About Us

Great Beginnings Inspire Great Possibilities

EarlyON Child and Family Centre Simcoe North offers programs for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to six years of age which can assist in their parenting or caregiver role.

The centres also provide:

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Access to play and inquiry-based learning
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Information on child development
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Parent Education
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Referrals to community resources
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Virtual programs and resources
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Developmental screening
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Nutrition Information

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Pre and post-natal resources
OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Through nurturing relationships, high quality programming, and play-based environments, EarlyON Child and Family Centre – Simcoe North fosters and supports learning, developing, and connecting of children, parents, and caregivers within their community.

OUR VALUES AND BELIEFS

Families, Respect, Empathy, Inclusion, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

OUR VISION

Better beginnings, Empowering relationships, Greater possibilities.

Our agency has a strong desire and commitment to assist parents, caregivers and children in our communities.

Our values require that high standards of courtesy, understanding and service excellence be demonstrated in all our contacts with children and their families.

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

Our agency at a glance

The following is a timeline of our agency's history. 

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In the Beginning

Community playgroup at 356 King St. in Midland run co-operatively by local volunteers.

1980's
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Corporation Start

Became the North Simcoe Family Resource Program in the spring of 1990 with paid staff and local volunteers. Locally known as the Family Playhouse.

1990
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In the Beginning

The centre created a "Logo Contest" for a new logo for the centre. Here is the winning creation by a local boy named Stephen Graham. A logo we still use today. 

1990
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Ontario Early Years Centre - Simcoe North

Became the lead agency for the Ontario Early Years Centre in Simcoe North funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. 

Orillia location joins under the OEYC Simcoe North umbrella. 

2002
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Funding change

Funding moves from Ministry of Children and Youth Services to the Ministry of Education.

2011
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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

In 2018, Ministry of  Education launches EarlyON Child and Family Centres. We are chosen to continue as the Simcoe North service providers for Parent Support Services. 

2018
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Pandemic moves services to virtual

A world wide pandemic forces EarlyON Child and Family Centres to pivot and adapt services to meet the needs of families. 

2020

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities at the EarlyON Child and Family Centres in the Simcoe North areas. Please contact one of the EarlyON Centres in your area discuss the possibilities.