Out of School Care

Out of School Care(OOSC)

 

 The Huntington Hills Community Association has offered quality Out of School Care for over 18 years. We service 5 different schools within the community, and offer a wide variety of activities.  We are an acredited program.

We offer bussing to and from school for; Dr. J.K. Mulloy, Alex Munro, St. Hubert, and St. Henry, and Huntington Hills elementary School.  We are able to service about 84 children.

Our qualified and enthusiastic staff strives to make sure that all the children who attend our programs have learn new things in a fun and inviting environment. It is our goal to offer a variety of activities that are designed to be adaptable for children of all ages, and abilities. We have skating in the winter, crafts, games, and many different physical activities throughout the year.

Important dates

OOSC Program Closure Dates 2017-2018

Monday September 4, 2017                 Labor Day

Monday October 9, 2017                      Thanksgiving

Monday November 13, 2017               Remembrance Day

Monday December 25, 2017                Christmas Day

Tuesday December 26, 2017               Boxing Day

Monday January 1, 2018                        New Year’s Day

Monday February 19, 2018                 Family Day (Alberta)

Friday March 30, 2018                          Good Friday

Monday April 2, 2018                            Easter Monday

Monday May 21, 2018                          Victoria Day

Monday July 2, 2018                             Canada Day (in Lieu)

Monday August 6, 2018                       Heritage Day

**On December 22, 2017 and December 29, 2017, the program will close at 4:00 pm and will re-open the next business day at 7:00 am**

 

Registration & Fees

$25 annual membership fee

Components                                                       Cost

Before and after school care                    $450.00/ month

(Grades 1-6)      

Part - time (am care only)                            $250.00/ month

Part - time (pm care only)                           $330.00/ month  

Kindergarten (Full Day Only)                    $585.00/ month

Drop-in Fees

 Full day                                                             $45.00/day

 

 PLEASE NOTE:

All fees are per child. 

Registration Fee:  There is an annual fee of $25.88 to be paid online to the Huntington Hills Community Association. 

Bounced Payment Fees: $30.00 NSF fee.

Family Rate:  We provide a 15% discount if parents enroll more than one child at the full time rates and, are not on subsidy.

Refunds will only be offered when adequate notice for termination of care is given. (minimum 1 month)

Click here to register

Subsidy is available through the Government of Alberta; http://humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html

Summer Day Camps 2018

Registration for our Summer Day Camps opens to families in the OOSC program Monday, April 9, 2018 and for the public on Monday April 30, 2018.  Siblings of children in the program are given preference to join Summer Camp.  Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information please call 587-392-2265 or 587-392-2266.  You can also send an email to: kayann.laylor@huntingtonhillscalgary.com

JULY THEMES:                                                         

July 3-6: Creative Campers                        $160.00 for the week

July 9-13: Movin' and Grovin'                       $160.00 for the week

July 16-20: Whacky Water Adventure       $160.00 for the week

July 23-27: The Mighty Jungle                       $160.00 for the week

AUGUST THEMES:

July 30-August 3:  Mini Chefs                      $160.00 for the week

August 7-10:  Animal Planet                         $160.00 for the week

August 13-17: Inventors Workshop         $160.00 for the week

August 20-24: We Are Family                      $160.00 for the week

Program Closures:  Monday July 2, 2018, Monday August 6, 2018 and the week of Monday August 27-Friday August 31, 2018.

*Subsidy is available through the Government of Alberta at: http://humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html

We accept cash, cheque, debit and credit cards.

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Child Guidance Policy

The Huntington Hills Community Association, Out of School Care Program believes that it is important to emphasize, encourage and acknowledge positive behavior. However, when inappropriate behavior does occur Leaders have agreed to use a variety of problem solving strategies as outlined in our Child Guidance Policy. The goal is to guide children so they become aware of what behaviors are appropriate and to teach them effective and positive ways to solve conflict. You will also find a copy of the Child Guidance Policy in the Parent Hand Book.

The following will NEVER be used as a form of guidance:

  • Infliction of physical punishment/threats
  • Any form of verbal or physical degradation or emotional deprivation.
  • Any form of physical restraint, confinement or isolation
  • Deny or threaten to deny basic necessities
  • Time out

Through the use of positive guidance, the Huntington Hills Out of School Care Program provides an enriching, safe and educational environment for children. This in turn will help children develop self control, self-esteem and respect for the rights of others. The following child guidance techniques will be used:

  1. Active listening-encourages children to express their feelings
  2. Negotiation-helping children solve problems/conflicts
  3. Setting limits-keeps children safe and in bounds
  4. Modifying the environment-making changes when necessary
  5. Facilitating-assist children with solving problems
  6. Reinforcement-validating their importance and valuing their positive choices
  7. Redirection-directing the child to a new activity

The following behaviors are considered inappropriate and will not be permitted within the program:

  • Running away/leaving without permission
  • Biting, punching or kicking
  • Swearing
  • Bullying and/or Verbally abusing other children or staff
  • Behavior considered dangerous to self, others or property

The following will be the steps used, according to the staff’s discretion, in addressing inappropriate behavior:

  • A verbal warning will be given to the child
  • This will be followed by a redirection, and a logical consequence. This would be documented in the staff communication book.


