Our Programs

Below is a list of programs and descriptions EarlyON Child & Family Centres offer across York Region to help you find the program that best meets your family’s needs.  Visit our Indoor Programs , 4 Season Outdoor Programs, and Virtual Programs for calendars of our current program offerings at Aurora, King and Woodbridge Centres and Mobile locations.

For programs in other languages visit our Multi-Language Programs Page

Art in the Park

New Program
(1-6 years)

This program welcomes parents, caregivers and children to be inspired by the process of creating masterpieces together, using recyclable materials and loose parts found in nature.

Offered during the month of October

Baby Messy Play

(0-12 months)

This program welcomes parents, caregivers and babies to engage with their senses to promote early learning and development. Join us in exploring creative messy activities while having fun.

Offered during the month of October

Baby Move & Groove

Baby Movement
(0-12 months)

This program provides an opportunity for parents, caregivers and their babies to engage in active play that supports the development of gross motor skills while having fun. Through a variety of activities together we will stretch, bend and move to music to support healthy living while celebrating developmental milestones.

Offered during the month of October

Community Safety with York Regional Police

(2-6 years)

Community Safety with York Regional Police (YRP): Each week we will explore a different topic with a YRP Youth Engagement Officer. Topics include community helpers, looking at police uniforms, road safety and bike safety.

Not Offered Now

Creative Chefs

Wonderful Chefs
(2-6 years)

This program invites parents, caregivers and children to participate in fun and interactive early learning experiences while preparing healthy and nutritious food. Resources on healthy eating and nutrition will be made available for families.

Not Offered Now

Family Fun Outdoors

(0-6 years)

This program provides the opportunity to visit local parks and outdoor spaces. Parents, caregivers, and children can come and enjoy some fun and interactive outdoor physical activities. Studies show that children who play outdoors are happier, healthier, and smarter. Please remember to bring sunscreen, water, a hat, and a blanket.

Offered during the month of October

Family Stay and Play

Come and Explore
(0-6 years)

Parents, caregivers and children are welcome to engage in a variety of fun early learning experiences that build positive relationships. A selection of materials will be available for you to play and learn together while providing parents and caregivers with an opportunity to connect with others.

Offered during the month of October

Family Yoga

Registration Required
(0-6 years)

Yoga promotes a sense of well-being in the mind and body through movements that encourage balance, coordination, good posture and body awareness. Parent/caregivers will also model how to channel their emotions through the practice of deep breathing and relaxation exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

Offered during the month of October 

Fun with Science

Science on the Go
(1-6 years)

Every child is a born scientist! This program offers fun, hands-on, interactive and educational science experiments and ideas for the whole family.

Offered during the month of October

Fun with STEAM

New Program
(2-6 years)

This program invites parents, caregivers, and children to explore STEAM skills and concepts in a group setting. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning happens everyday as children investigate, play, communicate, and try new things.

Offered during the month of October

Goodnight Story

(1-6 years)

 

Come dressed in pajamas and bring your favourite snuggle toy and be ready for a “Good night story” to finish your fun-filled day.

Not Offered Now 

Little Artists

(2-6 years)

Welcome to Little Artists! This program inspires the adult to nurture creative kids through easy, open-ended and fun activities. It’s the kind of activities that children will want to do over and over again.

Offered during the month of October 

Little Gym

(1-6 years)

Physical activity is an integral and beneficial part of any child’s growth, helping to build a child’s self-esteem, confidence, physical skills, and brain health. My little gym is just that…a little gym that encourages imaginative play and movement-based learning.

Offered during the month of October

Messy Play

Mudworks
(1-6 years)

This program welcomes parents, caregivers and children to engage with their senses which promote early learning and development. Join us in exploring creative messy activities while having fun.

Offered during the month of October

Move and Groove

Get up and Go
(0-6 years)

This program provides an opportunity for parents, caregivers and their children to engage in active play that supports the development of gross motor skills while having fun. Through a variety of experiences together we will stretch, bend and move to music to support healthy living.

Offered during the month of October

Musical Babies

(0-12 months)

This program welcomes parents, caregivers and babies to experience music together. Families will gather together and sing songs, learn rhymes and use a variety of musical instruments, props and materials.

Offered during the month of October

Parent and Baby Yoga

Registration Required
(0-12 months)

The many poses and exercises practiced in soothing Parent-Baby Yoga offer an abundance of benefits for both parent and baby. Yoga can help develop gross and fine motor skills, strengthen parent-baby bonding, boost emotional well being and may improve baby’s sleep and digestion. This 4-week program will also promote nurturing touch and communication between a parent and child. FOR INFANTS 4 to 12 MONTHS and their PARENTS/CAREGIVERS.

Offered during the month of October 

Parent and Child Yoga

(2.5 to 6 years)

This yoga-based parent-child program introduces mindfulness to children through yoga poses, and journeys through an exploration of fun movements, allowing each child to develop physical literacy skills and foster optimal health.

Offered during the month of October

Parent Child Mother Goose

Registration Required
(0-12 months)

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children. The program introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Children benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Offered during the month of October

Playful Math

Family Math
(2-6 years)

Math is everywhere in our environment!  We will use a variety of songs, rhymes, and activities to discover how math can be part of everyday play.

Offered during the month of October

Sensory Sensations

(1-6 years)

This program welcomes parents, caregivers and children to join in fun activities that involve a range of sensory experiences. Families will have fun experimenting together using their sense of touch, sight, smell, taste and sound.

Offered during the month of October

Show and Share

Registration Required
(2-6 years)

Children will be invited to take the lead role and share meaningful things with their peers. It could be a pet, stuffed animal, a fun song or dance; the children can decide! Show and Share is a wonderful community building program and we can’t wait to hear what your children have to say.

Offered during the month of October 

Sing & Sign

Registration Required
(0-12 months)

This program is an introduction to American Sign Language for hearing infants. The session uses songs and games as a tool to include signing in everyday routines. It is an opportunity to bond with your baby and support language development as well as attachment.

Not offered now

Strollers ‘n’ Motions

(0-24 months)

This program highlights moving, walking, building strength, nurturing a healthy body & mind and creativity while creating an empowering community for everyBODY!

Offered during the month of October

Songs, Rhymes, and Stories

Circle Time
Registration Required
(0-6 years)

This program welcomes parents, caregivers and children to experience a variety of stories and musical activities. Music brings the community together and families will have the opportunity to hear and share songs, rhymes and stories.

Offered during the month of October

Wonders of Nature

Registration Required
(0-6 years)

Wonders of Nature provides families an opportunity to discover, explore and engage in a variety of outdoor experiences and adventures.

Offered during the month of October 

Workshops

Registrations Required
Parents & Caregivers of children ages 0-6 years