What Riverdale Activity Centre is Doing (Please Read Carefully)
The WHO has declared an official pandemic for the Novel Coronavirus. We at Riverdale Activity Centre have taken immediate precautionary measures to control the spread of the disease in our community with the following action steps. Parents, Staff, and Students MUST follow the action steps listed below. We as a community need to come together to prevent the spread of the disease and protect our community.
General precautions to prevent spread include:
Anyone with the most minor cold who has returned from outside of Canada in the last 14 days MUST stay at home. You need to self - isolate and contact public health who will direct you on whether you or your children need to be tested. Regardless of travel, we expect that you self-incubate for 2 WEEKS before coming in contact with our Facility if anyone in your family is showing any minor symptoms. This is to keep all of us at Riverdale Activity Centre as healthy as possible.
The incubation period is 2 weeks. If you’ve traveled, you should self-monitor for 2 weeks. Everyone MUST consider canceling any non-essential travel (for many reasons including risk of getting sick in another country, risk of quarantine while away and being delayed getting back into Canada, risk of bringing Covid home and contributing to community spread, etc).
March break is a hugely risky time given the amount of international (especially the US) travel. The US is the highest risk place to travel right now (other than the obvious hot spots - China, Iran, South Korea, Italy) and is an unrecognized hotspot. They have had severe limitations in their ability to test. They are beyond the containment stage and may soon find themselves in a situation similar to Italy. Most of Canada's recent Covid cases have come from travel to the US.
We STRICTLY ask parents to keep kids who have traveled outside of Canada over March break to stay home and away from Riverdale Activity Centre for 2 weeks upon their return and monitor for any cold symptoms. If you or your child develop cold symptoms, please stay home and call public health.
Frequent hand washing or sanitizing
Avoiding touching your face, nose, and eyes
Maintaining a “social” distance of about 6 feet from others wherever possible
Consideration should also be given to avoiding crowded areas such as theaters, conferences, or busy restaurants/bars.
We STRONGLY advise to clean and disinfect high-traffic surfaces on a regular basis, using appropriate precautions.
Toronto Public Health Hotline: (416)338-7600
Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Aphrodite Rubello, Our Program Director directly.
Emergency Public School Closure - Covid 19
March 14 through to April 5, 2020
Riverdale Activity Centre is closed during this time.
Kindly reach us via email/call
Please be healthy and safe, practice social distancing.
Based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. This order was approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
This means that Ontario schools have been ordered to remain closed from March 14 through to April 5, 2020.
Riverdale Activity Centre will remain open for Families looking to receive care for their children. However, in light of the situation and the quarantine efforts put forth by Public Health, we will not be able to offer care for families returning from any travel in the last month and has NO SYMPTOMS! Thank You for your understanding.
We are currently following Public Health Safety Guidelines and following Social Distancing.
Riverdale Activity Centre will not be operational during this time.
Please keep a lookout for more updates/information.
Schools Emergency Closure
We are offering "Full-Day Camps" in light of Strikes that would result in School closures. The Camps are open to Families requiring care for their Kids during the closure.
Camp Starts @ 7:30am
(Kids in After School)
(Kids NOT in After School)
Resource for Parents: Click here to learn about Ontario State's Eligibility criteria for Financial support for parents during strikes
Home Daycare Service for Infants
9 months to 2.5 Years Old
Contact Aphrodite: (416)988-2415
CONTACT US FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION
Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 1N6
Riverdale Activity Centre Tour Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday [9 to 11 AM]
Contact: Aphrodite Rubello (416)-988-2415
Monday to Friday [between 1 to 3 PM & 6 to 8 PM]
Riverdale Activity Centre offers a positive learning setting that encourages students to have fun while simultaneously learning new skills. Programs are headed under the Direction of Aphrodite Toula Rubello, a Home Daycare Provider. Aphrodite has been working with families in the Riverdale neighbourhood since 1995.
A variety of programs give students a harmonious opportunity of discovering talents across the board. Activities revolve around building physical wellness, body awareness, gratitude, scientific thinking, and creative intelligence to ingrain essential building blocks of learning and development.
Our focus is to give each child tools that develop strong mental models when dealing with the following abilities in their day to day life:
Respect and Acceptance
We try to balance student to teacher ratios, so every individual gets the attention they need. We offer the following programs:
Preschool: Ages 2.5 - 4-year-old
Before School: Ages 4+
After School: Ages 4+
Hot Lunch: Ages 4+
Camp for PA Days, Christmas, March, and Summer Breaks
Children are our future, as a community we need to help them. The old saying "it takes a village to raise a child" is so true. Let's become that VILLAGE that makes OUR COMMUNITY a place where our CHILDREN will RISE TO:
Have a Voice and be Heard
Make a Difference
Help Each Other
Be driven to make change happen
Our Programs & Camps
Riverdale Activity Centre offers programs that cater to holistic progress through creativity, group interaction, social etiquette and lots of fun. We design our programs keeping in mind that Kids today need a variety of activities to stimulate their mind. Giving them a wide spectrum of options to choose from ensures that each child gets a chance to explore their gifts and talents in a safe space.
Our vision at Riverdale Activity Centre is to create a community space for families, where they feel confident and safe about their child’s well-being as well as their engagement in activities, social bonds and skill-development.
Our mission at Riverdale Activity Centre is to develop an Active, Engaging and Creative Atmosphere where kids can thrive and learn. We aim to create a space where parents can be involved in their child’s growth process.