EarlyON Child & Family Centres
EarlyON Child & Family Centres
EarlyON Child & Family Centres help parents, caregivers and children, birth to six years of age, find programs and services that build their strengths while providing a place for children to play and learn through curiosity and engagement. EarlyON Child & Family Centres offer a safe and welcoming environment where parents and caregivers can start making connections and build relationships that are essential to realizing a child’s full potential.
Our Registered Early Childhood Education team develops and implements quality programs based on the four foundations of the Ministry of Education’s “How Does Learning Happen?” Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years document which offers a co-learning approach based on the interests of the children, family, educators, and the community.
Our EarlyON Child & Family Centres are proudly built around three mandatory core services:
Engaging Parents and Caregivers
Inviting conversation and information sharing about child development, parenting, nutrition, play and inquiry-based learning, and other topics that support their role.
Offering responsive pre-and post-natal support programs to enhance parent and caregiver well-being enrich adult-child interactions and to support them in their role(s).
Providing targeted outreach opportunities designed for parents and caregivers who could benefit from Child & Family Centre programs and services but are not currently accessing services for a variety of reasons.
Supporting Early Learning and Development
Drop-in programs and other programs and services that build responsive adult-child relationships encourage children’s exploration, play and inquiry, supported by the Ministry of Education’s “How Does Learning Happen?” Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years document.
Early Learning and development programs are most effective when the content of learning is foregrounded in relationships and focused on supporting the development of strategies, dispositions, and skills for lifelong learning through play and inquiry.
Making Connections for Families
Responding to a parent/caregiver concern about their child’s development through conversation and observations which can be supported by validated tools and resources. In some cases, this may result in supporting parents/caregivers to seek additional support from primary care or other regulated health professionals.
Sharing information and facilitating connections with specialized community services, coordinated service planning, public health, education, child care, and child welfare as appropriate.
Ensuring Child and Family Centre staff have relationships with community partners and an in-depth knowledge of their community resources allow for simple transitions for families who may benefit from access to specialized or other services.
Provide information about programs and services for the whole family beyond the early years.
Superior Children's Centre
We are a non-profit, charity, multi-service child care organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. We offer numerous child care programs as well as Child & Family Centres in the communities of Wawa, White River, Dubreuilville, and Hornepayne. All of our programs are offered with our commitment to high quality programming that parents expect and our children deserve.