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Early years

Virtual EarlyON programs and resources for families

The EarlyON Child and Family Centres are working to ensure families in Ottawa have access to children’s programs and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are many virtual programs and resources for children from birth to age 6, their parents and caregivers. Here are some examples – check out the fact sheet (PDF opens in a new tab or window below) for a full list with all the details:

  • Online newsletters
  • Virtual Circle Time events
  • Virtual classes – cooking, dancing, story time, school readiness, yoga
  • Videos like science experiments
  • Art kits
  • Ideas for activities
  • Book reading
  • Virtual parenting support groups for new and expecting parents
  • Virtual parent workshops and education
  • Evening coffee chats
  • Access to basics for families in need
  • Telephone breastfeeding support or wellness calls
  • And more.

Fact sheet on EarlyON programs and resources PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 308 KB ]
Human Needs Task Force ملخص وقائع برامج EarlyON PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 223 KB ]
Human Needs Task Force ﻪﻣﺎﻧﺮﺑ ﺕﺎﻋﻼﻃﺍ ﻩگﺮﺑیﺎﻫ EarlyON PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 397 KB ]
Human Needs Task Force EarlyON 计划资讯 PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 433 KB ]
Human Needs Task Force EarlyON कार्यक्रमसम्बन्धी तथ्य सूची PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 200 KB ]
Human Needs Task Force Xaqiiqda Xaanshida ee Barnaamijyada EarlyON PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 188 KB ]
Human Needs Task Force Hoja informativa sobre programas EarlyON PDF opens in a new tab or window [ 957 KB ]

Francophone and Indigenous EarlyON programming is also available to support these communities .

Most EarlyON programming is now available virtually so families can contact any EarlyON centre regardless of where they live.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

What is an EarlyON centre?

Province of Ontario and EarlyON logos

EarlyON centres are open to all families in Ontario. They are welcoming places that offer a range of services and resources, where you can:

  • Join fun activities – reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games and more
  • 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

The City of Ottawa is pleased to be leading the local transformation of child and family programs in Ottawa, under the new EarlyON Child and Family Centres banner.  EarlyON locations across the city are welcoming children from birth to age 6 and their parents and caregivers.  Come for a visit, participate in a playgroup or workshop, and learn all about EarlyON services for your family.  For more information about programs and hours of operation, please consult the web site of each EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Map of EarlyOn Service areas for 2019 in the West, South, Central West, Central, Central South, Central East, and East

CENTRAL SERVICE AREA

CENTRAL EAST SERVICE AREA

CENTRAL SOUTH SERVICE AREA

CENTRAL WEST SERVICE AREA

EAST SERVICE AREA

SOUTH SERVICE AREA

WEST SERVICE AREA

INDIGENOUS-LED EARLYON CHILD AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Contact us

Email  EarlyON@ottawa.ca