The Jasper Out Of School Care program commenced operation in the community of Jasper in 1997. It is licensed by Alberta Human Services and provides accredited, high quality care and learning opportunities for children who are enrolled in kindergarten up to grade 6. Out of School Care is a non-profit, non-sectarian program under the administration of and subsidized by the Municipality of Jasper.
The child-led program promotes positive developmental outcomes for children by placing a strong importance on adult-child ratios, group size, learning environments and teacher-child interactions. Out of School Care offers an active schedule including: cooking, field trips, reading, gym games, movies, upcycled arts and crafts, swimming, skating, sledding, team sports and gardening. At Out of School Care, the goal is to offer inclusive, accessible, affordable, quality childcare for all.
Jasper Out of School Care strives to provide affordable, high-quality childcare to meet the needs of children and their parents. Staff members are dedicated to supporting children and aiding them in developing a positive self-esteem, a positive attitude, as well as opportunities for social interaction, learning, and increasing independence and responsibility. The program is guided by the belief that each child is unique and has many different interests which is why there are opportunities for children to be involved in structured activities as well as free-play. Teachers provide each child with a varied, interesting and developmentally appropriate program, which encourages active participation and provides first-hand experience.
Accreditation- A Standard of Excellence
Jasper's Out of School Care Program has been accredited since 2011 by the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services. Accreditation is a voluntary commitment that demonstrates a program's commitment to go beyond basic requirements to meet higher standards of care in delivering services. For more information visit the AELCS website: www.abccaccred.ca
In 2015, Jasper's Out of School Care program won the Child Development Professional Aware of Excellence (program category). For video coverage of the program and award, click here.