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:
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.
The following is a timeline of our agency's history.
Community playgroup at 356 King St. in Midland run co-operatively by local volunteers.
Became the North Simcoe Family Resource Program in the spring of 1990 with paid staff and local volunteers. Locally known as the Family Playhouse.
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.
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.
Funding moves from Ministry of Children and Youth Services to the Ministry of Education.
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.
A world wide pandemic forces EarlyON Child and Family Centres to pivot and adapt services to meet the needs of families.
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.