EarlyON Child and Family Centre 2021-10-08T00:52:57+00:00

UPDATE:  As of July 16, 2021, EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations in The County of Wellington and the City of Guelph have updated programming offerings for in person services.

Indoor Programming 

Select EarlyON locations will be offering Single Household programming.  Single households do include caregivers who may be providing care for children from more than 1 household.  These sessions will have no more than 10 participants including EarlyON staff.  Participants must pre-register for all indoor programming. Anyone who has not pre-registered will not be permitted access to indoor programming.  At this time, we will only be offering Single Household Programming at our Drayton and Mount Forest EarlyON Sites. 

Outdoor Programming

EarlyON Centre’s will be offering Outdoor Programming. These sessions will have no more than 25 participants including EarlyON staff.  Participants must pre-register for all outdoor programming. Anyone who has not pre-registered will not be permitted access to outdoor programming.

Virtual Programming

EarlyON Centre’s will continue to offer Virtual Programming to families as they have been throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

What Safety Measures will be in Place?

The safety of your family and the community is our first priority and you will see many measures in place reduce risk.  In addition to limiting the number of participants in programming, the following safety measures will be taken: 

  • Participants will only be able to register/attend indoor and outdoor programming once in a 14-day period.  This ensures both equitable access for other households and also further reduces the risk of the spread of COVID.
  • COVID Pre-screening will occur for all visitors and staff prior to the start of outdoor programming.  Anyone who does not pass the screen will not be permitted entry to programming. 
  • Outdoor programming will mainly consist of walks and hikes and not occur near play equipment or other shared equipment.
  • For indoor programming, individual materials will be provided for use with each family during visits and will be sanitized following use.  Materials will not be used by another family on the same day. 
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of EarlyON spaces will occur daily and in between all family visits. 
  • EarlyON staff will wear masks and shields and will practice social distancing where possible during outdoor programming.
  • All adult visitors and children (ages 6 and older) will be required to wear a mask during outdoor programming.  Children ages 2 to 5 will be encouraged to wear a mask.

How to Access Programming

Please visit our Meetup Site to find all virtual program information : meetup.com/CRC-childrens-playgroups

To register for EarlyON Programming please call 519-843-7000 and select 3 for EarlyON 


Social Distancing with EarlyON


View of the Child: Children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential.

During our first years of life, the brain develops at an astounding rate. Scientists now know this process is not just genetic but is dramatically influenced by our early experiences with people and our surroundings. (How does Learning happen, Ontario’s Pedagogy for Early Learning)

We hold children and childhood in deep regard. We believe parents and caregivers are children’s first teachers that influence positive experiences and outcomes for their children, family and community.

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

EarlyON Child and Family Centres 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. Our EarlyON centres will offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families throughout North & Centre Wellington, with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources.

Our Team

Lindsay CowanSupervisor, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Krista ZimmermannProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Ashley LankinProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Jane SchubertProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Kerry StorrProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Angela BergwerffProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Leslie StroederProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000
Nicole StewartProgram Facilitator, EarlyON CFC
PHONE: 519-843-7000

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EarlyON CFC Sites

EarlyON Child & Family Centre

311 Foster Street
Mount Forest, ON
N0G 2L1
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EarlyON Child & Family Centre

185 Daniel Street
Erin, ON
N0B 1T0
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EarlyON Child & Family Centre

201 Wellington Street South
Drayton, Ontario
N0G 1P0

Satellite & Mobile Sites

Fergus Sportsplex

550 Belsyde Ave
Fergus, ON
N1M 2W5
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Elora Community Centre

29 David St
Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
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Palmerston Community Centre

525 Cavan St
Palmerston, ON
N0G 2P0
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Arthur Pentecostal Assembly

121 Charles E
Arthur, ON
N0G 1A0
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Harriston Train Station

83 Arthur St W
Harriston, ON
N0G 1Z0
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Alma Bible Church

59 Peel St E
Alma, ON
N0B 1A0
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Belwood Lions Club

37 Queen St
Belwood, ON
N0B 1J0
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Melville United Church

300 St Andrew Street, West
Fergus, ON
N1M 2W7

Rockwood United Church

119 Harris Street
Rockwood, ON
N0B 2K0
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Moorefield Optimist Hall

14 Ball Ave
Moorefield, ON
N0G 2K0
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Ask us about child development

If you have concerns regarding your child’s development, child care staff will monitor and implement strategies that can be used both in the child care program environment and the home environment. We are also able to arrange referrals within our programs that are a free and confidential service to:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Wee Talk Preschool Speech and Language Services
  • KidsAbility Centre for Child Development