About EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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Niagara Region is creating a plan to make child and family programs more accessible to parents and families in Niagara.

Currently in Niagara, parents and caregivers can access programs for children ages six and under at:

  • Ontario Early Years Centres
  • Family Resource Programs
  • Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Each of these centres provide varying programs and are not consistent across Niagara.

The Province of Ontario has committed to creating a better system to deliver child and family programs throughout the province.

Beginning January 2018, the three types of child and family centres will all become EarlyON Child and Family Centres. These centres will provide Niagara families with access to a variety of programs and services in one location.

Niagara Region's changes to the early years system are guided by the Ministry of Education's vision and How Does Learning Happen? Ontario Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years.

EarlyON Locations and Hours in Niagara

  • Fort Erie
    Location Contact Hours
    Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
    796 Buffalo Rd.
    905-871-8931
    reception@fenfc.org

    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Peace Bridge Public School
    105 Torrence St.

    905-871-5962
    geraldine.davies@dsbn.org

    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    St. George Catholic Elementary (Fort Erie - Crystal Ridge Site)
    3800 Wellington St.
    905-321-7596
    earlyon-fe@portcares.ca

    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Closed: noon to 1 p.m. for lunch

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

  • Grimsby
    Location Contact Hours

    Grimsby Site
    12 Grand Ave.

    905-945-6777
    grimsbyearlyyears@gmail.com

    Monday to Thursday: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Friday: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

  • Lincoln
    Location Contact Hours

    Providence Christian Reform Church
    4845 King St.

    905-563-0955 ext. 26
    earlyon-linc@portcares.ca

    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Location Contact Hours

    St. Michael Catholic School
    387 Line 3 Rd.

    905-357-2398
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

  • Niagara Falls
    Location Contact Hours
    Cardinal Newman Catholic School
    5580 Cardinal Newman Way
    905-354-9033
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

     

    Father Hennepin Catholic School
    6032 Churchill St.

    905-357-2398
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    Kate S. Durdan Public School
    6855 Kalar Rd.

    905-356-0488
    geraldine.davies@dsbn.org

    Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    MacBain Community Centre
    7150 Montrose Rd.
    905-357-2398
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon
    Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Mary Ward Catholic School
    2999 Dorchester Rd.
    905-357-2398
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    St. Patrick Catholic School
    4653 Victoria Ave.
    905-357-2398
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Sacred Heart Catholic School
    8450 Oliver St.
    905-357-2398
    EarlyON@ncdsb.com

    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

  • Pelham
    Location Contact Hours

    Fenwick United Church (Satellite Site)
    1050 Church St. Fenwick

    905-892-3533
    oeyc.nc@facsniagara.on.ca

    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
    Wednesday: 1:30 to 4 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

  • Port Colborne
    Location Contact Hours

    Port Cares (Main Site)
    92 Charlotte St.

    905-834-9071
    earlyon-pc@portcares.ca

    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Closed: noon to 1 p.m. for lunch

    YMCA - Vale Centre (Mobile Site)
    550 Elizabeth St.
    905-835-2901
    earlyon-pc@portcares.ca

    Wednesday: 11 a.m. to noon

    Summer
    Closed July, August and September

  • St. Catharines
    Location Contact Hours
    Bethlehem Place
    58 Welland Ave.
    905-641-1660 ext. 25
    tgrant@bethlehemhousing.ca

    Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thursday: noon to 7 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Connaught Public School
    28 Prince St.

    905-682-6609
    geraldine.davies@dsbn.org

    Monday to Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    Lincoln Centennial Public School
    348 Scott St.
    905-937-5110
    geraldine.davies@dsbn.org

    Monday to Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church
    469 Grantham Ave.
    905-937-7007
    earlyon.grantham@niagara.ymca.ca

    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Niagara Region Community Services office
    234 Bunting Rd.
    905-980-6000 ext. 6211
    earlyon.bunting@niagara.ymca.ca
    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
    St. Christopher School Site
    33 Woodrow St.
    905-684-3963
    tgrant@bethlehemhousing.ca

    Tuesday: 9 to 11 a.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    Walker Family YMCA
    25 YMCA Dr.
    905-938-9392
    earlyon.walker@niagara.ymca.ca

    Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Thorold
    Location Contact Hours

    Trinity United Church
    15 Pine St. South

    905-227-9783
    earlyon.thorold@niagara.ymca.ca

    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

  • Welland
    Location Contact Hours
    Calvary Gospel Church (Satellite Site)
    South Pelham Rd.
    905-734-3563
    oeyc.wss@facsniagara.on.ca

    Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

    Central United Church (Main Site)
    12 Young St.
    905-734-3563
    oeyc.nc@facsniagara.on.ca

    Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Centre de Sante Communautaire
    810 East Main St.


    Monday, Tuesday, Thurday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Wednesday: noon to 8 p.m.

     

    Plymouth Public School
    111 First St.
    905-732-4110

    Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

  • West Lincoln
    Location Contact Hours

    Smithville United Church
    116 West St.

    905-957-2655
    earlyon-wl@portcares.ca

    Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to noon

    Summer (July and August)
    Closed

 

Learn more about Ontario's Public Plan for Early Years Child and Family Centres.


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