British Columbia Christian Academy

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Out of School Care

BC Christian Academy Kids Club Out of School Care

Why Out-of-School Care?

BC Christian Academy Kids Club Out of School CareAt our Out-of-School Care, your child will have the unique opportunity to learn, play and grow in a supportive, safe, and caring Christian community. Children at this stage of development are communicative, active and learning to push the boundaries of the world around them, including friends, parents, and teachers. Our goal is to teach them to communicate respectfully and appropriately while also fostering their independence and self-esteem.

We know that many children in this age group have a busy schedule with increased focus on academics, as well as extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, and fine and performing arts. We are committed to partnering with you to support your child’s school and home life while providing a balance with play and free time to lay a positive foundation for their development and well-being as they experience the joys and challenges of growing up.

Out of School Care is available for children in Kindergarten up to 12 years old.

Curriculum

BC Christian Academy Kids Club Out of School CareOur Out-of-School Care Program focuses on the social, emotional, and spiritual development of each child while also providing quiet study time for children who have homework or projects to work on from school. After a full day of school, we ensure that the children have time to relax, socialize and work off their excess energy through games and play.

  • Homework Time: Teachers provide help, support and resources when possible
  • Group Discussions: Focus on the challenges faced within their age/peer group and environment
  • Daily Devotions: Learning how to pray and learning about what God has called us to do
  • Free Play: Playground Time, Gym Time and Indoor Play
  • Structured Play: Group Games, Board Games, Contests, Themed Days, Baking and Science Experiments
  • Arts and Crafts: Themed Activities, Child-Directed Activities, Experiencing and Using Unique Mediums
  • Drama: Plays and Concerts for Special Events, e.g. Christmas, Father’s Day .etc.
  • Fieldtrips: On Pro-D days and Spring Break (For summer please check our SUMMER PROGRAM)

Daily Schedule

 Time  Morning Schedule
6:30 – 8:15am Students can have their breakfast here before choosing an activity for themselves or join in any group activity.
8:15 – 9:00am Children dropped off to their respective schools before school starts.
Afternoon Schedule
2:45 – 3:15pm Students are picked up from their respective schools i.e. BCCA plus other local schools around this area. When they arrive at the daycare they put their belongings away and wash up to get ready for snack.
3:15 – 3:45pm Snack Time
3:45 – 4:00pm Older students are provided quiet time to do their homework and younger children are offered some worksheets or books for quiet reading to occupy them for 15 – 30 minutes.
4:00 – 4:30pm Devotions time. Teachers read out a scenario that is appropriate to their age and ask open-ended questions as to what they would do if they found themselves in such a situation. This gives them plenty of food for thought and discussion and also empowers them to handle situations that may arise later.
4:30 – 5:30pm Teachers have some arts and crafts projects for students especially before events, e.g. Easter, mother’s day, father’s day, etc. Each project may take a few days for completion. At times, they may visit our school gym, library, or participate in some interactive music/dancing games or go on nature hikes if the weather permits.
5:30 – 6:30pm Choice of activities and/or free play indoors or outdoors. Or gym time may be extended until pick up or they may watch appropriate videos for the last half an hour.

*Kindly note that our schedule is not a meticulous routine, but an overview of a typical day that provides our children with the consistency and structure they need to feel secure and confident in their environment. Our everyday routine may change according to the needs of the children and teachers, and allows us to accommodate for weather changes and special events such as presentations, field trips, seasonal activities, etc.

We welcome any questions you may have or requests for assistance about our program.