COVID-19 Updates: Visit our COVID-19 webpage for full details and up-to-date information.

Children's Programs: Virtual classes may be available. In-Person classes are cancelled until further notice.


Take Home Kits

The Town of Aurora has created a variety of exciting and interactive Take Home Kits to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home. From preschool to children, youth to adults, we have something for everyone. Kits must be purchased online. Please visit our Take Home Kits webpage for full details.


Return to Children's Programs - What to Expect

(Updated on April 1, 2021)

Note: The following Return to Play guidelines will be in place for when recreation facilities reopen and in-person Spring programs and drop-ins are permitted to resume.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, please review the following information carefully prior to returning to a Town of Aurora Children's Program. You will also receive an email prior to the start of your program(s) with additional information.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY

Program Modifications
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
  • Physical distancing will be enforced at all times.
  • Emphasis on skill development and drills instead of game play to avoid physical contact between players. 
  • Activity tables and program equipment will be set up prior to program to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all times.
  • Where possible, equipment and material will be divided into kits/bins to ensure items are used exclusively by one individual or household.
  • After each program all equipment, tables and activity stations will be cleaned/disinfected before next use.
Facility Access & Participant Screening
  • Access to all Town of Aurora Facilities is limited to those who have pre-registered for a program or drop-in.
  • There are no spectators permitted in the facility for all children’s programs. Parents and Guardians may enter the facility to drop off their child, but must immediately exit after doing so. Parents and Guardians may re-enter the facility no more than 5 minutes before the end time to sign out their child from the program space.

  • Registration for Spring Programs and Drop-Ins will begin on Monday, March 29 for residents. Non-resident registration will begin on Thursday, April 1. Visit e-PLAY to register online.
  • As a part of registration, participants will be asked a series of screening questions. If participants answer “yes” to any of the questions, they will not be permitted to enter a Town Facility.
  • Participants are asked to come dressed for their program as the use of change rooms is not permitted at this time.
  • Upon arrival to the facility for your scheduled program, you will be met at the front entrance by a Facility Greeter. They will confirm your registration and ask the participant 1 affirmation screening question “When registering for the program, you answered screening questions in relation to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Have any of your responses to those questions changed?” If the participant answers “yes” to any question, they will not be granted access to the facility. The participant must exit the building and contact their local health unit for next steps.
  • All Staff will also be pre-screening before entering any Town Facility each day. 
Face Masks are Mandatory in all Town Facilities
  • The Town of Aurora will follow all York Region guidelines for mandatory masks as outlined in The Regional Municipality of York Medical Officer of Health Instructions to Businesses and Organizations Currently Operating (under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), R.S.O. 1990 and related Regulations).
Physical Distancing & Signage
  • Participants will be required to maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • There will be floor markings and signage throughout each facility to promote and maintain physical distancing.
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
  • Programming is modified and limited, to allow for staggered start and end times.
  • There will be one-way directional flow throughout the facility.
  • Participants are asked to arrive for their program no earlier than 15 minutes before their program start time and must leave the facility within 15 minutes of their program or activity ending.
Cleaning & Sanitization 
  • High touch surface areas will be cleaned and sanitized between programs and activities throughout the day.
  • Program supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each program
  • Individual program supplies will be provided when possible.

Children's Programs

Ages 5 to 12 years

Children's Programs

The Town of Aurora's Community Services Department strives to provide a variety of recreational opportunities that are best for your child and their development through our innovative and active programming. We are committed to providing children in the community with high quality, age appropriate programming that focuses on physical literacy, creativity, childhood development, social interaction and fun.

We offer a wide range of Children’s programs for participant ages 5 to 12 years:

  • Sport Programs
  • Physical Literacy Programs
  • Dance Programs
  • STEM Programs
  • Arts & Craft Programs

Note: Some of our Children’s programs require a parent or guardian to remain on-site for the duration of the program. 

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy has been identified by experts in physical education, sport, and even cognitive science as a key ingredient in raising healthy, happy and successful children. It provides the foundation for kids to enjoy physical activity and sports, but it also has far-reaching implications for their brain development, scholastic performance, and overall wellbeing. Research shows that it is very important to start developing physical literacy in early childhood prior to adolescence.

The basic recipe for developing physical literacy includes structured and unstructured play opportunities, combined with intentional instruction in fundamental movement skills, such as jumping, skipping, hopping, throwing, catching, etc.

Did you know that The Town of Aurora offers recreation programs that specifically address physical literacy and targeted movement skills? We pride ourselves on being a leader in physical literacy programming.

Program Instructors
The Town of Aurora's Children’s programs are run by highly energetic and enthusiastic instructors, as well as being First Aid and CPR trained. We also work with a number of experienced, professional service agreement contractors who are specialists in their respective fields. 
Camp & P.A. Day Programs

The Town of Aurora offers Camp and P.A. Day Programs throughout the year, in addition to Summer Camps during the summer months. Learn more about our Camp and P.A. Day programs.


Contact

Chiara Walsh
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3528
Email Chiara Walsh

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