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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 November 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 & 3:00-7:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00-12:00
  • Sat: 9:00-12:00
    Public Health Unit Programming:
  • Baby Weigh-In (10:00-11:30am) every Friday

     Upcoming EarlyON Drop-In Events in Chatham:

  • Oct 31: Light & Shadow Play 9-11am
  • Nov 1: Make and Take Playdough! at 10:30am and at 5:30pm
  • Nov 7: Special Sing Along with storytelling gloves at 10:00
  • Nov 10: What can we learn about leaves?
  • Nov 14: "Picky Eaters" 10:00-11:30am
  • Nov 15: "Screen Time - Healthy Limits" Discussion 5:30-6:30
  • Nov 17: "Bright Beginnings Expo for Infants and Toddlers - 9:00-11:30am Click to Register!
  • Nov 20: Discussion on Sit-Me-Up chairs and bouncers at Baby Play & Learn 2:00
  • Nov 22: "Not a Stick" reading experience and art activity 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Nov 23: Schema Exploration: Trajectory
  • Nov 27: Exploring Sound: Make & Take Shaker 10:00am & at Baby Play and Learn 1:30pm
  • Nov 29: Fun with Bubbles! 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Dec 6: When Baby is Sick / Immunization (adults only) 1:00-2:30. Click to Register!

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

Click to open Blenheim's November 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  

    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:

  • Oct 30: Pumpkin Fun! Let's sparkle, paint and explore pumpkins!
  • Nov 1: Snuggle Puppy Book & Sing-Along! 11:00am and at Baby Play & Learn (1:30-3:00)
  • Nov 6: Finger Painting Fun!
  • Nov 8: You're Important, Too! at Baby Play & Learn (1:30-3:00)
  • Nov 13: Science Experiments that will make you wonder! 10:00am
  • Nov 15 Exploring with Ice 10:00am and at Baby Play & Learn (1:30-3:00)
  • Nov 20: Dental Visit 10:00am
  • Nov 22: Sparkle Play-Doh Make & Take! 10:00am
  • Nov 27: Learn about Schema Play
  • Nov 29: Bring in your favourite book! 11:00am and at Baby Play & Learn (1:30-3:00)

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:

  • Nov 12: SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED for Remembrance Day
  • Nov 26: Super Simple Science!

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

   EarlyON Drop-In:

  • Fridays: 9:30-12:00

    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:

  • Nov 2: Parachute Play 11:00am
  • Nov 9: Dental Visit 10:00am
  • Nov 16: Community Advisor Guest Visit 10:00am
  • Nov 23: Loose Parts & Box Play! 10:00am
  • Nov 30: Help us Cook and Taste a yummy snack! 9:30am

Thamesville: 90 Graham St.

Click to open Thamesville's November 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:

  • Nov 7: "A Book of My Own" Come make a book!
  • Nov 14: Water Play Exploration
  • Nov 21: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder 10:30-11:30 Click to Register!
  • Nov 28: Bonkers for Books & Parachute Fun

Click to open Tilbury's November Calendar

    EarlyON Drop-In:

  • 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 EarlyON Drop-In Events in Tilbury:

  • Oct 30: Discovering Light and Shadows
  • Oct 31: Early Literacy & Your Baby
  • Nov 2: "Tune In" With Tina Jamieson, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Nov 6: How are leaves different? How are leaves the same?
  • Nov 13: Family Board Game Night (3:30-5:30) Click to Register!
  • Nov 23: Come and see what Animal Tape Rescue is all about
  • Nov 27: Baby Doll Circle time: bring your favourite doll!

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

Click to open Wallaceburg's November 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:

  • Nov 2: Schema: Positioning
  • Nov 7: Super Simple SCIENCE!
  • Nov 9: Schema: Scattering
  • Nov 13: Baby Cues - during Baby Play & Learn (1:30-3:00) 
  • Nov 15: Family Board Game Night @ H.W. Burgess School, 140 Lawrence Ave. (6:00-7:30) Click to Register!
  • Nov 16: Schema: Orientation
  • Nov 30: Fall Sensory Walk 10:00am DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

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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