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.
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 Grade 1-3 Program
The Grade. 1-3 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
The Grade. 4-6 Program
The Grade 4-6 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 programs with their peers. Activities at this location include some Firehall favourites as well as some more specialty-based and leadership/teamwork based activities to keep your child coming back for more.
- Location: Southminster United Church in Fellowship Hall
- Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Except holidays and during Break Camps)
- September 2018 - June 2019
- Price - $210 monthly
Walkover and Bussing
Each location offers a walk-over service from Hopewell Public School. Parents with children attending other schools should organize bus drop-offs at any of our locations 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!
2018-2019 After-Four & Breakfast Club Fees
AFTER 4 & BREAKFAST CLUB REGISTRATION for the SEPTEMBER 2018 to JUNE 2019 school year is NOW OPEN!
*NOTE* Our prices have increased slightly for the 2018-2019 school year. We do not anticipate any further significant price increases to offset changes to the minimum wage.
After 4 (Grades 1-3 & Grades 4-6) Program Fees
- Administrative Fee $210
- Register for the 2018-2019 Gr. 1-3 program using the barcode ASP123AF18
- Register for the 2018-2018 Gr. 4-6 program using the barcode ASP456AF18
- Monthly Fee $210
Breakfast Club (JK-Gr. 6) Program Fees
- Administrative Fee $175
- Register for 2018-2019’s Breakfast Club program using the barcode BCAF18
- Monthly Fee $175
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.