Program Availability and Daily Rates

Winter/Spring dates for Open Drop-Ins – No Registration Required

Monday Feb 10 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Monday June 8 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Suggested donation is $10.00 (cash) per family. The program takes place rain or shine!

Winter/Spring dates for registered Drop-ins – Registration Required

Registration has closed for the two upcoming sessions however, spaces sometimes open up. If you’re interested in joining please email ofns@afchildrensservices.ca

Two 4 week sessions will be offered for the drop-ins. The cost per session is $40/family and is non-refundable.  The program takes place rain or shine!

SESSION ONE – PARENT & CHILD

Monday March 2, 2019           9:30 – 11:30

Monday March 9, 2019           9:30 – 11:30

Monday March 23, 2019         9:30 – 11:30

Monday November 30, 2019       9:30 – 11:30

SESSION TWO – PARENT & CHILD

Monday April 6, 2019       9:30 – 11:30

Monday April 20, 2019       9:30 – 11:30

Monday April 27, 2019          9:30 – 11:30

Monday May 4, 2019          9:30 – 11:30

The EarlyON program will host outdoor nature drop-ins scheduled for the following dates/locations – no registration required.

RUSSELL BOYD PARK – 1735 St. Bernard Street
Thursday September 26, 2019            9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday October 10, 2019          9:30 – 11:00 am

BALENA PARK – 1640 Devon Avenue
Thursday September 19, 2019       9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday October 3, 2019       9:30 – 11:00 am


How to Apply – a lottery approach

Thank you for your patience and we are overjoyed so many children are interested in spending time in the forest.

We are maintaining the Child and Nature Alliance’s tradition and past practice of giving priority to currently enrolled families, this results in a very limited number of spaces being available for open registration; we will likely continue this approach in the future.

To equitably offer the remaining spaces, we open registration for two days and then randomly assign the available spaces from all of the families that chose that option.

The dates for public registration are promoted in advance through social media:

  • Fall registration is occurs around the middle of July
  • Winter registration beings middle of October
  • Summer camp registration after March Break

2020 Winter-Spring Community Programs Schedule
Jan 8 to June 19 2020

Program Age Day Hours Weeks Price
Preschool 2.5 to 4 year old Wednesday 9 AM to 12 PM 23 $600
Preschool 2.5 to 4 year old Fridays 9 AM to 12 PM 18 $475
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Mondays 9 AM to 3 PM 19 $1000
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Tuesdays 9 AM to 3 PM 22 $1150
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Wednesdays 9 AM to 3 PM 23 $1200
Full Day 4 to 8 year old Thursdays 9 AM to 3 PM 23 $1200
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Fridays 9 AM to 3 PM 22 $1150
Full Day 8 to 12 year old Thursdays 9 AM to 3 PM 23 $1200

Same fees as last year
The price includes the registration fee, which is $50 per full day or $25 per half day; an administration fee of $50 for a full registration and $25 for a half day registration is also included in these overall fees

Please note that costs also depend on the number of weeks in a semester.

Drop-in opportunities (open and registered) will be promoted on social media.


Winter/Spring dates for PD Day Program – Registration Required

Friday Jan 24 2020 9:00 to 3:00  p.m.

Friday Feb 14 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday April 24 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday June 5 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A few spaces remain available in PD program days. Inquiries can be directed to ofns@afchildrensservices.ca