TOPP KIDS Out of School Clubs is a FULLY ACCREDITED Before & After School Care for elementary school aged children from kindergarten to grade 6. Programs are conveniently run on-site at your school, using a child-led, S.T.E.A.M-based approach to our activity planning. Our environments are designed to make kids feel at home and help them develop into responsible, conscientious young adults.
We have 4 fundamental beliefs that we practice in everything we do:
After a long school day, we believe it is important for children to have a chance to relax and participate in the activities THEY want to do. Therefore, our programs emphasize child-led Kids Clubs, which allow children a choice in what kind of activities and projects they want to take part in. At TOPP KIDS, we:
- Provide structured activities that utilize the innovative S.T.E.A.M. approach (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
- Integrate other types of play such as Loose Parts Play, which uses nature, recyclables, and loose parts to build and innovate
- Promote literacy projects like the Comic Book Project, where children become their own superheroes then write and illustrate comics about their super powers
- Follow the recommended daily physical activity guidelines, and provide active play activities that focus on physical literacy.
Along with the planned and structured activities we offer, children are always welcome to make use of our large range of free-play equipment. We provide play spaces with toys for a wide variety of interests, construction materials, dramatic play area with props, board games, art programs and materials, science exploration materials, reading & music centres, quiet homework areas, and plenty of physical activity and games.
(Pictures of centres)
We also include aspects of leadership, respect, inclusion and responsibility in everything we do. Our emphasis on leadership gives children the chance to structure their own day- giving them the opportunity to help create activities and games while learning integrity, creative independent thinking, confidence, responsibility, and planning.
Our structured and unstructured activities keep children engaged but also provide opportunities to relax and play with their friends – to just be kids! In addition to our activities children love coming to our programs for the fun, the passionate staff and the great equipment.