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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)

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

Click to open  Chatham's JUNE Calendar / Chatham's JULY 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
  • 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 (12:30-2:00pm) every Friday

     Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Chatham:

  • June 22: ON the Go! Painting with Toy Cars! Bike Wash and more! Dress for a mess today!
  • June 26: "Make Your Mark" Ball Painting Experience 9:00-12:00
  • June 27: Dandelion Playdough 
  • June 28: A Celebration of Mud! (Sorry, Full)
  • PLEASE NOTE: June 29 we are CLOSED.
  • July 2: Teddy Bear Tea 9-12... Bring your Stuffy!
  • Every Thursday in JULY: Learning and Loving it with LOOSE PARTS! 9-12 and 1:30-7:30
  • July 4: EarlyON Splashes into Summer with CK Rec! 12:30-1:30 at Jaycee Pool, 10 Philip St. Click to Register!
  • July 5: Pulley Play
  • July 6: Spiral Saturday: An outdoor sensory experience
  • July 9: Splashtastic! An outdoor water experience 0-12 months (1:30-3:00)
  • July 10: Family Walk and Talk - meet at Blythe Park 388-390 Tweedsmuir Ave from 3:00-4:00
  • July 13: Tuff Tray Play (NEW!)
  • July 16: Sound Experience with the Violin 0-12 months (1:30-3:00) 
  • July 17: Whimsical Wonders of Wind - 1:30-3:00 at Kingston Park, 914 Paxton Dr. Chatham Click to Register!
  • July 20: Pop Up Play in the Park - Grand Ave, behind Skateboard Park. 9:30-12:00 Click to Register!
  • July 20: Cooling off with Frozen Paint 
  • July 22: "Generational Smiles" 10:00-12:00 at Riverview Gardens, 519 King St. W. Click to Register!
  • July 23: Baby Cues 1:30-3:00
  • July 24: Pulley Play
  • July 26: Family Read Aloud: I Am Yoga. Bring your yoga mat!
  • July 27: DUMP-TRUCK MANIA!
  • Aug 1: Tinker Day - 4:00-6:00pm. (Age restriction: 4-6 years old) Click to Register!

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

Click to open: Blenheim's JUNE Calendar / Blenheim's JULY 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:

  • June 25: Morning Yoga 11:30
  • June 26 Toilet Learning 6:30-7:30pm - for adults only. Click to Register!
  • June 27: Exploring Loose Parts Play 6:00-7:30 Click to Register!
  • May 31: PJ Rhyming Day - Wear your PJ's!
  • June 26: Toilet Learning 6:30-7:30pm Click to Register!
  • June 27: Exploring Loose Parts 6:00-7:30pm Click to Register!
  • July 5: Clay Creations
  • July 9: Dental Visit 10:00-11:00am
  • July 9: Family Night at C.M.Wilson's Conservation Area! 4:00-7:00pm 21799 Fargo Rd. Morpeth. Click to Register!
  • July 11: Intro to Routines 1:30-3:00
  • July 11: Family Sports Night Click to Register!
  • July 16: Guest: Speech Language Pathologist 10:00-11:00
  • July 25: Bonkers for Books!
  • July 30: Walk and Talk Story Walk leaving EarlyON at 1:30
  • Aug 1: EarlyON at the Park 5:00-7:00pm Splash Pad at Talbot Trail Place, 24 John St. W. Click to Register!
  • Aug 6: Healthy Lunches 10:00-11:30am during EarlyON Click to Register!
  • Aug 13: EarlyON at Erieau Beach! 2:30-4:00. Erieau Beach Park Click to Register!
  • Aug 15: Baby Play&Learn at the Splash Pad 1:30-3:00 Talbot Trail Pl. 24 John St. N. (Age range: up to 12 months old) Click to Register!

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

Click to open  Dresden's JUNE Calendar / Dresden's JULY 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

   Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Dresden:

  • July 1: Sorry, CLOSED for Canada Day.
  • July 15: Parachute Play!
  • July 23: Teddy Bear Picnic 10:30-12:00 Jackson Park, Brown St. Bring your Teddy Bear! Click to Register!
  • Aug 8: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Learning in the Tub! 10:00-11:00 (Age range: up to 12 months old) Click to Register!

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

    EarlyON Drop-In / ON y va:

  Upcoming  EarlyON / ON y va Events in Pain Court:


  • 2 juillet: Bienvenue! Venez explorer notre nouveau centre francophone! Welcome! Come explore our new French Centre!
  • 9 juillet: Chansons et parachute / Songs and Parachute
  • 16 juillet: Introduction au SCHÉMAS / Introduction to SCHEMAS
  • 23 juillet: Bulles! Bulles! Beucoup de Bulles! / Bubbles! Bubbles! Lots of Bubbles!
  • 30 Juillet: L'heure du conte! / Story Time!

