After School Tutoring Program

Play Loft offers after school classes and clubs to children in j/k to grade eight. Our qualified teachers provide tutoring to all levels in various school subjects such as Mathematics, Science, English and Arts programs to help students reach their full potential in school. We offer convenient and flexible scheduling, available throughout the week.  Furthermore, we have trained teachers in a highly successful program called Reading Mastery.  And, we utilize the JUMP math program for math tutoring.

Benefits of Play Loft Learning After School Programs

Seamless Day – Your child will be picked – up from school and brought to the centre where they will play and learn.

Convenience – Learning, play and care are all under one roof. Less time will be spent on commute and more quality time for your family.

More attention – Optimal teacher to child ratios at Play Loft ensure that your child’s learning needs are better addressed.

A curriculum – designed to grow with your child and his/her developmental needs.

After School Programs will include the following:

Jump Math® (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies)

The Jump Math® program was developed by Dr. John Mighton.  Mighton is a mathematician, playwright, university professor and author of, The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child (2003), and The End of Ignorance (2007).

As quoted from the Jump website, “Jump Math is a system of learning based on emergent intelligence.  Inspired by the work he has done with thousand of students, Mighton shows us why we must not underestimate how much ground can be covered one small step at a time..”  In our after school program, much like the Jump® math program we use, students are not passive recipients of knowledge but are actively engaged in generating their own knowledge and understanding.  Children are easily overwhelmed by too much new information, and require practice to consolidate skills and concepts.  We aim to help children develop the self-confidence needed to improve in, and enjoy mathematics.

Real Science-4-Kids® covers the basics of chemistry, biology, and physics.

This program was developed by Dr. Rebecca Keller, whose background includes a Ph.D in biophysical chemistry.  Dr. Keller, who was dissatisfied with the way science was taught in many textbooks, developed the program for her own children.  The popularity of her home-schooling program resulted in her developing a wonderful series of textbooks, lab activities and workbooks for preschool, elementary and senior science learners.  We were so impressed with her philosophy, explanations, and lab activities that we decided to use the program at Play Loft.  Please visit their site at

Reading Mastery®

Our reading improvement program of choice is Reading Mastery®.  When one of our own children was recognized as a reluctant reader, our research lead us to this program.  Reading Mastery has seen a recent resurgence of interest because it is now recognized that children who find reading challenging really do need a structured, repetitive approach to build skill and confidence. The program is also dynamic, is incorporated well in groups, and the stories are fun and engaging.  We hire trained Reading Mastery instructors.

Chess:  Our chess instructor is Oleg Calum

Lego Robotics:  Our Lego robotics instructors are Zane and Matthew

Physical Activity: Our yoga instructor is Shahala

Art :  Our art instructor is Sadaf

Music Lessons: We offer lessons in piano and guitar. Classes run during the after school time period and take place in our music room. Our teachers are well trained and have experience teaching young people. Our piano teacher is Katie Manakis, and our guitar teacher is Oleg Michnevich.

Play Loft escorts children from the following schools:

  • Walk from Frankland Community School
  • Walk from Jackman Avenue Junior Public School
  • Walk from Holy Name Elementary Catholic School
  • Walk from Withrow Avenue Junior Public School
  • Walk from Chester Avenue Public School
  • Walk from Pape Avenue Public School
  • Walk from Blake Avenue Public School
  • Walk from Wilkinson Avenue Public School
  • We also pick children up from Williamson Road Public School

FEES: AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM including activities:

Sept. to June 3:00 – 6:00 or 6:30 pm Full Time:
$450.00/month to 6:00 pm,
$480.00/month to 6:30 pm
Part Time:
$350.00/month to 6:00 pm,
$380.00/month to 6:30 pm
Cancellation Policy / Change Program
– 4 week notice or more to the start of the intended registered session, a full refund will be given
– Once in the program, 1 month notice is needed in order to withdraw

2015-2016 Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:00 – 4:15 Pick-up & snack
5 min Meditation
Pick-up, snack & 5 min Meditation Pick-up, snack& 5 min Meditation Pick-up,  snack& 5 min Meditation Pick-up,  snack& 5 min Meditation
4:15 – 5:00 Section 1 Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework
4:15 – 5:00 Section 2 Jump math  Jump math Jump math  Jump math Jump math
4:15 – 5:00 Section 3 Science Science  Science Science  Science
5:00 – 5:30 Section 1 Literacy  Literacy Literacy  Literacy Literacy
5:00 – 5:30 Section 2  Chess Chess  Chess Chess  Chess
5:00 – 5:30 Section 3 Art Yoga Art Yoga Art
5:30 – 6:00 Section 1 Drama Art Modern Dance Art Drama
5:30 – 6:00 Section 2  Art Lego Robotics  Art Lego Robotics  Art
5:00 – 6:00  Section 3 Free Play  Free Play Free Play  Free Play Free Play

Morning care is available for school aged children from 7:50 AM – 8:45 AM.

  • Children enrolled in our afterschool program – $130/month
  • New children not enrolled in our afterschool program – $200/month

We also offer PA-Day camps for school holidays.

  • Children enrolled in our afterschool program – $50/day
  • New children not enrolled in our afterschool program – $70/day