Out of School Care & Ready Set Grow Preschool


Hillcrest Elementary Out of School Care Society is a non-profit organization offering quality licensed school aged child care for students at Hillcrest Elementary and a licensed Preschool for children 3 – 5. Families can choose to have their child in quality, programmed care before school and/or after school. Before School Care is for children K – Gr. 5 and starts at 7:15 a.m. It is an excellent way for children to visit with friends and prepare for the day ahead. After School Care starts when the children are dismissed from school and ends at 5:30 p.m. Children will have opportunities to play games, use the gym, play outside on the playground or in our back forest, construct with blocks or building materials, do crafts, and/or engage in creative play. A stations model is used, so children can be instantly engaged in an activity of their choice upon arrival. A snack is provided after school. Over the course of each month staff will prepare a variety of foods for the children. We also offer clubs – once a week from October to May, the children gather for an hour from 3:30 to 4:30pm to participate in a variety of different clubs based on their interests and staff talents/interests. Popular clubs have been: science, hockey, Harry Potter, CSI, basketball, baking, spy club, Christmas crafts, kitting, cooking, Survivor, and Outdoor Adventures. The club day changes monthly and it’s a different set of club offerings each month.


  • To create a fun, safe and healthy environment where each child is treated as an individual.
  •  To create a stimulating environment that encourages curiosity, exploration and learning: where children can have fun and make choices.
  •  The program is semi structured to provide a variety of choices and to allow for free time play and activities.


Ready Set Grow Hillcrest Community Preschool is provided for children ages 3 to 5. We specialize in helping your child transition into school life.   The Preschool also makes use of the school’s library, preschool playground, and gymnasium on a regular basis. We have a learning through play philosophy with monthly themes and weekly focuses. Field trips are also incorporated into the curriculum.  We offer a 3 hour option and a 4 hour option to allow your child to adjust to being at school.  Ready Set Grow Preschool helps prepare your child for full day Kindergarten at Hillcrest, or any other elementary school.


Before & After School Care Monday to Friday:

7:15am – School Start

School Dismissal – 5:30 p.m.

Preschool Monday to Friday:

3 hour option: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

4 hour option: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Non-instructional Days

The Board of Directors for the Society are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is usually held at the end of September.

For further information parents can call Brendon Zsidi at 250-472-1530 or  email:  heoscmanager@gmail.com