Celebrate with Light

Tonight is a night of good fortune for you to share among your friends and family.  Today is Diwali, an Indian celebration celebrating goodness, wealth, prosperity and freedom.  Many legends emcompass this holiday and people all over the world celebrate this day, regardless of faith.  Join in the festivities!  If you’d like to experience one of the practices of Diwali, fill a deep candle holder (called a diya) with mustard oil and add a cotton wick (roll up a cotton ball to shape a wick).  If the candle holder is clay, first soak it in water and then dry it to prevent any cracking. Then, wrap…

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Halloween Howl

This year Bayview Community School and Jericho Kids’ Club will not be hosting its annual Halloween Howl. We thank everyone who has supported this event over the years and we will re-assess the revival of the Howl for next year. The spirit of Halloween is still with us and we hope your children wear their fabulous costumes on Friday, October 31st.

JKC’s New Website Live Today!

Be sure to check out our new website and leave us a comment on our blog about what you think. We’d love to hear from you and hope you enjoy the new site!

Come Aboard!

JKC is now hiring! We are accepting applications and encourage those with a keen interest and a genuine passion to work with children to apply. We are a large organization serving three schools in Vancouver’s westside and we need eager and reliable applicants to join our team. If you or someone you know are able to commit to two to five days a week between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm, we would love to meet you! Sorry, parents are not encouraged to apply. Thanks!!

Did You Know???

Did you know that Jericho Kids’ Club has only increased its fees at an average of less than 1% per year for the last 13 years?!  Full time fees in the 1996/97 school year were $248 per month and are now $278 per month for the 2008/09 school year.  We’ve only brought our fees up by an average of $2.30 per year!  To think, in the 2004/05 school year, full time fees were at a high of $280 per month.  Because of increased funding in the 2005/06 year, we were able to decrease our fees by 12% so our full time fees could reach a low of $246 per month.  JKC appreciates…

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What is Camp Byng?

If you have a child in Grade 3 that is going into Grade 4, he/she can join us at Camp Byng! If your child is already registered in our summer program but has not signed up for Camp Byng…do it now! Spaces will not last so please contact us now to book a spot. If you don’t know about our annual camping excursion, here’s a lil’ scoop… We leave Wednesday, July30th at 9:00am sharp on a yellow school bus to the Horsehoe Bay ferry terminal. We then travel by sea to the lovely Sunshine Coast and take another school bus…

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Live and Learn

It’s been a while since we’ve posted….our apologies! Here’s our latest update: Christine Hibbert (Executive Director), Tyler Summers (Program Manager) and Kate Alexander (Program Coordinator – Southlands) attended the Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia Conference this week in Vancouver/Richmond. They were updated on research and practice on assessment and children’s learning behaviour. Our Program Leaders and Program Coordinators attended the School Age Child Care Conference in Vancouver on May 9th where their minds were sharpened with new techniques, tips and ideas for programming and interacting with the kids. In March of 2008, Joline Bird (Kindercare Coordinator) and Skye-lea Farr…

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Get in Tune.

Don’t you wanna see what your kids are doing at JKC? The Older Kids’ Program at Bayview embarked on an adventurous scavenger hunt around downtown during Spring Break 2008. These kooky kids shook hands with friendly new people, did push-ups in retail stores, posed with statues, mimicked window mannequins, performed for speakers’ corner, took an inside tour of a police car (by request of course!), danced in a hotel lobby and much, much more! Groups of four travelled together with a staff and explored how spending time with their friends and enjoying Vancouver’s simplest pleasures can be so much fun…and…

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A Weekly Update…

Tomorrow is May 1st! Please remember to submit your May fees so that you do not accrue late charges. Every month, we have to contact several parents to remind them to pay their fees so we encourage parents to please get their fees in! Friday is May 2nd! If your child is currently registered at JKC and you want him/her to attend our Awesome Summer Adventure, you must submit your payments and registration to our office by Friday, May 2nd. All registrations that are received after this date will be charged General Registration rates. After May 2nd, General Registration forms…

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May Is Child Care Month

The School Age Child Care Association (SACCA) is holding a conference in commemoration of Child Care Month.  The conference is on Friday, May 9th, 2008 at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (WOSK Auditorium – 950 West 41st Avenue).  Although the conference is attended by Child Care providers, parents are encouraged to also attend.  Check out the “Conflict Resolution Skills” workshop by Karen Bondi.  Visit the SACCA website for details.