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 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. This program also looks to take advantage of any nice weather. Please expect that Educators will be making use of both the indoor & outdoor play environment during our time together. This flexibility in space allows us to follow the families’ leads by sharing in the natural curiosities of the day! Please be sure to prepare to spend time indoors & outdoors.

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 its fingers, toes, a box or a toy nearby, your little mover is sure to enjoy the chance to discover! Join is for this fun-filled opportunity to explore and learn in an active playtime designed for our tiniest of friends.

Tales and Tunes: Music, singing and stories are an important part of childhood. Join us and share you favourite childhood songs with your little one, learn some new ones, and enjoy stories and nursery rhymes. Active play may include parachute fun, exploring instruments, and more, available to children newborn to 12 months.

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!

Imagination Station: Open to ages 6 to 20 months, join us for some imaginative play where your child’s creativity will flourish through the exploration of sensory activities. This engaging program will guide your child through multiple learning experiences that connect their sensory play to literacy experiences, rhythm and music and how we as grown-ups can expand on this play at home.

Weekend Wonders: or 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.


Drop-In EarlyON Programs

No need to register, just drop-in!


Tune-in Tuesdays with Ms. Kalli

Now a Drop-In for June!


Walk & Talk

Tune into your body every Tuesday and join us for the Walk & Talk program!

Time to hit the pavement and get our bodies moving, while the kids enjoy a ride in the stroller. This is a great way to gently move your body, to get some fresh air, connect with families, and make new friends. After our walk, join us indoors for some light refreshments and thoughtful conversation.

Your safety is our top priority! Please be sure to dress for the weather and know that we may change our routes or adjust program length to adapt to the conditions of the day.

Age Group

  • Newborn to 12 months

When

  • Every Tuesday in June
  • Starting June 4, 2024
  • 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Where

  • Viva Oakville Community 1 Sixteen Mile Dr. Oakville Ontario
  • Meet at the main entrance

Registered EarlyON Programs

You will need to Register for the following programs.

Set for School

In our newest FREE parenting workshop, Set for School, we will talk about ways to help you and your child prepare for kindergarten. We will give an overview of what the Ontario Kindergarten program looks like and discuss helpful strategies to help set your child up for a successful transition.

Good to Know

  • Parents/Caregivers must have children starting school this September 2024.
  • Registration is required.
  • Limited in-person space, childminding is not available.
  • Online session will be recorded and sent out.

In-Person

  • June 5
  • 6:30-8pm
  • 461 North Service Rd., W, Unit 17

Virtual

  • June 12
  • 1-2:30pm

How to Register

1. Click on the "Register" button

2. Log in / Create an OPCC account

3. Select “Register for EarlyON programs”

> For In-Person, June 5, 6:30-8pm:

4. Select "In Person Parenting Events"

> For Virtual, June 12, 1-2:30pm:

4. Select “Virtual Parenting Events”


Set for School

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 all the wonderful things about play into one peaceful package.

Space is limited.

Registration required.

When

  • Every Thursday
  • May 16 -June 20, 2024
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Location
Oakwood

Age

2 to 4 years

Number of Weeks
6

How to Register

  • Click on the "Register" button
  • Log into your Account/Create an Account
  • Select "Register for EarlyON Programs"
  • Select "EarlyON Registered In Person"

Family Support

Interested in attending a parent/caregiver workshop?

Be sure to check out our Parenting & Family Support page for detailed information on programs being offered.