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(Special events are also listed in the Program Guide

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

Click to open: Blenheim FEBRUARY Calendar, Blenheim MARCH 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:

  • February 14: Heart Pumping Fun at Circle Time!: (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 21: Giveaway!: For the Love of Books (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 25: Generational Smiles at Blenheim Community Village  (2:30-3:30) 0-6y Click to Register
  • February 27: Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse, Car Seat Safety (1:30-3:30pm) 0-12m

  • March 5 (Thur): Exploring Water (1:30-2:30) 0-6y
  • March 10 (Tues): Melting Ice Cube Painting (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 12, 19 (Thur): Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain Video Series
  • March 13 (Fri): Puppets: Singing and Stories (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 24 (Tues): Sing a Story! (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 27 (Fri): Clay (9:00-12:00) 0-6y

  • April 6 (Mon): Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse: Baby's Sleep (10:00-11:30) 6-12m Click to Register

  • May 7 (Thur): Bright Beginnings Expo for Infants and Toddlers, W.J. Baird P.S. (6:30-8:30) 0-2.5y Click to Register
  • May 14 (Thur): Movin' and Groovin' with a Music Therapist (10:00-11:00) 0-6y
  • May 19 (Tues): Generational Smiles, Blenheim Community Village (2:00-3:00) 0-3y Click to Register
  • May 21 (Thur): Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse: Ask, wonder, and learn during this open discussion (1:30-3:00) 0-12m
  • May 26 (Tues): P.U.P.P. (Pop Up Play in the Park), Talbot Trail Place (5:30-7:00) 0-6y Click to Register

  •  June 11 (Thur): Special Guest: CK Public Health Dietitian: Baby Readiness for Solid Foods (1:30-2:30) 0-12m
  • June 18 (Thur): Special Guest: CK Public Health Dietitian: Making Healthy Snacks (9:30-11:30) 6m-6y
  • June 18 (Thur): Hockey Night in Chatham-Kent!, Blenheim Arena (5:30-7:00) 2-6y Click to Register

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

Click to open: Chatham FEBRUARY Calendar, Chatham MARCH 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) 1:30-4:30
  • 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:

  • February 13: Hide away with winter songs and stories (9:00-12:00 & 1:30-7:30) 0-6y
  • February 14: A Celebration of Love (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 15: The Family Book (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28: Open Gym (9:30-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 19: Tinker Talk at St. Ursula C.S. (4:00-5:00) 3-6y Click to Register
  • February 19: Bring your dolly to Story Time! (11:00-3:00) 12-24m
  • February 25: Special Guest: CK Public Health Dietitian, Intro to Solids (1:30-3:00) 0-12m
  • February 25: Sing to Me! Understanding the Importance (1:30-3:00) 0-12m
  • February 24, March 2, 9: Babes and Books at Chatham Public Library (1:30-2:30) 0-9m Click to Register
  • February 27: Let's Make Scented Play Dough (4:00 & 6:00) 0-6y
  • February 28: Special Guest: CK Public Health Dental (10:00-11:30) 0-6y

  • March 4 (Wed): Centering Yourself Through Mindfulness (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 6 (Fri): Messy Mixer Friday! Pour, Squish, Stretch and Mix (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 10 (Tues): EarlyON Sing-along! (10:30) 0-6y
  • March 12 (Thur): Family Fort Building (9:00-11:00) 0-6y Click to Register
  • March 18 (Tues): Finger Painting Fun (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 24 (Tues): Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse: When Baby Is Sick and Immunizations (1:30-3:00) 0-12m
  • March 26 (Thur): Soup's ON! (5:00-6:00) 0-6y
  • March 27 (Fri): Rub-A-Dub (2:00-3:00) 0-12m Click to Register



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

Click to open: Dresden FEBRUARY Calendar, Dresden MARCH 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:

  • March: Exploring Schema Play: Trajectory (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 2 (Mon): Bubbles and Catapults! (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 16 (Mon): Ramps and Pendulums (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 23 (Mon): Special Guest: Librarian: Interactive Circle-Time (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 30 (Mon): Getting Messy with Schemas


  • May 25 (Mon): Library Visits (11:00-11:30) 0-6y

  • June 1 (Mon): Literacy Walk (10:00-11:00) 0-6y
  • June 15 (Mon): Special Guest: CK Public Health Dietitian: Making Snack Time Fun! (10:00-11:30) 0-6y

Merlin:

 Upcoming EarlyON Events in Merlin:

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

  Cliquez pour ouvrir: Pain Court calendrier d'février, Pain Court calendrier d'mars

  ON y va groupe de jeu:

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

 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:

  • 13,20,27 février, 5 mars: Bilingual Babes & Books (13h30-14h30) 0-9 mois
  • 18, 25 février: Bébé et Moi: tant à découvrir! 0-6y Inscrivez-vous!
  • 25 février: Préparons notre goûter avec des outils de la cuisine (9h00-12h00) 0-6y

  • 10 mars (mardi): Explorez le ruban satiné (9h00-12h00) 0-6y
  • 19 mars (jeudi): Histoire en plein-air édition hiver at Parc Centenaire (10h30-11h30) 0-6y Inscrivez-vous!
  • 24 mars (mardi): Comptons avec les comptines! (9h00-12h00) 0-6y

  • 30 avril (jeu): Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Learning French in the Tub! (13h30-14h30) 0-12m Inscrivez-vous! 

