Free EarlyON Programs

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Fall Programming
Session 2: October 4th to October 30th, 2021

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

Let’s Play! - Newborn to 6 years. 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. Together, families will have the chance to connect with EarlyON Educators, build friendships with fellow families and link to resources in the communities. This program also looks to make the best of both worlds, making use of both the indoor & outdoor play environment. This flexibility in space allows Educators to follow the families leads by sharing in the children’s natural curiosities of the day! Please be sure to prepare to spend time indoors & outdoors.

Nature Explorers Club - Newborn to 6 years. Join us as we keep the fun going outside! Available to ages newborn to 6 years, enjoy being one with nature as we embark on weekly adventures that 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. Be sure to dress for the weather but please note, programs will move in-doors if need be.

Weekend Wonders - 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.

Baby & Me - 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 - 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!

Parent Talk - Newborn to 2.5 years. 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.

Let's Stroll! - Newborn to 2.5 years. Hey Parents! Time to put on your walking shoes, 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.

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

Virtual Programming

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

Story Time: Stop, drop and read! Join us online as we 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, grab your favourite book, snuggle in, and share with us the many joys of Storytime.

Story Time - Celebrating Indigenous Authors: Join us for a reading of the "Sweetest Kulu" written by internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk. This story describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu; an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants. Illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis.

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 Lesson for the Family with Artist Gloria

Thursday September 30th at 6:30 pm
or
Saturday October 2nd at 10:00 am

Inspired by The Truth and Reconciliation Day, for this project we will focus on an Eagle. The Eagle is a sacred and noble creature in many First Nations communities and who is thought to share a special relationship with the Creator. Using orange as the background colour, in this lesson we see the Eagle spreading his wings of love, keeping the children closest to its heart to keep them safe.

Participants will need to provide their own materials for participation.

Materials List:
Fine black sharpie or marker
Acrylic paint: yellow, orange, green, red, green, purple, white, brown
A container of water
Paper towel

Registered families will receive a virtual link the morning of the program: Please draw the eagle in advance – use template provided upon registration.

Effective January 1, 2018, Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC) will be known as EarlyON Child and Family Centres, or EarlyON.

EarlyON centres will continue to be places where parents and caregivers of children up to six years can:

  • participate with their children in a range of programs and activities
  • get information and support they are looking for to raise happy and healthy children
  • get guidance from qualified child care professionals about child development, activities and resources
  • network with other parents and caregivers in the community

EarlyON centres across Halton will also be locally managed by Halton Region, giving families easy access to early learning programs and services that meet their needs.