Back to School Guide 2020




September in the Park PLUS Fall Zoom Classes!

This time of year is usually all about back-to-school prep with excitement (and nervousness) as kids get ready for that first day. Things are definitely going to be different this year. Whether your kids are going back to a classroom, or are staying home for distance learning, the start of the school year is going to feel completely unlike any other. One thing we do know: kids thrive on routine, and school can still feel special. Although we face serious challenges going into this year, there are some things that will stay the same.

To help you prepare for your best school year yet, we've rounded up everything from great after-school programs for kids, to cool back-to-school finds, lunch ideas and more. You'll also find Parent Resources to ensure a smooth transition into the new school year. Many businesses are still weighing options for their reopening plans, so check back often as we'll be updating this guide and adding more Fall programs and resources throughout the Fall, as they become available.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academics & Enriched Learning
Arts and Leisure
Sports and Wellness Programs
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
Back to School Shopping
Back to School Fun
Back to School Tips and Parent Resources
Back to School Recipes



Brain Power Enrichment Programs Ltd.
Online Programs
905-303-5457
www.brainpower.ca
Learn VIRTUALLY! Brain Power is an award-winning academic-enrichment learning program for high-achieving students from Grades 1-12 – available in virtual (live, teacher-led, dynamic lessons) or in-class format. Courses to choose from include: Public Speaking, Mechanics of Writing, English Language Arts, Math & Problem Solving, Test Prep, and more! To be considered for their programs, students who wish to enrol are invited to attend a free, no-obligation assessment interview (virtual or in-person) which will be led by one of Brain Power's professional Assessment Ambassadors. All programs are taught by an impressive team of dynamic and brilliant educators, most of whom hold a Ph.D. in their subject area.


Brain Power Enrichment Programs Ltd.
In-Class Programs
9600 Bathurst Street, Suite #313, Vaughan, ON L6A 3Z8
905-303-5457
www.brainpower.ca
Learn IN-CLASS! Brain Power is an award-winning academic-enrichment learning program for high-achieving students from Grades 1-12 – available in virtual (live, teacher-led, dynamic lessons) or in-class format. Courses to choose from include: Public Speaking, Mechanics of Writing, English Language Arts, Math & Problem Solving, Test Prep, and more! To be considered for their programs, students who wish to enrol are invited to attend a free, no-obligation assessment interview (virtual or in-person) which will be led by one of Brain Power's professional Assessment Ambassadors. All programs are taught by an impressive team of dynamic and brilliant educators, most of whom hold a Ph.D. in their subject area.


Brouillet Academy
Virtual Programs
www.brouilletacademy.ca
Fall Semester for our French Virtual Classes is now open for registration! Whether you are homeschooling or sending your kids back to school this September, we’ve got you covered with great programs to boost your child's French learning! We offer several options including virtual group classes, customized learning Pods and one -on-one tutoring. All levels and ages welcome! Contact us to explore the best solution for your needs. Learn about our program offerings online.



Camp Webby
Virtual Programs
www.campwebby.com
Camp Webby is here for you this school year! Camp Webby offers a unique virtual engagement model that was piloted this summer for over 100 campers from Canada and the United States. Building on our tried and true model that maximizes participant satisfaction and minimizes parent engagement, Camp Webby is expanding its services to become your one-stop-shop for virtual after-school programming and academic support this school year. We are offering three new programs for children ages 5-11 this Fall-Winter. Webby Weekday is our weekly evening programming and includes activities like Art Club, Theatre, Fitness and Magic Workshop. Webby Academy provides students with group academic enrichment courses and private one-on-one tutoring. Course offerings include: Math, English, French and Computers & Coding. Webby Weekend is a continuation of our summer camp programming on Saturdays. Activities include Drama, Arts and Crafts, Exercise, Dance, Magic, Social Games and more! All Camp Webby programs run using the Zoom interface.



E3 Toronto Public Speaking
Online Classes
www.e3toronto.com
Starting September 2020, e3 Virtual Online Classes prepare students to develop their public speaking and online engagement skills. These are lifelong skills that are important to personal, academic, and professional success. Teaching individuals to engage in person and online is e3’s MISSION! Don’t delay as class sizes are small and spots fill up quickly! Courses offered this Fall 2020: Workshops (6 weeks) - Speaking to persuade, inspire, and socialize – Starting week of September 14th, 2020. Courses (12 weeks) – Ages 7-10 – Speaking to instruct – Exploring Cooking & Crafts, Students will practice their public speaking skills – Starting week of September 21st, 2020. Courses (12 weeks) – Ages 11-15 – Storytelling & Narrative Speaking, Learn to Add Humour in Your Speech – Starting week of September 21st, 2020. To register contact: e3toronto@gmail.com or 647-219-0054.



House of Child Development
9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, ON L6V 3C7
647-528-8659
www.thehouseofkidsdevelopment.ca
The House of Child Development offers in-home and school programs for kids ages 3-5 as well as winter and summer camps. Our courses are customized for children with Autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities to develop independence and sustained well-being. By utilizing the Miller Method and the Greenspan FloorTime Approach, we can positively impact the lives of children and families through the development of precise, positive behavioural changes. By identifying strengths and challenges, we can customize a curriculum for your child to ensure they get the focused learning they need to thrive. When you enroll your child in one of our personalized programs, you start them on a journey that will ultimately lead them to personal discovery and allow them to reach their full potential. Activities include: Cooking, Social skills groups, Arts and Crafts, STEM and Animal Therapy.



Magic-Languages
Online Classes
www.magic-languages.com
Registrations are now open! We offer full immersion French and Spanish programs for children online. Using the Magic-Languages curriculum and methodology, our programs provide everything needed to allow your children to immerse themselves in their new language at least 3 times a week. We believe that consistency is the key to learning a new language, and Magic-Languages Online allows children to make French or Spanish a regular part of their routine – reinforcing their learning, and increasing their exposure and results. In addition to our regular program, we also offer homework support for students in French Immersion programs as well as in regular programs. Contact us for more information.



