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Welcome to Strawberry Vale OSC!

 

Our Philosophy & Mission

Strawberry Vale Out of School Care Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing before and after school care to children in grades K-5 of all ages and backgrounds.  It was established in 1999 and its members are comprised of parents and/or guardians of the children enrolled in the program.

We believe in providing a service for the parents/guardians and children in our program by creating a safe environment in which the children's individual growth may be encouraged.  We feel it is important, as a team with parents/guardians and teachers, to guide and nurture the children through their elementary years.  This environment should be challenging, caring, and one that allows time and space for individual needs.  We believe in enabling children with a sense of personal responsibility, independence, and self-esteem in this environment.  There are three basic rules we ask the children to adhere to:

 

1. Take good care of themselves; play safely and follow program rules.

2. Take care of others; help and never hurt.

3. Take care of the world around them; look after equipment, school and the environment.

 

Our goal is to achieve a stimulating and caring atmosphere through games, crafts, and outdoor activities that promote the expansion of the child's learning experience and encourages the development of a positive self-image and self-confidence.  

We welcome your involvement, suggestions and support.

Read more about our Non-Profit Society (click here)

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Give us a call:
250-889-4792

Welcome, everyone.

 

Our program is managed by Lindsay Henderson, alongside with assistant manager Jaime. Together with the Parent Board of Directors, we ensure the smooth operation and success of our initiatives.

 

Every three months Strawberry Vale OSC management team meets with the Parent Board to discuss programs and achievements. We encourage active involvement from all parents, inviting them to attend board meetings to raise issues, propose ideas, and stay informed about our progress.

 

Each April, we come together for our annual general meeting, setting the stage for the future by electing a new board of directors for the upcoming year. It's a crucial moment where we collectively shape our vision and goals, aligning them with our overarching mission.

 

Maintaining the highest standards of care is non-negotiable. Regular visits from Vancouver Island Health (VIHA) ensure that our spaces meet and exceed regulatory requirements, providing a safe and nurturing environment for all. 

 

When it comes to staffing, we leave no stone unturned. Annual criminal checks on all staff members. All staff members have first aid/CPR training, well as 20hrs of childcare training and immunization records.

 

Together, we're not just running a program—we're shaping a brighter future for all who walk through our doors.

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