EarlyON Child & Family Centres

About our Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities both in person and virtually for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles. These centres offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families across Hamilton, with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers can find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources at these programs.

As of Monday, February 28th we are offering a mix of virtual and in-person programs. We encourage you to register for the programs you are most comfortable with and that are right for you and your family. 
 
Children, visitors and staff attending EarlyON programs should follow the most current COVID-19 screening tool from the Ministry of Health (click here). Please see the City of Hamilton EarlyON screening document attached below for more information.  These screening questions that are required to be completed prior to check-in.
 

To register for programs, click here.

For more information about programs, contact earlyoninfo@bgchh.com.

To see other EarlyON programs offered in Hamilton, click here.

Our Centres

Ellis EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Address: Ellis Club (45 Ellis Avenue)
Phone: 905.549.2814 ext. 230
Hours: Please see calendar for program times and hours of operation. Click here to download this month’s Ellis calendar, or click here for next month’s calendar.

Ellis Lunch & Learn

Ellis Grab&Go

Ellis PNBN

Hillcrest EarlyON Child & Family Centre 

Address: Hillcrest Elementary School (40 Eastwood Street)
Phone: 905-549-2814 ext.321
Hours:Please see calendar for program times and hours of operation. Click here to download this month’s Hillcrest calendar, or click here for next month’s calendar.

Hillcrest Grab & Go

Woodland EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Address: Hillcrest Elementary School (40 Eastwood St.)
Phone: 905.549.2814 ext. 208

Woodland @ Green Venture

Woodland @ Red Hill Valley Trail

Bernie Morelli EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Address: Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre (876 Cannon St E)
Phone: 905-512-9965
Hours:Please see calendar for program times and hours of operation. Click here to download this month’s Bernie Morelli calendar, or click here to see next month’s calendar.

Bernie Morelli Science Fun

Bernie Morelli PNBN

Sanford EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Address: 735 King St. E.
Phone: 905-549-2814 ext.301
Hours: Please see calendar for program times and hours of operation. Click here to download this month’s Sanford calendar, or click here for next month’s calendar.

Sanford Lunch & Learn

One-on-One with ECE (Virtual)

Sanford Baking With Your Child

Cumberland Outreach

Community Announcements & Updates

To view June’s Community Announcements & Updates please click here.

Our Values

We are compassionate
We care about the well-being of the communities we support.

We are determined
We empower parents and families by building on their child’s abilities and helping them realize their full potential.

We are inclusive
We strive to make everyone feel like they belong.

We strive for excellence
We offer the highest-quality programs guided by qualified professionals.

EarlyON Opportunities

  • Participate in play-based learning activities in a fun, safe and family friendly environment
  • Focus on child development and the early acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Obtain information on pregnancy, parenting and child development
  • Enhance your skills through parent education, workshops and resources
  • Be informed about services in your community
  • Discuss your concerns with professionals on your child’s development, dental health, nutrition, speech and language, and vision