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EarlyON Child and Family Centres

January 2021

Virtual Programming Calendar

Return weekly to register for current activities.

Click on the name of the event to register by email.

Monday, January 18th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the reading to life.  Our Early Years Facilitators will help you explore ways to extend stories using drama, music and art.   Research show’s that linking stories to your child’s life experiences is a better brain-building exercise.  18 months to 6 years.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement.

9:30 – 10:00

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

10:00 – 10:30

Numeracy Gathering Time

Join us to discover the fun of learning numbers and basic math skills though activities that will help children understand the concept of math and provide parent/caregivers with ideas to encourage math in everyday activities.

10 h 30 – 11 h

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses.

11:00 – 11:30

Song and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

11:00 – 11:30

Song and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

11:00 – 11:45

Naptime Stories

Come snuggle up as we share songs and stories. Families are welcome to share their favourite nighttime stories with other families. All ages.

1:00 – 1:30

Ask the Speech Language Pathologist

Jacqueline Vignanello, SLP, will share information and answer questions in this interactive group time.

1:00 – 1:30

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

1:30 – 2:00

My Little Art Studio

Join us as we explore four famous artists that includes Pablo Picasso, Jason Potluck, Yayoi Kusama and Michael Angelo. Using various materials and methods, this class will invite you and your little one to explore your inner artist!

2:00 – 2:30

Song and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

3:00 – 3:30

Tea Talk Monday

Join our Early Years Facilitators for an opportunity to discuss the weekly resources given out through our Parent Education Lunch & Learn program.

4 h – 4 h 30

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses.

4:00 – 4:30

Family Fitness at Home

Nurturing children’s health will help develop their physical well-being and allow for self-expression. Children learn about themselves and discovering what they can do and how they are growing and changing in ability.  When we exercise and move our bodies our minds are enriched with a natural energy. We enjoy connecting with you and your child and hope you will share your ideas on staying healthy and fit.

7:00 – 7:30

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children. 

Video of the Day

Songs and Rhymes with Miss Myra

Video of the Day

Cultural Teaching

Tuesday, January 19th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the reading to life.  Our Early Years Facilitators will help you explore ways to extend stories using drama, music and art.   Research show’s that linking stories to your child’s life experiences is a better brain-building exercise.  18 months to 6 years.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Grove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement.

10:00 – 10:30

Grab & Go

Make and Taste Winter Soup
Register to pick up your pre-packaged kit with materials needed to participate, engage and explore with us

10:00 – 10:30

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children.

10:00 – 11:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children.

10:30

Indigenous Family Gathering Time

Join Kelly and Shooma from Niwasa for Indigenous drumming, singing and storytelling for families and children aged 0-6.

10 h  30- 11 h

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses

11:00 – 11:30

Parent and New Baby Network

Activities for your New Baby’s Development
This is a parent led program with a focus on conversations that are important to our families. This is a great opportunity to build relationships, and support socialization and well-being. Discuss valuable information that directly relates to your family.

11:45 – 12:30

Naptime Stories

Come snuggle up as we share songs and stories. Families are welcome to share their favourite nighttime stories with other families. All ages. 

2:00 – 2:30

Toddler Picasso

Please join our creative team of Educators for an opportunity to explore and engage with a variety of open-ended materials to inspire and support your toddler’s natural curiosity!

2:30 – 3:15

STEM Activities

Science & technology activities 

3:00 – 3:30

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

4 h –  4 h 30

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses.

6:15 – 7:00

Bedtime Stories

Join our Early Years Facilitators and bring your favourite stuffed toy, doll, or blanket to snuggle up and enjoy bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes. Children share their favourite nighttime songs and stories and families come together to say good night to the day and share the memories they have made.   

6:30 – 7:00

Bedtime Stories

Join our Early Years Facilitators and bring your favourite stuffed toy, doll, or blanket to snuggle up and enjoy bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes. Children share their favourite nighttime songs and stories and families come together to say good night to the day and share the memories they have made.   

7:00 – 7:30

One on One Session with an ECE

Parents and caregivers can ask questions about their child’s development, community resources, stress and anxiety, family well-being and many more topics. 

7:00 – 7:30

Infant Massage

Parents, caregivers, and their pre-crawling infants will enjoy a warm, nurturing, bonding experience through touch. This program is a great way to socialize with other families, learn about the many benefits of infant massage, ask questions, and support your baby’s physical health and well-being.  Register here for 5 once-a-week sessions.

