We set the school gym up before and after school with table toys, crafts and games on one side of the gym, the other side has a physical activity such as basketball or hockey. Children have their choice of which activity they would like to play with their friends.
In order to maintain a happy flow with the children in our center and to prevent overcrowding we separate the children into two groups, kindergarten to grade 2 meet in the gym and grade 2 to grade 5 meeting in the fine arts room, this allows for smaller groups with their peers and excellent supervision of the children.
Each week we have a new theme and every day we have a different activity planned. Children always have a choice if they would like to participate in the activity or continue playing with the other options in the room. Please see our calendar for more information on our activities.
Children arrive and are signed into the after school program in the gym or the fine arts room at Uplands elementary school. Grade 1 to 5 walk on their own from their classroom to the gym and kindergartens are picked up from their classroom by the staff member.
3:30 to 4:30pm:
Children from both grounds are brought inside to either the gym or fine arts room for snack time, arts & crafts and their choice of other activities set up in the room. Snack table is put away by 4:30pm, we remind the child before putting table away or going outside to have their snacks.
Both groups are brought together for the last hour in the gym. They have their choice of mat activities (which are rotate weekly) on one side of the gym or physical activity on the other side such as basketball or badminton (which are rotate daily).
All children are picked up to go home
Once you have received confirmation you child has a spot in our before & after school program, please print and complete registration forms. All forms, $50 registration fee plus form of payment must be received before your child's start date to hold their spot. If you are needing subsidy forms or direct withdrawal forms please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Connection Uplands does registrations for September in May for our before and after school program.
We give the current families the first chance to register their child or children who already are attending our before and after school program.
Children can be added to the waitlist throughout the school year by sending us an email. Each family will be numbered in order and if any spaces become available throughout the school year (September to June) the above steps will be taken.
Please note full time spots will be registered first and part-time spots will only be available upon request.