EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Program Overview

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are designed to provide a broad set of free programs and resources for parents and their young children. EarlyON programs are offered in more than 900 locations across the province. EarlyON Child and Family Centres enhance children’s learning and development, provide support to parents and caregivers, and connect families to community services.

Programs and Resources


EarlyON centres offer children, parents and caregivers a friendly environment that fosters positive learning with a wide range of quality programs and services to help your child reach their full potential, with:


  • Programs designed especially for children up to six years old
  • Play-based learning experiences that are fun and engaging – such as painting, drawing, building, creating, reading, storytelling, singing and much more
  • Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • Information or referrals to specialized programs and services within the community
  • Opportunity to meet and make connections with families with young children

The EarlyON Experience


EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free, programs for children up to six years old and their parents/caregivers. Early ON centres are places to engage and connect with others in the community and feel a sense of belonging.

You will be welcomed by qualified early-years professionals who can provide support, advice, and helpful resources. EarlyON centres are where children and their parents/caregivers can learn, play, laugh, be curious, make friends and engage with others.

Many EarlyON Child and Family Centres are open weekdays, evenings and weekends. There are currently more than 300 EarlyON Child and Family Centres located in communities across the province as well as more than 600 mobile sites operating in locations such as libraries, parks and community centres.

Other resources and information for parents of young children:


  • Looking for child care? Visit ontario.ca/childcare for helpful information on finding child care, child care options, common questions to ask a child care provider and more.
  • Will your child be starting kindergarten in the coming year? You can find helpful information online that supports your child’s transition to school: ontario.ca/kindergarten.
  • How Does Learning Happen? A professional learning resource for those working in child care and child and family programsedu.gov.on.ca/childcare/pedagogy.html.
  • Think, Feel, Act – This resource describes how the experiences children have in the early years has a lasting effect on children’s learning, development, health and well-being edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/research.html.

How to Register


Head to our registration page to begin.

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EarlyON Centre Locations

    Chelmsford / Levack

    Saint Charles Catholic School / Levack Public School

    26 Charlotte Ave, Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0 / 100 High St Levack, ON P0M 2C0

    705-855-2334 Email: earlyon@ccrconnect.ca

    Copper Cliff

    Copper Cliff Public School

    50 School St, Copper Cliff, ON P0M 1N0

    705-682-9619 Email: earlyon@ccrconnect.ca


    Northeastern Public School

    45 Spruce St, Garson, ON P3L 1P8

    705-693-5575 Email: earlyon@ccrconnect.ca

    Minnow Lake

    Pius XII Catholic School

    44 Third Ave, Greater Sudbury, ON P3B 3P8

    705-525-7707 Email: earlyon@ccrconnect.ca

    New Sudbury

    Westmount Public School

    511 Westmount Ave, Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1B3

    705-222-9683 Email: earlyon@ccrconnect.ca

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      L’École publique Jeanne-Sauvé

      300, rue Van Horne, Grand Sudbury, ON P3B 1H9

      705-673-0131 Courriel : earlyon@ccrconnect.ca

      Nouveau Sudbury

      École Félix-Ricard

      691 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON P3A 1X9

      705-566-4135 Courriel : earlyon@ccrconnect.ca