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Check out the Links2Care EarlyON Schedule MAY-JUNE 2022

With programs, activities and resources in person, via ZOOM and Facebook, and videos and activity kits for pick up.

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Places where parents and caregivers together with children 0 to 6 years of age can:

  • Take part in a range of interactive programs and activities
  • Get answers to questions
  • Get information about early years programs and services
  • Connect with early years professionals and other families, parents, and caregivers in the community

EarlyON Locations

Acton Band Hall EarlyON Centre | 85 Wallace Street, Acton, ON L7J 2G1  |  519-853-2574

Acton Community Hub EarlyON Centre | 69 Acton Blvd., Acton, ON L7J 2G1  |  905-873-6502

Georgetown EarlyON Centre | 8 James Street, Georgetown, ON L7G 2H3  |  905-873-2960

EarlyON Opportunities:

Children can engage, learn and develop with their Parents or Caregiver

In person and online programs for parents and/or caregivers to participate in together with their child to encourage positive interaction toward enhancing healthy social, physical, intellectual, and emotional child development.

Parents or Caregivers can get help, broaden their knowledge, connect and share

In person and online programs where parents and caregivers can come together in a group discussion setting to socialize and learn from each other and to benefit from the advice of professionals trained in early childhood development.

Access to our Early Years Resources and Take Home Activities

A variety of books, videos, tapes, articles, parent/child kits and other supportive resources are available in the Georgetown and Acton Centres during program hours. Connect with EarlyON staff for assistance in finding information on child development, parenting, family life, community resources and much more.

EarlyON Programs for MAY-JUNE 2022

EarlyON Program Descriptions

NOTE: not all programs are scheduled every month – please check the current schedule

Adult & Child Together (Acton & Gtown EO) 0-6yrs. Join us in person for indoor & outdoor activities and games that you can play with friends! Some activities include painting, science experiments, dramatic centre, water play, puzzles and more! This is a great way to meet others in the community and experience new activities that will be provided by the EO staff.

Kinder Ready (Acton Hub) Children going to school in September. This school readiness program is for children entering school in this September.  Children and parents will have the opportunity to come together and practice school routines, develop and enhance their problem-solving skills and learn through songs and early learning activities. *Register @ www.eventbrite.ca

Strollerwalk (in the Park) 0-2.5yrs. Join a staff member, grab some water and walk & talk around the track at local parks. Meet new friends and hear about all the news in the community.  Locations: Acton Prospect Park: 30 Park Avenue, Acton      Georgetown Fair Grounds: 1 Park Avenue, Georgetown (Park School entrance off Hyde Park)

Infant Massage (Acton Hub) 0 to not yet mobile. This FREE 5-week session builds a connection with your little one, helps circulation, supports sleep patterns and reduces stress. The facilitators are trained/certified in Infant Massage to help you instill calmness for the whole family. **Must be able to attend ALL weeks in the sessions (5 weeks)**

Dad’s Connect (Acton & Gtown EO) 0-6yrs. This program gives dads an opportunity to connect with their children.  Hang out with other Dads who have children in a safe and interactive environment.  Grandpas & uncles are welcomed. * Register @ www.eventbrite.ca

Quiet Time Together (Acton EO) 0-6yrs. Join staff in a dim lit quiet environment at the Acton EO.  Quiet activities, soft music and “Good Night” stories will be available to strengthen brain development before bed.  So, brush your teeth, get your jammies on and join us for some Quiet Time Together. **Please note the gross motor area will be closed during this program.

Wee One Wednesdays (Acton EO) 0-36mths. This program provides an opportunity for young children to explore, play and learn together by being competent, capable of complex thinking and curious.

Circle of Security Parenting Workshop (Gtown EO) 0-6yrs. This program helps parents/caregivers of all backgrounds to better connect with the children in their lives! Children participate in play-based activities in a separate room on the premise from their parents/caregivers. *Register @ [email protected]

Networking Together (Gtown EO) 0-6yrs. This program for parents and caregivers to enjoy weekly workshops and discussions focusing on parenting, family, health, and child development. The children participate in play-based activities separate from the parents/caregivers in another room on premise. *Register @ [email protected]

EO has a Green Thumb! (Gtown EO) 2.5-6yrs. This 90mins OUTDOOR program will provide you and your little ones with the joys of nature.  Enjoy gardening, nature crafting, exploring and getting dirty. *Register @ www.eventbrite.ca

Mother Goose (Gtown EO) 0-not yet mobile. This in person program is based on songs, music, rhymes and interactions between baby and parent.  The aim is to have fun, soothe, nurture and promote trust in a relaxing, stress-free manner for both baby & parent.

Baby & Me (Acton Hub) 0-not yet mobile. This one-hour program will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to chat/connect and share milestones with other parents, caregivers, parents-to-be, as well as an opportunity for your baby to see other babies. The staff will be available if you have any questions about development and resources can be provided. **Register @ www.eventbrite.ca

EarlyON Craft and Activity Kits

Playing at Home: Parent Resource Sheets – 0-6yrs. On Mondays, through our social media pages, you will have access to 3 different resource links to expand your child’s learning at home.

EarlyON Fun Activity Kits (video & kits) – 1-2.5yrs. or 2.5-6yrs. Enjoy simple fun activities with your child at home. Kits include all materials required to join in. May contain small parts. Kits are available at the Georgetown & Acton EO location Mondays-Wednesdays outside in contactless bins.

It’s Craft Time with Julie (video & kits) – 1-6yrs. Staff guide your child through a craft idea with items from around the house. Imagination is the key. It is the process, not the product that counts. Kits available at Acton & Georgetown EO locations Mondays-Wednesdays outside in contactless bins.

Field Trip Fridays Activity Kits (video & kits) – 3-6yrs. Have your child enjoy a new activity each week exploring what different community helpers do. Kits are available at ALL locations Mondays-Wednesdays outside in contactless bins.