About Our Program

Renfrew Park Community Centre Association is proud to offer Licensed Out of School Care service to the community. Our Licensed Out of School Care program offers After School Care for children 5 to 12 years old, from September to June, for children attending Nootka Elementary School.

  • Children are picked up from Nootka Elementary School at 3pm
  • Children will be walked via a walking school bus from Nootka Elementary School to Renfrew Park Community Centre (rooms 011 and 010).
  • Our hours of care are from 3pm to 6pm.

Our Values:

  • Our inclusive Out of School Care program offers a safe and relaxed environment that supports children’s emotional, social, creative, cognitive, and physical growth and development.
  • Our philosophy is to provide a positive, happy, stimulating, supportive, safe, and productive learning environment for children of all developmental levels. Through a wide range of activities, children are exposed to experiences that foster their emotional well-being, healthy physical growth, social skills, and cognitive development.
  • Our Out of School Care Program promotes the inclusion of all people and recognizes the diversity of age, culture, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and abilities in our community. We understand that the support and guidance provided to one particular child may not work for another, therefore, individual approaches are implemented where possible.

Our program offers a variety of activities, including:

  • Outdoor play and nature walks
  • Free play, exploration, and structured activities
  • Individual and small group activities
  • Active and quiet time

Examples of activities include, but are not limited to, board games, puzzles, dramatic play, and arts and crafts. We also provide a relaxing atmosphere for children to read and complete homework. Through our practice, we aim to create an environment that facilitates learning opportunities, promotes awe and wonder, and embraces children’s and young people’s natural curiosity about the world around them..

Renfrew Park Community Centre Out of School Care is licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and Child Care Licensing Regulation. Our Out of School Care complies by all rules and requirements set out by the Act and Regulation.

Program Fees

The following prices are for 2024/2025. **Prices are subject to change.

Program Days & Times Cost
After Care Mondays to Fridays $395.65/month
3pm to 6pm
  • Snacks: A light afternoon snack is provided.
  • Care Schedule: Care is based on the school’s schedule and includes care on Early Dismissal Days (2 pm dismissals).
  • Kindergarten: Due to other programs running at the center, we are unable to accommodate families during gradual entry into Kindergarten. We are only available during scheduled hours (3 pm to 6 pm).
  • School Breaks: Winter and Spring Breaks are not included in the monthly fees. Our program does not operate during these school breaks. However, our community center offers Day Camps at an additional cost. Registration for Day Camps is available at the front desk or online and should be completed as soon as registration opens due to limited spaces. Please refer to the Recreation Guide for Day Camp opportunities.
  • Professional Days and District Closure Days: We do not provide care on Professional Days, District Closure Days, or the first day of school when children attend for only one hour.
  • Priority Registration: Children registered in the current year will be given first priority to register for the subsequent year.

**We are in the process of applying for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. Should we be accepted, there will be a change in the monthly fees and adjustments will be made accordingly.


Please register online at www.vanrec.ca. Online Registration will open on July 21, 2024 at 9am.

  1. Search for Activity #517790
  2. Registration package will consist of the non refundable deposit:
    • Non refundable registration fee
    • Non refundable June fees (deposit)
  3.  Add to cart and check out
  4. Ensure that your credit card is correct for pre-authorization payments (September to May)
    • Under “My Account”, click “My Saved Credit Cards” and update information for the credit card that you would like to be charged on the 1st of every month.
  5. A parent package will be emailed to you with the necessary forms to complete and return to the Child Care Manager with instructions on when and how to return the package. Parent Packages must be returned in person and appointments will be set up for this process. The following are also required along with the package:
    • Photocopy of birth certificate
    • Photocopy of immunization
    • 2 photos of your child

Please note that without the package and the above required information, your enrollment may be canceled and fees refunded to you.


A written notice must be given to the Child Care Manager by the 24th of the month prior to leaving (e.g., program staff must be informed in writing by January 24th if you plan to withdraw for March 1st).

Our Out of School Care program is budgeted on a 10-month school year. Parents/guardians cannot withdraw their child on or after March 24th.

Withdrawals are not permitted during the months of April, May, and June unless discussed with the Child Care Manager.

Payment Program

Fees are to be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Amex. Monthly fees (September to May) will be charged on the first of the month using the credit card you preauthorized at the time of registration on your Vancouver Recreation account.

The monthly fee reserves your child’s space in the program; therefore, fees must be paid in full even when your child is away due to illness, vacation, or other reasons. Your fees will remain unchanged regardless of the shorter sessions during December (Winter Break) and March (Spring Break).

The deposit, which includes June’s Out of School Care fee and a $30 registration fee, will be processed on the day of registration. The deposit is non-refundable.

To access payment receipts for income tax purposes, you will need to set up an account at www.vanrec.ca

Affordable Child Care Benefit

The Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB)/Subsidy is available through the Ministry of Children and Families for those who qualify. To receive an application, please call 1-888-338-6622 or download the Apply for the Affordable Child Care Benefit Form.

Please inform the Out of School Care program if you are applying for the ACCB, as we will need to provide you with the Child Care Arrangement Form as part of your application.

  • Families receiving ACCB will be responsible for:
    • Paying the non-refundable registration fee
    • Paying a deposit at the time of registration
    • Paying the difference between the approved ACCB and the monthly fee (September to May)
  • Any necessary adjustments will be made accordingly.

More Info for Parents

Welcome to our program! Take a moment to read through our parent handbook. This comprehensive guide outlines our values, curriculum, and approach, empowering you to make an informed decision about our program.

Renfrew Park CC Out of School Care Parent Handbook

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth via email: elizabeth.casaclang@renfrewcc.com or phone: 604-654-0793.