EarlyON Child and Family Centre

EarlyON Child and Family Centres - Guelph Community Health Centre
EarlyON locations may be closed but WE ARE STILL HERE!

During this time, our dedicated EarlyON staff team will continue to be available to provide support to families including answering your questions about parenting, and child development. To access this support, please contact the EarlyON Programme Supervisor Hyeyoung Jeong by phone 519-821-6638 x215 or email hjeong@guelphchc.ca.

For links to activity ideas that you can enjoy with your family, resources & virtual programming, please visit http://guelphchc.ca/families-and-children/early-years-centre/ or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EarlyONGuelph/.

We invite you to reach out to our EarlyON staff to share your ideas, questions and experiences during this time of social distancing.

please call (519) 821-6638 option 4 or email earlyon@guelphchc.ca

Stay well and stay connected.

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre at the Guelph Community Health Centre  provides child-centred, responsive programs and services for all children aged birth to six and their families. All of the EarlyON  programs are guided by the pedagogical document, How Does Learning Happen?, introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2014 and based on best practices in early learning and care.  The four foundations of high quality early learning and care outlined in HDLH are: Belonging, Well-being, Expression and Engagement which we make ongoing concerted efforts to improve on, in all of our programs.

For more information please call (519) 821-6638 option 4 or email earlyon@guelphchc.ca


Fun ball games for preschoolers A Simple And Fun Toy For Toddlers Tanja’s creative activity (wax painting) Mud activityWhy do kids go up the slide?Mindful presence #3How to make a home made waterfall 10 awesome water play ideas for toddlers on hot summer days Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable: Exploring Nature With the Five Senses Mindful presence #2Laura’s art activity (2 mins) – leaf printing Carolyn’s science and art activity (3 mins) Schema #7 – positioningYoutube Video: This is great practise for those going into school in September!Playing DrumsTanja’s Story time Play and LearnSesame Street Art MakerAnimal Songs by SusanOutdoor Activity for Toddlers and PreschoolersBrenda’s video : Story time for Father’s day30 books to help you talk to your kids about racism How to nurture a child’s mental health5 min Tanja’s play activity video : butterfly craft Brenda’s video – Fun game from Supporting the transition to Kindergarten program An article on “irrational behaviour” Brenda’s video –wheels on the bus Susan’s video : 6-minute circle with bouncers to promote delight! Nature’s Stampers: Impressions in play dough – Danya BanyaSusan’s Circle time (13 mins) Moon Sand Recipe10 classic hand-clapping games to teach your kidLaura’s Activity VideosBorn to be AdventurousBrenda’s Story TimeDr. Jean Clinton: Parents as GardenersPositive Language AlternativesCarolyn story time- brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?Carolyn’s Story TimeScheme series # 2 TrajectoryLaura’s Art activity video for making a Dinosaur card (3.5 minutes long) : should be a good idea for Father’s Day CardTanja’s LullabiesSimple things to do with your baby while at home Article of How to celebrate Mother’s day during quarantineWhy I wear my mask
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How to help your child with Autism overcome picky eating What’s in the BOX? – a very simple way to create sensory activity box. Helping children overcome their fear of bugsHow to engage with kids Colorful ants How to keep your child busy on hot summer daysSchema #8 connectionTanja’s sensory play idea (3 mins) Mindful presence series #1Brenda’s circle time CHILD Cohort Study: New scientific insights into breastfeeding Nature art frames Iris’s video 4 mins Laura’s cooking activity video Article – How to Help Your Kids Be a Little More Patient – Why is waiting so hard for kids?Brenda’s VideoIris’s Circle TimeYouTube link for a story, “The Darkest Dark “ by Chris Hadfield (8 minutes). Virtual YMCAWe all have different shades of skinWhile We Can’t Hug (2 mins story time video) Good Enough ParentingSusan’s video : 9-mimute baby massage outdoors Secret LetterI am with you, I am at home with OlafPublic Health Online Prenatal and New Parent Program 6 lap games your baby will loveEarly Literacy, Preschool pre-writing A 20 minute podcast about embracing having your preschooler at home. Tanja’s circle time with shakers Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Book by Carol McCloud – Stories for Kids – Children’s BooksYoutube video: Teddy Bear’s Picnic story time Scheme series #1 TransportingWe’re going on a Nature Hunt with BrendaScheme #3 transformingHome School Helpline: COSP – Circle of Security International Fun activities to help kids and families keep learning and stay healthySpring Activity CalendarIris’s Story TimeUseful website with play activity ideas – tinkergarten Making PaintsParenting in Anxious TimesA fun activity that also promotes scissors skills Mental Health Week choice board Virtual Live Tour at Toronto Zoo


Stone Road Mall (2nd floor),
435 Stone Road West,
Guelph, Ontario

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