Policies and Protocols

Registration for Indoor and Outdoor Programs

  • A link to register will be provided by email, social media, and our website.  When registering for a program, you are registering for the entire month (approximately 4 sessions). 
  • Outdoor programs will accommodate 40 individuals, including staff and indoor programs will accommodate 25 individuals, with a maximum of 6 families.
  • Families may only register for 1 program (outdoor or indoor) per month to keep cohorts intact. If families register for more than one program, our team will contact you to confirm which program you would like to keep registered.
  • When registering you will be asked “how many tickets?”  Please select the number of adults and children who will be attending the program.  (ie Dad with 2 children is 3 tickets total). 
  • Please register only the individuals who will be attending the program.  Only the adults and children on the registration will be allowed to participate in the program.
  • Once registration is confirmed, an email will be sent shortly that will include important instructions. Included is a Screening Tool that is required to be completed for each adult, child, staff and visitor, before attending program each week.  If you answer yes to any of the Screening Questions, we will ask you to not participate until you have further medical guidance.
  • A waitlist will be monitored for each program.  If there is a cancellation, an EarlyON staff will email or call the next person on the waitlist. 

Outdoor Programs

  • Upon arrival, an Early Learning Specialist will check registrations and screening results to ensure each individual is eligible to attend.
  • Outdoor programs are intended for nature exploration.  Be prepare for possible messy or risky play. 
  • Please wear weather appropriate and comfortable clothes. 
  • Sanitizer will be provided as needed.  We do not recommend hand sanitizer for young children.
  • Face masks are not required outdoors, however, we suggest having one in case you cannot maintain the 2 meter distance. We do not recommend face coverings for children under 2 years.
  • We suggest bringing something to sit on that is plastic lined (picnic blanket, garbage bag, shower liner, tablecloth, etc)
  • Program materials will be provided to the families for individual use only.  We ask parents and caregivers to help support our efforts in keeping materials indivdual.
  • If program is cancelled due to weather conditions, we will email each family to notify as soon as possible and announce on the website home page, any update.  You may email us at early.on@socialenterprise.ca.
  • Some locations may not have a washroom available at the park.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Please bring a water bottle with you to keep hydrated in all seasons.

Indoor Programs

  • Upon arrival, an Early Learning Specialist will check registrations and screening results to ensure each individual is eligible to attend.
  • Sanitizer will be provided as needed.  We do not recommend hand sanitizer for young children.
  • Masks are required at all time indoors for individuals ages 6 and above.  Please bring your own mask or a mask can be provided to you at the centre.
  • Program materials will be provided to the families for individual use only. 
  • Families will be assigned individual areas for exploration and play. We ask parents and caregivers to help support our efforts in keeping materials for individual use only.  Facilitators will be happy to accommodate different materials based on children’s interests upon request.