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October 2021 Virtual Programming Calendar

Sample of some of the activities offered in your virtual community outlined below.

Return weekly to register for current activities.

Click here
to go directly to the list of local EarlyON Child and Family Centre programming calendars to see even more activities offered.  

Click here for instructions on how to register or contact your local EarlyON Child and Family Centre for further assistance.

Click here for a list of local EarlyON Centres.

Do you have a baby that will be between 2 and 4 months old in October?  

Roots of Empathy is seeking baby volunteers for an exciting program.  Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression, including bullying, among elementary school children while raising social and emotional competence and increasing empathy.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Lori Fraser at [email protected]  

Monday, October 18th

9:00 – 9:45

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. 

10:15 – 11:00

Math and Me

Did you ever wonder how to teach math to your youngsters? Here we learn about pre-math skills and concepts

11 h – 11 h 30

Des activités Zoom

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

11:00 – 11:30

Songs and Stories

Happy Birthday Creative Art
Join us to sing and read stories together.

2:00 – 2:30

Let’s Get Creative

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

2:00 – 2:30

Songs and Stories and So Much More

Join us as we play, read and sing together. 

3:15 – 4:00

One-on-One Wellness Check

An opportunity to book a private zoom or phone call with a Registered Early Childhood Educator who can provide support, resources, and links about your child’s development and mental health.

4:00 – 4:30

Kids Yoga

Through poses that are taught, children/families will develop greater concentration, stretching, breathing and relaxation

6:30 – 7:00

Mother Goose

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

Monday, October 25th

11:00 – 11:30

Special Guest Musician

Paul Fralick from the Children’s Musical Group Turkey Rhubarb bill Entertain and Engage You and Your Family in Music and Song

Tuesday, October 19th

9:00 – 9:45

Story Stretches

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

10:00 – 10:30

Mother Goose

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

10:15 – 11:00

STEAM Activity

By learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and math, we get a better understanding of the world around us. Come explore with us! We will be using our FREE Play Together Kits for these sessions.  Kits are available for curbside pickup.

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.

11 h – 11 h 30

Des activités Zoom

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

11:00 – 11:30

Parent and New Baby Network

Sensory Learning at Home
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.

12:30 – 1:00

Telling Tales Celebrating Stories

Children’s author Becky Han will read her story The Bee
Come sing and share in the joy of Story Telling.

2:30 – 3:00

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.

3:15 – 4:00

Rhyme Time

This interactive parent/child rhyme time promotes bonding, attachment and early literacy skills.

6:30 – 7:00

Bedtime Songs and Stories

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

7:00 – 7:30

One-on-One Wellness Chat with an ECE

An opportunity to book a private zoom or phone call with a Registered Early Childhood Educator who can provide support, resources, and links about your child’s development and mental health.

Wednesday, October 20th

10:00 – 10:30

Mother Goose

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

11 h – 11 h 30

Des activités Zoom

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

11:00 – 11:30

Story Time

Celebrating Languages
Join us for virtual stories and songs.

1:00 – 1:30

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.

2:00 – 2:30

EarlyOn Grab and Go Songs and Stories

The Sun is a Shine
Sign up to participate and receive a free book, EarlyON Activity kit, and borrow a Hamilton Public Library Grab N Go bag.

2:30 – 3:00

Have a Ball

Active Play Program
Join us for this active group time focusing on songs, stories and activities that enhance children’s gross motor skills.

3:30 – 4:00

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.

7:00 – 7:30

Bedtime Stories

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

7:00 – 7:30

Parent Connection

Dental Supports amd Teething
Connect with other parents and get your questions answered about child development and other family needs.

Tuesday, October 27th

7:00 – 7:30

Ask the Professionals

Children’s Mental Health Support Facilitator and Registered Early Childhood Educator
Join Natalie Busato R.S.W., RECE and Alanna Lubansky RECE, to ask your questions about day-to-day concerns and stressors regarding your child.

Thursday, October 21st

9:00 – 9:45

Mindful Moments

Did you know that we can use purposeful movements to help our minds and bodies feel calm, focused and connected? Join us as we explore movements and increase our self-awareness.

10:00 – 10:30

Have a Ball

Active Play Program
Join us for this active group time focusing on songs, stories and activities that enhance children’s gross motor skills.

11:00 – 11:30

Story Time with ASL

Join Andrea and Dallas for a story time session in ASL. We will introduce and practice new signs that connect to the story.

11 h – 11 h 30

Des activités Zoom

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

Cooking with Kids Video

Pumpkin Snicker-doodles

11:45 – 12:15

Move and Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement.

1:00 – 1:30

Mother Goose (0-18 months)

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

2:00 – 2:30

Let’s Get Creative

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

3:30 – 4:00

Songs and Stories

Building and Constructing at Home
Join us to sing and read stories together.

7:00 – 7:30

Parent and Baby Network

Sensory Activity Ideas
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.

7:00 – 7:30

Bed Time Songs and Stories

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

Tuesday, October 28th

10:15 – 11:00

EarlyOn Grab and Go Songs and Stories

The Sun is a Shine
Sign up to participate and receive a free book, EarlyON Activity kit, and borrow a Hamilton Public Library Grab N Go bag.

Friday, October 22nd

9:00 – 9:45

Morning Stretches

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

10:00 – 10:30

One-on-One Session with an ECE

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

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.

11 h – 11 h 30

Réseau de parents avec nouveaux bébés

Ce programme guidé par des parents porte sur des sujets importants pour les familles. C’est une excellente occasion d’établir des relations et de favoriser la socialisation et le bien-être.

11:00 – 11:30

Songs and Story Time

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

11:45 – 12:15

Move N’ Groove

Children will express their creativity through music and movement.

1:00 – 2:00

One-on-One Wellness Chat

An opportunity to book a private zoom or phone call with a Registered Early Childhood Educator who can provide support, resources, and links about your child’s development and mental health.

1:30 – 2:00

Have a Ball

Active Play Program
Join us for this active group time focusing on songs, stories and activities that enhance children’s gross motor skills.

Video of the Day

Bouncing Bubbles Science

Saturday, October 16th

9:00

غاني و قصص بللغة

العربية لكل الاعمار

10:30 – 11:00

Family Mother Goose

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

Hamilton Public Library Telephone Stories

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

Or visit https://www.hpl.ca/storytime to watch a storytime or puppet show at home.

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.

For more virtual programming options please visit the calendars of our partner operators

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara (Hamilton East)

Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres (Stoney Creek)

Heritage Green Child Care Inc. (Stoney Creek)

BGC Hamilton Halton (Hamilton East)

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg (Hamilton East)

Today’s Family  (Hamilton Mountain, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough)

Wesley Urban Ministries (Hamilton West)

YMCA (Hamilton Mountain)