These Mississauga day camps will be open during the Feb. 21 teachers’ strike

 

If you have children in school in Mississauga (either public or Catholic), your child will be affected by an upcoming one-day strike—but fortunately, there are childcare options available for families with younger children. 

On Feb. 12, the four largest education unions in Ontario, including the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) announced a one-day strike in schools across the province on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

While strikes are difficult for parents who cannot find babysitters, there are options available.

The City of Mississauga recently announced that it is offering full-day camp programming for elementary school students at select locations on Feb. 21.

Camps will be offered at Erindale Community Hall, Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, Frank McKechnie Community Centre, Mississauga Valley Community Centre and Meadowvale Village Hall. 

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Living Arts Centre (LAC) will also run an artful day camp with structured visual arts workshops, crafts and games.  

The LAC says campers will have the opportunity to explore the venue's studios and the Tiny Mighty Heroes.

Parents can enrol children from the ages of 5 to 7 in a program that will introduce them to painting, drawing and sculpting. The program, which can fit up to 16 children, will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and cost $65

Children who are 8 to 12 years of age can take part in a dynamic program that will focus on painting, drawing, cartooning and mixed media.  This program, which will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and fit up to 20 kids, also costs $65.

Register online or by visiting the box office on the main floor of the Centre.

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