Our House Out of School Care Program

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 school days.

Our inclusive school-age program offers a relaxed and safe environment where children are given an opportunity to learn & grow and be challenged.  We believe that each child is unique with different 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:

  • build positive peer and adult relationships
  • build self-confidence
  • develop problem solving skills
  • make healthy choices
  • develop a sense of responsibility and build independence,
Our House OSC location & Contact
  • 123 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Y 0B3 (16th Avenue and Manitoba Street)
  • Our House Supervisor: Kelly Bodkin (Kelly.bodkin@vancouver.ca)
  • Our House Phone: 604-707-0311
Hours of Care
  • AM Care from 7:30-9am
  • PM Care from 3 – 6pm
  • Full Day care on Professional Development Days (extra cost for children only attending AM care)

 

Waitlists

Please email Kelly.bodkin@vancouver.ca to inquire or be added to the waitlist.

Staff

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.

Details about AM & PM Daily Activities

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 (ACCB)

The Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) program, offered by the Provincial Government, provides families with funding to help with the cost of child care. Eligibility is dependent on factors like family size, type of care and household income. Please click on the link below for further information or to access the online estimator that will help you to determine how much funding you may be eligible for: gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit

Inclusion Policy

Please note that registration is not a guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your child. It is important that each child is successful in the program and that we can meet the needs of your child and the entire group. If your child requires extra support please email Kelly.bodkin@vancouver.ca to discuss their needs.

Withdrawal Policy

Families must give one month’s written notice (or e-mail to Kelly.bodkin@vancouver.cato the Kelly Bodkin when withdrawing their child from the Out of School Care Program.  Families are required to give notice by the first calendar day of the month.  For example, if you decide to withdraw your child from the program for September 1st, then you must give one month’s notice on or before August 1st.