Child care services, for children 0 ‐ 12 years old, are being offered to registered Congress attendees through the Ryerson Early Learning Centre, Gerrard Resource Centre, and Ryerson Athletics. Two child care services are available as described below, and will operate from 8:00 to 17:00 each day of Congress, from May 27 – June 2.
All child minding and day camp programs are hosted at Ryerson University, in the heart of downtown Toronto. Fees include lunch, morning snack, and afternoon snack. Special diets and allergies can be accommodated with notice.
Congress attendees who require child care services must register their children before May 12, 2017. Drop-in child care services are not available during Congress 2017. Once registered, you will be emailed with further information, including drop off times and locations. Please note that attendees are required to remain on campus while their children are being minded.
Child minding (birth to 5 years)
In partnership with the Ryerson Early Learning Centre and the Gerrard Resource Centre, Registered Early Childhood Educators and Early Childhood Studies' students will provide child minding. Our program is inquiry and play-based. Inquiry capitalizes on children’s natural curiosities and desire to make sense of the world. A School of Early Childhood Studies' classroom will be adapted to provide an enriching learning and care environment, with additional programming in our wonderful natural playground.
Ratio: 1:5 children and 1:3 infants (ratios and services meet Ontario Ministry of Education standards)
Day Camp (6 to 12 years)
Ryerson Athletics welcomes children to a day camp program that is renowned for its high‐quality instruction and experienced, caring camp staff. Our veteran staff team includes teachers, University students, and recreation professionals. We are an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association. Hosted at Ryerson's acclaimed and centrally located Recreation & Athletic Centre, our day camp offers almost limitless options to campers: sport, recreation, creative, and other classic day camp activities.
Ratio: 1:8 children
To withdraw or transfer a $10 fee applies. No refunds or transfers are offered after May 12, 2017.