Early Years Services
EarlyON Child & Family Centres in the Nipissing District
Please note that all in-centre and outdoor EarlyON Child & Family Centre programs are cancelled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. However, virtual programs are continuing and pre-registration is required for most programs. Check out what is available in your area by clicking on the locations below and viewing the program calendars!
EarlyON Child and Family Centres in the Nipissing District provide parents and caregivers with a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for children in the early years. It is our goal to provide families with access to high quality services and support them in their role as their children’s first teachers, enhance their well-being, and enrich their knowledge about early learning and development. EarlyON Centres are dedicated to supporting the relationships between families and their children by giving them a place where they can come together and engage in positive, meaningful experiences.
We know that children are competent, capable, curious, and rich in potential, and that parents and caregivers are pivotal in helping their children reach their fullest potential. We believe in a family-centred, strength-based and holistic approach to children’s health and development, and we work collaboratively to ensure families are informed about, and connected to, other community services they may require
Find an EarlyON Centre near you!
There are a variety of EarlyON Centres across the Nipissing District that are ready to serve you! Click on the buttons below for more information on the EarlyON Centres in your community and access their events calendar.
Early Years Child & Family Centres Service Plan
As of January 31, 2018, the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB), as designated service system manager, is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the delivery of a quality early years system at a local level. As part of the transition, the Ministry of Education (the ministry responsible for child care and early learning), tasked service managers with the development of local needs assessments to assess the needs, opportunities, barriers and duplications in the early years system and to create a plan that meets the needs of the community.
This service plan was developed through broad engagement methods with many key stakeholders including parents, caregivers, children, services providers, school boards and community partners. Over 450 individuals were able to contribute over the course of this planning process. Engagement methods included: focus groups and consultations, online surveys, art-based activities, interviews and others. We’ve heard feedback about what’s working well in the system; we’ve learned about opportunities that that could be explored as well as the barriers and challenges that our stakeholders face.
Through this feedback a service plan has been created to meet the needs of children, and parents and caregivers and respond to the needs as they evolve. Click on the links below to access the reports.
EarlyON Child & Family Centres Annual Reports
The EarlyON Child & Family Centres Annual Reports provide data and information pertaining to the adults and children who attend EarlyON Child & Family Centres in the District of Nipissing. The information contained in these reports is used to support and improve program planning and service delivery for all community partners providing services to children and families in the District of Nipissing.
Click on the links below to access the reports.