Oxford EarlyON - Outdoor Adventurers

Outdoor Adventurers

Welcome to Outdoor Adventurers!

We are so excited to be partnering with Oxford County Library to offer outdoor programs over the coming months!  We hope you will join us for our Playful Park Adventures and Story Stroll programs!

Let’s get outside and enjoy the weather and each other’s company!  We can't wait to see you.  Before we head out, there are a few things that we need to share with you.  Please review the following information as you consider pre-registering for upcoming programs.  Space is limited at each program.  Outdoor Adventurers program descriptions and information for pre-registration can be found below. 

We will also continue to offer online programs through our Virtual Village.

Protocols

Following Ministry of Education Guidelines, and in consultation with Southwestern Public Health, Oxford EarlyON will be offering outdoor programs in communities across Oxford County.  In an effort to meet enhanced health and safety measures during COVID-19, all EarlyON programs require pre-registration and participants must follow physical distancing and gathering protocols.  The EarlyON programs will be set up in a way that invites parents and caregivers to be interactive and engaged with their children.  We ask that you actively supervise your child and engage in their learning/play experiences while at the EarlyON program to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. In order to ensure physical distancing expectations are met, we ask that you please keep your children with you at all times. Please speak to one of our staff if you need any support. 

In our continued efforts to help curb the spread of COVID-19, only families who reside in Oxford County will be permitted to attend in-person programs at this time. This action, in addition to many of the existing safety protocols we have in place, is being taken in an effort to keep our community safe.  We continue to welcome families within and outside of Oxford County to register for our Virtual Village programs.

COVID-19 Screening

As per Southwestern Public Health, all adults and children who attend an EarlyON Child and Family Centre program are required to successfully pass a COVID-19 screen prior to entry or participation.  Staff will confirm the successful screen upon arrival at the program. 

Please Note: Only participants who have passed the screening will be permitted entry.  If you or your child show signs of any of COVID-19 symptoms, you will be asked to leave the EarlyON program.

Face Coverings

All adults and children in grade 1 or higher are to wear non-medical mask for outdoor programming when a 2-metre physical distance cannot be maintained. Masks are optional but encouraged for children older than two years and below grade 1 for outdoor programming.  Masks are not required for children up to two years of age.

Playful Park Adventures

Coming to a neighbourhood near you!  The EarlyON Team will be traveling to your community and we hope you will join us in the park for an hour of songs, rhymes, stories, and adventures...in person!  This Oxford EarlyON program will allow you to join other families and an EarlyON team in safe, physically distanced activities while enjoying the outdoors. We can't wait to see you!

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration

Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

Story Strolls
Join the EarlyON Team for some fresh air, exercise, and a chance to connect with other families in your community. Strollers, babywearing, and wagons are all encouraged and welcome! The walk will be approximately 30 minutes along smooth or groomed paths. We recommend that families dress according to the weather. In the case of inclement weather, the EarlyON team will reach out via email at least one hour before the scheduled start time. We will respect physical distancing during our walk.


For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration

Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

Bringing Up Baby

Did you have a baby during the pandemic?  Are you looking to connect with other parents to talk about your experiences?  Bringing Up Baby is for parents with children birth to 12 months who are looking for an opportunity to connect and engage with an EarlyON Facilitator, community partners, and other parents.  This live, interactive program will highlight a different topic related to parenting during a baby’s first year.  No fancy toys or special equipment needed!  Registration will be accepted through KEyON. 

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration

Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

Program Calendar

Visit our interactive program calendar for dates, times, and registration details for each program.

Program Registration

Register for our programs with KeyON. (KEyON is the most user-friendly on a computer or tablet).

KeyON is a digital sign in system that provides parents a quick and simple way to sign in at EarlyON Centres across Ontario and the information collected by the centre helps them better serve you!

Registration Details: 

1. Login or Register for a KeyON account
2. Once you are signed in – go to Calendar choose “Oxford County” from the Region drop-down menu. Then choose “Outdoor Adventurers” from the EarlyON Centre drop-down menu.
3. You will see the programs available in the calendar, double click on the title to enter your information in.

Any questions please email us.