The Ministry of Education and School District 42 (SD42) recently announced that our province will be moving to modified Stage 2 of B.C.’s Back to School Plan, and safely bringing K-12 students back to class for September 2020. We understand that many parents/guardians will be looking to register their children in the City of Maple Ridge’s Active Kids Club afterschool program (AKC); unfortunately, the City has not yet received approval from SD42 to access school sites as their current priority is to develop their site-specific COVID-19 safety and education plans.
We understand the need to secure afterschool childcare. Our team is staying in close contact with SD42 to develop plans to restart AKC, however, at this point program will likely commence in October 2020. Our priority continues to be the safety of our participants, staff and community in addition to our commitment to provide updates at our earliest opportunity.
The Active Kids Club (AKC) program is a licensed after school program that operates in partnership with School District 42 in local elementary schools. These programs are available at Albion, Eric Langton, Hammond, Laity View & Yennadon Elementary schools. Children in grades K-7 are provided with supervision from trained children’s employees. At AKC we are proud of our innovative and experiential programming that focuses on fun, creative, themed activities and team work. We provide healthy snacks and active play for children after school and encourage and support children with their development in play, fitness, imagination and sense of curiosity in the world around them.
Active Kids Club Subsidy:
To apply for the Affordable Child Care Benefit Subsidy for the Active Kids Club, please visit the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre front desk when our program registration is announced to pick up a subsidy application package for your child’s school location.