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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 25th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the story to life.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement.

9:30 – 10:00

Gathering Time

Ice Cube Tray Science Make and Take
Register and pick up an activity kit before this session at the St David EarlyON.


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 get ideas for 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

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others. 

11:00 – 11:30

Song and Story Time Make and Take

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

1:00 – 1:30

Gathering Time

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities 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 the works of Pablo Picasso, Jason Potluck, Yayoi Kusama and Michael Angelo. Using various materials we invite you and your little one to explore your inner artist!

2:00 – 2:30

Song and Story Time

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others. 

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 them develop their physical well-being and allow for self-expression.

7:00 – 7:30

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling. 

Video of the Day

Experience the different opposites that surround us

Video of the Day

Cultural Teaching

Tuesday, January 26th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the story to life.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Grove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement.

10:00 – 10:30

Grab & Go

Science Fun
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.)

10:00 – 10:30

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling. 

10:00 – 11:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling. 

10:30

Indigenous Family Gathering Time

Join Kelly and Shooma from Niwasa for Indigenous drumming, singing and storytelling for families and children ages 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

Gathering Time

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves.

11:00 – 11:30

Parent and New Baby Network

Self-Care Check-In
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. 

11:45 – 12:30

Family Literacy Day Naptime Stories

Come celebrate with us as a family as we learn about some of our Canadian award-winning authors and illustrators. We will be reading “Peace Book” by Todd Parr. Don’t forget to bring your favourite blanket and stuffy. Let’s get cozy!

2:00 – 2:30

Toddler Picasso

Join our creative team of educators for an opportunity to explore and engage with a variety of materials to inspire and support your toddler’s natural curiosity!

2:00 – 2:30

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

2:30 – 3:15

STEM Activities

Science & technology activities 

3:00 – 3:30

Gathering Time

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities 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 us for stories, songs, and rhymes as we say good night to the day.

6:30 – 7:00

Bedtime Stories

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes as we say good night to the day.

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

Stress and Worry in Young Children with Alanna and Nicole

Get answers to your questions about your child’s development, community resources, stress and anxiety, family well-being and many more topics.

Video of the Day

Early Years Activities Video

Tuesday, January 26th

Wednesday, January 27th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the story to life.

10 h 30 – 11 h

Journée de l’alphabétisation en famille

(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

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others. 

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

Child-lead Weaning, Recipes that Work
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.

2:00 – 2:30

Gathering Time

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

2:00 – 2:30

Grab & Go

Snuggle Up and Read Family Literacy Event
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

Temperament Behaviour
For parents of toddlers with a focus on what interests you.

2:30 – 3:00

Gathering Time

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities 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. 

2:30 – 3:15

Scavenger Hunt

Searching for objects around the house is fun. Let’s play!

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 us for stories, songs, and rhymes as we say good night to the day.

7:00 – 7:30

Bedtime Family Gathering Time

Children enjoy the company of other children listening to stories and sharing their thoughts and feelings about the day.

7:00 – 7:30

Ask the Early Years Facilitator

“Play and Learn” How your Child Learns
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 28th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the story to life

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement

10:00 – 11:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling. 

10:00 – 10:30

Small Group Activity

Play with us! Doing activities Together is a fun and helpful way to support your child’s ability to express themselves. 

11:00 – 11:30

Small Group Activity

Moving and Shaking
Join us today as we make shakers to shake our sillies out, while discussing music in the world around us.

11 h – 11 h 30

L’éveil des tout-petits

Parent et bébé:

11:00 – 11:30

Songs and Story Time

Pine Cone Bird Feeders Make and Take
Register and pick up a creative activity kit for this session at the Winona EarlyON.

11:00 – 11:30

Parent and New Baby Network

Open Discussion
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. 

11:30 – 12:00

Songs and Story Time

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others

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

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities 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 one-on-one. Feel free to ask questions regarding day-to-day concerns and stressors regarding your child.

1:30-2:00

Parents of Toddlers Network

Preparing for Toilet Learning
This is a great opportunity to build relationships while discussing topics that directly relate 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. 

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 us for stories, songs, and rhymes as we say good night to the day.

7:00 – 7:30

Snuggle Up and Read / Telling Tales Family Literacy Event

Join the Hamilton Family Literacy Day virtual pajama party. Celebrated author Sarabeth Holden will read her book Please Don’t Change My Diaper.

Video of the Day

Learn how to make Naan Bread at Home

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, February 4th

6:15 – 7:00

Infant Massage

Parents, caregivers, and their pre-crawling infants will enjoy a warm, nurturing, bonding experience through touch. Learn about infant massage, ask questions, and support your baby’s physical health and well-being.  Register here for 5 once-a-week sessions.

Friday, January 29th

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

Join us for a story followed by stretches that bring the story to life.

9:30 – 10:00

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement

10:00 – 10:30

Gathering Time

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities 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 families. This is a great opportunity to build relationships, and support socialization and well-being.

10:00 – 10:30

Parent Network

Wellness Check In with the EarlyON Facilitator
A network for all parents to ask questions pertaining to you and your child’s well-being.

10:00 – 10:30

Grab & Go

Play Dough
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

Come and interact with us! Sharing songs, stories and doing activities 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.

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

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others. 

11:00 – 11:30

Family Fitness at Home

Nurturing children’s health will help them develop their physical well-being and allow for self-expression. 

1:30 – 2:00

Creative Stretch and Movement

Join us for stretches and movement. Using gross motor skills support children’s balance, coordination, and the freedom to express themselves. 

2:00 – 2:30

Songs and Stories

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others.

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

Snowy Day At Woodland

Hamilton Public Library Telephone Stories

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

Friday, February 5th

10 h 30 – 11 h 30

Massage de bébé

Un programme de 5 semaines pour les parents et enfants de 0 à 12 mois pour apprendre l’art du massage infantile.

Saturday, January 30th

9:30 – 10:00

Physical Literacy Time

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. 

10:30 – 11:00

Mother Goose

This Parent and Child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and literacy using songs, rhymes, and interactive storytelling. 

11:30 – 12:00

Songs and Story Time

Let’s come together! Children develop self-confidence and become creative thinkers when they share stories and sing songs with others. 

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.