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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children 0-6 to participate in programs and support parents/caregivers. Learn about the services available for children and families in Halton Region.

COVID-19 update

Halton’s EarlyON Child and Family Centres are continuing to offer virtual, telephone and other support services, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are permitted to resume offering in-person outdoor programming for up to 10 people in Step 1 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen plan (external link), which began on June 11, 2021. In-person indoor EarlyON programs are not currently being offered.

To attend in-person EarlyON programs, families and caregivers must pre-register for these programs through their local EarlyON Centre. Additional health and safety measures will be in place for in-person programming, to support the safety of children, families and staff.

You can contact your local EarlyON Centre for more information on services currently being offered and how to pre-register. Use the links below to learn more.


EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth to six years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles.

Effective January 1, 2018, Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres will be known as EarlyON Child and Family Centres (external link).

New look, same quality services

EarlyON Child and Family Centres will continue to be places where parents and caregivers of children up to six years can:

  • participate with their children in a range of programs and activities
  • get information and support they are looking for, to raise happy and healthy children
  • get guidance from qualified child care professionals about child development, activities and resources
  • network with other parents and caregivers in the community

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Supports for parents

Halton Region offers programs and services for families to support healthy child development and positive parenting, starting in preconception/pregnancy through raising teenagers. Visit HaltonParents for more information and supports. You can also connect directly with a public health nurse or child development staff: