EarlyON Child and Family Centres

As of January 2018, families with children birth up to six years of age in the Wellington County and Guelph have access to family supports programmes and services through EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide children and parents/caregivers opportunities to participate in high quality play and inquiry-based programmes that are led and facilitated by Registered Early Childhood Educators who will model responsive adult-child interactions and support all parents/caregivers in their roles, as defined in How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families with young children where they can make connections, find support and advice about parenting and child development and access resources and a network of community supports and specialized services.

UPDATE:  As of July 16, 2021, EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations in The County of Wellington and the City of Guelph have updated programme offerings for in person services.
Indoor Programming 

Select EarlyON locations will be offering Single Household programming.  Single households do include caregivers who may be providing care for children from more than 1 household.  These sessions will have no more than 10 participants including EarlyON staff.  Participants must pre-register for all indoor programming. Anyone who has not pre-registered will not be permitted access to indoor programming.

Outdoor Programming

EarlyON Centre's will be offering Outdoor Programming.  These sessions will have no more than 25 participants including EarlyON staff.  Participants must pre-register for all outdoor programming. Anyone who has not pre-registered will not be permitted access to outdoor programming.

Virtual Programming

EarlyON Centre's will continue to offer Virtual Programming to families as they have been throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

What Safety Measures will be in Place?

The safety of your family and the community is our first priority and you will see many measures in place reduce risk.  In addition to limiting the number of participants in programming, the following safety measures will be taken: 

  • Participants will only be able to register/attend indoor and outdoor programming once in a 14-day period.  This ensures both equitable access for other households and also further reduces the risk of the spread of COVID.
  • COVID Pre-screening will occur for all visitors and staff prior to the start of outdoor programming.  Anyone who does not pass the screen will not be permitted entry to programming. 
  • Outdoor programming will mainly consist of walks and hikes and not occur near play equipment or other shared equipment.
  • For indoor programming, individual materials will be provided for use with each family during visits and will be sanitized following use.  Materials will not be used by another family on the same day. 
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of EarlyON spaces will occur daily and in between all family visits. 
  • EarlyON staff will wear masks and shields and will practice social distancing where possible during outdoor programming.
  • All adult visitors and children (ages 6 and older) will be required to wear a mask during outdoor programming.  Children ages 2 to 5 will be encouraged to wear a mask.

How to Access Programming

Below is a list of all EarlyON locations across Wellington County and the City of Guelph.  By clicking on one of the locations below, you will see which programming is being offered and how to register or access programming.

EarlyON Child and Family Centre programme locations:

 Centre Wellington

Centre Wellington EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? No 

Outdoor Programming Available? Yes
Virtual Programming Available? Yes

To register for any programming please call 519-843-7000

Name

Address

Service Provider website

Belwood Lions Hall - EarlyON Mobile Site

37 Queen Street, Belwood

 

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Elora Community Centre  - EarlyON Mobile Site

21 David Street, Elora

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Centre Wellington Community   Sportplex  - EarlyON Mobile Site

550 Belsyde Avenue E., Fergus  

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Melville United Church  - EarlyON Mobile Site

300   St. Andrew St. West, Fergus

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington


 Erin

Erin EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? Yes 

Outdoor Programming Available?Yes
Virtual Programming Available? Yes

To register for any programming please call 519-843-7000

Name

Address

Service Provider website

Erin EarlyON Child and Family Centre

185 Daniel St, Erin

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

 Guelph

Guelph EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? Yes

Outdoor Programming Available? Yes 
Virtual Programming Available? Yes

To register for any programming please call:

  • Guelph Community Health Centre EarlyON at 519-821-6638 x4 
  • Shelldale Family Gateway EarlyON at 519-824-8498

Name

Address

Service Provider website

Guelph EarlyON Child and Family Centre

435 Stone Road West, Guelph

Guelph Community Health Centre

Guelph Civic Museum - EarlyON Mobile Site

52 Norfolk Street, 2nd floor, Guelph

Guelph Community Health Centre

Guelph EarlyON Child and Family Centre

20 Shelldale Cresent, Guelph

 

Shelldale Family Gateway

Guelph-Eramosa

Guelph-Eramosa EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? No 

Outdoor Programming Available? Yes
Virtual Programming Available? Yes 

To register for any programming, please call 519-843-7000

Name

Address

Service Provider website

Rockwood United Church - EarlyON Mobile Site

119 Harris Street, Rockwood

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington
 Mapleton

Mapleton EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? Yes

Outdoor Programming Available? Yes
Virtual Programming Available? Yes 

To register for any programming please call 519-843-7000

Name

Address

Service Provider website

Mapleton EarlyON Child and Family Centre

 21 Wellington Street South, Drayton

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Alma Bible Church - EarlyON Mobile Site

59 Peel Street East, Alma

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Moorefield Optimist Building - EarlyON Mobile Site

14 Ball Avenue, Moorefield

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

 Minto

Minto EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? No 

Outdoor Programming Available? Yes
Virtual Programming Available? Yes 

To register for any programming please call 519-843-7000

Name

Address

Service Provider website for more details

Harriston Train Station  - EarlyON Mobile Site

5941 Highway #89, Harriston

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Palmerston Community Centre - EarlyON Mobile Site

520 Cavan Street, Palmerston

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

 Puslinch

Puslinch Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? No 

Outdoor Programming Available? No
Virtual Programming Available? Yes 

To register for any programming please call:

  • Community Resource Centre at 519-843-7000
  • Guelph Community Health Centre EarlyON at 519-821-6638 x4  
 Name  Address  Service Provider website for more details
Puslinch Community Centre - Aberfoyle EarlyON Mobile Site 23 Brock Road South, Aberfoyle  Guelph Community Health Centre
 Wellington North

Wellington North EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations

Indoor Programming Available? Yes

Outdoor Programming Available? Yes
Virtual Programming Available? Yes 

To register for any programming please call 519-843-7000

Name

Address

Service Provider website

Arthur Pentecostal Church - EarlyON Mobile Site

121 Charles Street East, Arthur

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Mt. Forest EarlyON Child and Family Centre

311 Foster Street, Mt. Forest

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

EarlyON Child and Family Centre Plan

We are responsible for the local management of EarlyON Child and Family Centres as part of our contracted responsibility with the Ministry of Education to plan and manage the early years system.  We are working with the Growing Great Generationsᴼᴹ Birth to Six Working Group to develop EarlyON Centres as a part of their community plan.

View the Ontario Government's Public Plan for Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres for more information.

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