At this time, all EarlyON Child and Family Centres operated by the YMCA of Niagara will remain closed as per directives from Niagara Region Children’s Services and provincial legislation.

However, a range of virtual services are available to engage and assist children, parents and caregivers. Please review the information below for details.

We remain committed to keeping you informed and will provide updates regarding our re-opening approach when that is permissible. Thank you for your patience.

Follow our new Facebook Page @EarlyONatYMCANiagara for tips and resources, how-to videos on how to get creative with your little ones and details about how to participate in our free, high-quality programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. We have four locations in St. Catharines and Thorold but right now all our programs and services are offered virtually.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres Virtual Services

Our YMCA EarlyON Child and Family Centres are currently closed in alignment with provincial legislation and efforts to promote public safety and support physical distancing in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

EarlyON Program Facilitators continue to provide services for children, parents and caregivers virtually. We are able to support you, answer questions and provide resources by telephone, email and through our social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Parents and caregivers may also sign up for interactive sessions offered online such as Weekly Circle Time, Bedtime Story Sessions and Parent Education Workshops.

Reach us by telephone Monday to Friday.

Or contact us by e-mail: [email protected]

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for tips, resources and fun activities for you and your family.

Weekly Resource Summaries
March 6-12February 20-March 5February 12-19February 3-11
January 25-February 2January 19-25January 11-18January 1-10

To access more resource summaries that we shared with families in 2020, click here.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

  • Are places where parents, caregivers and children build strong relationships with each other and connect with other families and EarlyON professionals
  • Offer a variety of programs and services that meet the unique needs of children and families in an inclusive environment
  • Provide resources and workshops with up-to-date information for all stages of your family life, from preconception and prenatal care, to nutrition, toilet training, toddler curiosity, and early school experiences
  • Are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education through Niagara Region Children Services

Contact Us

EarlyON Administration: (289) 241-0372

Email: [email protected]

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