EarlyON Child and Family Centre
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The calendar includes description of the programs and their locations
You can also call us directly at (416) 588-3755 and speak with any of our staff at anytime!
The EarlyON Child and Family Centre
A supportive place for parents/caregivers and young children.
The Davenport EarlyON Child and Family Centre is a welcoming and inclusive place where parents and caregivers can bring their young children to play, meet other caregivers, get answers on child development and find information on programs and services. Children can participate in preschool activities that support their growth and development. We offer a variety programs in different locations across the Davenport community.
Le Centre francophone de Toronto offre des programmes diversifies pour vos enfants en francais. 416-922-2672 www.centrefranco.org
- Early learning drop-in programs for any parents/caregivers and children
- Parent education workshops and groups
- Information about pregnancy and parenting
- Visits with a dietitian or public health nurse
- A pregnancy / pre-natal nutrition program
- Preschool programs that help children get ready for kindergarten
- Information and links to other services in the community
- Training programs and volunteer opportunities!
- Or book and appointment for Information and Referral on community resources for children and families.
“My child has always been really attached to me, and she has had some separation issues in the past. I was really anxious about her starting school.
But, with the help of the staff here and the program, now my daughter has experienced what it means going to school, learning from a teacher, trusting other adults and not only me. Now my child knows and trust the teachers and other children, she is no longer scared.”
-Parent, Pauline Public School, 2015
Child Minder Training Program
In 2006, DPNCHC began offering a Child Minder Training program to support low-income women, young mothers, and newcomers who were interested in home childcare. A comprehensive health promotion/educational series, the program provides Canadian experience and skills, increases knowledge in child development and enhances employment and educational opportunities. It also helps to ensure that those providing child minding have basic knowledge in child safety, health and standards.
Since 2011, the program has served over 207 participants and it perpetually has a wait-list. With its 2014 Vital Ideas grant, DPNCHC will rigorously evaluate the Child Minder Training program to fully understand its impact, document learnings, create a functional program toolkit and create a digital story of the program to promote and share the model.