EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyOn Child and Family Centres

EYET has three main EarlyON Child and Family Centres and several satellite programs that provide opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs and support parents and caregivers in their roles. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources while engaging with their children in early learning and school readiness activities, early identification services and nutrition programs.

Our programs can include programming in neighbourhood parks, libraries and other community spaces.

Click here to go to our program calendar to see when the next EarlyON program and/or activity is scheduled in your neighbourhood.

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Zoom EarlyON Programming

Virtual Circle Time– Our interactive online circle time will have your little one learning rhymes, singing songs, and plenty more! CLICK HERE to register!

Parent Workshops – Please join us every Thursday afternoon for an opportunity to come together with members of the EYET EarlyON team and other parents. We will be discussing everything from child development, providing support tools to you if requested, or just to grab a coffee and chat with each other.  As the world around us starts to open up again, we want to keep our relationships strong with our community members and we hope you find this a good way to do so.  CLICK HERE to register!

Toddling Time: These half-hour sessions will get your little movers and shakers playing, dancing, and singing. All Toddling Times will end with mini-parent chats to provide resources for your family. Programming will be geared to toddlers aged 9 – 24 months. CLICK HERE to register!

Baby and Me: These hour sessions are a targeted infant stimulation program for babies with their parents/caregivers. Join us for songs and rhymes and activities. All Baby and Me sessions will end with mini-parent chats to provide resources for your family. Programming will be geared to infants aged 0 – 12 months. Click Here to register!

Physical Literacy: These half hour sessions will get your child ages 0 – 6 in guided movement and play. Physical Literacy sessions will end with mini-parent chats to provide resources for your family.  Click Here to register!

STEM!: Each week the EarlyON staff will be holding interactive programming with hands-on learning activities for you and your child to observe or participate in. Upon registering to the program, EYET will email you the activity and material list to gather to enjoy the activity with us! Click Here to register!


EYET EarlyON Resources for COVID – 19

Stress and Child Development:  Stress is an everyday part of life, even for infants and young children. Often as adults we do not think of infants and children experiencing stress but research tells us they do. Research also highlights that not all stress is bad. Some can even be a healthy part of child development and strengthen skills like resiliency, persistence, and self-regulation later in life. So, what is the difference between good and bad stress for infants? This article aims to inform parents about the different types of stress and how to best support your little ones while they experience stress.
Fostering Self Esteem:  How children feel about themselves and see themselves in their world is so important. Positive self-esteem begins in infancy with a strong attachment. By responding to their cues, children feel safe and secure to explore the world around them. Providing children with the tools to build their self-esteem helps them to be confident, independent people.

 

Developmental Domain Series 7:  Children learn to master different developmental domains daily. Please find attached the fifth set of activity cards that you can print and play with your children at home. Please remember that every child develops at a different rate and each activity can be altered to meet the current stage of your child’s development.

 

All About Temperament:  By having an understanding of temperament and how to best support your child’s temperament style can help support the relationship the two of you share. Everyone has their own unique temperament. This article aims to explain the different sides of temperament, why understanding temperament is important.

Brain Development:  Brain development theory is a rapidly growing area of research within the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD). We know more now about the developing brain than ever before as a result of advances in science, technology and the growing passions of ECD researchers. Not only do we know how a brain grows and develops, but we also know when different areas of the brain are more sensitive to growing and even how best to support these different “sensitive” or critical periods. This article aims to simplify the mystery behind early brain development, highlight when these sensitive periods blossom and provide an understanding of how best to support a developing brain

Circle time – Feelings:  Circle time is an opportunity to bring groups of people together to sing songs, read stories and interact with one another. Please find attached a great example of a circle time focused on getting up and discussing and covering feelings and emotions that can be done at home with your family.

 

Screen Time: Although we are spending more time at home these days, it is even more important that we, as parents, keep an eye on how much time is being spent on devices, such as cell phones, I-pads, computers, television, etc. This resource is intended to help identify side effects of too much screen time and some strategies to combat the possible battles at home of children wanting more screen time.

 

Internet Safety: In a world of technology, children are very curious about learning and exploring the internet which can include social media, games and other avenues. As adults we want to ensure our children are safe when using the internet. Please find attached a great resource to help you and children protect yourselves from the online dangers that are out there.

Sibling Rivalry: Sibling Rivalry can be defined as the conflict, tension, fighting (physical and verbal) and jealousy experienced and exhibited between siblings/step-siblings. This article aims to help families understand why siblings may experience rivalry and what can be done to help lessen the stress at home if this is occurring. 
10 Tips to prepare for Kindergarten: With children starting school over the next few weeks, please find attached 10 simple tips that you can work on with them at home in order to prepare them for their first day of school.
EO Card Series 5: Children learn to master different developmental domains daily. Please find attached the fifth set of activity cards that you can print and play with your children at home. Please remember that every child develops at a different rate and each activity can be altered to meet the current stage of your child’s development.
Circle Time Physical Movement: Circle time is an opportunity to bring groups of people together to sing songs, read stories and interact with one another. Please find attached a great example of a circle time focused on getting up and being physical that can be done at home with your family.
Physical Literacy Part 4:  Keeping active is important for every family, especially for the healthy development of a child. We understand that it is quite challenging when resources and facilities are limited during this time of a pandemic. Please find attached this resource to help support you and your family to stay active during this time.
Physical Literacy Part 2: Keeping active is important for every family, especially for the healthy development of a child. We understand that it is quite challenging when resources and facilities are limited during this time of a pandemic. Please find attached this resource to help support you and your family to stay active during this time.
Physical Literacy Part 3:  Keeping active is important for every family, especially for the healthy development of a child. We understand that it is quite challenging when resources and facilities are limited during this time of a pandemic. Please find attached this resource to help support you and your family to stay active during this time.
Physical Literacy Part 1: Keeping active is important for every family, especially for the healthy development of a child. We understand that it is quite challenging when resources and facilities are limited during this time of a pandemic. Please find attached this resource to help support you and your family to stay active during this time.

