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.

Get Social with EarlyON at the YMCA of Niagara!

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.

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If you follow our new Facebook Page @EarlyONatYMCANiagara before January 31 you will be entered into a draw to win an EarlyON Travel Mug!

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

December 4-12November 25-December 4November 16-24
November 9-16October 31-November 9October 23-31October 14-22
October 5-13September 26-October 4September 18-25September 12-17
September 4-11August 27-September 3August 20-26August 15-19
August 7-14July 30-August 6July 22-29July 13-21
July 6-12June 26-July 5June 18-26June 8-17

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: (905) 938-9392

Email: [email protected]

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