA Childcare Bursary Fund
Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association is thrilled to be able to offer a Bursary Fund to those that require financial support to attend childcare, or financial help to those whose child may need that bit of extra support to enable them to thrive in our care. Please see below for information regarding the application process and an application form.
If you are interested in applying, or would like to submit an application please contact 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.
A minimum of one month’s written notice is required to withdraw your child from any program, this notice must be sent to our Administrator and received by the first of the month prior to the month you wish to withdraw your child. Your deposit will not be refunded if the required notice is not given.
If you are in any doubt as to what your notice period should be, please contact our Administrator (Vera.Meza@vancouver.ca) as soon as possible to confirm, and avoid a financial penalty.
Please Note: Withdrawals will not be accepted after April 1st of the program year.