  • 7 mai (jeu): Jeux de société en soirée (18h00-19h30) 0-6y
  • 26 mai (mar): Visite de la ferme! (10h00-11h30) 0-6y

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:

  • February 14: Let's Share Felt Stories (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 14: Sticky Fingers (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 6 (Fri): Snow Much Fun, A Sensory Experience (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 12 (Thurs): Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Learning in the Tub!, Ridgetown Public Library (1:30-2:30) 0-12m Click to Register
  • March 20 (Fri): Frozen Treasures What Will You Find? (9:00-12:00) 0-6y

Thamesville and Area Early Learning Centre: 90 Graham St.

Click to open: Thamesville FEBRUARY Calendar, Thamesville MARCH 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:

  • February 19: Special Guest: Speech-Language Pathologist (9:00-12:00, 1:30-4:00) 0-6y
  • February 26: Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse, Power Off and Play (9:00-12:00, 1:30-4:00) 0-6y
  • March 4 (Wed): Calming Glitter Jars (10:00-11:30) 0-6y
  • March 18 (Wed): Dino Egg Excavating (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 25 (Wed): Let's Talk (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 30 (Mon): Infant Sleep Workshop (10:00-11:30) 6-12m



  • June 3 (Wed): Special Guest: Speech and Language Pathologist: Early Sounds and Communication Development (10:00-11:00) 0-6y 

Click to open: Tilbury JANUARY Calendar, Tilbury FEBRUARY 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:

  • February 14: William, Won't You Wash Your Hands! (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 19: Tilbury Tumble Time  (1:30-4:00) 0-6y
  • February 24: Les créateurs/Messy Mixers (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 26: Bilingual Song Time! (1:30-5:00) 0-6y
  • February 28: Slime Time (9:00-12:00) 0-6y

  • March 2 (Mon): Chansons et Parachute (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 4: "Rosie's Walk" An Outdoor Physical Literacy Story Stroll (2:00-3:00) 0-6y Click to Register
  • March 10: Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse, Immunizations (10:00-11:00) 0-6y
  • March 11: Catapulting Joy (1:30-4:30) 0-6y Click to Register
  • March 16 (Mon): L'heure du conte (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 20 (Fri): Exploring with Clay (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 26 (Thur): Hockey Night in Tilbury, St. Francis C.S. (5:30-7:00) 2-6y Click to Register
  • March 31 (Tues): Ooey Gooey Exploration! (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • April 8 (Wed): Mud-TASTIC! (3:00-4:30) 0-6y please register
  • April 17 (Fri): Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse: Routines (10:00-11:00) 0-6y

  • May 12 (Tues): Special Guest: CK Public Health Dental (10:00-11:00) 0-6y

  • June 13 (Sat): Trajectory Art in the PARK!, Tilbury Memorial Park (10:00-12:00) 0-6y Click to Register

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

Click to open: Wallaceburg JANUARY Calendar, Wallaceburg FEBRUARY Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In: 

  • Tuesdays: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30  
  • Thursdays: 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:

  • February 11, 18, 25: Mother Goose (2:00-3:00) 0-3y Click to Register
  • February 12: "Sadie and the Snowman" (9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30) 0-6y
  • February 20: Healthy Baby Healthy Brain Short Video Series (Love Builds Brains, Listening to Your Baby, Helping your Child Cope) (10:00-11 :30) 
  • February 22, March 28: Open Gym, Kinsmen Gym (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • February 27: Fort Night at St. Elizabeth Gym (6:00-7:30) 0-6y Click to Register

  • March 3 (Tues): Intellidance, Kinsmen Gym (2:00-3:00) 0-12m Click to Register
  • March 5 (Thurs): Healthy Baby Healthy Brain Short Video Series(10:00-11:30) 0-12m
  • March 11 (Wed): Finger Paint Frenzy! (9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30) 0-6y
  • March 12 (Thur): I Like to Move It! Move It! (6:00-7:30) 0-6y Click to Register
  • March 19 (Thur): Special Guest: CK Public Health Nurse: Topic: Infant CPR (10:00-11:30) 0-12m
  • March 20 (Fri): Shared Reading (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • March 24 (Tues): Let's Explore Linear Painting (5:30-7:30) 0-6y
  • March 26 (Thur): Roots to Branches, Fairfield Park (10:30-11:30) 0-3y Click to Register
  • March 28 (Sat): Open Gym, Kinsmen Gym (9:00-12:00) 0-6y
  • June 24 (Wed): Library Visits (11:00-11:30) 0-6y

Wheatley: 

     Public Health Unit Programming:

Other

Upcoming Events:

  • March 14: Pop Up Play in the Park Winter Edition (P.U.P.P.) at Merlin Kinsmen Park, 2 Erie St., Merlin (9:30-12:30) 0-6y Click to Register!


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Forest: 2 Creeks Conservation Area (21638 1 Kent Rd – 1km north of Wheatley)   


Forest EarlyON: 

  • Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 (February 26, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 13, 27, June 10, 24) 0-6y Click to Register

Upcoming Drop-In Events in Forest:

  • March 11: Special Guest: Speech Language Pathologist (10:00-11:30) 0-6y 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, Karen Kennedy, at 519.351.1228 x 2305

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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