Oxford EarlyON - Outdoor Adventurers

Outdoor Adventurers

Welcome to Outdoor Adventurers!

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. 

Protocols

Statement of Risk: When children from multiple families attend a single EarlyON center to participate in programming there is an increased risk of the COVID-19 virus being transmitted. Children who are infected with the COVID-19 virus are more likely than adults to have very mild infections or to have no symptoms at all, but these children can still transmit the infection to other children and to adults at the EarlyON program. This means that children can bring home an infection acquired at the EarlyON program and put other persons at risk. This EarlyON Program has a screening process to help detect infections when there are symptoms; however, this screening process will not detect infected children or adults who do not have symptoms at the time of screening. The risk of serious COVID-19 infection increases with age, which older staff and family members should consider in terms of the risk to themselves personally.

Please note that EarlyON programs are required to follow the protocols for the spaces we are using to run programs. As these protocols change, we will update the information in our calendars.  We ask for your patience and understanding.  

The following COVID-19 Protocols will be in place in order for us to safely welcome you and your family indoors for programs:
  • Pre-registration: All programs require pre-registration (NO drop-in available)
  • Screening: Families/participants will need to complete and pass COVID screen protocols for each location - link will be provided in an email the morning of your program.
  • Face Coverings: Families/participants may choose to continue wearing masks/face coverings.  They are no longer required for participants in programs.

Be sure to check out the calendar as we update this over the coming weeks, and follow us on social media @oxfordearlyon to be the first to know about upcoming programs!
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 while we read a story!  Strollers, baby-wearing, and wagons are all encouraged and welcome! The walk will be approximately 30-45 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. 

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

Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

Outdoor Discovery

Outdoor play offers unique learning and development opportunities for children, and their caring adults!  Children learn through active, hands-on experience – playing, exploring, experimenting and discovering.  You can support your child’s enjoyment, learning and development by participating in outdoor play activities that are sometimes risky, sometimes messy and sometimes wet or cold.  Dress for the weather and join us as we discover the outdoors together! 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.

 

Walk the Block

Let’s take a walk around the neighbourhood!  Spending time outdoors can improve overall health and wellness. The outdoors offers many opportunities to be physically active.  It’s also an opportunity for learning experiences in a variety of subjects such as science, geography, math, and art.  Join the EarlyON team to walk the block!

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

You are invited to register for programs through our Program Calendar.  Oxford EarlyON uses the KEyON digital sign in system which 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!  (KEyON is the most user-friendly on a computer or tablet). 

Registration Details: 

1. If you have not done so already, you will need to register for a KEyON account. Hint: check the box to have “notifications turned on” to receive registration confirmations.
2. Once you have a KEyON account, you will be able to register for programs listed in the Program Calendar.

3. Choose the “Location” from the drop-down menu (Indoor Explorers, Outdoor Adventurers, Virtual Village).

4. Double click on the program you are interested in to complete the registration (you will receive a confirmation email).

If you have any questions, please email us.