Pandemic Protocols

Updated as of Sept 7, 2021

EarlyON Child and Family Centres have developed protocols based on the guidelines and recommendations of Public Health of York Region.  Protocols are continually reviewed and updated based on the most current information.  Please note, at this time, all in-person programs are pre-registered only with a limited capacity.  We will continue to offer a full menu of virtual programs to support the on-going needs in our community.

Please visit our Program pages to register!

In Person Programs Page

Virtual Programs Page

Registration for Indoor and Outdoor Programs

  • All programs require pre-registration.  Registration links can be found on the home page of our website and will be emailed to our families on the email list. 
  • Outdoor programs will accommodate 30 individuals, including staff and indoor programs will accommodate 25 individuals, with a maximum of 7 families.
  • Families may only register for 1 program (outdoor or indoor) per month due to low capacity and availability for all families. 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.  If you answer yes to any of the Screening Questions (except question #5), 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 prepared 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.  We will provide some opportunity to share while encouraging a 2 meter distance. 
  • 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.  You may also 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.

 

 

 

 

EarlyON Child and Family Centres in York Region – Mobile Information

1-866-404-2077 Ext. 217 (Aurora Location)

905-859-9941 (King Location)

1-866-404-2077 Ext: 215 (Woodbridge Location)

earlyonsec.com / early.on@socialenterprise.ca / york.ca/EarlyON

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