The Math Guru
Virtual Tutoring
www.themathguru.ca
Don’t let your child fall behind during these crazy times. Our virtual back-to-school math & science tutoring programs will keep them on track and motivated all year long no matter what-mester you're in! Taught by young, fun and inspiring tutors, Kindergarten to grade 12 courses. Flexible hours and available 7 days a week. 1 on 1 & group sessions are available. Contact us at booking@themathguru.ca or give us a call at 647-362-1883 today to learn more.



Mentorhood Math Canada
Online Programs
647-563-4888
www.mentorhoodmath.com
Mentorhood was established in Hong Kong by two Canadians in 2009. Both of the founders graduated from the University of Toronto; Ms Lai has a MSc. in Actuarial Science and HBSc. Mentorhood is a place for children mastering their Mathematical skills to build a solid foundation for their future. Math becomes their interest and inspiration which leads them to be innovators and creative problem solvers. Mentorhood Online Classes provide opportunities for children around the world to learn, play and explore Math through interactive games and visualization methods, including the world-renowned Singapore Math Modelling method. We offer group and one-on-one classes based on students' needs and abilities. Based on Ontario and other international Curriculums, students’ learning journey begins with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. Students are provided with different visual ways of looking at math with the bar modelling approach. This approach encourages advanced (higher-order) thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving. Our students come from Canada, U.S., U.K., Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea.


Power of Words Academy 
In-person at North York Campus + Online Programs
647-285-4499
www.powerofwordsacademy.ca
Power of Words Academy is committed in providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children in a fun and nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum provides students with creative opportunities that aid in the development of self-awareness, critical thinking, team building and personal growth. We know that this upcoming school year is going to be unprecedented and we have to find innovative ways to supplement our children's education. Power of Words Academy is excited to announce that in addition to our School Year Writing and Public Speaking Program offered at our campuses, we are now offering virtual classes as well.



The Academy by The Princeton Review
Online Programs
1-800-273-8439
www.princetonreview.com
Welcome to The Academy by The Princeton Review! The Academy is syllabus-driven academic prep, designed for ambitious students who want to get and maintain an academic edge. We have online courses in Algebra, Geometry, and Grammar, with more subjects coming soon! These courses are meant to supplement school courses and give students that extra advantage. Our program includes: 32 hours of live instruction, all the books you need, and gives you access to your online tools for one year. With small class sizes and our most experienced instructors, we will help you get your “A” so you can get into your first-choice school when the time comes. Courses are running this fall so don’t wait! Struggling in another subject? We have online Academic Tutoring for a variety of subjects; see our website for all the courses our experts can help with!



Spirit of Math Schools
Various Campuses + Online Options
416-223-1985
www.spiritofmath.com/freetrialclass
Try a Class for Free | Offer valid from Sept 6 - Oct 17, 2020. Reserve your spot today! Experience Canada’s Premier After-School Program & discover how we Release the Genius in every child.® With over 30 years of success, Spirit of Math is an innovative leader in after-school mathematics education addressing the needs of high-performing students in more than 40 campuses across Canada and Pakistan. Spirit of Math's Free Trial Class offer students, from SK - Grade 11 an opportunity to experience its unique curriculum with FREE hands-on and in-class participation. See for yourself how we’ve become the global leader in mathematics enrichment using a balanced approach involving our unique core curriculum, drills, problem solving and cooperative group work. Now offering Live Virtual Classes Globally. Our mission – “TO PROMOTE COOPERATION, INSPIRE CONFIDENCE AND RELEASE THE GENIUS IN EVERY CHILD®” continues to be the foundation that binds high-performing educators, parents and students toward one common vision – to create future leaders with the global standard of education. Spirit of Math is difficult, requires a lot of effort and it works! Find a Campus Near you and book your Free Trial class Today! Online Option is also available.

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Avenue Road Arts School
Fall Virtual Programs
416-961-1502
www.avenueroadartsschool.com/online-fall
FALL VIRTUAL ART CLASSES for kids and adults are now available! You will receive individual attention and guidance from a professional artist/educator, while working on your art and creativity from the comfort of your home. Engage with other art students and enjoy the benefits of arts education, especially during these stressful times. With offerings for a range of levels and ages, we’re sure that you’ll find the right class to feel challenged and connected. Classes are limited in size and fill quickly. Register Today! “The teacher is excellent, explaining different techniques or concepts, and always ensuring that everyone feels included.” – Carla, Virtual Class Parent.



Camp Webby
Virtual Programs
www.campwebby.com
Camp Webby is here for you this school year! Camp Webby offers a unique virtual engagement model that was piloted this summer for over 100 campers from Canada and the United States. Building on our tried and true model that maximizes participant satisfaction and minimizes parent engagement, Camp Webby is expanding its services to become your one-stop-shop for virtual after-school programming and academic support this school year. We are offering three new programs for children ages 5-11 this Fall-Winter. Webby Weekday is our weekly evening programming and includes activities like Art Club, Theatre, Fitness and Magic Workshop. Webby Academy provides students with group academic enrichment courses and private one-on-one tutoring. Course offerings include: Math, English, French and Computers & Coding. Webby Weekend is a continuation of our summer camp programming on Saturdays. Activities include Drama, Arts and Crafts, Exercise, Dance, Magic, Social Games and more! All Camp Webby programs run using the Zoom interface.



Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
509 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1P3
416-924-5657
www.theschoolofccdt.ca
The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading dance training centres, was founded in 1983 by Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark. The school’s expert faculty encourages the natural joy of movement found in every child, providing a unique alternative to competitive-based training. Encouraging students from a recreational to a pre-professional level, the School’s objective is to foster not only the “thinking dancer” but also the self-directed and physically confident young person. The school offers dance classes for kids & youth of all kinds, including modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre. The pre-professional program incorporates our resident Company’s vision of strong ballet and modern training, leading to a well-rounded dancer able to perform the work of diverse choreographers, and to succeed in a wide range of post-secondary training opportunities.