  • Feed Your Mind Bilingual Camp! August 12,13,14,15. 11:30-1:30. For parents and children between 3-6 years old. Click to Register!
  • "Whimsical Wonders of Wind" Sat. Aug 17, 10:00-12:00 at Parc Centennaire / Centennial Park Click to Register!

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

   EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00
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     NOTE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!
Due to construction, our EarlyON Centre will be closed for the first 3 weeks of July. Please meet us instead at Watson Grove Park, York St. (Covered Pavillion) Rain or Shine!

    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:

  • June 28: Car Seat Clinic 9:30-12:00 Click to Register!
  • July 5: "We're going on a Bear Hunt" Literacy Walk at Watson Grove Park
  • July 12: Calling all Builders! At Watson Grove Park
  • July 26: Welcome back to the EarlyON Room!
  • July 19: Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Aug 10: Pop Up Play in the Park 9:30-12:00. Watson Grove Park, York St. Click to Register!


Thamesville: 90 Graham St.

Click to open Thamesville's JUNE Calendar / Thamesville's JULY Calendar

    EarlyON Drop In:

  • Wednesdays: 9:15-12:00   
  • Starting in JULY: OPEN IN THE AFTERNOON, TOO! 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:

  • June 26: Musical Instruments and Parachute Play 10:30am
  • July 3: Guest: Speech Language Pathologist 1:30-3:00pm
  • July 17: EarlyON at the Splash Pad - Ferguson Park! (EarlyON centre will be closed for the afternoon)
  • July 24: Making Snack Time Fun 1:30-2:30 Click to Register!
  • Aug 7: Build a Book 10:00-11:00 Click to Register!

Click to open  Tilbury's JUNE Calendar /  Tilbury's July Calendar.JPG

    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:

  • June 22: Bright Beginnings Expo for Infants and Toddlers 10:00-12:00 @ St. Joseph C.S. Click to Register!
  • June 25 PHU Visit: Dental Hygienist
  • June 26: I Wish that I Had Duck Feet!
  • June 28: Mural Painting Outside (bring extra clothes, pls!)
  • July 1: Sorry, Closed/Fermé
  • July 2: Noodles of Fun!
  • July 5: Library Visit: Story Time!
  • July 8: Créations Folle!
  • July 9: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Learning in the Tub! 2:30-3:30 (Age range: up to 12 months old) Click to Register!
  • July 10: Parachute Play in the Park 6:00-7:00pm Tilbury Memorial Park, 25 Henderson St. Click to Register!
  • July 13: Whimsical Wonders of Wind - 10:00-12:00 at  Tilbury EarlyON Click to Register!
  • July 17: Beach Ball Blast!
  • July 23: Keeping Cool with Ice Cube Painting
  • July 26: Chalk, Chalk and More Chalk!
  • July 29: Journée d'eau! / Water Day
  • Aug 7: Story Stroll - 6:00-7:00pm North Side Park, 149 Queen St. N. Click to Register!
  • Aug 26: Journée champêtre 10:00-11:30am - EarlyON's outside Play area. Click to Register!

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

Click to open  Wallaceburg's JUNE Calendar / Wallaceburg's JULY Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:  *NEW HOURS!!!*

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

  • June 22: Outside Play at Wallaceburg EarlyON! Join us from 9:00-12:00 on the playground! (Inside if it's raining)
  • June 25: Loose Parts Transient Art: What is it? Come out and see!
  • July 4: Lap Songs & Rhymes with Your Baby
  • July 9: Meet me at the Splash Pad! 2:00-3:30
  • July 12: Meet me under the Reading Tree 1:30-3:30 Mitchell's Bay - Waterfront Park
  • July 18: Story Stroll at Crothers Park 2:00-3:30, 60 Mount Pleasant Cres. Click to Register!
  • July 20: Saturday Drop-In! 9:00-12:00
  • July 24: It's Great to Live Near the Great Lakes! 6:00-7:30 at Wallaceburg EarlyON Click to Register!
  • Aug 1: Pop Up Play in the Park - 9:30-12:00 Steinhoff Park, 155 Mary St. Wallaceburg Click to Register!
  • Aug 8: "CHALK" Family Night Out 6:00-7:30pm at Wallaceburg EarlyON Click to Register!

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

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Plus, Summer in the Forest: Join us every Wednesday in July and August, 10:00-11:30 at 2 Creeks Conservation Area!


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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