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EarlyON ON y va Child and Family Centres

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.

COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan

We are excited to announce that EarlyON ON y va Child and Family Centres can re-open for in-person programming.

We will start with outdoor programming and learn from our experiences to eventually move to indoor programming.

We have developed a re-opening plan which will be used to eliminate or reduce identified risks to employees and families using spaces for programming during COVID-19.

Pre-registration is mandatory for families to attend EarlyON ON y va programming. We are not allowed to have drop ins.

There will be a limit of 15 participants (excluding staff) at each program. We will do our best to accommodate as many families as are interested.

Screening Process

As part of our COVID-19 precautionary measures EarlyON ON y va has implemented a COVID-19 screening and assessment platform called CrowdBlink Protect in order to conduct daily health and risk assessments of all individuals participating in our in-person programming.

There are a few actions required of you to initially get started.

  1. Parents/Caregivers will use the CrowdBlink Protect mobile application to conduct an assessment on their mobile devices (iOS or Android) PRIOR to arriving at any EarlyON ON y va activity.
  2. Upon completing the questionnaire (e.g. COVID-19 symptoms, recent travel, or exposure to infected individuals) you will be provided with either a PASS or FAIL result as well as a QR code.
  3. When you arrive at the EarlyON ON y va activity, a staff member will simply scan the QR code from your device.

Programming Information: EarlyON ON y va Facebook link for events and calendar.

Registration: 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. > Click on “Register”

Virtual Programming

Due to COVID-19, our current locations of programming are virtual through our events on the Facebook page, EarlyON ON y va Timiskaming.

As we re-open programming, we will update list of locations.

Outdoor Programming

There is limited outdoor programming across the district following strict COVID-19 measures.

Go to our EarlyON ON y va Timiskaming Facebook page for more information and locations.

Licensed childcare spaces are available!

At locations across the district.

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