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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 APRIL 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:

  • Tuesdays in April: "Messy Mixers!" ! 10-12 am. Saturdays: Open Gym!FYM1.JPG

  • Apr 19 & 20 - Sorry, Closed for Easter Weekend. 
  • Apr 24: Earth-MATH! 4:00-6:00pm Click to Register!
  • Apr 25: Toilet Learning with PHU. 6:00-7:00pm
  • Apr 26: Paper! Scrunch, rip and tear!
  • May 13: EarlyON at Riverview Gardens 3:00-4:00pm (519 King St. Chatham) 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 
  • July 4: EarlyON Splashes into Summer with CK Rec! 12:30-1:30 at Jaycee Pool, 10 Philip St. Click to Register!
  • 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 22: "Generational Smiles" 10:00-12:00 at Riverview Gardens, 519 King St. W. Click to Register!
  • 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 APRIL 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:

  • Fridays in April: Art-tastic Fridays!
  • Apr 18: Cooking Eggs in our Instant Pot! 9:00am
  • Apr 19: Sorry, Closed for Good Friday.
  • Apr 23: Family Circle Story Time: Bring in your favourite book to share!
  • 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!
  • Apr 30: Water Wonders - experimenting with 'sink' and 'float'.
  • June 27: Exploring Loose Parts 6:00-7:30pm Click to Register!
  • July 9: Family Night at C.M.Wilson's Conservation Area! 4:00-7:00pm 21799 Fargo Rd. Morpeth. Click to Register!
  • July 19: EarlyON at Rondeau Provincial Park 2:00-3:30, 18050 Rondeau Park Rd. Morpeth Click to Register!
  • 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 APRIL 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:

  • Apr 22: Sorry, Closed for Easter Monday
  • Apr 29: Yoga Baby!
  • 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!
  • 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:

  • Tuesdays, 9:00-12:00 Starting in JULY!

  Upcoming  EarlyON / ON y va Events in Pain Court:

  • Pop Up Play in the Park: Saturday, June 8, 9:30-12:00 at Parc Centennaire / Centennial Park Click to Register!
  • Feed Your Mind Bilingual Camp! August 12,13,14,15. 11:30-1:30. For parents and children beween 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

    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:

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Thamesville: 90 Graham St.BBE LOGO.JPG

Click to open Thamesville's APRIL Calendar

    EarlyON Drop In:

  • Wednesdays: 9:15-12:00   
  • Starting in JULY: Open afternoons, 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 APRIL 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:

  • Apr 19: Sorry, we're closed.
  • Apr 23: Exploring Over/Under
  • Apr 24: Car Wash - water play!
  • Apr 26: Sensory Play
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.                                                                                                      Mother Goose at the Library.JPG 

Click to open Wallaceburg's APRIL Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Tuesdays: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30 (NEW TIME!) 
  • 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:

  • Apr 18, 6:00-7:30pm: Let's Make Story Stones Click to Register!
  • Apr 19: Closed for Good Friday
  • Apr 23: Cookie Sheet Fun! 5:30-7:30
  • Apr 26: Big Sarah's Little Boots
  • July 18: Story Stroll at Crothers Park 2:00-3:30, 60 Mount Pleasant Cres. Click to Register!
  • 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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