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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres (EarlyON centres) offer free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to six years old in Ontario. EarlyON centres are welcoming places where you and your child can:

  • Join fun activities – reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games and more
  • Get advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • Find out about other family services in your community
  • Connect with other families with young children

York Region is currently expanding and enhancing local EarlyON centres to ensure services and programs are high-quality, inclusive, accessible, responsive and welcoming for all children and their families.


Visit an EarlyON centre to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Friday, January 25, 2019. Take a look at some of the free, fun activities planned for you.


 

Community Engagement

York Region held community engagement sessions with community partners and an online parent/caregiver survey in early 2018. Thank you to all participants who shared their feedback, providing York Region with valuable information that helps inform ongoing planning to meet the local needs of families. To learn more about what we heard and next steps for EarlyON centres in York Region, read the Community Engagement Summary Report.

If you would like more information about EarlyON centres in York Region or have any questions or comments, please send an email to EarlyON@york.ca

Timeline

York Region is taking a phased approach to integrate provincially-funded child and family programs, which will be ongoing until 2020.

2013

Ontario Early Years Policy Framework is released, setting a clear vision for Ontario’s early years child and family programs and services


2016

Province announced:

  • The transformation of child and family programs funded by the Ministry of Education to Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres
  • York Region is responsible for the management of newly-created Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres

York Region launched local needs assessment and working groups to develop a made-in-York Region plan


2017

York Regional Council was updated on the Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre Provincial Initiative

Province of Ontario released Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework

The Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement was announced

York Region sought input from parents/caregivers and community partners on the creation of the centres

York Region submitted Transforming Early Years Programs and Services initial plan to the Ministry of Education (September 2017)

Province of Ontario renamed Ontario Early Years Child andFamily Centres to EarlyON Child and Family Centres

York Regional Council approved financial oversight for EarlyON centres (November 2017)


2018

Transition year

York Region became responsible for the management of EarlyON centres in York Region on January 1, 2018. This initiative is part of the Ministry of Education’s journey towards evolving and integrating early years programs and services in Ontario.

York Region sought input from parents/caregivers and community partners on the creation of the centres

York Region submits progress update report to the Ministry of Education (August 2018)

York Region expands EarlyON centres locations and hours of operation to meet the needs of our communities

York Region publishes Community Engagement Summary Report

Four new EarlyON centres open in York Region


2019

All EarlyON centres will meet the core program requirements


2020

Ongoing operations



The Regional Municipality of York acknowledges the contributions made by the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.




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