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 in Niagara

  • Fort Erie and Port Colborne
    Location Address Phone Email
    Port Cares
    (Main Site)
    92 Charlotte St.
    Port Colborne
    905-834-9071 earlyon-pc@portcares.ca
    YMCA - Vale Centre
    (Mobile Site)
    550 Elizabeth St.
    Port Colborne
    Peace Bridge Public School 105 Torrence St.
    Fort Erie
    905-871-5962 geraldine.davies@dsbn.org

    Salvation Army
    (Mobile Site)

    255 Gilmore Rd.
    Fort Erie
    Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre 796 Buffalo Rd.
    Fort Erie
    905-871-8931 reception@fenfc.org
    St. George Catholic Elementary
    (Fort Erie - Crystal Ridge Site)
    3800 Wellington St.
    Crystal Beach
    905-321-7596 earlyon-fe@portcares.ca
  • Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Location Address Phone Email
    Kate S. Durdan Public School 6855 Kalar Rd.
    Niagara Falls
    905-356-0488 geraldine.davies@dsbn.org
    Sacred Heart Catholic School 8450 Oliver St.
    Niagara Falls
    905-357-2398 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
    Mary Ward Catholic School 2999 Dorchester Rd.
    Niagara Falls
    905-357-2398 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
    St. Michael Catholic School 387 Line 3 Rd.
    905-357-2398 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
    Father Hennepin Catholic School 6032 Churchill St.
    Niagara Falls
    905-357-2398 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
    Cardinal Neuman Catholic School 5580 Cardinal Neuman Way
    Niagara Falls
    905-354-9033 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
    MacBain Community Centre 7150 Montrose Rd.
    Niagara Falls
    905-357-2398 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
    St. Patrick Catholic School 4653 Victoria Ave.
    Niagara Falls
    905-357-2398 oeycniagarafalls@ncdsb.com
  • Grimsby and West Lincoln
    Location Address Phone Email
    Smithville United Church 116 West St.
    905-957-2655 earlyon-wl@portcares.ca
    Grimsby Site 12 Grand Ave.
    905-945-6777 grimsbyearlyyears@gmail.com
  • Lincoln
    Location Address Phone Email
    Providence Christian Reform Church 4845 King St.
    ext. 26
  • St. Catharines and Thorold
    Location Address Phone Email
    Connaught Public School 28 Prince St.
    St. Catharines
    905-682-6609 geraldine.davies@dsbn.org
    Lincoln Centennial Public School 348 Scott St.
    St. Catharines
    905-937-5110 geraldine.davies@dsbn.org
    Bethlehem Place 58 Welland Ave.
    St. Catharines
    ext. 25
    Trinity United Church 15 Pine St. South
    905-227-9783 earlyon.thorold@niagara.ymca.ca
    Walker Family YMCA 25 YMCA Dr.
    St. Catharines
    905-938-9392 earlyon.walker@niagara.ymca.ca
    Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church 469 Grantham Ave.
    St. Catharines
    905-937-7007 earlyon.grantham@niagara.ymca.ca
    Niagara Region Community Services office 234 Bunting Rd.
    St. Catharines
    ext. 6211
    St. Christopher School Site 33 Woodrow St.
    St. Catharines
    905-684-3963 tgrant@bethlehemhousing.ca
  • Pelham and Welland
    Location Address Phone Email
    Central United Church
    (Main Site)
    12 Young St.
    905-734-3563 oeyc.nc@facsniagara.on.ca
    Calvary Gospel Church
    (Satellite Site)
    735 South Pelham Rd.
    289-696-7093 oeyc.wss@facsniagara.on.ca
    Fenwick United Church
    (Satellite Site)
    1050 Church St.
    905-892-3533 oeyc.nc@facsniagara.on.ca

    Plymouth Public School

    111 First St.
    905-732-4110 geraldine.davies@dsbn.org
    Centre de Sante Communautaire 810 East Main St.
    905-734-1141 cschn@cschn.ca


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

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