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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide programming for children and families.  We offer a range of services and resources where you can:

  • join fun activities such as storytelling, arts, science, sing-alongs and games
  • get advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • find out about other family services in your community
  • connect with other families with young children

For more service information please read our Early Learning and Care Unit EarlyON Information Sheet.  

Our July to December 2022 Your Guide Programming is now available.  See our Your Guide (PDF Format) for more details. 

*July 4th, 2022 UPDATE - H-N REACH EarlyON Child & Family Centres are returning to DROP-IN Play & Learn and Baby Play programming.  Pre-registration is only required for offsite outreach and specialized programs.*

Feel free to find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/REACHEarlyON.  We are always posting activity ideas, circle time videos and stories, and tips to stay healthy at home. 

Join us daily on Zoom for fun circle times and activities. Email us at earlyon@hnreach.on.ca to receive meeting codes and passwords for our programs listed below.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS ON ZOOM 

Pre-registration is not required for virtual programs unless specified.

MondayTuesday WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 

Circle Time

9:00 AM

Circle Time 

9:00 AM

Circle Time

9:00 AM

Well Baby w/ a Health Nurse

11:00 AM

Circle Time 

9:00 AM

Circle Time with Today's Family

9:30 AM

 

 

July Offsite Outreach Programs
*Pre-registration is required*

To register please email earlyon@hnreach.on.ca with the full names of all adults and children attending, a contact phone number, and program(s) you would like to attend. 

Art in the Park

Learning through creative play in an outdoor environment.  Dress for mess as children will express themselves through a variety of materials.  Exact locations will be emailed out upon registration.  

1:30 PM
Caledonia: Tuesdays
Simcoe: Wednesdays

 

Family Nature Walk

Enjoy fresh air, light exercise, and the company of other parents and caregivers on this walk in nature.  Exact locations will be emailed out upon registrations

1:00 PM
Simcoe:
Thursdays

 

Stories, Music & Movement

Let's get our bodies and our minds moving!  Participate in fun songs, rhymes, stories and experiences using fine and gross motor muscles that support balance, coordination and encourage brain development and sensory connections. 
This program takes place at Storyteller Dance Studie, 679 Norfolk St. N.

1:30 PM 
Simcoe: Mondays

July INDOOR PROGRAMS

Location

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Simcoe
12 Colborne St. N

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
5:30-7:30
Lunch Bunch
11:30-12:00

Baby Play
9:00-12:00
Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
Play & Learn
9:30-11:30

Play &
Learn

9:30-11:30

(July 16 Only)

Waterford
Waterford United
Church
135 Main St. S

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
    

Delhi
Delhi United Church
105 Church St. W

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30

  Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
  
Houghton
Houghton Public
School
505 Fairground Side
Rd

 

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
    
Dunnville
Mapleview Elementary
School
223 Fairview Ave. W
 Play & Learn
9:00-11:00
Play & Learn
9:00-11:00

Baby Play
8:30-11:30

Play &
Learn

6:00-7:30

 

Play &
Learn

9:30-11:30

(July 9 Only)

Caledonia
*NEW LOCATION*
282 Argyle St South,
Unit 4

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
1:00-3:00

Baby Play
9:30-11:30
1:00-3:00
Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
1:00-3:00
5:30-7:30
Play & Learn
9:30-11:30
1:00-3:00
 

Play &
Learn

9:30-11:30

(July 23 Only)

Port Dover
Lakewood Elementary School
713 St. George St. 

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30

 

Play & Learn
9:30-11:30

   
Jarvis
Jarvis Community Church 
19 Church St. 
   Play & Learn 
9:30-11:30
  

Program Descriptions and Information:

Play and Learn: Child-led and supports a play-based approach to support healthy child development and engage children and their parents or caregivers. Sensory experiences, songs, rhymes and stories are provided for continued childhood growth. Open to children aged 0-6 years old and their families. 
Baby Play: Families with children aged 0-18 months can play, learn, and explore. Parents and caregivers can ask questions related to feeding, growth and development, and community resources.​
Circle Time: Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories on Zoom!
Well Baby with a Health Nurse: Log on for conversations with an Early Years Facilitator and a Public Health Nurse from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. Ask questions about infant feeding, sleep, development, and anything else related to being a parent!
Circle Time with Today’s Family: Join our partners from Today’s Family for songs, rhymes and stories! Be sure to use the Today’s Family Zoom code.
Lunch Bunch: Is your child sharting kindergarten in the fall?  Pack a school lunch and join us!  Practice independence, confidence, and introduce your child to a classroom setting.  For the most success, we recommend attending Play & Learn and then staying for the Lunch Bunch.  Please no nuts of shellfish.

 

Transition to School

Eligibility

For parents and care providers of children birth to 12 years of age

Cost

No cost to use the services

To Get Started

Call the EarlyON Child and Family Centres at 1-866-463-2759 or email earlyon@hnreach.on.ca

 

If your child up to 18 years of age is in crisis, our Child & Youth Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-866-327-3224

If someone over the age of 18 is looking to receive support ,  call CAST at 1-866-487-2278

 

Issue 1-10   Please email earlyon@hnreach.on.ca for previous issues
Issue 11 (PDF)All things Red and White
Issue 12 (PDF)Risky Play
Issue 13 (PDF)Water, Water, Everywhere
Issue 14 (PDF)Food, Food Glorious Food
Issue 15 (PDF)Math Around the House
Issue 16 (PDF)To Play, To Learn, To Grow
Issue 17 (PDF)Parent are Important Too
Issue 18 (PDF)Then and Now
Issue 19 (PDF)Early Literacy
Issue 20 (PDF)To Good Health!
Issue 21 (PDF)Fall and Family
Issue 22 (PDF)Lest We Forget
Issue 23 (PDF)Presence over Presents
Issue 24 (PDF)All about Hugge
Issue 25 (PDF)Love is in the air and in the trees
Issue 26 (PDF)Screen time and young children
Issue 27 (PDF)Celebrating Nature
Issue 28 (PDF)Transitioning to School 
Issue 29 (PDF)Why Won't My Toddler Listen to Me?

Issue 30 (PDF)

From Home to School 
Issue 31 (PDF)Fall Fun for Toddlers
Issue 32 (PDF)Bundle Up
Issue 33 (PDF)More Centres are Re-Opening!
The Agency endeavours to provide a Scent-Free environment for the safety and comfort of all. Please refrain from the use of scented products when attending any of our sites and/or programs.
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