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

(also in pg. 2 of the Program Guide)


EarlyON now provides nutritious snacks during our drop-in programs!


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

Click to open Chatham's JANUARY 2019 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 & 3:00-7:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00-12:00
  • Sat: 9:00-12:00
    Public Health Unit Programming:
  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:30am) every Friday

     Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Chatham:

  • Jan 8: Let's make Ribbon Rings! at Baby Play & Learn 1:30pm
  • Jan 10: Sensory Snowflake Soup (During morning and evening drop-in)
  • Jan 16: "Snow Much Fun!" Meet Miss Mary at Kingston Park at 10:00am!
  • Jan 17: Dental Visit 10:00-12:00
  • Jan 19: Bundle Up! We're playing outside!
  • Jan 22: Shoot for the S.S.T.A.R.S! (vocabulary building)
  • Jan 24: Llama Llama Red Pajama! Wear your PJ's and we'll read the book! 6:00pm
  • Jan 25: Family Literacy, Family Fun! 10:00am
  • January 26: Family Literacy Day Event: FREE CONCERT ~ Eric Traplin! Sign in at 10:30. Click to Register!

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

Click to open Blenheim's JANUARY 2019 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  

    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:

  • Jan 8: Bonkers for Books - the Mitten Story
  • Jan 10: Parachute Play! 11:30am and Baby Play & Learn 2:00pm
  • Jan 15 Winter Community Soup - Bring a Bowl!
  • Jan 17: Soap Shavings - Fun fine motor skills @ 10:00am
  • Jan 21, Monday: Family Literacy Day Event! 6:00 - 7:30pm. Click to Register!
  • Jan 22: Fort Fun & Terrific Tents
  • Jan 24: Infant CPR at Baby Play & Learn 1:30-3:00pm. Click to Register!
  • Jan 29: Ice and Snow Exploration
  • Jan 31: Winter Walk at 11:30am! Please dress warmly!

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

  • 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:

  • Jan 14: Nutri-Step Screening with Dietitian Sylvia Blay
  • Jan 21: Bring your favourite story book to share at story time!

Ridgetown: PLEASE NOTE:  New Address as of Dec 14: 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:

  • Jan 4: What Can You Build?
  • Jan 18: Join Cindy from the library for some cozy stories!
  • January 23: FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT! 6:00-7:30 at St. Michael's Gym - Click to Register!
  • January 25: Let's Explore SNOW!

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Thamesville: 90 Graham St.Mother Goose Thamesville.JPG

Click to open Thamesville's JANUARY 2019 Calendar

    EarlyON Drop In:

  • Wednesdays: 9:15-12:00

    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:

  • Jan 9: Snow Exploration! 10:00am
  • Jan 16: Rub-a-Dub-Dub 1:30-2:30 Click to Register!
  • Jan 23: Family Literacy Day Event @ Good Shepherd C.S. 6:00-7:00pm Click to Register!
  • Jan 30: Come learn about 'Trinket Baskets'

Click to open Tilbury's JANUARY 2019 Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Mondays / Lundi: 9:00-12:00am FRENCH DAY! / On Y Va - En Fraçais! STARTS JANUARY 28, 2019
  • Tuesdays: 9:00-12:00
  • Wednesdays 1:30-3:00: Baby Play & Learn (0-12mo.)
  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00) on The *THIRD Tuesday of each month
    • *Starting  November 6, Baby Weigh In will move to 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:

  • Jan 11: Tune-in with Tina - Speech Language Pathologist
  • Jan 15: Experimenting with air and how it makes things move
  • Jan 23: Celebrating Family Literacy Day at the Tilbury Manor Nursing Home! Join us at 16 Fort St. 10:00-11:00am Click to Register!
  • Jan 25: Making wooden spoon nursery rhymes to use at home
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Wallaceburg: St. Elizabeth C.S., 1350 Bertha St.                                                                                                      Mother Goose at the Library.JPG 

Click to open Wallaceburg's JANUARY 2019 Calendar 

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Tuesdays: Baby Play & Learn 1:30-3:00pm (0-12mo.) / 0-6yr. Drop-in 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00-12:00 
  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

     Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:30) Every Monday
  • Building Healthy Babies (1:00-3:00) on the FIRST and THIRD Tuesday of each month at Knox Presbyterian Church
  • As Parent and Baby Grow (10:00-11:30am) on the SECOND and FOURTH Thursday of each month

      Upcoming Drop-In Events in Wallaceburg:

  • Jan 9: Let's take home the story "The Mitten" to re-read!
  • Jan 15 - Apr 2 (10-11am): Mother Goose at the Wallaceburg Library! Please call 519-627-5292 to register.
  • Jan 24: Fort Night! 6:00-7:00pm  Click to Register!
  • Jan 25: Bring your favourite book to share at Story Time!
  • Jan 29: Let's make bird feeders for our feathery friends!   

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

Winter Sessions:                                                                                                         Mother Goose Wheatley.JPG

Thurs. Feb. 14 & 28, 2:00-3:00 2 Creeks Conservation Area, Wheatley 

March Break Sessions (Click Locations for map)

March 11-15, 10:00-11:30am:

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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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