EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (PFLCs) are now called EarlyON Child and Family Centres.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free, drop-in programs for children up to six years old and their parent/caregivers. EarlyON centres are places 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.
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Programs and resources
EarlyON centres offer children, parents and caregivers a friendly environment that fosters positive learning with a wide range of quality programs and service to help your child reach their full potential, with:
- Programs designed especially for children up to six years old
- Play-based learning experiences such as painting, drawing, building, creating, reading, storytelling, singing and much more
- Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
- Information or referrals to specialized programs and services within the community
- Opportunity to meet and make connections with families with young children
You don't need to pre-register, just sign-in each time you visit, as many times a week as you want. Every child must be accompanied by an adult who stays at the centre for the duration of the visit. Parents and caregivers can bring more than one child.
A daily nutritious snack is provided for all during the program. All locations are nut free and some locations may have other food restrictions; please speak to a staff member at your centre before bringing in any food.
The centres are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (unless otherwise stated) during the school year and follow the school calendar from September to June.
Find out more about each centre
Cooksville Creek P.S.
Ellengale P.S. (9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
Massey Street P.S.
Morton Way P.S.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier P.S.
Shelter Bay P.S.
For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions below, contact us at
905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2363 or visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to pre-register?
Registration is not required. You will need to simply sign-in each time you visit as do all visitors to our schools.
Is there a fee to attend?
No. The program is free to all who attend.
Do I have to stay with my child in an EarlyON Child and Family Centre?
Yes. Every child who attends a centre must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I bring more than one child?
Yes. Siblings and home child care providers are welcome.
Can I come more than once per week?
Families are free to visit the centres as many times per week as they choose and can stay for any length of time within the centre's hours.
Can I bring a snack for my child(ren)?
A daily nutritious snack is provided for all during the program. Please be aware that all of our locations are nut allergy aware and that your particular centre may have other food restrictions. Please speak to a staff member at your centre before bringing any food in with you.