If you have children 6 years of age or under and are looking for free, high-quality drop-in programs, be sure to check out EarlyON Child and Family Centres. The centres support families seeking convenient, accessible, play-based learning activities with their children. At the centres, your child can:
- Learn through play.
- Enjoy quality time with family and friends.
- Participate in inclusive programs.
Families can interact with staff and qualified early years professionals to learn more about resources in the community. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can join support groups. Some EarlyON locations offer French services or Indigenous led programs. Each centre has a goal of meeting the unique needs of families in the community.
EarlyON Centers also offer child development supports. This new service is available for families looking for information about their child’s development. Supported by the Region and in partnership with Peel Children’s Centre, qualified EarlyON staff and Resource Consultants can help you understand your child’s development and guide you to resources should you have questions or concerns. Early development supports and school readiness programs help prepare children and families for the future.
There are currently 66 EarlyON locations in Peel and growing. Centres are open weekdays, evenings and weekends to fit the needs of your family. To learn more about EarlyON Centres and find a location near you, please visit www.peelregion.ca/children/early-on.asp.