Marmot Program


The Marmot program is a Before and/or After School Care program for 4/5-year olds (in Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten). It is run at the Elizabeth Rummel School, with bus service to/from Our Lady of the Snow.

“We are an explorative program based in the outdoors which promotes an active lifestyle from a young age.” – the Marmot Teachers

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Daily Schedule – Regular School Day

AM Schedule (Before School Care)

7:00 Program opens
7:10 Children and staff choose appropriate activities
7:50 Hand washing Routine
8:00 Morning Snack
8:15 Children get dressed
8:20 Staff and children walk to OLS bus stop
8:25 Staff returns to school with ERS children
Staff closes room

PM Schedule (After School Care)

2:30 – Staff arrive and set up class room and prepare snack
3:00 – Children arrive In classroom
3:10 – Group discussion – Plan for the afternoon
3:30 – Center play and Craft Activities
4:00 – Afternoon snack
4:30 – Free Play
5:00– Outdoor play
5:45 – School Care Program closes

Daily Schedule – Full PD Day

8:00 program opens – table games/ quiet play
8:30 morning snack
8:45 clean up
9:00 Small Group Activities in Centers
9:45 Group Discussion/Circle
10:00 Washroom Routine- Get dressed for outside time
10:15 Outdoor Time
11:30 Lunch Time
12:00 Clean up & Washroom Routine
12:15 Chill Time – Quiet Activities
1:15 Clean up quiet activities
1:30 Craft and Small group activities
2:00 Large Group Activity (indoor or outdoor if weather permitting)
3:00 Afternoon Snack
3:45 Group Discussion/ Circle
4:00 Outdoor Time
5:30 Clean up/start closing program
5:45 Program Closes