Available for Pre-Primary-Grade 5 Walking distance to: Smokey Drive Elementary and Ecole du Grand Portage, and potentially available for other local schools. Inquire with us and we will work to arrange a safe drop off/pick up routine for your child(ren)!
Children in our Before/After School Program enjoy indoor/outdoor exploration, crafts and games. They are encouraged to pack an extra snack to enjoy in the afternoon, extra changes of clothes (especially socks and mitts), indoor shoes and a water bottle.
2023-24 Times, Monday-Friday: Before School opens at 7:30am After School closes at 5:30pm *Pick-Up/Drop-Off routine will be established with each family upon receipt of registration/inquiry. *Program will run following HRCE calendar, except on snow days (calculated as part of the price)
2023-24 Fees (monthly payments available): Before School $1350 ($7.50/day) After School $3240 ($18/day) Or Bundle & Save - Both for $3600 ($20/day)
*Full Year Registrations Only *2-month notice required for withdrawal *Further information available in the online form above
Registration Process: 1. Click the button above to complete registration form 2. Receive an email confirmation of receipt of registration and make a plan with us for pick-up/drop-off routine 3. Pay $100 Non-Refundable Deposit (taken off June monthly payment or pay fees in full) Payments can be made in full or monthly. If monthly, payments due on the 20th of the month before (August 20th-May 20th) 4. Receive an email confirmation of registration and receipt of payment. Then, you're all set!
Additional Details: Our Before/After School staff include experienced and trained VVA Teachers, Camp Leaders, as well as mentored VVA Volunteers and LEAD and LIT trained youth.
Our program space includes play areas both inside and outside. Inside, we have a gymnasium with attached kitchen and classrooms, lobby/cubby area for backpack storage, washrooms and fountain. Outside, we have a backyard with play structures, field, gardens, apple trees, and meadows/hill for coasting in the winter, as well as an outdoor forest ‘classroom’, and a large secure and safe paved area for balls, scooters, chalk, etc.
We are a small women-owned organization and believe in working together, building a safe, nurturing and strong community for our participants. Our values are communication, dedication and transparency. We uphold these values in all of our programs. For all Before/After School participants, we will work closely and get to know each participant and their family, to ensure we establish a pick up and drop off routine that works for you, and ensure you are confident and comfortable with the care provided.
VVA’s vision is a culture empowered by community, compassion and wonder. In all of our programs, this vision holds true. We strive to bring the joy of connectedness, kindness and learning into all that we do. Join VVA’s Before/After School program - you’ll be happy you did!