Video of the Day

Early Years Activities Video

Tuesday, January 26th

Storytelling with Grandmother Renee Family Literacy Event

Renee Thomas-Hill is of the Cayuga Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. She is a beloved Elder, Educator, Historian, Holder of Names , Storyteller; Dancer; Traditional Counsellor/Healer; Traditional knowledge of our plants/foods/medicine; Grieving Support and most of all a “Spiritual Being.”

Call 905-549-4884 option 3

Wednesday, January 20th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the reading to life.  Our Early Years Facilitators will help you explore ways to extend stories using drama, music and art.   Research show’s that linking stories to your child’s life experiences is a better brain-building exercise.  18 months to 6 years.

10 h 30 – 11 h

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses

11:00 – 11:45

Naptime Stories

Come snuggle up as we share songs and stories. Families are welcome to share their favourite nighttime stories with other families. All ages.

11:00 – 11:30

Song and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

11:00 – 11:45

Music and Movement

Join us as we celebrate music through songs, music and dance. Get your shakers ready! Parents/ caregivers with children 0-6.

11:30 – 12:00

Multicultural Story Time

(0 to 6 years): Join us for virtual stories and songs

1:00 – 2:00

Parent and New Baby Network

Loving vs. Spoiling
This is a parent led program with a focus on conversations that are important to our families. This is a great opportunity to build relationships, and support socialization and well-being. Discuss valuable information that directly relates to your family.

2:00 – 2:30

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves

2:00 – 2:30

Grab & Go

Winter Hat Decorating
Register to pick up your pre-packaged kit with materials needed to participate, engage and explore with us.

2:00 – 2:30

Parent Child Network

Physical Literacy
Maintaining physical activity throughout life is important for everyone.  Join us for an active story time using familiar children’s songs that support physical movement.  .

 

2:30 – 3:00

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves

2:30 – 3:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children. .

2:30 – 3:15

Scavenger Hunt

Searching for objects around the house is a wonderful activity that will one day lead to identifying letters, numbers and shapes – who knew pre-literacy games could be so fun?

4 h – 4 h 30

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses

6:00 – 6:30

Sing-a-long Time

Children develop language skills, self-confidence and self-esteem when they join others in song.

6:30 – 7:00

Bedtime Stories

Join our Early Years Facilitators and bring your favourite stuffed toy, doll, or blanket to snuggle up and enjoy bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes. Children share their favourite nighttime songs and stories and families come together to say good night to the day and share the memories they have made.

7:00 – 7:30

Bedtime Family Gathering Time

Join our Early Years Facilitators and bring your favourite stuffed toy, doll, or blanket to snuggle up and enjoy bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes. Children share their favourite nighttime songs and stories and families come together to say good night to the day and share the memories they have made.

7:00 – 7:30

Ask the Early Years Facilitator

Parenting Siblings
Parents and caregivers can ask questions about their child’s development, community resources, stress and anxiety, family well-being and many more topics. 

Video of the Day

Cultural Teachings

Thursday, January 21st

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the reading to life.  Our Early Years Facilitators will help you explore ways to extend stories using drama, music and art.   Research show’s that linking stories to your child’s life experiences is a better brain-building exercise.  18 months to 6 years.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement

9:30 – 10:00

Painting on Canvas Make and Take

Register and pick up an activity kit for this session at the St David EarlyON.

10:00 – 11:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children. 

10:00 – 10:30

Small Group Activity

11:00 – 11:30

Small Group Activity

Things that Move
Come join us while we talk about cars, trucks, and things that go. We will build ramps together and read a favourite story.

11 h – 11 h 30

L’éveil des tout-petits

Célébrons la nouvelle année!

11:00 – 11:30

Songs and Story Time / Playdough Make and Take

Register and pick up a creative activity kit for this session at the Winona EarlyON.

11:30 – 12:00

Songs and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

11:45 – 12:30

Naptime Stories

Come snuggle up as we share songs and stories. Families are welcome to share their favourite nighttime stories with other families. All ages.

1:00 – 1:30

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

1:30 – 2:15

Ask the Educators

Join us as we make time to connect virtually and share our stories, experiences, community resources and child development related questions. Feel free to ask questions regarding day-to-day concerns and stressors regarding your child.

1:30-2:00

Parents of Toddlers Network

Supporting your Toddlers Nutrition
This parent led program focuses on topics that are important to families. This is a great opportunity to build relationships, and support socialization and well-being.  Discuss valuable information that directly relates to your family.

3:00 – 3:30

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children. 

4 h – 4 h 30

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses

6:15 – 7:00

Bedtime Stories

Join our Early Years Facilitators and bring your favourite stuffed toy, doll, or blanket to snuggle up and enjoy bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes. Children share their favourite nighttime songs and stories and families come together to say good night to the day and share the memories they have made.   

