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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 OCTOBER EarlyON Calendar


  • 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 & 3:30-7:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00-12:00
  • Sat: 9:00-12:00
Please note: Beginning in September, Drop-In will no longer be open on Mondays.

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:30am) every Friday

     Upcoming Drop-In Events in Chatham:

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

Click to open Blenheim's OCTOBER calendar


  • 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 Drop-In Events in Blenheim:

  • Oct 9: Dad's Night: What Can You Build? 6:00-7:30pm Click to Register!
  • Oct 11: Sensory Baby Play: Let's Explore Pumpkins and Gourds - during Baby Play & Learn 1:30-3:00
  • Oct 16: Let's explore fall leaves!
  • Oct.18: Bonkers for books during Baby Play & Learn 1:30-3:00
  • Oct.18: Join EarlyON at the Blenheim Library's "How To" Festival! 4:00: "How to make slime", 4:30: "How to make a book"
  • Oct 23: Rhyming Fun! "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly"
  • Oct 25: Introduction to Solids during Baby Play & Learn
  • Oct 30: Pumpkin Fun! Let's sparkle, paint and explore pumpkins!

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 Drop-In Events in Dresden:

  • Oct. 8: SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED for Thanksgiving
  • Oct. 15: Special Early Literacy Guest, Karen Kennedy
  • Oct. 22: SORRY, WERE'RE CLOSED for staff training
  • Oct. 29: Fun with Leaves

Ridgetown: Naahii Ridge P.S., 20473 Victoria Rd     


  • Fridays: 9:30-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:00) on The FOURTH Friday of each month

      Upcoming Drop-In Events in Ridgetown:

  • Oct. 5: Sensory Fun: Let's make Pumpkin Play-doh
  • Oct.12: From Trees to Leaves: Come make a fall collage
  • Oct.18: Join EarlyON at the Ridgetown Library's "How To Festival"! 6:00pm: "How to make a homemade book"
  • Oct.19: Healthy Snacks with Sylvia Blay 10:00-11:30am
  • Oct.26: Stories and Songs with guest from the Library 10:30-11:00am

Thamesville: 90 Graham St.

Click to open Thamesville's OCTOBER calendar

    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 Drop-In Events in Thamesville:

  • Oct. 3: "I am Thankful For..." Interactive Story Time 11:30am
  • Oct.10: Sensory Experience: the Smells & Touch of Fantastic Fall
  • Oct.17: Intro to Routines 10:00-11:00am
  • Oct.24: Rhythm & Rhymes 11:30am
  • Oct.31: Pumpkin Fun! Exploring Pumpkins and Gourds

Click to open Tilbury's OCTOBER Calendar


  • 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 Drop-In Events in Tilbury:

  • Oct 2: What are You Thankful For?
  • Oct.3: Kickn' Into Fall 3:30-4:30 @ St. Joseph's C.S. Click to Register!
  • Oct 5: Tune in with Tina (Speech Language Pathologist)
  • Oct.9: Apple Tasting
  • Oct.10 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
  • Oct.12: The Magic of Fallen Leaves
  • Oct.16: Math Play with Fall Treasures
  • Oct.16: OFF TO THE RACES WITH DAD! (Special evening event, 5:30-6:30pm) Click to Register!
  • Oct.24: Exploring Shiny Loose Parts
  • Oct.26: Introduction to Routines 10:00-11:00
  • Oct 30: Discovering Light and Shadows
  • Oct.31: Early Literacy & Your Baby
  • Nov.13: Family Board Game Night (3:30-5:30) Click to Register!

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

Click to open Wallaceburg's OCTOBER calendar


  • 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:

  • Oct 5: Schema: Connecting
  • Oct 9: Infant Massage at Baby Play & Learn 
  • Oct.12: Schema: Enveloping
  • Oct.26: Schema: Transporting
  • Nov.15: Family Board Game Night @ H.W. Burgess School, 140 Lawrence Ave. (6:00-7:30) Click to Register!

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

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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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