Ponoka Youth Centre now offers before school care

Brand new program rolls out this fall

The Ponoka Youth Centre is very excited to roll out before school care this fall for the first time ever.

This brand new Before School Program will begin Sept. 3 and is for kindergarten to Grade 6 students.

“It came about because we surveyed parents and schools and community members and we saw an obvious need in the community,” said Morgen Chernick, program director.

The Youth Centre does need a certain number of registrations in order to offer the program. The program has a capacity of 20 youths and registration is now open.

The program will begin at 6:50 a.m. and run until 8:15 a.m. on school days and includes a supervised walking group to St. Augustine School.

“Hopefully it will accommodate parents that start work at 7 a.m.”

Youth will need to enter from the south-facing doors as the front will not be open.

The program will include structured activities, although they won’t be as extensive as those offered during the after school program because of the shorter time period.

There will be a quiet area set up with provided blankets and pillows as well for those children who are still sleepy at that time of the morning.

“At this time breakfast will not be served but parents are welcome to send breakfast with their kids.”

The cost is $10 per child per day. As it is a licensed program, government subsidy is available for those who qualify.

Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Youth Centre at 403-783-3112 or stop in.

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