7:00 – 7:30

Bedtime Songs and Stories

Join our Early Years Facilitators and bring your favourite stuffed toy, doll, or blanket to snuggle up and enjoy bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes. Children share their favourite nighttime songs and stories and families come together to say good night to the day and share the memories they have made.   

Video of the Day

What’s Cooking Today

Video of the Day

Family Program:
Register and we will give you an oral story and a kit to create a prop. Watch this video after 6 PM to see how to make the prop to tell and retell.

 

Thursday, January 28th

7:00 – 7:30

Snuggle Up and Read / Telling Tales Family Literacy Event

Join the Hamilton Family Literacy Day virtual pajama party. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith will read her book When We are Kind. Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words for readers of all ages. Beautifully illustrated by artist Nicole Neidhardt, this book encourages children to be kind to others and to themselves

Friday, January 22nd

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the reading to life.  Our Early Years Facilitators will help you explore ways to extend stories using drama, music and art.   Research show’s that linking stories to your child’s life experiences is a better brain-building exercise.  18 months to 6 years.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement

9:30 – 10:00

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

10:00 – 10:30

Parent and New Baby Network

This parent led program focuses on topics that are important to our families. This is a great opportunity to build relationships, and support socialization and well-being. Discuss valuable information that directly relates to your family

10:00 – 10:30

Grab & Go

Snowman in a Blizzard
Register to pick up your package of materials needed to participate, engage and explore with us. (We can also provide list of items required to participate if you are not able to leave your home.)

10 h 30 – 11

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses

10:30 – 11:00

Gathering Time

Reflects our values and beliefs that children are competent and capable of leading their own learning. We encourage interaction between ourselves, the children and families. Sharing songs and stories is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

10:30 – 11:00

Let’s Get Creative

Join us to connect virtually through various creative expression activities for the whole family.

10:30 – 11:00

The Snowy Day Story Time Make and Take

Register and pick up an activity kit for this session at the St David EarlyON.

11:00 – 11:45

Naptime Stories

Come snuggle up as we share songs and stories. Families are welcome to share their favourite nighttime stories with other families. All ages.

11:00 – 11:30

Song and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

11:00 – 11:30

Family Fitness at Home

Nurturing children’s health will help develop their physical well-being and allow for self-expression. Children learn about themselves and discovering what they can do and how they are growing and changing in ability.  When we exercise and move our bodies our minds are enriched with a natural energy. We enjoy connecting with you and your child and hope you will share your ideas on staying healthy and fit.

2:00 – 2:30

Songs and Stories

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words. Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

4 h – 4h 30

Des activités Zoom

(0 – 6 ans): Un temps pour chanter, raconter des histoires et bien d’autres choses

Video of the Day

Songs and Stories and So Much More

Hamilton Public Library Telephone Stories

Call 905-546-3200, Option 4 – Call anytime to listen to seven different stories read by the library team.

Saturday, January 23rd

9:30 – 10:00

Physical Literacy Time

10:30 – 11:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling.  Families are invited to come together as a community in song where children can share their emotions freely and enjoy the presence and self-expression of other children. 

11:30 – 12:00

Songs and Story Time

Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are able to be imaginative and creative thinkers.  Children will be able to retell the story in a way that is meaningful to them expanding their memory and learning new words.  Children enjoy the company of other children while sharing their thoughts and feelings through song.

Do you have concerns about your child’s speech and language?

Call Early Words at 905-381-2828 ext. 224 or complete our on-line referral HERE.

Are you worried about other developmental challenges including speech and language?

Call the Ron Joyce Children’s Centre at 905-521-7950.  More information and the online referral forms are HERE.

Welcome Baby – Over the Phone Support
Hamilton Public Health Welcome Baby prenatal nutrition programs (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program – CPNP) are for those who are pregnant and looking for extra support. For more information and details on how to register visit hamilton.ca/public-health/classes/prenatal-nutrition-programs-in-hamilton

Call the Ron Joyce Children’s Centre at 905-521-7950. More information and the online referral forms are HERE.

The Hamilton Public Library is also here for you. Story times, read alouds, and fun activities can be found at Hamilton Public Library Story Times – https://kids.hpl.ca/events/storytime/all.

To access free Tumblebooks:

  1. Click on this link: https://kids.hpl.ca/hpl-online/ebooks-and-eaudio.
  2. Click on: Children’s Interactive eBooks.
  3. You now have access to free eBooks for infants and upwards.