The Canadian Contemporary School of Art
In-person + Virtual Programs
109 Vanderhoof Ave, Unit 6, Toronto, ON M4G 2H2
416-740-0078
www.ccsa.art
The Canadian Contemporary School of Art is offering both in-person and virtual art classes for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year! From painting, drawing, sculpting, creative writing, architecture, and fashion design, we have classes available for the creative and artistic kid of all ages. This year, we are proud to announce that we are also offering art classes in French, Chinese, and Farsi. Register now and get a $50 discount when you sign up for the entire year. See what is available on our website.



Centauri Arts Academy
In-Class + Virtual Programs
2323 Bloor St West, Unit 218A (2nd floor), Toronto, ON M8X 1E9
416-766-7124
www.centauriarts.com
Virtual and In-Studio arts and wellness classes for ages 10-18 – PLUS a new English Enrichment Program for students in grades 7-12 looking to get ahead in school. Join us for an expanded program of exciting arts classes that includes extra-curricular courses such as Acting, Film Production, Playwriting, Fiction Writing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Digital Art, Screenwriting and more. Centauri is where young arts enthusiasts belong! New for 2020, we’re also offering ‘Wellness Wednesdays’: a teen’s guide to wellness through music, movement, creative writing, yoga, meditation, nature and more. PLUS: new for 2020, we’re offering English Enrichment, virtually and at our west end studio. Improve your writing skills and get ahead in school! Now entering its 26th year, Centauri Arts is an in-studio and online community that joins creative youth with experienced arts teachers who have the talent to guide, inspire and instruct.



City of Toronto After-School Recreation Care
In-person Programs
416-338-4386
www.toronto.ca/rec 
Registration for 2020/2021 After-school Recreation Care programs is now open! Register online for Recreation Programs. The City operates high-quality, safe after-school recreation care for children ages 6-12 years old. The After-School Recreation Care (ARC) program offers participants activities including sports, outdoor play, special events, creative activities, and homework help. The Community Leadership After-School Program is designed to enhance life skills for youth 10-15 years old by promoting physical literacy, health and wellness, and community involvement through leadership workshops.



The Concerned Kids 
Virtual Programs
416-636-1656
www.theconcernedkids.com
The Concerned Kids Charity of Toronto (TCK) has been educating and entertaining children about important social issues since 1989. Through the uniquely engaging art of puppetry, TCK empowers children to make better and kinder choices. This summer we transformed our in-person puppetry performances, and instead engaged children online through virtual summer camps. Using Zoom technology and expert artist facilitators, we delivered exciting weekly and daily camps incorporating performance, handicraft, and fine arts to reduce isolation, expand socialization, increase engagement, and provide some much-needed relief for parents. We are thrilled to announce that we are continuing to provide virtual programs throughout the fall and winter 2020 to kids across the GTA! Delivered after-school, during the day or on weekends, these programs will keep children learning, engaged, socialized, and entertained. Stay tuned to our website for detailed information and to register!



Creative Genius Art Academy
In-person + Virtual Classes
8110 Birchmount Rd, Unit 3, Markham, ON L3R 9X3
647-324-8088
www.creativegeniusartacademy.ca
Whether you’re looking for art lessons for your young child, teen, or for yourself, we have a class that’s right for you. At Creative Genius Art Academy, we know that each person has an artist within, whatever their circumstances may be. Art has the unique ability to boost confidence through creative expression while also learning new skills. We offer instruction in a range of traditional mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture, as well as digital mediums such as drawing on the iPad and sculpting in VR. All instruction is provided through classes that are tailored for each age group and skill set. We offer BOTH virtual and in person classes.



DaCosta Magic’s School of Magic
Online Classes
www.dacostamagic.com
Join DaCosta Magic’s School of Magic for its 3rd season of classes. Classes offered for ages 6 and up, with several levels and varieties of magic for aspiring magicians to choose from. Our season of magic will begin mid September 2020 and will be based online for the fall semester. To find more information or to register your child please visit us online or email us at dcmebookings@gmail.com.



Epiphany of Dance
In-Person Classes
60 Scarsdale Rd., Unit 109, Toronto, ON M3B 2R7
416-385-9525
www.epiphanyofdance.ca
Epiphany of Dance offers dance classes from age 3 through adult, beginner to professional! Located at 60 Scarsdale Rd (southeast of Leslie and York Mills, and minutes away from 401), Epiphany is well equipped in a new facility featuring 1500 sq. ft. studios with windows, 17′ high ceiling with skylight. Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Acro, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. Our class size is kept small to ensure individualized attention. A variety of programs are provided to suit your dancing goals: be they fun, competitive or intense professional training. Epiphany is committed to work with you to reach your full potential. Welcome again to Epiphany’s family!



Fun With Music Together
Outdoor Programs + Online
www.funwithmusictogether.ca
Online Music Classes for the Whole Family! With Music Together® Online, you’ll have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world—from home! Like all our classes, Music Together Online is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. During each online music class, your teacher will lead music activities for the whole family to sing, play, and jam along to and show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffies into musical props. Even though your teacher is on the screen, each class has been designed as an active music-making experience for little ones and their grownups. All classes will use the award-winning songs from one of our 12 song collections. When you enrol, you will receive a code to access your music and digital songbook through our award-winning Hello Everybody app, as well as a physical songbook and CD mailed to you. Classes are appropriate for children under 7, but the entire family is welcome (and encouraged!) to participate in the musical fun. September Outdoor Classes: August 28th - September 30th (Fall Semester). Zoom Class Dates: September 26th - December 7th. We're also offering Porch Singalongs with songs shared outside while maintaining social distancing guidelines! Choose a day, a time range and your favourite Music Together® songs. We’ll set-up on your driveway, lawn, or porch and make music with your family in the Music Together style you know and love! 