 

Selective Eater: We have all experienced a time, whether it was a personal experience or you witnessed it when there was a power struggle at the dinner table to eat the food that was provided. Food is a valuable commodity and is important to a healthy lifestyle. But why is it used within power struggles between children and parents? This resource may provide you with some information that will help to ease the battle around food.

Circle Time Animals:  Circle time is an opportunity to bring groups of people together to sing songs, read stories and interact with one another. Please find attached a great example of an animal themed musical circle time that can be done at home with your family.

Hot weather and food safety: As we are enjoying the warm weather and possibly eating outside more, we need to be aware that food will spoil quicker when exposed to hot temperatures outdoors. This resource offers some tips and tricks that can help keep you and your family stay safe when eating outdoors.

Loose Parts Outdoors: Often when we imagine children playing outdoors, we envision children playing on playground structures, a specific toy or playing a specific game. Having loose parts in outdoor play environments boost the level of engagement in their play when compared to the stationary structures or materials with set purpose. Including loose parts into outdoor play enriches the play environment. This article will provide you with ideas and information on why “loose parts” are so important in a child’s play outdoors.

Heat Alert: Over the last few weeks the weather has been quite hot. With the heat comes with many health concerns that we need to be aware of. Please take a moment to review this great resource to ensure that you and your family remain safe during heat waves.

Weather Circle Time:  Circle time is an opportunity to bring groups of people together to sing songs, read stories and interact with one another. Please find attached a great example of a musical circle time that can be done at home with your family.

Loose Parts in your home:  Have you ever noticed your child receive a gift and they were more interested in playing with the wrapping paper, the ribbon, the box that the gift came in rather than the toy given as the gift? Loose parts are open ended materials that allows children to create without the predisposition of a created toy. This article will provide you with ideas and information on why “loose parts” are so important in a child’s play.

Numeracy Circle Time: Circle time is an opportunity to bring groups of people together to sing songs, read stories and interact with one another. Please find attached a great example of a musical circle time that can be done at home with your family.

Block Play: With technology advancing at such a fast pace and society focusing on children learning technology at an earlier age, we need to remember that before we can use technology, we need to build developing functional skills.  Playing with blocks is a great way for children to learn math, science and problem solving skills. This article will help to demonstrate the importance of block play among children.

Developmental Domain Activities Series 4Children learn to master different developmental domains daily. Please find attached the second set of activity cards that you can print and play with your children at home. Please remember that every child develops at a different rate and each activity can be altered to meet the current stage of your child’s development.

Supporting Your Child As They Return to A “New Normal”With child care being given the green light to move towards opening their doors and accepting your child back in their care, this document can help to provide you with suggestions on how to support your child with the transition and prepare them for how things will look as they return to child care.

Developmental Domain Activities Series 3Children learn to master different developmental domains daily. Please find attached the second set of activity cards that you can print and play with your children at home. Please remember that every child develops at a different rate and each activity can be altered to meet the current stage of your child’s development.

Sun Safety – As of this weekend, summer is officially upon us. As sun safety is a year around concern, it it more so in the summer time. Please find attached a quick reference for when you and your children are outside and how to stay safe in the sun.

Developmental Domain Activities Series 2Children learn to master different developmental domains daily. Please find attached the second set of activity cards that you can print and play with your children at home. Please remember that every child develops at a different rate and each activity can be altered to meet the current stage of your child’s development.

Expansion of Language – Trying to find a way to keep the kids on track with building their literacy skills? Take a look at this great document to help you and your children at home to keep the momentum going.

Developmental Domain Activities Series 1 – Children learn to master different developmental domains daily. Find attached some great activity cards that you can print and play with your children at home. Please remember that every child develops at a different rate and each activity can be altered to meet the current stage of your child’s development.

Body Awareness Circle Time – Circle time is an opportunity to bring groups of people together to sing songs, read stories and interact with one another. Please find attached a great example of a musical circle time that can be done at home with your family.

Talking to Kids About COVID – Unfortunately Covid-19 is not going anywhere anytime soon. Please find attached a great resource to help talk to your children about it, along with a activity to show them how quickly and easily germs can spread.


Contact:

EarlyON Cosburn Site
904 Coxwell Avenue

Phone:             416-686-3390 ext. 9785
Email:              EarlyONCosburn@eyetfrp.ca

EarlyON Danforth Site
Located within: Access Point on the Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave.

Phone:             416-686-3390 ext. 9784
Email:             EarlyONDanforth@eyetfrp.ca

EarlyON Sackville Site
Located within: St. Paul Catholic School
80 Sackville St.

Phone:             416-686-3390 ext. 9792
Email:              EarlyONSackville@eyetfrp.ca

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