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Children's Programs - What to Expect

(Updated on March 21, 2022)

We look forward to having you participate in our children’s programs! Please see important details below.

Pre-registration is required for registered programs and recommended for drop-in activities. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).

Facility Access & Self-Monitoring
  • Pre-registration is required for all registered programs and activities. Visit e-PLAY to register online.
  • Patrons are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending a recreation program and to not enter a Town of Aurora facility if feeling unwell.
  • Staff will also pre-screen before they enter the facilities daily and report for duty, and will not enter the facilities if ill.
Face Masks are No Longer Mandatory in Town Facilities
  • Effective March 21, 2022, masks will no longer be mandatory for visitors or participants at all Town of Aurora facilities, in accordance with Provincial legislation. Visitors/participants may choose to continue to wear masks and are encouraged to do so, particularly in areas with large crowds or confined spaces. We are asking that anyone entering our facilities conduct a COVID-19 self- assessment and if you are experiencing symptoms to stay home.
Cleaning & Sanitization 
  • Surface areas, program supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each program.

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
365-500-3163
Email Chiara Walsh

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