Get Low Dance
Fall Virtual Programs
www.getlowdanceco.com
We are not your typical Dance Studio! As Dance Educators, we are passionate on educating the children about culture through traditional dance styles, themes and dance games. We will be offering Virtual Dance Classes Weekly: Dance Classes on Zoom; Provided activities to work on individually; Interactive Instructor; Open to All Levels. Programs are targeted for ages 2.5-15 yrs. No experience required. Fall theme: Trolls World Tour. This Fall, we will be taking the children on AROUND THE WORLD and THROUGH THE ERAS. Get Ready to Rock in a Virtual Concert! Fall programs run from September to December 2020.



Goh Ballet Bayview
In-Class Programs
2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2K 1E6
416-628-1999
GohBallet.com/Bayview
Discover dance at Goh Ballet Bayview! Offering comprehensive programs taught by certified and award-winning teachers for students ages 3-14+, training at Goh Ballet follows a progressive structure designed to help each student reach their highest potential. Whether focused on beginning steps, after-school dance education or developing the strong skills required to become a professional dancer, we offer class placement for every age and ability. Strict COVID-19 health and safety procedures in place with small class sizes that enable physical distancing. Registration is now open for in-studio programs at Bayview Village starting September 2020! Find out more today.



Great Big Theatre Company
In-Person at Multiple Locations + Online
www.gbtc.com
GBTC offers acting, drama and theatre arts programs for young people throughout the year. GBTC's enthusiastic, caring staff create a warm, supportive environment where students will feel at home, and be ready to explore and discover. Through the Fall, we will provide in-person programs for ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 14 and a specially designed program for ages 3 to 5. Get locations on our website. We're also offering online classes. GBTC's virtual classes are a new interactive experience, designed to be engaging and energized, for students age 6 up to 14. GBTC is a leader in implementing dynamic and effective online drama programs. Our classes are designed to engage students in the art of acting. Through storytelling, playwriting, drama games, creating sound and visual environments, along with creative movement improvisations and poetry and raps, the students are encouraged to express and share their ideas in a positive and rewarding atmosphere.



The Institute For The Performing Arts
In-Class + Virtual Programs
Unit 16 - 120 Woodstream Boulevard, Woodbridge, ON L4L 7Z1
905-605-3200
www.tiftpa.com
The Institute For The Performing Arts (TIFTPA) is a creative and educational hub for Theatre, Music, Musical Theatre and Dance, allowing for a collaborative and individualized approach. Virtual and in-person sessions are available in both group and private lessons. Supported by professional and experienced mentors, paired with our innovative and comprehensive programs, kids, teens and adults are provided with the edge they need to compete and withstand the vigorous journey they have ahead of them in the performing arts. We develop a unique program for each student. With programming for both the enthusiast and the pre-professional performer, the classes address the unique needs of the individuals that make up our arts community. We specialize in our Application and Audition Preparation Program for top universities and performing arts institutes in North America.



Liberty Junction Theatre Inc. 
2453 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga, ON L5L 1T1
647-892-5582
www.libertyjunctiontheatre.com
Since the onset of this global pandemic and business lockdown, Liberty Junction Team Members have been working diligently to craft ways to maintain momentum and engagement with our students. We have re-designed, and re-imagined the way we provide our learning community. We hope to maintain social and academic consistency for our students, whilst staying true to our mission and value system of providing quality theatrical training with integrity and purpose. This Fall, we are offering weekly classes with safety guidelines in place. Classes are capped to 15 students, in order to maintain consistency in learning, and socialization. Each class will culminate in 2 studio performances per year, a Christmas Cabaret & a Spring Showcase. Classes are broken down by age group: Little Stars (ages 4-6), Juniors (ages 6-8), Intermediates (ages 9-12), and Seniors (13+). In addition to weekly programming, we are offering COMPANY programming. This is our professional production training where students will spend 1 day per week, up to 8 hours, in studio rehearsing their musical over the course of 11 weeks. Register today!



Little Rebels Music & Development
Virtual Classes
www.littlerebelsmusic.com
Yes, you heard that right! Little Rebels Music & Development is offering virtual, private Instagram Live classes! All of our Instagram Live classes are saved for a minimum of 24 hours as an IGTV so you can watch the class as many times as you’d like (watch it live or watch it later). We wanted to be as accessible as possible for all our families. Little Rebels classes are carefully crafted and specifically designed Development and Music programs for kids 2 months ~ 4 years to encourage cognitive learning and muscle development. Each 45 minute class includes a series of fun activities, new-fangled BROADWAY and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL songs, tactile object play, mirror time and tummy time and/or crawling and walking activities aimed at assisting these amazing tiny humans in reaching those milestone moments.



Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
Online for Fall 2020 
2944 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 1M5
416-703-6877 x223 or 1-877-486-MUTT
www.maxthemutt.com
Classes for aspiring animators, artists and designers! Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design in East Toronto offers online workshops for young aspiring artists, beginning from ages 8+. Our workshops range from one day to multiple weeks in length and offer courses such as Intro to Traditional Animation, Intro to Cartooning, Visual Storytelling, Digital Background Painting, Basic Photography, Webcomics, Life Drawing and more! We also offer a Learn to Draw and a Portfolio Development Course for students who want to build their portfolio with the intention of applying to colleges or universities for art programs. 



McMichael Canadian Art Collection
In-person Classes
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
905-893-1121
www.mcmichael.com
Registration required. Fee per 8-week session: $199 general public; $159 McMichael members. Ages 7 to 12. Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm. These popular children’s art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development, cultivate art appreciation and introduce children to the art of Canada through in-gallery activities.



