EarlyON Child and Family Centre
Stay connected with us virtually while we remain closed for in-person programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic!
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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-Perth EarlyON Child and Family Centre is a welcoming and inclusive place where parents and caregivers can bring their young children to connect with others. Families can play and learn, and find information about the community. Children participate in 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
Our services include:
- Early learning drop-in programs for parents/caregivers and children
- Caregiver education workshops and groups
- Information about pregnancy and parenting
- Visits with a dietitian or public health nurse
- Resources and referrals for children who need extra supports
- Ages and Stages (ASQ) Screening for families who want more information on their child’s well-being
- A pregnancy / pre-natal nutrition program
- Pre-school readiness programs that help children prepare for school
- Information and links to other services in the community
- Training programs and volunteer opportunities!
Or simply book and appointment with a staff person to get some information on family support and community resources.
Please note: Due to COVID19 these services are available online – or contact our offices to speak with a staff directly at 416-588-3755 extension 550, 556, or 557.
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.