Re: COVID-19 - March 26th @ 10:55am - Summer Camp and Before/After School Program Registration Update
We have had lots of inquiries regarding the registration process for Summer Camps and September Before/After School Programs as this has been currently suspended until further notice.
As we are both a provider of licensed child-care, school-age and recreation programs, we have been mandated by the Province of Ontario to be closed. Once we have received authorization and the ‘go-ahead’ to resume operations (and of course those timelines are currently unknown) we will ensure that an efficient and effective registration process is in place that will accommodate and meet all of our families needs.
Re: COVID-19 - March 23rd @ 2:44pm - Resources for Families
Here is a link for our families who are looking for updates, prevention, being prepared, symptoms and treatments. Also how to apply if for Unemployment Insurance if your workplace has had to implement layoff's due to COVID-19.
Re: COVID-19 - March 22nd @ 7:04pm - Looking for Something to Do?
If you’re looking for activities to do with your kids and running out of ideas, our daily Facebook posts will now feature internet links to sites like science, theatre, national geographic, and more – keeping a routine and introducing new experiences and opportunities each day will keep children inspired and engaged.
UPDATE Re: COVID-19 - March 18th @ 10:40am SUMMER CAMP & BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL REGISTRATION REVISIONS
Please see below the revised submission dates:
Summer Day Camps
EXISTING Families can submit packages
Monday April 6th – Thursday April 9th, 2020
NEW Families can submit packages as of:
Tuesday April 14th, 2020
Before/After School Programs
Families can begin submitting packages effective:
Monday April 20th, 2020
PACKAGES FOR BOTH SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAMS AND BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE CLUBS CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19.
In the event the closure of the agency is extended these dates will be revised accordingly.
UPDATE Re: COVID-19 - March 16th @ 12:22pm FULL CLOSURE OF CLUB PROGRAMS
.With the evolving concerns of COVID-19 and with the well-being of children and our community in mind, the Boys and Girls Club of Brantford regrets to inform our families that we will be shutting down ALL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES effective today at 5:00pm until April 5th, 2020.
We recognize the impact on our families and the challenges that this will place on our community. We are moving forward with an abundance of caution, recognizing that this is a fluid situation.
Licensed Child Care Centres (Closed): Kiddy Korner Daycare and Banbury Child Care (Toddler, Preschool & March Break)
Before/After School Programs (Closed): Kiddy Korner Daycare, Banbury Child Care, Edge Street and Major Ballachey
Evening Recreation Drop-In Programs: Junior (6-11yrs) and Senior (12-16yrs)
Youth Mentorship Program
Facility Usage/Rental Groups: e.g. Ontario Early Years, Soccer Rentals, Adult Fitness
The situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, and we urge families to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public healthy agencies.
As we move forward, we will continue to communicate with our members and update as we have information. We will continue to monitor our leaders and are suggesting they stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms similar to a cold or flu.
As always, the safety and well-being of our Club participants and leaders is always our main priority.
Please stay connected with the Club on our Facebook and Website pages
UPDATE Re: COVID-19 - March 15th - 10:17am
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening
Please note those families and employees entering the Boys and Girls Club will be required to have a health assessment conducted prior to entry. If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of ill health we request that you stay home.
For information on closures, cancellations or program delivery modifications please see the post below.
UPDATE Re: COVID-19 and Club Services - March 13th - 7:21pm
We have been paying close attention to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk as low for Canada, we are taking precautions and adjusting our approach to service delivery each day.
Yesterday the Province of Ontario announced that all publicly funded schools would be closed for the March Break and the two weeks directly thereafter (March 16th – April 5th, 2020). This announcement impacts a number of the programs and services currently being offered by the Club and the families we service.
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors met this morning to assess and determine our immediate and short-term direction.
· All Before and After School Programs (Kindergarten & School-Age) will be cancelled until schools resume normal operations
· Evening Recreation Drop-In Programs will be cancelled until Monday April 6th, 2020
· Youth Mentorship Program will be cancelled until Monday April 6th, 2020
· Kiddy Korner Daycare will continue to operate Toddler, Preschool and the Kindergarten March Break program (March 16th – 20th, 2020)
· Kiddy Korner Daycare will continue to operate Toddler and Preschool Programs (March 23rd – April 3rd, 2020)
· Kiddy Korner Daycare will provide Kindergarten PA Day care (March 23rd – April 3rd) to ONLY THOSE CHILDREN WHO WERE REGISTERED FOR THE MARCH BREAK PROGRAM
· In the event a Club employee or participant of a Club program or service tests positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Kiddy Korner Daycare will be closed immediately
· Banbury Child Care Centre (Preschool, Kindergarten & School Age programs), based on notification received from the Grand Erie District School Board will NOT BE OPERATING OR PROVIDING SERVICES effective Monday March 16th to Friday April 3rd, 2020. See notification statement below.
Due to the government’s order for all publicly funded schools in Ontario to remain closed from March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 Grand Erie District School Board is closing all facilities to their partners, including CHILD CARE CENTRES, effective March 14 lasting until April 5, 2020 to keep our students, staff, families and community safe. We believe this action is in the best interests of the health of Ontarians.
Families will be issued credits for days in which they were registered for service, however but did not receive.
We are asking all parents to watch for signs of illness in their child(ren) and themselves (as per the Fact Sheet previously provided in correspondence), and if any signs are present to keep them or yourselves at home and seek guidance direction from Telehealth, Brant County Health Unit or their family physician.
Although these are the decisions the Club (and GEDSB) has made at this time, we are continuously monitoring the outbreak and the potential impact on the health and well-being of our children, youth, families and staff and these decisions could be altered or changed with little to no notice to our families.
As always, the safety and well-being of our Club members, participants and leaders is always our main priority.
CORONAVIRUS & Club Programs & Services - March 13th - 8:16am
We have been paying close attention to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and although the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk as low, we are taking extra precautions.
We wanted to reassure our families that our March Break schedule for programs & services will continue to operate as planned - please see below for the breakdown.
Also be advised that we continue to work on our Emergency Readiness Plan and the potential impact on programs & services after March Break. It is anticipated we will be able to share this direction ASAP with all of our families.
March Break Schedule of Programs & Services
BANBURY CHILD CARE
Preschool Program & KInder/School Age March Break
KIDDY KORNER DAYCARE
Toddler, Preschool & Kinder/Grade 1 March Break
EVENING RECREATION DROP-ON
No programs operate during March Break
JANUARY 2020- Happy New Year!
Wednesday January 1st, 2020 - CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
Monday January 20th, 2020 - Closed at 6pm (PA DAY)
Tuesday February 4th - NO EVENING PROGRAMS due to Leader Professional Development
Monday February 17th - CLOSED FOR FAMILY DAY
PINK SHIRT DAY 2020 - WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH!!!!
Tuesday March 3rd - NO EVENING PROGRAMS due to Leader Professional Development
Monday March 16th - Friday March 20th - NO EVENING PROGRAM due to March Break
Tuesday April 7th - NO EVENING PROGRAMS due to Leader Professional Development
Friday April 10th - CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY STAT HOLIDAY
Monday April 13th - NO Before/After School or Evening Programs
Tuesday May 5th - NO EVENING PROGRAMS due to Leader Professional Development
Monday May 18th - CLOSED FOR VICTORIA DAY STAT HOLIDAY
Friday May 22nd - LAST NIGHT for Evening Recreation Drop-In Programs
We're gearing up for summer! Stay tuned!