Project Timeline - EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Niagara Region is currently conducting a community-led planning process to develop a needs assessment summary and initial plan.

Item Status
Ministry of Education announces plan Complete
Release planning guidelines for community agencies Complete
Establish EarlyON Child and Family Centres Steering Committee Complete
Develop public engagement and communication plan Complete
Finalize needs assessment Complete
Engage with service providers, parents / caregivers and children Complete
Complete and analyze community partner and parent / caregiver survey results Complete
Deliver report at Public Health and Social Services Committee to endorse EarlyON Child and Family Centres Plan Complete
Submit local EarlyON Child and Family Centres Plan to Ministry of Education Complete
Establish new advisory committee Complete
Receive provincial public awareness and branding requirements Complete
Finalize inventory of current system Complete
Sign off term service agreements (ending June 2019) Completion date: Dec. 8, 2017
Opening of EarlyON Child and Family Centres - initial phase Completion date: Jan. 1, 2018

The EarlyON Child and Family Centres Planning Guidelines include a framework to support local community planning. The guidelines will ensure children and families are well supported by a system that is:

  • Responsive
  • High quality
  • Accessible
  • Integrated with early years programs and services

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