after School Club

Smart Cookie club is excited to provide quality after school care to the Givins Shaw Public School community. Our instructors are dedicated to upholding a warm and accepting environment where children can develop socially, creatively, physically and intellectually at their own pace. We aim to make your child’s time at Smart Cookie Club the best experience it can be for them as well as you, the parents.

Although we do not currently hold a license from the Ministry of Education, our operation follows similar guidelines.

Our Goals and Values:
Our instructors are devoted to maintaining the following goals and values for your child: 

  • To provide a caring and nurturing environment so that your child feels like they are in a home away from home.
  • To be immersed in a fun and engaging program that is based on the concept of discovery and play.
  • To enhance confidence and self-esteem through constant encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • To develop social awareness through interactions with other children and caring, knowledgeable adults.
  • To expand language and early math skills.
  • To uphold a healthy balance of freedom and structure where children can express their individuality.
  • To strengthen gross and fine motor skills through stimulating and accessible indoor and outdoor activities.
  • To promote independence and master life skills through daily routine.

After School: Pick-up from school (2:45) through 6pm

Our Programs and Facility:

Age range: 4-7

Ratio: 1 instructor to 5 children

Our program is considered to adjust and adapt to your growing child at every early stage of their development.  Our class room will be set up with age appropriate toys and activities to ensure that your child is active and engaged throughout the program.

The After School Club will be held in Studio 108 at Artscape Youngplace.

Children are greeted by the same staff each day, which allows for a sense of stability and familiarity to develop.

Program instructors have prepared, in advance, fun and stimulating activities for the children to enjoy. Children also participate in planning program activities. In addition to active/gross motor play, children have the opportunity to socialize with their friends and explore some of their own interests. Children and staff collaborate to plan and implement activities which are age appropriate, challenging and fun. Engaging and involving the children in this manner not only provides the older children with life skills, such as, time management and planning, but their involvement in creating their activities also captures their attention and keeps them interested.

A substantial snack is to be provided by the parent every day, along with a water bottle which can be filled in our classroom.

Our washroom facilities are just a few steps away and our handwashing facilities are available inside the classroom.

Our instructors follow strict safety policies and procedures. Outdoor learning may include field trips to the Artscape Youngplace building or to the Givins Shaw Public School playgrounds. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

*The After School Club does not operate during PA days, PD days, Statutory holidays, or other school breaks

Smart Cookie Club

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