EarlyON Child and Family Centre

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

Single Household 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 the EarlyON staff. Participants must pre-register for all indoor programming. Anyone who has not pre-registered will not be permitted access to indoor programming.

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 service providers 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 be sanitized following use.  Materials will not be used with 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 visits.

  • All adult visitors and children (ages 6 and older) will be required to wear a mask during their visit.  Children ages 2-5 will be encouraged to wear a mask.

How to Access Programming

earlyonbooking@guelphchc.ca

OR 519-821-6638 option 4

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

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

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