Spare Time Bobolink

We are a non-profit child care organization that offers quality affordable before and after school care for children attending David Oppenheimer Elementary School. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun environment that encourages and challenges children to try new things.

Each day, children at Spare Time Bobolink may choose from a selection of programs and activities. Our programs include homework club, arts & craft projects, organized cooperative games & sports, free play and educational workshops. During free play, we offer a variety of board games, outdoor time and age-appropriate activities. We also have designated areas for a library, video games/computers and more!

On all field trips, children are well supervised and ride in our Variety Club vans and buses driven by qualified, licensed class 4 drivers.

The monthly fee includes all program activities and field trips, as well as nutritious lunches and snacks.

All of our programs are individually planned and organized tailored for the children in our care:

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PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

Juniors Program: Grades K-3 Our centre provides many age appropriate outlets for play and fun specifically geared for Grades K-3.
Leaders Program:  Grades 4-7 Spare Time Bobolink takes pride in our Leaders’ Club Programs developed for Grades 4-7. These programs focus on skill learning, knowledge building, personal responsibility and increased independence.
Morning Program: Grades K-7 Early birds who attend Spare Time Bobolink can play games, do puzzles and arts & crafts. Breakfast is available from 7:30-8:30am for a nominal fee.
Holidays During holiday breaks, Pro D days and district closures our centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided.

Download a copy of the Spare Time Bobolink programs brochure (PDF) to see what we do each day.

Check out our centre and the things we like to do! CENTRE PHOTOS

    Each day, children may choose from a selection of programs and activities. In addition to the daily programmed activity, they have the opportunity to learn to play a variety of board games, expand their creativity through arts & crafts, have quiet time in the library area, play different sports and learn about teamwork, have access to computers and participate in Homework Club.

    Download a copy of the Spare Time Bobolink programs brochure (PDF) to see what we do each day. And, below is a sample of our monthly activities!

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    Snack

    We prepare delicious and nutritious snacks daily which are served shortly after school. Snacks include a combination of veggies, fruits, baked goods, soup, wraps pizzas and salads.

    Gym & Outdoor Activities

    The children have daily access to the gym or outdoors to foster an active, healthy lifestyle. Hockey, basketball, baseball, ice skating, co-operative games and challenges are some of the activities we do for fun, teamwork and skills development. With close access to Bobolink park and the school’s playground, we also play there regularly during free time.

    Homework Club

    Spare Time staff are available to help kids with their homework between 3:30 – 4:00pm, Monday-Thursday (Friday being an option.) It is the children’s responsibility to bring and complete their own homework. Our scheduled programs start at 4:00 p.m. The kids that are not in the Homework Club have the opportunity to play quiet games.

    Leaders Club

    Spare Time Bobolink takes pride in our Leaders’ Club programs developed for Grades 4 to 7. These programs focus on skill learning, knowledge building, personal responsibility and increased independence. Each child in the Leaders’ Club reviews the Leaders Contract Package with their parents.

    Goals for a Leader:
    • Be ready to have fun.
    • Be responsible for your actions.
    • Be respectful to others; verbal and physical abuse are not tolerated.
    • Be accountable for where you are and what you do.

    Exciting Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer programs are offered to both enrolled families and to the Community. A separate schedule will be available for each highlighting activities planned.

    These programs are not included in the regular monthly fee. Please review our full fees schedule for details.

    Spare Time Bobolink
    2421 Scarboro Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    V5P 2L5
     
    Phone: 604.325.5733
    Fax: 604.325.5703
    Email. oliver@sparetimesociety.org
    Stay in touch for all of our centre’s latest updates on Twitter @STBobolink and on Facebook
    Registration

    The Centre Supervisor will confirm if there is a space for your child, then you will be asked to fill out and submit your forms electronically.

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