Free EarlyON Programs

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Registration for in person has been postponed to ensure the health and wellness of our families. A new registration date will be communicated once it has been confirmed.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Find more information below about:

  • Virtual Programs
  • In Person Programs: Not operating in January 2022
  • Virtual Art Lessons with Gloria

Virtual Programming

Registration is available Fridays's at 2pm for programs the following week

Book Nook: Stop, drop and read! Open to ages newborn to 6 years, join us as we come together to explore the wonderful world of books. Stories, characters and language come to life to fuel our imaginations and take us on adventures far and wide. So, come take a look at a book, snuggle in, and share with us the many joys of indulging in story time!

Show & Share: We want to learn more about you! Open to children newborn to 6 years, join us as we come together for a special circle time that looks to ‘show and share’ all the big and little things that are important to you and your family! Does your child have a beloved stuffie? A favourite book or toy? Do you have a cultural artifact from home to show? Maybe a traditional song or dance? Travelled somewhere new? We want to experience it all with you! So, pop on in and enjoy getting to know more about your neighbours!

Songs & Stories: Join us as we come together to share in an online circle time full of songs, props, stories and more!

Bedtime Song and Snuggles: Catch that sleepy time feeling as we come together for some quiet time before we tuck into bed for the night. With gentle songs, calm books, and mindful moments you and your little one are sure to be set for a sound slumber!

Weekend Wonders: Celebrate that weekend feeling with us! Join us for songs, stories and rhymes.

Nature Time with Angela: Join Angela OPCC's Outdoor Education Specialist for nature-themed adventures in her backyard. Together we'll enjoy songs, stories, and share lots of ideas for things to do outside together and ways to bring nature into your home. 

Baby & Me: Welcome a new day and see your baby blossom and grow as we sing, play and learn together. Join us online and enjoy the chance to meet other parents and connect with EarlyON Educators!

Parent Chat: Grab a snack, hop online and let's spend some time together.. Let's chat about the things that matter to you, as we navigate our way through parenthood. This is a great opportunity to share with each other and access the wisdom of our Educators There are always so many questions and conversations for new families - we are here to help!

Hey Neighbour- Virtual Coffee Chat: Afternoon Coffee Break - keep connected to friends! Hey Neighbour! Hey Parents! Let's get together and check-in with one another. We can share struggles and something good in our week. A new recipe idea or indoor play ideas! Take the time to enjoy each other's company!  

All programs are for children of all ages. The link to join our virtual programs is only sent to those registered, and is sent at 9am the day of the program. 

Virtual Art Lessons with Gloria

OPCC Artist Gloria, welcomes you to a virtual art lesson for the whole family!

Thursday January 27th at 6:30pm

Materials List:

White paper
Pencil crayons: yellow, orange, brown, black, red, light blue
Sharpener (just in case) 

Participants will need to provide their own materials for participation. Template for the project and the virtual link will be e-mailed to the registered families the the morning of the program.

In Person Programs
Program start dates will be communicated once confirmed. 

Join our email list to know when the next registration will be available!

Please note that proof of vaccination is only required at our QE Park location

Let’s Play! - Join us as we come together to learn and grow through the powers of play! Open to ages newborn to 6 years, this beloved program combines a variety of learning experiences that are sure to engage all the senses through free-play, circle time and more! Together, families will have the chance to connect with EarlyON Educators, build friendships with fellow families and link to resources in the communities.

Baby & Me- Available for ages newborn to 12 months. It is never too early to introduce your child to the wonderful world of free-play, circle time and new little friends! See your baby blossom and grow as you sing, play and learn together. Enjoy the chance to meet other parents and connect with EarlyON Educators on a weekly basis!

Toddler Time: Open to ages 12 to 30 months. Toddlers are curious about the world. This is a program designed just for them! Enjoy a variety of experiences led by the children’s interests that will encourage them to see, touch and explore all that is around them. With your child’s development in mind our educators will create opportunities for children to learn more about their ideas and their environment. So come enjoy group play, circle time and learning experiences galore!

Book Nook – Stop, drop and read! Open to ages newborn to 6 years, join us as we come together to explore the wonderful world of books. Stories, characters and language come to life to fuel our imaginations and take us on adventures far and wide. So, come take a look at a book, snuggle in, and share with us the many joys of indulging in story time!

Show & Share - We want to learn more about you! Open to children newborn to 6 years, join us as we come together for a special circle time that looks to ‘show and share’ all the big and little things that are important to you and your family! Does your child have a beloved stuffie? A favourite book or toy? Do you have a cultural artifact from home to show? Maybe a traditional song or dance? Travelled somewhere new? We want to experience it all with you! So, pop on in and enjoy getting to know more about your neighbours!

Happy Hikers - Join us for fresh air fun in all kinds of weather! Open to all ages (0-6yrs) but best suited for ages 2+. Let's meet at Shell Park to play outside together, share nature-inspired songs and stories, and take a short nature walk on the trails. Led by our Outdoor Education Specialist, Angela, you and your little ones are sure to feel inspired by all that nature has to offer.
*Please note that paths and trails may be difficult for strollers in snowy or muddy conditions.

Let's Stroll! - Newborn to 3 years. Hey parents! Time to bundle up with warm clothing and winter boots, while the kids enjoy a ride in the stroller or wagon. We will go for a group walk in the lovely neighbourhood surrounding our QEP EarlyON location. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, connect with families, and make new friends. We will meet in our Yolanda Drive Parking Lot. Your safety is our top priority! As we head into the colder weather, we will keep a close watch on weather conditions to ensure outdoor safety conditions. Please expect an email by 9 am should program need to be changed, and we will meet in an online forum for a topic-based parenting chat.

Parent Talk - Newborn to 18 months. There is so much to talk about!! Becoming a parent means there are so many questions. Join this program facilitated with OPCC Family Services Coordinator Kristine, where together we will explore some of the answers to those many unknowns. We will talk about sleep, feeding, temperament, child development and so much more. We will begin our program with a topic each week in a short discussion circle and then spend some time playing together! Come join the group to learn and grow together.

Nature Explorers Club - Join us as we keep the fun going outside! Available to ages newborn to 6 years, enjoy being one with nature as we look to make the most of all mother nature has to offer and more! Join us for weekly adventures in nature’s classroom, where we will take our time, observe, explore and learn about the world, ourselves and each other. As we head into the winter season, please be mindful to ensure everyone is dressed for the colder weather with layers, hats, mitts, boots and more! Please note, program is scheduled to run for an hour and fifteen minutes, but it is important you follow your own comfort level. You are always welcome to come and go as you and your child need.

Weekend Wonders For children newborn to 6 years. Weekends are times to let loose, explore and try something new. Join us for a Saturday morning program where the focus is on family connection, slowing down and taking time to enjoy time spent together. Our well-equipped playrooms and amazing educators will help to ensure you have what you need to learn and grow together.

Maximum of three programs per family per session, and only one adult per family.