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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Formerly the Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC)

The EarlyON programs at Simcoe Community Services are built on four foundations: Belonging, Well-being, Engagement and Expression, which promote the healthy development of children and provide parents and caregivers with support to ensure their child and family have the resources needed to raise healthy, thriving, resilient children.

The EarlyON Centres, formerly OEYC’s, offer families/care providers with children prenatal through 6 years, a range of core services which can assist them in their parenting or caregiving role as well as provide a safe environment where children can experience a variety of learning activities and practice new found skills. The activities provided for the children include creative experiences, science and math experiences, circle time, snack time, activities that promote literacy and experiences that promote social and emotional development. The environment is well equipped with age appropriate materials and furnishings that contribute to the overall learning experience.

Please Note: We have made some changes to our EarlyON Child and Family Centre days and hours Click For Details

For parents and care providers, EarlyON offers developmental screening for children, information and referral to a variety of supports and services, a parenting resource library, a wide range of workshops, newsletters and a friendly atmosphere that fosters networking among parents and care providers.

A toy lending library is located at the Barrie EarlyON Centre at 129 Ferris Lane, Barrie. A variety of age appropriate toys, including a special toy selection for children with special needs is available for loan to families, care providers and child care centres.

The EarlyON Satellite Centres are informal drop-in programs for families and care givers of children ages 0 through 6 years. They are located throughout Barrie, Innisfil and the Bradford area primarily in libraries, community centres, churches and non-profit housing sites.

The EarlyON Child and Family Centres serve as a gateway for parents and caregivers to get answers to questions they may have as well as information on available programs and services for all children prenatally through 6 years of age. All programs provided at or through the EarlyON Child and Family Centres are free of charge and funded by The Ministry of Education to allow for universal access.

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For complete listing of locations and hours of operation in Barrie, Innisfil and Bradford visit our EarlyON Hours & Locations Page


Additional Locations in Simcoe County

EarlyON Child and Family Centre in the Midland & Orillia Area

EarlyON Child and Family Centre in the Collingwood & Alliston Area

Francophone EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Simcoe County; les Centres ON y va dans la région de Simcoe

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Young children clapping singing and smiling | Ontario Early Years Centre | Simcoe Community Services

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For complete listing of locations and hours of operation click here

For a complete listing of program descriptions click here

For site calendars click here

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To register for a program click here

Barrie EarlyON
Beginning Saturday January 5 our Saturday Stay Play and Learn hours will be 9:00- 12:00

Innisfil EarlyON
Beginning Saturday January 12 we will be open for Stay Play and Learn from 9:00- 12:00

Summitview EarlyON
Effective Thursday January 3 we will no longer offer Stay Play and Learn on Thursdays

We will continue to provide Stay Play and Learn Wednesday’s 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

Northfields EarlyON
Effective Wednesday February 6 we will no longer offer Stay Plan and Learn on Wednesdays

We will continue to provide Stay Play and Learn on Thursday’s 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

Coulter Glen EarlyON
Beginning Monday February 4 we are excited to announce we will be reopening for Stay Play and Learn

Stay Play and Learn hours will be 9:00 – 12:00

CAPC program will be in the afternoon