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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:

  • 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!
  • Aug 21: Earth Math - 2:30-4:00pm. (Age restriction: 3-6 years old) at O'Neil Nature Preserve (Map). 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:

  • 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 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:


  • Open House.JPG23 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!
  • 25 Sept: SOIRÉE PORTES OUVERTES! RSVP ICI! 

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

   EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

     NOTE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!
Due to construction, our EarlyON Centre will be closed until Aug 9, reopening Aug. 16. 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:

  • 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:

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:

  • 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:

  • 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!

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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