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. 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

Ellis Club
45 Ellis Ave
Hamilton, ON

Parking lot available on site along with free 3 hour street parking. Please enter the building through our main doors.

Phone: 905.549.2814 ext. 230

Programs: Click here to download the Ellis EarlyON Centre June calendar.

Click here to access a virtual tour of BGC Hamilton-Halton where the Ellis EarlyON Centre is located.

Tumbling Tots & Family Gym


Toddler Picasso


Family Splash

Lunch & Learn


Bedtime Songs & Stories

Outdoor Play


Make & Take


Hillcrest EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Hillcrest Elementary School
40 Eastwood Street
Hamilton, ON

Parking lot located in front of the school, additional street parking on Eastwood Ave. Entrance is on the right of the building.

Phone: 905-549-2814 ext.321

Programs:Click here to download the Hillcrest EarlyON Centre June calendar.


Woodland Green Venture EarlyON Child & Family Centre

22 Veevers Drive
Hamilton, ON
L8K 5P5

Free parking is located on Veevers Drive and Ambrose Ave. Outdoor entrance is located on Veevers Drive facing the building.

Phone: 905-549-2814 ext.321 (voicemail only)

Programs:Click here to download the Woodland Green Venture EarlyON Centre June calendar.

Green Venture

Woodland Red Hill Valley Trail EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Red Hill Valley Trail
Hamilton, ON
Entrance on Melvin & Talbot St

Meeting spot is located on the corner of Melvin Ave & Talbot Street where there is a path entry into the Red Hill Valley Trail. Upon arrival, staff will be there to greet families and direct them to the meeting place. The meeting spot is in the wooded area on the right.

Phone: 905-549-2814 ext.321 (voicemail only)

Red Hill Valley Trail

Story Time with HPL

Bernie Morelli EarlyON Child & Family Centre

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St East
Hamilton, ON

Parking lot accessibility is located at the corner of King and Balsam Ave South. Located on the second floor, can be accessed by the staircase on the left or the elevator beside the reception desk. Room #213.

Phone: 905-512-9965

Programs:Click here to download the Bernie Morelli EarlyON Centre June calendar.

Parent & Tot Gym

Family Splash

Parent & New Baby Network (Thursdays)

Celebrating You Event

Outdoor Water Play

Sanford EarlyON Child & Family Centre

735 King St East
Floor 1A
Hamilton, ON
L8M 1A1

Please enter at the main entrance on Main & Sanford (The Catholic Children’s Aid Building). Reception will contact an EarlyON Educator.

Phone: 905-549-2814 ext.301

Programs: Click here to download the Sanford EarlyON Centre June calendar.

Lunch & Learn

Outdoor Play


Parent & Tot Network

Lil' Sprouts


Make & Taste

Story Time with HPL

Potluck Event

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