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:
|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
Before School Only: $181.00Before & After School Care: $460.00
Kindergarten (includes CCFRI)
Before School Only: $133.00Before & After School Care: $360.00
Included in Monthly Fee:
Instructional Days: Thursday, September 7, 2021 to Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
Full day care for Kindergarten gradual entry in September is not available, (care is 7:30-9am , 3-6 pm) regular monthly fees apply
Non-Instructional Days: 7, plus Sports Day and 4 early dismissals (2 pm) related to Parent-Teacher conferences.
All programs will be closed on Thursday June 30th for summer preparations.
Here is our full fee policy and schedule for September 2021– August 2022.
Please E-Transfer your fees, or make cheques payable to Spare Time Bobolink.
Not included in Monthly Fee:
Winter and Spring Breaks are not included in monthly rates. Payment is IN ADDITION TO regular monthly fees.
Winter Break (Register Daily):
Mon. Dec 20 – Fri. Dec. 24thWed. Dec. 29 – Fri. Dec. 31.
Additional fee is $60.00 per day. Families receiving the Affordable Child Care Benefit please see Centre Supervisor for additional fee amount.
Please note that Spare Time II, Spare Time Challenge Club and Spare Time Bobolink may not be open if minimum enrollment is not reached for this period; in which case care for all families will be available at Spare Time Clubhouse.
Please visit Winter Break program for more detailed information.
Spring Break (Register Weekly):
Week 1: Monday March 15 – Friday March 19.
Week 2: Monday March 22 – Friday March 26.
Fee: $302.00 per week /Kindergarten $263.00 per week
Families receiving the Affordable Child Care Benefit please see Centre Supervisor for additional fee amount.
Please visit Spring Break program for more detailed information.
An Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) is available for those who qualify from the Ministry Of Children and Family Development. There will be additional fees for district closure days, winter break and spring break.
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!
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.
Spare Time staff are available to support 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.
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 Bobolink2421 Scarboro AvenueVancouver, BCV5P 2L5 Phone: 604.325.5733Fax: 604.325.5703Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.