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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)


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

Click to open Chatham's MARCH 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 & 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:

  • March Break: All week long: Big Bdy Play in the School Library!
  • March 15: Ooey Gooey Exploration (9-12) Please bring a change of clothes!
  • March 20: NutriSTEP Screening 10:00-11:30
  • March 21: Bird Seed 'Clay Bombs' 1:30-7:00pm
  • March 23: Nursery Rhyme re-tell with STORY STONES!
  • March 26: Breastfeeding: Join the conversation. 1:45-2:30 at Baby Play & Learn
  • Mar 28: Skip, Hop, Jump 6:00-7:15pm Click to Register!
  • Apr 24: Earth-MATH! 4:00-6:00pm Click to Register!
  • May 25: We are Noise Makers! 10:00-11:30 at the Chatham Library (ages 18mo - 2.5 years old) Click to Register! 
  • June 5: Rub-A-Dub Dub, Learning in the Tub! 1:00-2:45 (for families with babies up to 12 months old) Click to Register! 
  • June 28: A Celebration of Mud! 1:30-3:00 

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

Click to open Blenheim's FEBRUARY 2019 Calendar

Click to open Blenheim's MARCH 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  
  • 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:

  • Mar 13: Ooey Gooey Smelly Fun! 6:00-7:30pm Click to Register!
  • Mar 14: Parachute Play 11:30 & 2:30
  • Mar 19: Bathing Baby Dolls in a Bubbly Bathtub (water play)
  • Mar 21: Intro to Solids at Baby Play & Learn
  • Mar 22: Rhyme Time... Bring in a rhyming book from home to share.
  • Mar 28: Ball & Bean Bag Trajectory Play 
  • Apr 4: Nutri-Step Screening 9:30-11:00am Click to Register!
  • Apr 9: Bright Beginnings Expo for Infants and Toddlers 6:30-7:30pm Click to Register!
  • Apr 24: Earth Day Celebration at C.M. Wilson Conservation Area! 5:30-7:30 Click to Register!
  • Apr 25: Rub-A-Dub Dub, Learning in the Tub! 2:00-3:00 (for families with babies up to 12 months old) Click to Register!
  • June 27: Exploring Loose Parts 6:00-7:30pm Click to Register!

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:

  • Mar 18: Shared Reading: Bunny Island
  • May 8: Family Board Game Night 6:00-7:15pm Click to Register!
  • June 13: Let's Make Story Stones 6:00-7:30pm (ages: 4-6 years old) Click to Register!

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:

  • Mar 15: Imagination Paint Station
  • Mar 22: Snowy Stories: Librarian visit
  • Mar 29: Scarf Songs & Rhymes
  • May 15: Parachute Play in the Park 6:00-7:30 Click to Register!
  • June 15: Going on a Bear Hunt - Story Walk 10:00-11:30 Click to Register!
  • June 28: Car Seat Clinic 9:30-12:00 Click to Register!

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Thamesville: 90 Graham St.BBE LOGO.JPG

Click to open Thameville's FEBRUARY 2019 Calendar

Click to open Thamesville's MARCH 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:

Click to open Tilbury's FEBRUARY 2019 Calendar

Click to open Tilbury's MARCH 2019 Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Mondays / Lundi: 9:00-12:00am On Y Va - Bilingual Mondays!
  • Tuesdays: 9:00-12:00
  • Wednesdays 1:30-3:00: Baby Play & Learn (0-12mo.) NEW: As of March 13: 0-6 from 1:30-5:00pm
  • 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:

  • Mar 13: NEW! Wednesday afternoons are now DROP IN FOR 0-6! 1:30-5:00PM
  • Mar 15: Story Time with the Librarian
  • Mar 18: Exploration des marionettes
  • Mar 19: Your Child's Eating Challenges
  • Mar 25: Matin franco sports
  • Mar 29: Make a Rainbow!
  • Apr 16: Mini Scientist (Guy's Night Out) 6:00-7:00pm Click to Register!
  • May 9: Make Mother's Day Memorable (for Men and children) 6:00-7:00pm Click to Register!
  • June 22: Bright Beginnings Expo for Infants and Toddlers 10:00-12:00 @ St. Joseph C.S. Click to Register!
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Wallaceburg: St. Elizabeth C.S., 1350 Bertha St.                                                                                                      Mother Goose at the Library.JPG 

Click to open Wallaceburg's FEBRUARY 2019 Calendar

Click to open Wallaceburg's MARCH 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:

  • Mar 12: Shared Reading time: The Wonky Donkey
  • Mar 15: Shared Reading Time: Snowballs
  • Mar 19 Germ Machine! 6:00pm
  • Mar 21, 6:00-7:30pm: "Bears & Books" For MEN and children up to 6 years old. Click to Register!
  • Mar 26: Exploring with mirrors at Baby Play & Learn
  • Mar 27: Picky Eaters @ 10:00
  • Mar 29: Morning YOGA @ 10:30
  • Apr 18, 6:00-7:30pm: Let's Make Story Stones Click to Register!

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

Winter Sessions:                                                                                                         

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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