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Wells Gray After School Program, Clearwater


The children attending the After School Program have already had a long day working with their class teachers and our program aims to provide them with a fun and safe place to spend the remainder of their day until their parent or guardian comes to collect them. We recognise the children may need to have quiet time with lots of unstructured play and staff facilitate this by setting up small individual play stations and book /puzzle areas.  We also have many larger construction toys available and group games on the go so the children have autonomy as to the shape of their afternoon.

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Cooperation is the name of the game in the After School Program. The ages of the children are mixed; some children are in their kinder year and others are in grade six with a blend of ages in-between. Within this mix of ages we foster group mentoring and team building. Each child is valued for their individual abilities and character and encouraged to be part of a group that would not be the ‘normal’ school experience.

As part of our programming staff ensure that although the school day is over the learning doesn’t stop! Experiments, crafts and sporting activities are blended into the afternoon as part of the daily routine. Each child has the program adapted so that they can access to the best of their ability what is on offer

Parents are encouraged to spend a few moments in the program at collection time as it is the only opportunity in the day staff get to see the families and share information.

The Wells Gray After School Program is a partnership project between Yellowhead Community Services Society and Raft River Elementary School (School District

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#73) and is open to all elementary school aged children. It is a licensed child care facility and has room for up to 20 students. Children do not necessarily need to be attending Raft River Elementary School to take part in the after school program.

Hours of operation
The Wells Gray After School Program is open every day after school until 5.30pm during term time only. We may provide full day care on non-instructional and early closure days but are closed on all statutory holidays, through the summer and during the winter and spring break.

Fees cost: $9.50 per after school session (2:40 - 5:30pm)
$20.25 for an early closure afternoon (12:30 - 5:30pm)
$34.75 for a full School District #73 non instructional day (8:30 - 5:30 pm)

Wells Gray After School Program is a category of care which qualifies for BC Child Care Subsidy Funding. For further information and forms please ask program staff or visit the Ministry of Children and Family Development website at:

Vix Meyer, ECE Assistant & Program Manager

Wells Gray After School Program

             Vix Meyer (Manager)

801 Clearwater Village Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1
Telephone: 250 674-2600

Program handbook and registration forms
For further information please read our program handbook. You may download registration documents from the Child Care Programs main page but places for your child may not be reserved until you have spoken with a member of staff.