Outdoor Programming Q & A
Q: When will outdoor programming start?
A: We're waiting for updated operating guidelines from Toronto EarlyON, and once we have that, we'll get the programs up and running about a week later.
Q: What happens during outdoor programming?
A: Our staff bring toys that are suitable for outdoor play out onto the lawn. These include small toddler slides, hockey & soccer nets, vehicles, sidewalk chalk, books, etc. They are sanitized after each use and there are labelled containers for toys to be sanitized after children have played with them. Screening for each person is required on arrival, hands must be cleaned and participants are required to be socially distanced from people who are not in their family or caregiving group.
Q: What's the process for registering?
A: We'll make a link available, which will involve questions such as full contact information (for contact tracing), and screening for each person and dates requested. Only people registered may attend. Program dates will be confirmed by email within 24 hours. Since capacity will be limited, not everyone will get their first choice of dates each time but we'll do our best.
Q: What is the schedule?
A: We will announce a final schedule when we're ready to start, but in all likelihood, it will mirror our pre-Covid schedule closely, with programs every morning Monday through Saturday and possibly a late afternoon or evening option.
Q: Will outdoor programming be available all summer?
A: No, unfortunately. Our organization closes for three weeks every August. This year, our closure is August 2nd through the 21st. There will be no in person or virtual programming during these dates.
Q. Will masks be required?
A. We'll let you know when we receive operating guidelines from Public Health/Toronto EarlyON.