Welcome Parents and Guardians!

Parents and Guardians!  On this page you’ll find everything you will need concerning Moorelands Kids and your child. From the latest program calendars, to registration information and program cell numbers.

Parents & Guardians!

If you haven’t registered your child for BLAST,  apply online today! Our Budding Leaders After School Teams (BLAST) after school programs are open to children in grades 1 through 5 attending Grenoble Public School, Thorncliffe Park Public School, and Gateway Public School.

PROGRAM CALENDARS

There is always something new and interesting happening at program each month, the leaders work hard to plan and implement games and activities that are both fun and educational.  All of our programming is set out to help the participants gain new skills, knowledge and confidence in everything they do.  Activities include: arts & crafts, sports, cooking, science, cooperative games and active games.  Everyday at BLAST participants will get 50 minutes of physical activity.  There is also time for homework help and healthy snack is provided daily.

We want to keep Parents and Guardians updated about the program, so here are the current program calendars for this month:

BLAST at Gateway May 2018

BLAST at Grenoble May 2018

BLAST at Thorncliffe May 2018

 

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Check out the fun we have been having at program this Spring!

BLAST at Gateway

BLAST at Grenoble

BLAST at Thorncliffe

 

Once program has begun, you can contact your child’s program leaders at this number:

Gateway: 416-550-2738

Grenoble: 416-550-2589

Thorncliffe Park: 416-550-2495

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions Parents and Guardians ask us, we’ve posted them here to make it simpler for you to find the necessary information!

Are snacks provided?

Yes! The leaders all work together to prepare a healthy snack for all of the participants. We are always mindful of allergies and dietary restrictions and all snacks are Halal. An example of snack at program may be pita bread with hummus and carrot sticks or a half a bagel with cream cheese and strawberries. There will always be a fruit or vegetable served with snack and water is the beverage.

What is the typical schedule of a program?

All of our programs have similar routines. Each school has different dismissal times so the order and timing of the activities vary.

After-school: 3:15-3:30 Participants arrive from their classrooms to program, wash their hands and have their snack
3:30 – 4:10 Main Activity  (arts & crafts, science activities, sports, cooperative games, cooking, baking etc)
4:10 – 5:15 Gym time /Outdoor Physical Activities (at least 50 mintues per day)
5:15 -5:45 Homework help/educational activity and pick up by parents
 5:45 Program ends for the day

Are field trips extra?

Field trips will not cost you any more money. Because of time constraints, the trips are limited to the Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park area. The trips organized are very fun and safe.  Some trips that participants have enjoyed in the past are: Playground Paradise, the park, the library, and visits to other programs.

Do you have any programming for older grades?

Moorelands offers Youth LED (Lead Excel Demonstrate) for Grades 6 – 8 at Valley Park Middle School and the VITAL (Volunteers in Training as Leaders) program for students who attend Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute.

What is the cost & how can I pay?

The cost of the BLAST After-school Program is at a subsidized rate and fees are only collected once per semester or you can pay for the whole year.

Fees for the 2016-2017 school year:

If you child comes… Semester 1 Fee (Sept—Dec 2016)one time payment of: Semester 2 Fee (Jan-June 2017)one time payment of:
1 day/ week $10 $15
2 days/week $20 $30
3 days/week $30 $45
4 days/ week $40 $60
5 days/ week $50 $75

*Priority goes to children registering for three or more days

Payments can be made by cash, cheque (to: Moorelands), credit card – call or office (416-466-9987), online via PayPal using a credit or debit card.

Are staff well trained?

Yes! We extensively train our leaders and volunteers on all of the information that they’ll need to run the program efficiently. All Program staff are trained in, First Aid & CPR, High Five Principles of Child Development, Positive Youth Development, safety and have submitted a clear Criminal Reference Check. Leaders also have their Food Handling Certificate which trains them on proper knowledge on how to handle and store food in a safe and sanitary manner.