EarlyON ON y va Child and Family Centres are intended to support children 0-6, and their parents and caregivers in learning, growing and connecting – together.
They provide free programming in English, French and Indigenous culture that reflect the view of the children, parents, caregivers and educators as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential and experience.
Guided by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, 2014 (HDLH), EarlyON ON y va Child and Family Centres provide an environment that engage parents and caregivers as co-learners and leaders in influencing positive experiences and outcomes for children, families and the community.
EarlyON ON y va collectively work in Timiskaming as a Collaborative with Centre pour enfants Timiskaming Child Care, Keepers of the Circle and Centre de santé communautaire du Temiskaming. Through this collaborative, they share in common the objective of creating child-focused and family-oriented programming that is both culturally proficient and meets the standards of excellence established in How Does Learning Happen? and Journey Together.
The EarlyON ON y va Collaborative believes that parents/caregivers should be involved in planning of EarlyON ON y va programs and services and has established Parent/Caregiver Councils and Circle for Francophone, Indigenous, and English-speaking parents and caregivers. The Councils and Circle, together with staff, will help ensure that families living throughout the District know about EarlyON ON y va and have a say in EarlyON ON y va programming.
We continue to offer virtual programming. Check KEyON for our Timiskaming virtual calendar for more information.
There is ongoing outdoor programming across the district. Go to our Facebook page for more information.
A digital sign in application called KEyON is used in EarlyON ON y va programming across the District of Timiskaming. Families complete the registration process and then pick up their key tag on their next visit at any EarlyON ON y va program.
www.keyon.ca > Click on “Register”
Licensed childcare spaces are available!
At locations across the district.