Middlesex EarlyON

Middlesex EarlyON Child and Family Centres are where children, parents and caregivers connect, learn and grow – together!  We are offering a variety of virtual programs to stay connected with our families and communities.

Additional information can be found on the Middlesex EarlyON website.

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Family Registration Form

All families must complete a Family Registration Form before registering for any Middlesex EarlyON programs (virtual or in-person).  This form only needs to be completed once in 2021.

Click here to complete the form.  

How do I register for Programs?

Contact us by email at earlyon@middlesex.ca or phone at 519-666-3227 & our team can assist you.

PROGRAMMING CALENDAR

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Middlesex EarlyON October Calendar (click or tap on image to open PDF calendar)

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EarlyOn November Calendar

 

In-Person Programs

To register for in-person programs email earlyon@middlesex.ca or call 519-666-3227.

Little Babes Stroller Walks: Join the EarlyON Team for some fresh air and exercise while meeting other parents. Babies and siblings welcome in stroller or wagon. We will respect physical distancing during our walk. 

Little Babes Indoor Baby Time: Intended for infants under the age of 12-months. Each indoor program will offer an indoor play opportunity for infants and their caregivers at designated play pods that are respective of physical distancing. We ask that families bring their own toys & materials and a blanket. No materials will be provided. We will have on location an EarlyON facilitator to help facilitate and inspire play and learning!

Open Spaces Outdoor Adventures: Join us as we enjoy free play and adventures in learning in the great outdoors. We will let your child(ren) take the lead in these nature-based programs. Intended for children 2 to 6 years.

Outdoor Play & Learn: Join us at our Thorndale & Ilderton outdoor play spaces for play-based learning opportunities. We will encourage distancing and limit the sharing of some materials. Activities planned will encourage positive parent and child interaction. We as well will have an EarlyON facilitator to help facilitate and inspire play and learning! Best suited for children 2 to 6 years of age.

Indoor Play & Learn: Each Play & Learn program will offer a play-based learning opportunity in one of our indoor library program spaces. We will encourage
distancing and limit the sharing of some materials. Activities planned will encourage positive parent and child interaction. We as well will have an EarlyON facilitator to
help facilitate and inspire play and learning! Best suited for children 2 to 6 years of age.

Toddler Time: Join other toddlers and families to explore, engage, learn, and develop using materials provided. We will provide a play based learning opportunity encouraging interaction, physical distancing and limited use of shared materials. We as well will have an EarlyON facilitator to help facilitate and inspire play and learning! Best suited for children 12-30 months.

Important Information about In-Person Programs

Registration
During this phase of reopening, the Ministry requires that in-person programs be by registration only. No drop-ins will be allowed. Numbers per session are limited depending on local zone & respective restrictions. We kindly ask that you register only members of your immediate family. These measures will help to ensure your family can maintain appropriate distance from other designated family spaces. To register for in-person programs email earlyon@middlesex.ca

Health Screening
The morning of the program all registrants need to complete an online health screening. A link to the screening questionnaire will be sent to you by EarlyON. These questions will need to be answered for each member of your family unit. Please kindly complete prior to attending the program. We reserve the right to deny entry to any individual who does not pass the screen.

Mask Use
When outdoors the EarlyON staff will be wearing a mask and eye protection when distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) cannot be maintained. Mask use by families is not required in outdoor programming for adults and children when physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) can be maintained between individuals. We ask that if you encounter a situation that you are unable to maintain a 2 metres (6 feet) distance from others, that adults and child/children in Grades 1 or older wear a non-medical or cloth mask. Younger children are also recommended to wear a mask. Masks are not recommended for children under the age of two. Other exemptions apply. For a list of exemptions visit the Middlesex London Health Unit's website

Physical Distancing
The Ministry has set out expectations that during this phase of reopening EarlyON programs and services must be offered in a way that maintains physical distancing. As such, EarlyON Centres must implement a physical distancing policy of at least two metres (6 feet) among all individuals at all times. We ask that you work with your child/children on respecting physical distancing guidelines.

Inclement Weather: If we face inclement weather (thunderstorms or if we are under a Heat Alert, Heat Warning or Extended Heat Warning) we will need to cancel programs for the health & safety of families and staff. We will attempt to move to virtual in the case of cancellation and notify those that are registered.  If we face inclement weather (thunderstorms or if we are under a Heat Alert, Heat Warning or Extended Heat Warning) we will need to cancel programs for the health & safety of families and staff. We will attempt to move to virtual in the case of cancellation and notify those that are registered.  

Little Babes Virtual Programs

To register for virtual programs email earlyon@middlesex.ca or call 519-666-3227.

Little Babes Baby Time Conversations with Janice – Mondays at 1:00 p.m.  These zoom calls are intended for caregivers with babies and are led by an EarlyON facilitator.  Each session Janice leads the group in singing and moving with baby as well as a conversation around an infant topic.  Some recent examples include sunscreen and bug spray and ‘feeding your baby’.

Little Babes Special Programs A variety of special topics for caregivers with infants under the age of 12 months.

Songs & Stories - Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Sing some songs & enjoy a story, math and letter recognition activities as well! Best suited for children 2.5 to 6 years of age.

Our EarlyON Team are trained professionals in early childhood development and are registered as Early Childhood Educators (ECE) with the College of Early Childhood Education. The team is available to answer your inquiries about child development, parenting, play-based learning, and other topics that support you in your role as a parent/caregiver!
Call us at 519-666-3227 or email
earlyon@middlesex.ca