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.

EarlyON Child and Family programs are built on the four foundations of learning: Belonging, Well-being, Expression and Engagement. All sites provide access to play and inquiry based learning, information on child development, parent education, early learning activities, referrals to community resources, nutrition information and pre- and post-natal resources.

EarlyON Centres provide services that are child and family centered, community driven, integrated and collaborative, developmentally appropriate, socially inclusive, and evidence based.

The centres also provide:

Canva Design DAExxoupZj8
Access to play and inquiry-based learning
Canva Design DAExfgYez7w
Information on child development
Canva Design DAExfqYxBPw
Parent Education
Canva Design DAExfuyfnxQ
Referrals to community resources
Canva Design DAExfkd9g7U
Virtual programs and resources
Canva Design DAExfo6BTV0
Developmental screening
Canva Design DAExfg7z84g
Nutrition Information


Canva Design DAExfid6WY8
Pre and post-natal resources

Through nurturing relationships, high quality programming, and play based environments, EarlyON Simcoe North fosters and supports learning, developing, and well-being of  children, families, and caregivers within their community.


Respect, Inclusion, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.


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 any of our programs or activities.

Our agency at a glance

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


In the Beginning

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

Canva Design DAEusKXZzEA

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.

Canva Design DAEusJ-TAGE

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. 

Canva Design DAEusFy280E

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. 

Canva Design DAEusDuOdhk

Funding change

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

Canva Design DAEusJZ-SoM

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. 

Canva Design DAEusB_-fHQ

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. 

Canva Design DAExftj9EvE

Back to In-Person

Many lessons learnt through the pandemic and we are now back to in-centre and satellite program delivery. Looking forward to continued growth. 


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 to discuss the possibilities.


Apply above and complete the form or call one of the centres to receive your application by e-mail. 

Once the form is submitted, someone from the agency will connect with you. 

An interview will take place with a designated member of EarlyON CFC Simcoe North. If successful, next steps will be followed. 
Reference Check & VSC

A minimum of 3 references must be provided. A Vulnerable Sector Check is mandatory and must be valid within the last 6 weeks.

Successful candidates will move to orientation. 

Orientation is done with designated staff member. This includes reading all mandatory policies and procedures and employment standards trainings.