Services -What Do We Do?

Our primary goal is to support learning & development, engage parents, and make connections for families.  You and your child can visit the EarlyON Child and Family Centre for a range of free services, including drop-in playgroups, virtual programming, workshops, referrals and libraries. 

Our Guiding Philosophy:  

 

To build healthy and responsive adult-child relationships that support children's exploration and learning through play.  Our RECEs are supported by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's pedagogy for the Early Years.

Drop-in Playgroups: 

 

Playgroups are an opportunity for parents, caregivers, and their children to engage in early learning activities and networking. (due to COVID-19, playgroups are currently postponed.)

Virtual Programming:

We offer a wide variety of activity and support services, including:

  •  Activity KIts (delivered to your home).

  • Circle Time

  • Words Worms Book Club

  • Bed Time Stories

  • Snack Attack

  • Parent/Caregiver Support Groups

  • 1-on-1 Support

  • Tea Party (Zoom)

  • Nailed It Challenge

  • Photo Challenges

  • and much more!

As a program, we cherish feedback and input from our families. We use this information to plan future activities and help you give your child the best start in life. If you would like to provide feedback or ideas for future events, please email Wakenda.

Check out our calendar to participate in one of our many virtual programming options.  

Workshops & Programs: 

 

Our workshops & programs help empower parentings by gaining more knowledge on early childhood development, becoming informed about pre & postnatal services and other related topics.  Past programming has included:

  • Baby Moccasin Making

  • Baby Food Making 

  • Zumbini

  • Infant Massage

  • Immunization information sessions

  • Looksee Screenings

Information & Referral::

 

Early years specialists are available on-site, by phone, or email to answer your questions or refer you to appropriate resources.

Referrals can be made to community programs and outside services such as: 

  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children

  • Child Nutrition

  • Akwesasne Childcare

  • Head Start

  • Speech Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Hardship Grants for Families

  • Jordan's Principle

Toy Library 

 

A great variety of toys for children 0 to 6 years of age are available for loan free of charge.. 

Resource Library:  

 

Parenting books and videos, resource books, and children’s books are available to borrow.