Hillcrest Elementary Out of School Care

And Ready Set Grow Preschool

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Hillcrest Elementary Out of School Care (HEOSC) offers Before and After School Care for children enrolled at Hillcrest Elementary School. We are located within the school and we have access to many of the school facilities including the gymnasium, playground and a fabulous forested area.

Our program focuses on creating a safe, fun and friendly environment for all the children. We encourage the children to make friends and try new things.

A variety of activities are offered each day, including:

  • A dramatic or creative play activity (dollhouse, cars, play kitchen, camping set, pet shop)
  • A construction activity (lego, blocks, building straws, trio)
  • A craft or hands on activity (play dough, painting, arts & crafts of all kinds)
  • A physical activity (gym games, sports, free play outside)
  • Board games and books

In addition to our usual daily activities, once a week we offer "Clubs". Clubs are not age-segregated. Instead the children choose their club based on their interests. Each month a new set of three clubs are offered, and the day on which clubs takes place rotates monthly. Previous popular clubs include Science Club, Art Club, Baking Club and Basketball Club. 

We also provide a healthy snack every day, which always includes 2 food groups and follows the Canadian Food Guide for serving sizes.

2019/20 Hillcrest Elementary Hours 

Hillcrest Elementary School Hours will be 8:35am-2:40pm.

Before School will open at 7:15am and run until the school bell. Before School can be found in room #15 inside Hillcrest. Parents/guardians are welcome to drop their children off anytime within our hours of operation. Kindergarten children will be walked to their class each day at the school bell.

After School Care will open at the school bell and run until 5:30pm. Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up anytime within our hours of operation. Please come to room #15 each day to sign out your children. Kindergarten children will be picked up from their class each day after school finishes. 

BC Affordable Child Care Benefit

We would also like to inform all HEOSC families know that our society has opted into the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. Please take a look at the link on our Forms tab for further information. The Ministry of Children and Family Development would like care providers to pass along the following message to families in our community. “Making child care more affordable is important for families and is important for the economy. In striving to do this, we cannot ignore the critical role that child care providers play in offering quality programs and services. It is this recognition that is challenging government to go further, recognizing that affordable, accessible child care is dependant on strong capital and operational support for providers, as well as attracting and retaining talent in the section.” 

News and Upcoming Events

2019/20 Annual General Meeting

Here at HEOSC our community is important to us. We are lucky to be a part of the strong Hillcrest community. We are hosting our 2019/20 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 8. We would like to invite all families enrolled in an HEOSC program to come by at 5:30pm. Dinner for everyone  and childminding will be provided. This will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and discuss happenings at HEOSC. During the meeting we will be asking if anyone wants to step up and be part of our Board of Directors. Please keep reading for a breakdown of what being a director at HEOSC looks like.

Joining Our Board of Directors

We are a society and the Society Act requires that we have a Board of Directors.  Directors are individuals who have children in either Out of School Care or Ready Set Grow Preschool who are elected/volunteer to make sure that the society is fulfilling its obligations, both moral and legal. The board of directors, together with senior staff are responsible for establishing policies and procedures that govern two principal areas: the provision of child care service and the general operation of the organization. The board helps to ensure that the program is running smoothly and decisions are being properly carried out. Basically, we rely on our community to volunteer a bit of time each month to help out HEOSC. The board of directors meets once a month, in the evening and dinner/childminding are provided. Again, we realize this could be tough with scheduling, but please give it a bit of thought. The families are what keep our program rolling. We really value your input! 

Out of School Care 2019/20

Registration for families with children enrolled in Hillcrest Elementary is now open. Registration forms and 2019/20 Hours and Fees can be found on the Forms page. Please email for further information. All of our After School Care programs are currently at capacity. We have spaces available in our Before School Care program. Please connect us if you would like to add your child to the waitlist or register for Before School Care.

Part-time Out of School Care:

We offer part-time After School Care. Either two days/week or three days/week. Part time care is available under certain circumstances. If the After School Care program is not full come September then HEOSC will accept part time registration. If another family requests full time care then the part time family will be given the opportunity to take a full time spot or give up their spot. The Board of Directors will review this on a case by case basis. Please speak to the manager for more information.

Pro-D Camp

The next camp will be Friday October 25, 2019. The theme will be will be Alien Invasion! Camp will be open to all families enrolled in our Out of School Care program and the entire Hillcrest community. Please see the Services page for further information. 

Ready Set Grow Preschool

HEOSC also offers a licensed preschool program called Ready Set Grow Preschool. Please click on the link above for further information.

Registration- Ready Set Grow Preschool 

Registration for the 2019/20 school year is currently open for all returning and new Preschool families. Registration forms are available in room #15 or #1 inside Hillcrest, or here on our website. Please submit your registration forms and fees to the manager. We accept hard copy forms or they can be scanned and emailed. 

Please note that all of our preschool registration options are currently at capacity. Please contact us if you would like to add your child to the waitlist.

Email Brendon Zsidi, Program Manager, at [email protected] if you would like more information. Feel free to call too, 1-250-472-1530.