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(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 July calendar

Click to open Chatham's August calendar


  • Mon, Tues, Wed: 9:00-12:00
  • Tues: Baby Play & Learn (0-12 months only) 1:30-3:00  
  • Thurs: 9:00-12:00 & 3:30-7:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00-12:00
  • Sat: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:30am) every Friday
  • Building Healthy Babies (2:30-4:30pm) every Wednesday 
  • Post Partum Mood Disorder Support Group (1:00-2:30pm) every Wednesday. (Please Register: 519-352-7270x2903)

     Upcoming Drop-In Events in Chatham:

  • July 24: Schema Exploration: "Scattering" 10:00 am and during Baby Play & Learn.
  • July 26: Twilight Tales - wear your PJ's for a special story time at 6:30 pm.
  • July 27: Slippery Sensory Slime at 10:00 am.
  • July 31: Bonkers for Books with special guest Miss Karen at 1:30 pm. During Baby Play & Learn.
  • August 1: Family Night at the Children's Safety Village (5:00-7:30pm). Click to Register!
  • Saturday Aug 4 and Monday, Aug 6: Sorry, We're CLOSED for the Civic Holiday Weekend.
  • Aug 7: Special Guest from the Library during Baby Play & Learn (1:30)
  • Aug 8: Starting Kindergarten? Supporting each other during a time of change (11:00am)
  • Aug 10: Bonkers for Books! Special Guest Karen (10:00am)
  • Aug 14: Interactive circle time with a Special Guest from the library (10:30am)
  • Aug 16: Pop Up Play in Tecumseh Park! (4:00-6:30pm) Click to Register!
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  • Aug 21: Schema Exploration: Transporting (10:00am) and during Baby Play & Learn (2:00pm)
  • Aug 22: Oral Storytelling: How traditional stories can promote culture (10:30am)
  • Aug 23: Learn how to order books online! Bring your library card! With Special Guest from the Library (4:00pm)
  • Aug 25: Bubble Print making!
  • Aug 30: Twilight Tales - Bedtime routines and traditions (6:30pm)
  • Please note: Starting September, Drop-In will no longer be open on Mondays.

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

Click to open Blenheim's July calendar 

Click to open Blenheim's August 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:

  • July 26: Let's get Physical - Outdoor play 9 am - 12 pm meet in the WJB school yard.
  • July 31: Music and movement under the trees from 11 am - 12 pm in the school yard.
  • Aug 7: Icy Cold Fun - Excavating Treasures!
  • Aug 9: Bonkers for Books at Baby Play & Learn (1:30)
  • Aug 14: Make & Take SLIME!
  • Aug 16: What can you build?
  • Aug 21: Meet Miss Jane at the Blenheim Splash Pad! (10:00-12:00) *EarlyON Drop In Centre will be closed during this event.
  • Aug 28: Music and Movement with Miss Jane
  • Aug 30 Fun with Bubbles (11-12)

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

Click to open Dresden's July calendar


  • 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:

  • Aug 6: Sorry, Program is CLOSED for the Civic Holiday.
  • Aug 13: Morning Yoga with Miss Jackie 

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

Click to open Ridgetown's July calendar


  • 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:

  • Aug 3: Make and Take Play-Doh: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
  • Aug 10: Music and Movement with Miss Jane
  • Aug 24: Icy Cold Fun - Excavating Treasures
  • Aug 31: Fun with Bubbles... Let's make GIANT BUBBLES outside! (11:00-12:00)

Thamesville: 90 Graham St.

Click to open Thamesville's July calendar   

Click to open Thamesville's August 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:

  • July 25: Bonkers for Books with special guest Miss Karen.
  • Aug 1: Family Night at the Children's Safety Village (5:00-7:30pm). Click to Register!
  • Aug 8: Meet at the Ferguson Park Splash Pad! (9:30-12:00) {EarlyON Centre will be closed during this event}
  • Aug 15: Public Health Nurse Visit 
  • Aug 22: Music and Movement with Miss Jane at Family Circle Time!
  • Aug 29: Bonkers for Books - Interactive Story Time: Bring your favourite book to share!

Click to open Tilbury's July calendar

Click to open Tilbury's August Calendar


  • Tuesdays: 9:00-12:00
  • Fridays: 9:00-12:00

    Public Health Unit Programming:

  • Baby Weigh in (10:00-11:00) on The THIRD Tuesday of each month
  • Building Healthy Babies (1:00-3:00) on the First Thursday of each month

      Upcoming Drop-In Events in Tilbury:

  • July 24: Summer stories with Karen Kennedy and Pop Up and Play event.
  • July 27: Drop-in at the Splash Pad for songs under the tree and water fun! - 49 Bond St. 
  • Aug 10: Visit from the Librarian
  • Aug 17: Ice Block Excavation / Water Fun Outside! Bring a towel and bathing suit!
  • Aug 24: Parachute Songs and Games
  • Aug 22: SPECIAL EVENT! Going on a Bear Hunt at Northside Park 10:00AM - 12:00PM Click to Register!
  • Aug 28: Bonkers for Books with Ms. Karen
  • Aug 31: Circle Time with baby dolls. Bring your favourite doll or use one of ours.

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

Click to open Wallaceburg's July Calendar

Click to open Wallaceburg's August Calendar


  • Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm
  • 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:

  • July 24: Let's read The Big Hungry Bear followed by a strawberry snack!
  • Aug 1: Special Guest Community Navigator, Dominique McKee.
  • Aug 3: Morning Yoga with Miss Jackie
  • Aug 6: Sorry, Baby Weigh-In is CLOSED today.
  • Aug 14: Story Time Make & Take
  • Aug 15: Special Guest Karen Kennedy visiting at 10:00am!
  • SPECIAL EVENT: Aug 16: Meet Miss Jackie at the SPLASH PAD! 10:00-12:00
  • SPECIAL EVENT: Aug 21: Pop Up Play in Steinhoff Park! 9:30-12:00 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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