EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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We are so happy to announce that Parry Sound, South River, and Burks Fall EarlyON Child and Family Centres are now open. Families will be required to register through our online booking site- please note that each person attending must be registered with a ticket. Masks will be mandatory only if within 2 meters of others for adults and children who were in grade 1 or above. Space is limited due to provincial regulations and will be increased when phase 2 is announced. You can book at the following link: https://bookwhen.com/psearlyon

We are happy to announce that some of our EarlyON Satellites will re-open soon. We are currently working with our community partners to ensure a safe environment for all our families when they are visiting our programs. Please be patient as we navigate through all the COVID policies and regulations. We will post on our website and Facebook page our reopening dates when they are confirmed. We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 705-746-9522 ext 4350 or email lwhetham@psdssab.org. We are so excited to see you all! 

EarlyON is designed to provide a broad set of free programs and resources for parents and their young children. Drop-in programs are offered in more than 900 locations across the province.

The Ministry of Education has identified mandatory core services that must be available to children and families across the province of Ontario. The local DSSAB oversees the local delivery of these core services related to:

  • Supporting early learning and development,
  • Engaging parents and caregivers, and
  • Making connections for families.
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EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free, online booked programs for children up to six years of age and their parents/caregivers. They are a place to engage and connect with others in the community and feel a sense of belonging.

You will be welcomed by qualified early-years professionals who can provide support, advice and helpful resources. EarlyON centres are where children and their parents/caregivers can learn, play, laugh, be curious, make friends and engage with others.  Where possible, outdoor programming is also provided so please come dressed for some outdoor fun!

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Virtual Programs
In addition to in person programming we offer a variety of virtual programs through our Facebook page, i.e. Lets get physical, Inspiring Little Minds, ABC, 123, Franco Fun and an activity of the week. Please follow us on Facebook at EarlyON Child and Family Centres in the District of Parry Sound as well as on our website at www.foreverychild.ca

Specialized Groups
Weekly we offer both an in person and virtual Moms to Moms group. This program is for new moms with infants up to 18 months of age. Workshops such as pregnancy and post-partum pelvic health, infant development, car seat installation and infant dental health are offered on a regular basis. Older children are welcome to attend as well. For more information please visit our website or call 705-746-9522 ext 4300.

Free parenting workshops are offered that are designed to strengthen and promote positive adult-child relationships. Parents and caregivers can develop skills to better deal with the joys, challenges, and stresses of being a parent/caregiver. Parents with a specific concern about their child’s behaviour can book a one to one session with one of our Triple P Practitioners to consult and create a parenting plan that works best for you and your family.

For locations and schedules please call:

705-746-9522 / 1-866-850-8855 or visit www.foreverychild.ca

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