PSB & INTERPLAY Dance
Davisville & Rylander locations in Toronto
416-284-6784
www.psb-interplay-dance.ca
PSB & INTERPLAY offers recreational classes for ages 3 and up and pre-professional programs. Classes include creative ballet, ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, acro, tap, lyrical, conditioning, yoga kids, and adult classes. For the more serious dancers who may wish to pursue a professional career in dance beyond high school, PSB & INTERPLAY has developed specialty programs in intensive and enhanced training with the opportunity to perform with the Profile Dance Company and Competitive Division. These programs are designed to fit the individual needs of students and allow them to progress according to their own ability. In addition, our school offers private and semi-private lessons to our students with teachers of their choice. Virtual classes may also be an option this fall. During these unprecedented times due to COVID-19, our classes will be smaller in size with safety protocols in place.



Randolph Kids Performing Arts
In-Person Classes + Virtual Programs
736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
416-924-2243
www.randolphkids.com
At Randolph Kids Performing Arts, our highly qualified teachers and staff are committed to meeting our students at their level, and giving them the tools and confidence to succeed not only in the studio and on stage, but also in their lives outside of Randolph. We look forward to working with you to instill a healthy development of the mind, body and spirit through the performing arts. Thanks to the arrival of Stage 3 in Toronto, we are thrilled to be able to offer in-person classes this Fall at 736 Bathurst Street! Study Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acro. For those not ready to join us IRL, we’re also offering Livestream dance and musical theatre classes, as well as On-Demand options. Learn more at randolphkids.com, and follow us on Instagram and FacebookIgnite. Transform. Shine.



Rockstar Music Central
In-person and Virtual programs
647-526-7625
www.rockstarmusic.ca
Now more than ever, students need music for their on-going mental health. In addition to the intrinsic benefits of studying music, there is a vast range of other skills, attitudes and ways of seeing and thinking that are supported through music education. Connections to overall academic success have been noted, as well as increased confidence, creativity, self-esteem and leadership skills. Rockstar is a network of university-educated musicians, teachers and recording industry professionals throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. With private lessons and community-based programs for all ages and skill levels, we're committed to getting you playing the music you love today while fostering confidence and developing you into a well-rounded Rockstar for life.



Rooks to Cooks
Virtual Programs
www.rookstocooks.ca
For Fall 2020, Rooks to Cooks is offering a large array of live virtual cooking programs for children, teens, and families! From baking to preparing breakfast, lunch, or dinners, these delicious weekday and weekend classes will be devoured by your chef-in-training. Experienced and enthusiastic professional chefs will engage your children in discussions and help guide them through their recipes in order to bring their dishes to life in their very own kitchens. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their peers in a live virtual classroom, via Zoom. All programs have been built to encourage independence, self-sufficiency, confidence and, of course, have fun! After School Classes start during the week of Sept. 14; various daily time slots available. Registration Opens Friday, August 28th.



Young People’s Theatre Drama School
www.youngpeoplestheatre.org/dramaschool
Following Young People’s Theatre Drama School's wonderfully successful Online Summer Drama Camp, we’re returning this fall with more virtual drama! Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering online classes for JK-Gr. 12 both on weekends and after-school, beginning Oct. 13. Specialty classes include Audition Technique, Online Content Creation, Shakespeare Monologues, Writers’ Bloc, Actor’s Craft and more! YPT’s priority is to create safe and fun spaces for kids to grow, learn, express themselves and find community. We can’t wait to see returning students, and to welcome new students – wherever you are – to our classes! Registration begins September 21. Visit our website for more info.

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City of Toronto After-School Recreation Care
In-person Programs
416-338-4386
www.toronto.ca/rec 
Registration for 2020/2021 After-school Recreation Care programs is now open! Register online for Recreation Programs. The City operates high-quality, safe after-school recreation care for children ages 6-12 years old. The After-School Recreation Care (ARC) program offers participants activities including sports, outdoor play, special events, creative activities, and homework help. The Community Leadership After-School Program is designed to enhance life skills for youth 10-15 years old by promoting physical literacy, health and wellness, and community involvement through leadership workshops.



Gymalaya
In-person Classes
3 location: Burlington, Newmarket and Vaughan
www.gymalaya.com
Gymalaya offers recreational gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for young children. We have made our Fall Session classes accessible to all! There are a variety of days that we hold the same classes; that way you can pick which session works best for your schedule! There's an endless amount of possibilities to ensure that your child has the best Fall ever! Please note that we have combined a few age groups, as well as made class sizes smaller to ensure physical distancing at all times. Sessions are 50 minutes in lengths so that we have an appropriate amount of time to sanitize the gym before the next class begins. Smaller classes mean limited space! Make sure to register ASAP through the link above to claim your spot!



Northern Karate Schools
Multiple GTA Locations + Online Classes
416-499-5555
www.northernkarate.com
Northern Karate Schools is the GTA’s number 1 Martial Arts Education Centre. Serving Kids and Adults, Monday to Saturday! This Fall, Northern Karate Schools is offering the following programs: Back to school karate/fitness classes for children, teens and adults; Zoom classes online; In Dojo classes; Park classes *weather permitting*; or a Combo off all! Serving Willowdale/Thornhill East/Markham West/North York. Visit our website to find out more.


Shadow Water Polo Club
3 Scarborough Locations
www.shadowwaterpolo.com
The Shadow Water Polo Club in Scarborough was founded in 1995. It is a non-profit club and is operated by parent volunteers. The water polo program at Shadow has been crafted and nourished over time to bring out the best in every child. The Shadow Water Polo Club is a full–service club dedicated not just to competitive success at the very highest levels, but to the personal growth and fulfillment of children at all levels. As eager as our coaches are to develop provincial, national and world-class athletes, we also pride ourselves in our ability to offer great programs in competitive and recreational water polo. We offer five programs, each with different skill and commitment requirements: Mini Water Polo, Pre-Competitive, Competitive, High Performance, Recreational/High School. You can try us out for free!



