After School Program
In the After School Program we inspire children to grow, prepare and enjoy healthy food, and to better understand our food system.
We are committed to nurturing a generation of healthy food-literate and empowered community members.
We do this through hands-on, interactive and engaging activities using our commercial kitchen and gardens. The program also includes creative projects and physical activities creating a fun, supportive, and safe place for your children to be after school.
Some examples of topics and activities covered in the After School Program:
• Fun in the kitchen! Proper food handling and preparation for a variety of meals
• Gardening! Seed starting and saving, growing together
• What are whole foods and how can we use them? Nutrition in a nutshell
• Where does our food come from? Food systems and eating locally
• Making the most of our budgets: A visit to the Good Food Bank
• Veggie paints and other fun kitchen/garden arts activities!
• Keeping fit with hula hoop fun and other outdoor activities!
The After School Program is open to children aged 8 to 11 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 6:30 pm
Sessions run for 13 weeks, twice a year from September – December, and from February - May
This program is free of charge with priority access for children from families living on low incomes.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To express interest in the program, please complete this brief questionnaire and bring it to The Table. If you can not download and print the form, please contact the program coordinator by phone or email and provide your name, contact info, your child's name, age, school and whether you would identify your household as low-income.
Cedar McLean, After School Program Coordinator:
Cedar is a local teacher, parent, artist, outdoor enthusiast and loves to work with children in the community teaching them about growing, preparing and enjoying healthy food.
For more information or to register, contact:
Cedar McLean: firstname.lastname@example.org 613-267-6428 ext. 26 or drop by the Centre at 190 Gore St. E, Perth ON.
Volunteers are an essential part of making this program run! Being involved in the ASP is fun and rewarding and involves helping children to cook in the kitchen, grow in the garden, and supervise and lead activities. Volunteers must have a valid vulnerable sector police check and must be 16 years of age or older. If you are interested in volunteering at The Table, please contact Aisha Toor, Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com, 613-267-6428 ext. 6, or drop by the Centre at 190 Gore St. E, Perth ON.