EarlyON Child and Family Centre Simcoe North

Creating an environment for all children, families and caregivers to grow and learn. 

In-Person Programs

At the EarlyON Child and Family Centre, parents, caregivers and children can take part in a range of programs and activities, receive information about programs and services that are available for young children, and talk to Early Years professionals as well as other parents and caregivers.

From infant programs to parenting programs, we are here to support parents and caregivers as co-learners in our environments. 

Virtual Programs and Services

EarlyON virtual programs and services allow you to connect with EarlyON staff and other participants from the comfort of your home. Please be sure to come back often to check for new programs. 

There is no cost to attend any of our programs or activities.


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Our organization is a non-profit, charitable organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our board is made up of appointed community leaders who are collectively responsible for governing our organization.

Message from our Executive Director

Welcome. Bienvenue. Aanii. 

EarlyON Child and Family Centre Simcoe North offers parents and caregivers with children prenatal to 6 years of age, a range of free core services which can assist them in their parenting or caregiving role. This includes developmental screening for children, information and referral to a variety of supports and services, a parenting resource library, a wide range of workshops, newsletters and a friendly atmosphere that fosters networking among parents and care providers.

EarlyON Child and Family programs are built on the four foundations of learning: Belonging, Well-being, Expression and Engagement. Through the provision of high quality programs, environments that provoke learning and resources that are based in connect, learn and grow. Knowledgeable and caring staff provide a welcoming, supportive and accessible place where all children, parents and caregivers belong.

Enjoy your visit!

Christine VanderByl, RECE, Executive Director

Land Acknowledgment

The EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Simcoe North are located in, and offer programs and services throughout, the northern area of Simcoe County. We acknowledge that Simcoe North is situated on Treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history.

It is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek Nation. The Anishinaabe (Ah-ni-shin-aw-beh) include the Ojibwe (Oh-JIB-way), Odawa (Oh-DAH-wah), and Potawatomi (Pot-a-WA-ta-mee) nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

We would like to acknowledge, recognize, and respect the enduring presence of the Indigenous Peoples of this region. The Anishinaabe (Ah-ni-shin-aw-beh) peoples of Beausoleil (Bow-sow-lay) First Nation, Chippewas (Chi-puh-waas) of Rama First Nation, and Chippewas (Chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island First Nation and we thank them for generations of stewardship.

We also acknowledge and respect the Moose Deer Point First nation, the Wahta Mohawks, the Georgian Bay and Moon River Metis (May-TEE) Councils.

We also recognize and respect that the Wendat and the Haudenosaunee (Hoe-denah-SHOW-nee) Nations have walked on and cared for this territory over time.

This territory is covered by the Lake Simcoe Treaty 16 of 1815, the Williams Treaties of 1923, the Penetanguishene Treaty 5 of 1798, the Robinson-Huron Treaty 61 of 1850 and the John Collins’ Purchase of 1785.

This territory is the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, a Treaty made between the Anishinaabe (Ah-ni-shin-aw-beh), Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee (Hoe-denah-SHOW-nee), where nations entered into an agreement to protect the land and responsibly care for its resources in harmony together. We have all been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect. Treaty agreements were made to last as long as “the sun shines, the grass grows, and rivers flow.”

We acknowledge the forced sacrifices that are the foundation of Canadian society today. In times of great change, we recognize more than ever the importance to honour Indigenous history and culture and we are committed to make the promise of Truth and Reconciliation with all First Nation, Métis (May-TEE) and Inuit (I-nyoo-uht) people and our community.

We strive to engage with our Indigenous communities to incorporate more of their stories and teachings in our EarlyON programming through connecting with families, community partners, elders and Indigenous leaders with the knowledge to help guide inclusivity.

We invite you to learn about the Indigenous Nations that care for the land you are on, and where you might come from, visit native-land.ca to learn more.


EarlyON Child and Family Centres across Simcoe County

To find EarlyON programs and services in the Collingwood and Alliston area, visit E3 Community Services.

To find EarlyON programs and services in the Barrie, Bradford and Innisfil area, visit Empower Simcoe.

Trouvez un centre ON y va dans le comté de Simcoe, visitez La Clé. To find a Francophone EarlyON, visit La Clé.