Shining Stars Swim School
2 GTA Locations
647-381-1922
www.shiningstarsswimschool.com
Shining Stars Swim School is your premier swim lesson provider for all ages! We offer a Unique Survival-First Approach to Swimming Lessons paired with a Perpetual Program. Our perpetual program brings a positive approach to swimming lessons! At Shining Stars Swim School, we celebrate every accomplishment, big or small! We have two locations: Highway 6 between Guelph and Hamilton and Mississauga Square One Area. We offer a wide range of programs in group, semi-private, or private classes with afterschool, weekend and daytime homeschool options.Register at Shining Stars and give your child the gift of water safety!


ThriveKids Canada
1200 Castlefield Ave, Toronto, ON M6B 1C7
416-782-3456
www.thrivekids.ca
At ThriveKids, we aim to meet your child’s needs. Our programs focus on integrating the mind, body, and character for dynamic learning through our proprietary 20/20/20 circuit, independent learning plans, and interactive classes. We offer private schooling at a 1:5 ration through ThriveKids Academy, before and after school programs, like Parkour Kids, Yoga and Mindfulness, and STEAM, after school classes, like homework helpers, Tots programs, Birthday parties, and much more! We offer on-site and virtual programs and classes. We are following strict safety and sanitization measures, ensuring that all COVID-19 protocols are addressed.



True North Sports Camps
Lawrence Park C.I., Toronto or Private Mini Camps at Home
www.truenorthcamps.com
At True North, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our participants, staff and broader community. This summer we launched our Mini Camps, which are private camps with a dedicated coach and customizable sport programming that take place in a backyard or local park. As we could not keep up with the demand for these camps during the summer months, we are extending them into the fall. Contact us at info@truenorthcamps.com to learn more about setting up your fall Mini Camp for after school or on the weekends! We are also offering instructional t-ball leagues on Sunday mornings at Lawrence Park C.I. throughout September and October. Visit us online to register! Ages 4 – 7 of all skill levels are welcome. Please note that these programs have limited capacity due to our modified programming and enhanced health and safety protocols arising from the pandemic - space is limited! #PlayAllDay

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Alpha Coding
Online and In-Person Classes
1370 Don Mills Rd., Unit 2, Toronto, M3B 3N7
416-445-7337
www.alphacoding.com
Is your child ready for the innovation economy? At Alpha Coding we offer coding and robotics classes for all ages (grade 1 to 12) after school and weekends - available both online and in-person. Classes we offer: Python, JavaScript, Scratch, robotics, Minecraft, App Inventor, and TinkerCAD. We're dedicated to inspire the next generation of innovators, creative thinkers, and problem solvers through computer coding and technology. We offer project- and interest-based curriculum. Create fun apps and video games while learning computer science concepts. In addition to our curriculum, we encourage exploratory learning which is an element of Montessori's method of education through active exploration learning. 



Budding Genius Academy
Fall Virtual Programs
647-234-1806
www.bg-academy.com/fall-courses
Here at Budding Genius Academy, we offer many courses and programs for a variety of ages. We are the world's most innovative program for students! Since our launch, we have been offering more activities than any other learning program. Our Online Learning Platform focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math courses. Build to make the minds of the future. Featured by the U of T as one of the world's most innovative programs for kids. Registration for Fall is open. Sign up today!



Curiosity Lab
Virtual Classroom
289-224-9747
www.thecuriositylab.ca
Add a little fun, structure and STEAM to your child's schedule this fall! At The Curiosity Lab, we offer 1 on 1, private, exclusive virtual classes. Ages 6 -18 +, any level welcome! No experience necessary. Enrichment students welcome! Choose daily or weekly private virtual classes. Focusing on Excellence in Education, we offer customized classes in the following areas: Game Development, Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Minecraft, Minecraft + (science, math, physics, language), Animation, Graphic Design, Web Development and much more! Our instructors are specialized in STEAM instruction, view their profile on our website! Students can earn junior, senior or master level certifications starting this fall! All certified students can then join our Google or Microsoft International competitions! Teach your kids the skills of the future, today!



The Cube School
Online Programs
647-528-7557
www.thecubeschool.ca
The Cube STEM school provides technology classes for children and teens that will empower them to grow in their confidence and prepare them for the future. See our learn to code, robotics, Photoshop, Minecraft classes in our 2020-2021 virtual class catalogue. This year, we have decided to run all of our classes virtually for the 2020-2021 school season, as we want to give our parents and students some comfort and consistency for the entire school year! Check out our existing class roster! Small classes and live teachers in all our virtual classrooms.



Explorum Virtual Workshops
www.explorum.ca/virtualworkshops
School or no school? Virtual or in person? How many kids in a “bubble?” Take the guesswork out of afterschool programs and register your child to a virtual workshop that you know will not get canceled if school does. En français : lundis 6-8 ans | mercredis – 9-12 ans. In English: Tuesdays – 5-8 year-olds | Thursdays – 9-12 year-olds. Combine the art of science with the science of art in a series of afterschool hands-on workshops. Explore the properties of matter, test the theory of equilibrium, create art pieces, dabble with colours and much more – all in the safety of your own home using common household items. Fun, yet educational weekly workshops.



IDEA Lab Kids East Markham
In-person + Virtual Programs
905-554-5465
www.eastmarkham.idealabkids.com
IDEA Lab Kids East Markham integrates the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) to offer innovative programs dedicated to educating our youth through afterschool classes, workshops, birthday parties, and camps. Our afterschool programs enhance student learning outside of the classroom with a fun and engaging curriculum. Classes are developed throughout the year to keep learning fresh and exciting.  We provide camps during spring, summer, winter, and school days off. Our classes include coding, engineering, cooking school, robotics, 3D printing, art, science, and much more. Students learn through inquisitive hands-on activities utilizing the principles of STEM, merged with Arts, critical thinking skills, and a great deal of imagination. Click here for a Back to School discount coupon offer!



