Free EarlyON Programs

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What are EarlyON Programs? EarlyON Child and Family Centres support children, parents and caregivers in learning, growing and connecting together. We are passionate about supporting the well-being of all families in our community. The Oakville Parent-Child Centre is proud to offer FREE EarlyON programs for parents & caregivers of children newborn to under 6 years of age. Our programs are located through out Oakville and are welcoming spaces that provide fun ways for families to connect and grow together.

Available six days a week and featuring both an evening and weekend program we are always striving to provide a wide-range of inclusive quality services and supports that can be accessed by all.

Oakville Parent Child Centre (OPCC) believes that our EarlyON programs are a part of the support system that families need to do the most important work of parenting. We recognize that parents are the experts of their children and know them best. By inviting families into a village of support we aim to have parents participate, network and share in the creation of our family-centered values. Whether you are a new parent, returning parent or the loved one of a young child. Our high-quality EarlyON programs are designed with YOU in mind. We hope to see you soon!

Find more information below about:

  • Drop-In Program Calendar(s):
    • OPCC Permanent Sites
    • OPCC Community Sites
  • EarlyON Drop-in Program Descriptions
  • Registered Programs
  • Family Resource Supports

To view our OPCC Policies & Frequently Asked Questions please click here

EarlyON Drop In Programming

Effective Monday November 6th, 2023

OPCC Permanent Sites:

OPCC Community (Mobile) Sites:

EarlyON Drop-in Program Descriptions:

Let’s Play! Join us as we come together to learn and grow through the powers of play! Open to all children under 6 years, this beloved program combines a variety of learning experiences that are sure to engage all the senses through free-play, circle time and more! Together, families will have the chance to connect with EarlyON Educators, build friendships with fellow families and link to resources in the communities.

Baby & Me: Available for age’s newborn to 12 months. It is never too early to introduce your child to the wonderful world of free-play, circle time and new little friends! See your baby blossom and grow as you sing, play and learn together. Enjoy the chance to meet other parents and connect with EarlyON Educators on a weekly basis!

Tiny Tots Playtime: Available for ages 6 to 18 months. Are you looking for ways to let your little one explore the world around them? Whether it’s fingers, toes, a box or a toy nearby, your little mover is sure to enjoy the chance to discover! Join us for this fun-filled opportunity to explore and learn in an active playtime designed for our tiniest of friends.

Toddler Time: Open to ages 12 to 30 months. Toddlers are curious about the world. This is a program designed just for them! Enjoy a variety of experiences led by the children’s interests that will encourage them to see, touch and explore all that is around them. With your child’s development in mind our educators will create opportunities for children to learn more about their ideas and their environment. So come enjoy group play, circle time and learning experiences galore!

Social Time: Have a new baby at home? Hoping to connect with other parents & caregivers? Look no further! Open to those with infants aged 0-12 months, join us for a relaxing morning chat and circle time tailored for babies. Your sure to find your village here! 

Weekend Wonders: For all children under 6 years. Weekends are times to let loose, explore and try something new. Join us for a Saturday morning program where the focus is on family connection, slowing down and taking time to enjoy time spent together. Our well-equipped playrooms and amazing educators will help to ensure you have what you need to learn and grow together. Please note that the Weekend Wonders program is scheduled to relocate to our Oakwood location starting Saturday September 16th, 2023.

Registered Programming

Registration is on-going based on program capacity

Calm Connections

Let’s face it – we can all get overwhelmed by new situations and this is true for our young children as well! Would you and your child benefit from a quieter, small group play program? Open to children 2-4 years, join us in EarlyON for this 5-week session that combines all the wonderful things about play into one peaceful package.

Space is limited, registration required.


Thursday 1-2:30pm

 2 to 4 years
Number of Weeks

Welcome Home  

Do you have young children at home? Is your family new to Canada?

"Welcome Home" is the place for you!  Join us as we bring newcomer families together to connect over the love of their children, culture, lived-experiences and friendships.

Together we will: Meet new friends, share your culture and experiences, enjoy a safe place to play with your children, connect weekly with educators and learn about community resources

  • Space is limitied
  • Open to parents with children under 6 years
  • For families new to Canada in the last 3 years
 Tuesday 9:15-11:15 am
 Newborn to under 6 years
Number of Weeks

Free Family Photo Day! 

Get a photo of the whole family or just the children in front of a seasonal background at our NSR-Main location!

Families will receive a printed copy of your photo the day of, and a digital copy emailed to you that can be used for additional printing, holiday cards etc.

Location: NSR-Main, 461 North Service Rd West, Oakville

There are registered and drop in options available for this event: 

  • Families are able to sign up for limited spaces to confirm their spot on the family photo days. Registrations are for 1-hour windows, which families can arrive any time during
  • Families who register in advance will be given priority upon arrival as long as you arrive within your 1-hour registration window
  • Families who do not register can still get a photo, but will be taken on a first come, first served basis and a photo is not guaranteed
  • Families who do not register in advance will still be required to have an OPCC account and will have to sign in upon arrival

Registration can be found under EarlyON Programs > Family Events

Family Support

Interested in attending a parent/caregiver workshop?

Be sure to check out our Parenting & Family support tab here for detailed information on programs being offered.