 

Programming for Diversity

Diversity may be defined as the richness of human differences and encompasses socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, ability, age and individual aspects such as personality, learning styles and life experiences. 

At the Huntington Hills Out of School Care Program we feel that diversity of our children and staff is an enhancement to our Program. We feel that it is important to ensure that our programming reflects this diversity. We do this by:

  • Programming that includes and reflects the cultures of the children in our care and their holidays
  • Providing children with diverse resources and materials
  • Ensuring that all activities are adaptable and all children can participate
  • Incorporating children’s input into activities, including having the children educate one another about their different background and culture
  • Allowing for and encouraging expressions of individuality
  • Providing snacks that are inclusive of other cultures
  • Hosting a yearly “Around the World” potluck lunch
  • Accommodating dietary restrictions if food is served during special events 

Sick Child Policy

The Huntington Hills Community Association takes any illness seriously. If a child is believed to be ill the staff are to take the following steps:

-          Huntington Hills Community Association out of School Care Program takes any suspected illness seriously. Staff is to talk to the child and find out how they are feeling. If they have grounds to believe the child is ill they are to take the child’s temperature and record it in the staff communication book, as well as any symptoms that they can see, or that the child is complaining of.

Symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Child is vomiting, has diarrhea, or a new unexplained rash or cough
  • Requires greater attention than can be provided without compromising the care of other children in the program; or
  • Displays any other illness or symptom the staff member knows or believes may indicate that the child poses a health risk to other children, caregivers or staff.

-          If a staff member knows or has reason to believe a child is exhibiting the sign or symptoms of illness Huntington Hills Community Association Out of School Care and our staff will ensure that the child’s parent/guardian arranges for immediate removal of the child from the programs premises. The Huntington Hills Community Association out of School Care Program will contact the parent/guardian by phone and inform them of their child’s condition, if they are unable to reach the parent/guardian they will contact an emergency contact, while continuing to try and contact the parent. They will arrange a time, within the next 30-60 minutes for the child to be picked up and removed from the premises.

-          If a parent fails to show up in the allotted time, a staff will try contacting the parent again. If they are unable to reach the parent/guardian they will contact an emergency contact, while continuing to try and contact the parent. While they are waiting for the child to be removed from the program the Huntington Hills Community Association Out of School Care Program will ensure that the child is kept comfortable, in a separate area from the other children.

-          Children returning to the Huntington Hills Community Association Out of School Care after illness:

  • The Huntington Hills Community Association Out of School Care Program asks that all children be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to the program.
  • Depending on the severity of the illness the program reserves the right to request a doctor’s note from the family before the child can return to the program; this is done at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • If children are determined to still be sick parents will be contacted to pick their child up again and not return them for at least 24 hours.

-          When a child is determined to be sick while in care, or a parent/guardian has called in to report a sick child, the staff are expected to fill out the *form in the staff communication book as well as on our Child Care Facility Illness Incident log sheet, which was given to us by Alberta Health Services. They are expected to put on both sheets the following information:

  • The Name of the Child
  • The Date the child was observed, or reported to be ill
  • Name of the staff member who identified the child was ill (or parent/guardian)
  • There is a space to list the child’s symptoms
  • Time the parent/guardian was initially contacted (there are 3 spaces in case parents need to be contacted more than once.)
  • Name of the staff person who contacted parent/guardian
  • Time the child was removed from the program
  • Who removed the child
  • The staff who release the child into the care of their parent/guardian are to sign the sheet as well
  • There is also a space at the bottom of the sheet for the staff to put the date the child returns to the program

Parents are given a copy of this policy in their parent hand books, and the staff reminds them of it throughout the year. We also discuss it in our parent meetings, and post a copy in our room.

Children's record

All children attending the program must have a current up to date enrolment form filled out and signed by the parent or guardian.

The enrolment form will have the following information:

            -Childs Name

            -Date of Birth

            -Home Address

            -Parents Name

            -Parents Home address

            -Parents Telephone Number

            -Name, Address and telephone number for emergency contact

            - Medical Information including allergies, immunization.

 All client records will be stored in such a manner that they are protected from destruction, loss, or unauthorized removal or access.

All records are available to the director at all times and to the child’s parent with 24 hours notice.

All parents are required to complete the daily attendance sign in sheet when dropping of and picking up their child from care this will consist of arrival and departure times.

If your child will be away from any component of the program for any length of time you must call the program and report it.

Snacks

All snacks provided by the Huntington Hills OOSC Program will consist of one serving from two or more food groups outlined in the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.

On non school days parents are responsible for providing nutritious morning snacks and lunches in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.

Snacks provided by the Hunting Hills Community Centre Out of School Care Program will be offered at the following times:

Breakfast Snack: 7.30am – 8.00am

Afternoon Snack: 3pm – 4pm

Monthly snack menus will be posted on the notice board at the program.

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