Mad Science Toronto
Virtual Programs
toronto.madscience.org/virtualprograms
We want to ensure that kids have access to fun, exciting and educational STEM programs. We are now offering engaging and interactive virtual extracurricular programs. We are striving to provide not only an awesome experience, but content that can also be self-guided by students to offer parents a much needed break from the rigorous requirements of managing their child's learning and life at home. Our “Live” presenters will engage your children with fun, interactive and hands-on experiments. Step-by-step guided activities and cool demonstrations turn screen time into a fun and meaningful experience that is sure to capture your child's attention. All supplies provided are safe, fun and designed to create a memorable experience! Complement your child’s learning experience with a Mad Science extra-curricular program. Our unique approach gives children a solid scientific foundation that goes beyond the classroom.



The Maker Bean Cafe
In-person Programs
1052 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M3
647-346-2326
www.themakerbean.com
We have 3 weekly Fall tech camps focusing on Robotics, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and Inventions! For kids ages 6-12, launching Sept 17, 2020. Strict COVID safety precautions, including limiting camp sizes and daily temperature screening, are in place to ensure the safety of you and your families. With reduced group sizes, camps are filling up quickly, so please book soon to secure a spot! For to sign up, visit us online.


Nat's Robotics
Virtual Programs for Fall 2020
www.natsroboticsacademy.ca
Our mission is to entertain, teach and inspire kids with the wonder of programming and robotics! For Kids, by Kids - Nat's Robotics Academy is a company run by kids, for kids who are enthusiastic about Science and Technology! Because we are also kids, we understand our public very well! Our workshops are virtual, so you can connect with us from anywhere in the world! Please note that we use Eastern Time for our workshops. Our coding programs are customized for different age groups, ranging from 7 years old. Learn how to program video games with Java Script, CSS and HTML, learn Python, or if you are under 9, learn block coding. All you need is a computer, Internet access, a Gmail account, and a desire to create! Our online workshops are composed of one-on-one sessions of one hour each, for only $12/hour. You can book up to 20 sessions at a time.



Snapology North York
In-person Class + Virtual Programs
Serving Toronto, North York, Scarborough and surrounding areas
647-803-8067
www.snapology.com/location/northyork
Do you have a LEGO® fan at home? Snapology North York teaches STEAM skills and Robotics principles using LEGO® building bricks. We anticipated the school closures before stay-at-home orders were in place last school year and quickly began working to move our popular STEAM programs for use online. We were met with an overwhelming response and have since continued to provide parents with flexible & educational virtual and in-person programs, field trips, summer camps, creative play and birthday parties. We offer a wide variety of themes: Pokemon®, Minecraft®, Roblox®, Megamachines, Superstructures, Gamebots, Robopets, Combat Robots and many more! Explore a hands-on experience supported by a curriculum that's been proven to engage children due to our three core components: Academic Enrichment, Social development and FUN!  



The STEAM Project
In-Person at Main Campus & Makerspace + Virtal Programs
561 Edward Ave. Unit 1, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9W6
289-819-0178
www.thesteamproject.ca
The STEAM Project is offering both in-person and virtual programs starting in September! Join us at Richmond Hill's #1 Youth Makerspace where students get to work with tools and tech to learn in a hands-on way. Learn and use advanced technology such as Robotics, 3D printing, woodworking, and more! Compete in challenges with your friends. Get ahead of the school curriculum while still having fun! OR join us virtually, by having Maker and Electronic kits sent to your doorstep. Follow along with our live instructors through Zoom, while building projects and learning from the comfort of home! Choose from our top programs: Tesla Crate (Four themed projects in one box!), Arduino Playground (Coding & Programming), and Design Lab (Architecture and Design). Programs available from Grade 1-8.



ThriveKids Canada
1200 Castlefield Ave, Toronto, ON M6B 1C7
416-782-3456
www.thrivekids.ca
At ThriveKids, we aim to meet your child’s needs. Our programs focus on integrating the mind, body, and character for dynamic learning through our proprietary 20/20/20 circuit, independent learning plans, and interactive classes. We offer private schooling at a 1:5 ration through ThriveKids Academy, before and after school programs, like Parkour Kids, Yoga and Mindfulness, and STEAM, after school classes, like homework helpers, Tots programs, Birthday parties, and much more! We offer on-site and virtual programs and classes. We are following strict safety and sanitization measures, ensuring that all COVID-19 protocols are addressed.

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Be Clean. Be Kind. Safety Kits for Kids
Online Shopping
www.redscarfgiftco.com/products/kids-hygiene
Be Clean. Be Kind. These Safety Kits are a fantastic way to teach your little ones about hygiene and kindness as we navigate in these uncertain times. Kits will ensure they're prepared for returning to pre-school. Kits include 2 face masks, a package of 10 sheet of hand wipes, a Schoolyard Buddy, Messy Moose Socks, a Magic Erase board, and a 4 pack of crayons. An educational, fun filled colouring book about hygiene, cleanliness and filled with lots of games will also help teach kids. Order today! A portion of sales helps support Sick Kids!


Back to School at Chapters-Indigo
Gear up for a new year of learning with fun school supplies, the latest backpacks, litterless lunch essentials, best new reads, and more. More



Healthy Crunch School Approved® Snack Line
www.healthycrunch.com
Healthy Crunch has just launched the first School Approved® snack line for kids. What is a School Approved® product? It’s a snack that is free of major allergens; that is made in a gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free facility; and that is low in sugar, and high in fibre. The new line includes Granola Bars, Seed Butters and Chia Jams. Use promo code TO4KIDS to save 15% off your online order!



