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Scroll down for calendars, times and locations of Drop-In programs (0-6 years)

(Special events are also listed in the Program Guide


Blenheim: W.J. Baird P.S., 182 King St.    

Click to open: Blenheim OCTOBER Calendar

EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Tuesdays: 9:00-12:00
  • Thursdays: 9:00-12:00, Baby Play & Learn (0-12 months only) 1:30-3:00  
  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00) on the FIRST Thursday of each month
  • Building Healthy Babies (1:30-3:30pm) on the SECOND Tuesday of each month 

      Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Blenheim:

Chatham: Queen Elizabeth II P.S., 79 Eugenie St.    

Click to open: Chatham OCTOBER Calendar

   EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Tues: 9:00-12:00 / Baby Play & Learn (0-12 months only) 1:30-3:00  
  • Wed: 9:00-12:00 / Tot Time (12-24 months only) 1:30-3:00
  • Thurs: 9:00-12:00 & 1:30-7:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00-12:00 
  • Sat: 9:00-12:00
    Public Health Unit Programming:
  • Baby Weigh-In every Friday 12:30-2:00
  • Building Healthy Babies (at YMCA) every Wednesday 2:30-4:30

     Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Chatham:

  • October 4, 11: "Let's Talk" Special Guest Dental Hygienist/Dietitian (10:00-12:00pm)
  • October 10: We are Thankful for our Community!  A shared food experience
  • October 15: Crying Behaviour – What is my baby telling me? (1:30-3:00pm)
  • October 16: Exploring UP & Down (1:30-4:30pm)
  • October 18: Nature's Best Loose Parts Play (10:30-12:00pm)
  • October 22-25: Outdoor Fall Extravaganza Week!
  • October 26: "Wee Movers" (9:30-12:00pm) at the WISH Centre (177 King St. ChathamClick to Register!
  • October 30: Special Guest: Reading with your toddler (2:00pm)

Dresden: Lambton Kent Composite School, 231 St. George St. N.   

Click to open: Dresden OCTOBER Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Mondays: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00am) on the SECOND Monday of each month - for the month of October it will be on October 21st

   Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Dresden:

  • October 7: Create with loose parts, leaves, pinecones & more!

Pain Court: École Secondaire de Pain Court, 14 rue Notre Dame

  Cliquez pour ouvrir: Pain Court calendrier d'octobre

  ON y va groupe de jeu:

  • Les mardi de 9h00-12h00 / Bébé et Moi: tant à découvrir! (13h30 À 15h00) les mardi dès le 8 octobre   

 Programation de Santé Publique:

  • Prise de poids pour bébé (avec infirmière) 10h00-11h30 le premier lundi de chaque mois

 Évènements ON y va  à Pain Court:

  • 22 oct: Croque la pomme Quelle sorte préfères-tu? (9h00-12h00)
  • 29 oct: L'art collaboratif jeudi (9h00-12h00 et 13h30-15h00pm)

Ridgetown: St. Michael's Catholic School, 25 Maple St.  

   EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00) on The FOURTH Friday of each month

      Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Ridgetown:

  • October 9: Let's Get Moving (6:00-7:30pm)
  • October 11: Sunflower Exploration
  • October 18: Sticky fun with tape!

Thamesville: 90 Graham St.

Click to open: Thamesville OCTOBER Calendar

    EarlyON Drop In:

  • Wednesdays: 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00) on The THIRD Wednesday of each month

      Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Thamesville:

  • October 7: Join a Public Nurse for Infant CPR babies 0-12 months (10:30-11:30am)
  • October 9: Guest: CK Public Health Dietitian (9:30-11:00pm)
  • October 23: Paper! Scrunch, rip, tear and throw (9:00-12:00pm & 1:30-4:00pm)
  • October 30: Family Read Aloud

Click to open: Tilbury OCTOBER Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Mondays / Lundi: 9:00-12:00am On Y va - Bilingual Mondays!
  • Tuesdays: 9:00-12:00
  • Wednesdays 1:30-5:00
  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00) on The First Tuesday of each month 
  • Building Healthy Babies (1:00-3:00) on the First Thursday of each month

      Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Tilbury:

  • October 4: Enclosure with Blocks
  • October 7: Joueons avec le parachute!
  • October 9: Bridges and Tunnels
  • October 11: Thankful for CK Farmers! Making Harvest Soup
  • October 15: Open Gym Night (6:00-7:00) (St. Joseph CS 43 St. Clair St.Click to Register!
  • October 25: Special Guest: CK Public Health Topic: Car Seat Safety
  • October 28: Regarde ce qu'on peut faire avec des draps 

Wallaceburg: St. Elizabeth C.S., 1350 Bertha St.

Click to open: Wallaceburg OCTOBER Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In: 

  • Tuesdays: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30  
  • Thursdays: 3:30-5:30 / Baby Play & Learn - 1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays 10:00-11:30
  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

     Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:30) Every Monday
  • As Parent and Baby Grow (10:00-11:30am) on the SECOND and FOURTH Thursday of each month

      Upcoming Drop-In Events in Wallaceburg:

  • October 3: Cookie Sheet FUN! (3:30-5:30)
  • October 8: We're Reading "Goodnight Gorilla" Wear your pajamas!
  • October 18: Special Guest Speech Language Pathologist (10-11:30)
  • October 19: Going On A Leaf Hunt (9:00-12:00pm)
  • October 23: Sticky Fingers creating with tape
  • October 31: Making Sensory Bags during Baby Play & Learn  (10:00-11:30am)

Wheatley's 'Forest EarlyON' Program: Click to Register! 

About Us

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are free and welcoming places to spend time with your children from birth to age 6. 

 When you come to EarlyON Drop-In programs, you'll find:

  • Children learning, playing,  and making friends
  • Parents exploring and learning with their children in safe, healthy, and engaging play
  • Support, friendship, advice, and connections to other community services

Come out and meet the Early Years Educator in your community and experience the free quality programming we have to offer you and your family.

EarlyON is here to serve Chatham-Kent's families.  If you have any compliments or suggestions about our services, we would be happy to hear from you!  

Email CKearlyon@chatham-kent.ca or call the EarlyON Supervisor, Carrie Myers, at 519.351.1228 x 2311

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre is operated by the Municipality of Chatham Kent and funded by the Ministry of Education. 

For more information, contact us at:  CKearlyon@chatham-kent.ca     519.351.1228 x 2429

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