About EarlyON Child and Family Centres

On October 24, 2017, Ontario's Ministry of Education announced that starting January 2018, Ontario Early Years Centres, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, Family Resource Programs will be called EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

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.

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

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