Ukrainian Programs

Songs, Rhymes and Stories in Ukrainian

(0 to 6 years)

This program welcomes all 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 in Ukrainian

Happening every Tuesday
from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Goodnight Story

(0 to 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.

Note: The gathering time and story telling in this session is in Ukrainian

Happening at Woodbridge Main Centre
on November 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer a range of programs that provide early learning and parenting programs for families with children birth – 6 years of age. EarlyON programs are funded by the Ministry of Education and are open to all families in Ontario.

EarlyON SEC is operated by Social Enterprise for Canada.  For more information visit www.socialenterprise.ca

Our programs focus on:
  • Providing children and families a sense of belonging
  • Supporting healthy child development
  • Encouraging children to engage in active and creative exploration, play, and inquiry
  • Encouraging children to express themselves in many ways
We are a welcoming place that offers a range of services:
  • Join fun activities – reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games, and more
  • Get advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • Find out about other family services in your community
  • Connect with other families with young children

These free programs are available on a drop-in or registered basis (parenting workshops), and operate onsite at EarlyON Centres as well as nearby community locations. See our calendars for further details about programming and locations.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

At SEC, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of our business practices and serving our clients and communities. We firmly believe that fostering and demonstrating an environment of respect, value and understanding is essential to building a strong and inclusive community. We embrace EDI as fundamental pillars that drive our decision-making processes, collaborations and community engagements.

At SEC we recognize the inherent value and unique perspectives that each individual brings to the table, and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive space where all voices are heard, and all contributions are celebrated.

At SEC we actively seek diverse talent and perspectives, understanding that diversity not only enriches our organization and services, but also enhances our ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-changing world.

Through continuous education, on-going training, and open dialogue, SEC is committed to actively encouraging open conversations about EDI-related topics and issues to foster a deeper appreciation for the diverse experiences and challenges faced by different communities. Together, we aim to build a stronger, more unified organization that reflects the richness of the world we live in.

We are committed to a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

Our Vision

Our Vision

A community of strong, connected families engaged in raising their young children(0 – 6 years old) to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To provide support, resources, and individualized services to promote the early learning and healthy development of families and their young children (0 – 6 years old).

Statement

Statement

A supportive place for parents/caregivers and young children.

Important Things to Know!

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Children’s Service Portal

EarlyON Child and Family Programs uses a region-wide online registration platform that will provide a one-stop shop for all EarlyON programs in York Region. Visit the Children’s Services Portal to view program calendars in your area.  Creating an account, will allow you to easily check-in once you arrive to our drop-in programs or pre-register for select programs.

Please note, programs that do not have a “pre-register” option is considered a drop-in program.  Drop-in programs have a limited capacity to meet all safety guidelines.

 

Children’s Services Portal Video and Manual

These guides will help you navigate the new system to create an account, view program calendars and pre-register for select programs.

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  • Arrival: A QR code will be available at each location on a kiosk.  You may use your own device to scan the QR code to check-in or use the kiosk to complete the check-in process.
  • Washing Hands: Children are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water upon entry, between activities, and after touching their mouths.
  • Strollers: Space is limited for personal belongings. If possible, please do not bring strollers to the centre.
  • Snacks: A table will be provided for families who wish to have their snacks.  Remember, we are nut free program and wash your hands before and after snack time.
  • Indoor Shoes: We recommend bringing indoor shoes for rainy or snowy days. Please note, shoes are required for emergencies so you are able to leave the premises quickly and safely.
  • Departure: You may check-out using the kiosk or your own device.
  • Arrival: A QR code will be available on a kiosk at each location.  Please use the kiosk or scan the QR code with your own device to check-in.
  • What to wear? Outdoor programs are intended for nature exploration in all four seasons.  Be prepared for possible weather, risky or messy play.
  • Washing Hands: Hand sanitizer will be available when soap and water are not easily accessible. Please note that we do not recommend hand sanitizer for children under 2 years old.
  • Inclement Weather: If a program is cancelled due to weather conditions, we will announce it on our social media.  You may also email us at early.on@nullsocialenterprise.ca.
  • Washrooms: Some outdoor locations may not have a washroom available.  Please plan accordingly.
  • What to bring: a water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Departure: You may check-out using the kiosk or your own device.
  • What to Expect: Programs are interactive and promote children to engage in circle time, reading books, and activities.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate and engage with children to support their creativity, belonging, and expressing ideas.  For infant programs, we recommend infants face the parent or caregiver while the adult engages with the class on Zoom.
  • Zoom:
    • Links to join virtual programs are on the Children’s Services Portal with the program description.
    • We use Zoom as 3rd party host for our programs.  Safety protocols are strictly followed and include no recordings or videos, chats are restricted among participants, and inappropriate behaviour will be removed immediately from the program.
  • Check-in: Sign in to your Children’s Services Portal account, select the virtual program you would like to join and check-in all adults and children attending the program
  • Check-out: Please ensure you check-out using the Children’s Services Portal, once the program is complete.

Connect with Us

“I am a primary school teacher from Ukraine. Working with children, I help them discover the beauty of the world around them and instilled the skills of coexistence in society. I believe that all children are different, however, you can find the key to each child only with the help of kindness and love. In my free time, my children and I like to play in parks, near the lake and visit museums and theaters.”

Liudmyla

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