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School Age Care

Blending Active and Creative Play for Children Aged 5 to 12.

The time between 5 to 12 years of age – marks an important period in a child’s development pertaining to cognitive, social and emotional changes that sets the stage for success in adolescence and adulthood.

Hand in Hand recognizes the growing physical, intellectual and social competence needs of the increasingly independent school age child. Eager to achieve socially and academically while expanding their knowledge of the world, 5 – 12 year olds seek new challenges, build on friendships and show an increase in taking on new responsibilities.

Why School Age Care Is Important

Children enrolled in a school age program are likely to spend as many hours in the child care setting as they do in school. We understand that for many busy, working parents, it is challenging to find an enriching atmosphere for their school age child. Parents need that piece of mind that their child is safe and having fun in a program close to home.

Our goal is to provide opportunity for creative programming that balances and complements the academic, physical and social experiences at their school while meeting the family need for affordable and convenient child care.

There is growing evidence that children who receive a high quality childcare experience are more likely to be attentive and better able to regulate their emotions with the beneficial effects extending throughout their school years. Our programs offer enriching learning opportunities in a fun environment for maturing school age children. This includes full day care for school pro-d days, school holiday breaks and an exciting summer day camp programs for children up to 12 years of age.

What does a high-quality school age child care environment look like?

  • They offer learning outside the box – Our innovative program instills a continued love of learning and exploring. We offer supervised activities along with child-directed play.
  • They offer interest-based learning – Good school age care complements the learning offered in the school classroom. We offer activities, projects and games based on the children’s interest. This helps to develop life skills, self-confidence and independence.
  • They expand your child’s social circle – as they participate in group activities with children of a similar age, they discover new ways to learn and play their peers.
  • They believe active play is important – children need time to unwind after a day in school. We believe in giving children the opportunity to be active – in our large indoor centres to the spacious outdoor playgrounds and gym space located at every school. Physical activity combats the sedentary hours a child may spend watching TV or playing video games which can lead to a healthier lifestyle as they get older.
  • They provide opportunity to relax & unwind – children need a variety of choices to transition to the school age centre after the classroom setting. Some need time alone, some need a snack right away, others may need to move and burn off some energy. By offering a relaxed yet stimulating environment, we provide a home away from home, a place where your child feels a sense of belonging.

Our Locations

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Aberdeen Elementary

Telephone (778) 369-0114

Email aberdeen@handinhand.ca

Address 2975 Bradner Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 9:15am

After School Hours After School Hours: 3:08pm - 6:00pm

Alexander Elementary

Telephone (604)852-8229

Email alexander@handinhand.ca

Address 2250 Lobban Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:35am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:28pm - 6:000pm

Blue Jay Elementary

Telephone (604)852-0504

Email bluejay@handinhand.ca

Address 30995 Southern Drive, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:23pm - 6:00pm

Centennial Park Elementary

Telephone (604)853-9376

Email centennialpark@handinhand.ca

Address 2527 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:40am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:38pm - 6:00pm

Dormick Park Elementary

Telephone (778)880-0354

Email dormickpark@handinhand.ca

Address 32161 Dormick Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:23pm - 6:00pm

Dr. Thomas Swift Elementary

Telephone (604)859-0717

Email thomasswift@handinhand.ca

Address 34800 Mierau Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:33pm - 6:0 pm

Godson Elementary

Telephone (604)850-5293

Email godson@handinhand.ca

Address 33130 Bevan Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:35am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:28pm - 6:00pm

John Maclure Elementary

Telephone (604)852-1622

Email jmaclure@handinhand.ca

Address 2990 Oriole Crescent, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:23pm - 6:00pm

Mountain Elementary

Telephone (604)850-3609

Email mountain@handinhand.ca

Address 2299 Mountain Drive, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 9:05am

After School Hours After School Hours: 3:03pm - 6:00pm

North Poplar Elementary

Telephone (604)859-3177

Email northpoplar@handinhand.ca

Address 32041 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:20am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:23pm - 6:0 pm

Prince Charles Elementary

Telephone (604)853-6156

Email northpoplar@handinhand.ca

Address 35410 McKee Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:50am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:38pm - 6:00pm

Sandy Hill Elementary

Telephone (604)850-9541

Email sandyhill@handinhand.ca

Address 3836 Old Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:50am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:43pm - 6:00pm

Ten-Broeck Elementary

Telephone (604)870-5671

Email tenbroeck@handinhand.ca

Address 2580 Stanley Street, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Terry Fox Elementary

Telephone (604)859-5964

Email terryfox@handinhand.ca

Address 3071 Babich Street, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 8:45am

After School Hours After School Hours: 2:33pm - 6:00pm

Upper Sumas Elementary

Telephone (604)852-8228

Email uppersumas@handinhand.ca

Address 36321 Vye Road, Abbotsford, BC

Before School Hours Before School Hours: 7:00am - 9:00am

After School Hours After School Hours: 3:08pm - 6:00pm

Choose a flexible, convenient, and affordable school age childcare option.

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