KinderGami
Online Shopping
647-955-6005
www.kindergami.com
We offer affordable weekly packages of craft supplies and project instructions made just for your toddler or preschooler! Craft packages are delivered to your home weekly with supplies such as mess-free paint, stickers, craft paper, popsicle sticks, stamps, and more! Let us take the hassle out of coming up with toddler-friendly craft ideas this fall! Each weekly package includes 5 exciting, creative crafts for toddlers with all supplies and instructions included. Visit our website to register or for more information.



Nilo and Kairo
www.niloandkairo.ca
Embark on exciting adventures with Nilo and Kairo, two young friends who are discovering the world. Join them as they learn about the environment with Professor Green. Together, with them, you can help save our precious Earth! The Apple books feature interactive glossary, images, and animation. All books come with fun activities/projects at the end. And now, you can also read “Show and Tell” in Portuguese, Italian or Spanish! Click here to find NILO & KAIRO on the Apple Book Store, or here on Amazon. For SK to grade 3. Visit our website to find out more!

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Fun Back To School Crafts For Kids
It’s back to school time! Here are adorable and fun back to school crafts that kids are sure to love! These will welcome kids back to school and get them excited for the new school year. More


Cute First Day of School Photo Ideas
A new school year is on the horizon and while this year, and it's time to plan that first day of school photo. Get your kids excited with these cute and fun ideas! More


Back to School Goodies
There are so many special ways to celebrate going back to school. If you're looking for school themed treats, we've got some really creative ideas that will make heading back to class FUN for all kids! More



Budget Friendly “Back to School” Resources Helps kids Learn From Home With Ruckify
For those parents who will opt to homeschool or have their kids virtually join a classroom, it may be challenging for children to distinguish where home ends and school begins! That’s where Ruckify comes in! More



Toronto Early Cognition Lab
www.tecl.ca/for-parents/online-studies
Calling all junior scientists, ages 1 to 11 years old! University of Toronto researchers from the Toronto Early Cognition Lab have many fun and educational online studies for you! In one of our popular studies, we want to know: Why do 3-4 year olds help others? (Learn more about our online studies). Our studies include reading picture stories, watching short videos and playing interactive games that you will love! Book a “virtual visit” with us today on Zoom at a time that works best for you! It only takes about 30 minutes and can be done in the comfort of your own home. You’ll have a great time, and you’ll receive a $5 Amazon or Indigo e-gift card and U of T e-certificate customized with your child’s name on it! SIGN UP TODAY and be a part of science!


Fall 2020 Virtual Classes For Kids
Virtual Programs for Fall 2020 are now in session! The kids are heading back to school, but they can still learn new and exciting topics like arts, sports, drama, coding, and more. Whether they are beginners or ready to take on more, browse through these fall programs which will be offered online. More


How to Keep Your Children Engaged With Learning in a Challenging School Year
With school just around the corner, parents are keen on keeping children engaged with learning. There is much to balance: safety, curriculum, gaps from last year, and student happiness and mental health. More


Back to School Traditions For An Unconventional School Year
Help your kids get in the headspace of a new school year with one of these back-to-school traditions that will make the beginning of the year feel special, no matter what the school year holds. More


Cool Back to School Gear For Kids From Chapters-Indigo
Chapters-Indigo is your Back-to-School headquarters. Check out this round-up of cool BTS gear! More


3 Self-Care Hacks to Help Your Kids This Fall
In order to deal with the 2423083 things your kids are feeling not-so-hot about, you need some quick hacks under your belt to keep them chill when things heat up. More


3 Ways To Get Yourself Ready For Whatever Math Class Looks Like This September!
With back-to-school season approaching, families aren’t exactly feeling great about their kids returning to the classroom armed and ready with the math knowledge they need to succeed. More


Hooked on Books
If reading has taken a back seat this summer, offer up fun ways for your kids to hit the books — which will help boost reading skills as they head back to school this Fall. More


Making the Most of the Virtual Learning Experience
For many kids, online learning is a new experience, so we're sharing the best tips to help prepare your child for learning at home. More


Back-To-School Pandemic Supplies Checklist
If you're choosing in-person classes for your child this year, make sure you send them back prepared with these must-have items for back-to-school 2020. More


Nutrition-Packed Foods To Add To Your Back-to-School Grocery List
Whether you are sending your kids to the classroom or having them learn remotely, it's important to provide your child with nutritious food. Consider these nutrition-packed foods! More

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Back to School Goodies
There are so many special ways to celebrate going back to school. If you're looking for school themed treats, we've got some really creative ideas that will make heading back to class FUN for all kids! More


Easy & Quick Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home or at School
If you're looking for fresh ideas for lunch, here are quick, easy and healthy recipes your kids will love. And if you're homeschooling this fall, these tasty recipes will be easy to put together, for the entire family. More


That's a Wrap
The sandwich has dominated the lunchbox scene for long enough ... it's time for a new take on lunches! Wraps are a fun and healthy alternative and easy to make, too. More


15 Lunch Ideas your Kids will want to Eat!
These creative school lunch ideas for kids are just the ticket to getting them to eat their lunch. Plan for these healthy and fun lunches your kids will love! More


Best Bento Box Lunches
Bento boxes can turn lunch time into a fun experience for kids. Bento boxes are great. Food is tucked away into neat little and separate compartments. No more strawberries ruining cheese sandwiches! Make them fun with these ideas. More


Healthy and Fun After-School Snacks
Make their snack time an ultimate fun time with these 10 creative and delicious after-school snacks. More


Fun Sandwiches for the Kiddos
Packed lunches can get boring pretty quickly once the school year begins. With just a few easy tricks, you can liven up even the simplest of sandwiches. Give one of these cute ideas a try. More


Easy Back To School Breakfasts
Looking for a few healthy recipes to get everyone out the door early and all fueled up? Then you need these Easy Back To School Breakfasts. These recipes will also hit the spot for stay-at-home kids. More


Check back often! This guide will be updated throughout Fall.


 
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