John G. Althouse
Before and After School Program
Caring for your child every step of the way.
About John G. Althouse Before and After School Program
The John G. Althouse Before and After School Program was opened in September 1989 to meet the needs of 30 children (aged 6-9 years) and their working parents. The Program is a non-profit organization licensed under the Day Nurseries Act.
The program was designed, implemented and endorsed by a group of interested parents in co-operation with the John G. Althouse Home and School Association, John G. Althouse Junior-Middle School administration, the Etobicoke Social Development Council, the Board Of Education Child Care Liaison, and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
The purpose of the Program is to provide a warm, safe, stimulating environment and to further develop the individual child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs throughout the school year, before and after school and also on
professional activity days.
In September 1992, the Program expanded to include 15 children aged 10 to 12 years.
In September 1996 the Princess Margaret Junior School was reopened and John G. Althouse became a middle school only. As a result, the Program expanded to provide before and after school care at both the John G. Althouse Middle School and the Princess Margaret Junior School.
In September 2012 the Program opened a half day Kindergarten Program. In September 2013 the Full-day Kindergarten classes were provided at Princess Margaret Junior School and the Program agreed to be the third party operator for the Kindergarten age group. The Program currently provides 20 child care spaces for children in Junior and Senior Kindergarten, 60 child care spaces for children in grades one to five and 45 child care spaces for children in grades 6, 7 and 8.
The John G. Althouse Before and After School Program is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of parents with children in the program, representatives from the school administration, and community members. Each board director holds office for a 12 month term and is eligible for re-election. The Board meets at least eight times during the year.
The Program leases space from the Board of Education in the John G. Althouse Middle School and in the Princess Margaret Junior School. The Program operates on a split shift basis and is open for child care Monday to Friday. The program is closed during Christmas and March breaks and does not operate during the summer unless otherwise specified through specialized camps.
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-Trained and experienced Early Childhood Educators who are registered with the College of ECE in Ontario and/or trained and experienced Recreation Leaders and teacher assistants.
-Superior programs appropriate for school-age children that encourage inclusive involvement of participants.
- A safe and supportive environment that recognizes children’s individual strengths and needs.
-Opportunities for everyone to be involved in the growth and development of children.
-Opportunities to encourage and promote participation of parents in all aspects of the organization.
John G. Althouse Before and After School Program ® 65 Tromley Drive, Toronto, Ontario M9B 5Y7