Past Present + Future: Making History Together is the mission of The Exploration Place. Encompassing the Future pillar of what we do is the Integrated Learning department, including the Fort George Explorers after-school program.
The foundation of Integrated Learning is to fully engage children, helping them make connections by bringing interdisciplinary concepts together into meaningful associations. STEAM learning, lessons in heritage and current events, and social-emotional literacy concepts are all synergized into the activities children are participating in while in our programs. At Fort George Explorers, we believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and fully subscribe to the adage, “Hands On, Minds On”. Our goal is to recognize and nourish the individual strengths and learning styles of the children in our programs, and we do so by ensuring that our curriculum is integrative, hands-on, learner-centered, and most of all, fun! By integrating science, technology, heritage, and innovation into all aspects of our quality programming, children will emerge with the foundation of the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this ever-changing world.
Fort George Explorers features a well-rounded, interactive structure with a foundation grounded in hands-on educational and social experiences for children with one another, our Integrated Learning team, and other departments within The Exploration Place.
The Integrated Learning department educates up to 45 school aged children and 80 preschoolers daily. Our team is made up of qualified Responsible Adults and Early Childhood Educators with a genuine love for working with and educating children. Situated in a museum + science centre environment within beautiful Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, this program is unlike any other in our area.
Before you register your child, please be ready to provide the following information:
Fort George Explorers Fees:
Full-time - $340/month (Pro-D Day fees are included with full-time fees)
Part-time - $22/day
Part-time Pro D Days - $40/day*
Early Dismissal Fee - $10/day**
*Please note, if your child is enrolled to come on a day there is a full-day session, you will be charged for the full day regardless of the child's attendance.
**Only applies to schools that have a scheduled early dismissal every Wednesday
Full-time - $86/month
Part-time - $6/day (minimum charge of $42/month*)
* Regardless of the number of days a child is scheduled to be picked up in our shuttle, the minimum fee of $42 is required.
Deposit and Program Enhancement Fee:
A $175 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required upon registration in order to secure your child's spot in the program, and will be credited to your last month of Fort George Explorers in the 2019/2020 school year. An annual $35 Program Enhancement Fee is also required upon registration, and subsequently every September. This fee goes directly to our Integrated Learning programs. Deposits and Program Enhancement Fees can be paid online by credit card with this registration, or in person at our front desk.
Monthly fee payments for Fort George Explorers are accepted by pre-authorized payment only. Monthly fees can be paid by pre-authorized credit card, or directly from a pre-authorized bank account. Pre-authorized payment must be set up with us upon registration. The pre-authorized payment form for monthly fees is available to download and print from the confirmation page, from your confirmation email, or as a hard copy at our front desk. Forms can be returned to us at The Exploration Place front desk, or returned by mail, fax, or email. Forms must be received in order to secure your child's spot in the program. (Please note that returning parents who already have payment information on file with us do not need to submit a new form each year, unless payment information has changed.)
Please also note that deposit fees are separate from monthly pre-authorized payments, and we cannot capture your credit information from online payment of deposit fees in order to use for monthly payments. Our registration software encrypts credit information, and it is not available to us. Pre-authorized payment forms are the only way we can receive your financial information for monthly payments.
At the time of registration, all new and returning families will receive the option to purchase a family membership at 50% off. See Front Desk for more information on memberships.