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All EarlyON programs will be CLOSED for the holidays from:                          December 24 - January 4 
Our Cumberland and Aldershot sites will be undergoing renovations that will extend into the New Year.  Please note:
Aldershot will be CLOSED from Dec. 21 - Jan. 14
Cumberland will be CLOSED from Dec. 24 - Jan. 11
All of our community and mobile programs will reopen on January 7.  Click here for a list of programs you may attend the week of January 7.

ROCK is the EarlyON Child and Family Centre for the Burlington Community.

EarlyON offers a variety of programs and services for you and your family in several locations throughout Burlington. Children up to age 6 and their parents/caregivers take part in programs together.

All EarlyON programs are offered free of charge. No registration required.

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• Fun activities and children’s programs
• Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
• Find out about other family services in your community
• Connect with other families with young children 

 


Parents & Caregiver Programs

These programs offer a learning opportunity for parents. Our Parent Educator and guest speakers provide valuable information about family, parenting, and health issues.

Support for Parents of Infants (0 - 12 months) 
Infants develop and change very rapidly and there is so much conflicting information about what to do! Join our Parent Educator and guest speakers for up to date information, tips and discussion with other parents. Click here for dates, locations, times and topics.

Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Burlington Central Library Community Room
2332 New Street


Support for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers (12 months - 4 years)
Trying to navigate Parenting? Kids don’t come with a how-to manual! Join our Facebook Group and tune in to Facebook live as our Parent Educator and guest speakers provide up-to- date information, tips and discussion.  Click here for dates, locations, times and topics.

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. - Facebook Live


Adjustment to Parenthood Group
Are you the parent of a child under the age of two years? Are you surprised about how you are feeling now that you are a parent? Are you struggling with being exhausted, overwhelmed or unsure of how to relate to your baby or child? You are not alone, we can help. Click here for more information about our Adjustment to Parenthood Group.


Chat Clinics
Do you have questions about your child’s behavioural, social or emotional development? Would you like to connect with ROCK for a behaviour consultation or therapy services? Please join us during Drop-in playtime and “CHAT” with a ROCK Consultant. Click here for upcoming CHAT clinics.


ASK Clinics
Is your child born in 2014 or later? Do you have questions about your child’s growth and development? Did you know you can attend a free ASK program in Halton to meet with professionals that will answer your questions and connect you with resources in the community that may be able to help? Click here for upcoming ASK Clinics.

 


Are you looking for more information about programs and services for families in Halton? Halton iparent gives families easy, online access to Halton parenting programs, workshops, and services listings, plus information and resources in the Information Hub.

Other Resources

 


Children’s Programs

Drop in to our play based learning environments where you and your child can enjoy playing and learning together, connect with other children and their families, get answers to questions, and find support. Early learning professionals are available to provide support and information about early learning topics, community resources, programs and referrals.

Drop-in (newborn to 6 years)
We offer a variety of toys, materials and activities to encourage children’s exploration, play and inquiry. Children are invited to explore at their own pace and developmental level.

Mondays from 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre
645 Plains Road E

Mondays from 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre
710 Cumberland Ave

Tuesdays from 9:15  - 11:45 a.m.
Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre
645 Plains Road E

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Burlington East Presbyterian Church
505 Walkers Line

Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre
645 Plains Road E

Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre
710 Cumberland Ave

Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre
645 Plains Road E

Saturdays from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.*
Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre
710 Cumberland Ave


Dad’s Program (newborn to 6 years)
Dads and their children have the chance to talk with other dads and play and learn together.

Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.*
Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre
710 Cumberland Ave

* Saturday Programs are closed on long weekends.


Mother Goose (newborn to 12 months)
Sitting in a circle on the floor, parents learn nursery rhymes and songs, enjoying time with their babies in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Tuesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Aldershot Library
550 Plains Rd E

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Alton Library
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive

Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Appleby Library
676 Appleby Line

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Brant Hills Library
2255 Brant. St.


My Baby and Me (newborn to 16 months)
Meet and connect with other parents and caregivers and follow your baby's lead as they explore, play, learn and discover.

Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alton Library
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive

Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Appleby Library
676 Appleby Line

Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brant Hills Library
2255 Brant. St.

 


Children’s Programs

Play, Learn and Grow (newborn to 16 mos)
Explore a wide variety of open-ended materials and engage in fun and interesting learning experiences that build on baby’s emerging skills and interests.

Mondays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m
Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre
710 Cumberland Ave


Stepping Stones (children with differing abilities newborn to 6 years)
Do you have a child with Special Needs? This is a great place to make new friends, share experiences and play with your child in a safe and stimulating environment.

Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centre
710 Cumberland Ave


Singing Together (newborn – 24 mos)
Come sing along to a live musical circle time with the Seniors at the Village of Tansley.

Mondays from 2:00 - 3:00
Village of Tansley Long Term Care Facility Town Hall
4100 Upper Middle Rd


Playing Together (newborn – 24 mos)
Join us and the Seniors at the Village of Tansley as we come together to sing, dance and play.

Fridays from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Village of Tansley Long Term Care Facility Town Hall
4100 Upper Middle Rd


Fit as a Fiddle (16 months and up)
Enjoy active circle times and a variety of engaging activities designed to keep you and your kids moving. Younger siblings are welcome to attend in carriers.

Mondays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Brant Hills Community Centre
2255 Brant Street


Inspiring Play (18 months – 4 years)
Encourage your child’s imagination, creativity and curiosity at this loose parts play program.

Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Centennial Pool Program Room
5151 New Street


Creative Movement and Art (2 to 6 years)
Explore a variety of art, music, movement and creative play activities. Younger siblings are welcome to attend.

Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Aldershot EarlyON Child and Family Centre
645 Plains Road E


Outdoor Classroom (2 to 6 years)
Wet or warm, cold or snow, join us for this year-round, all-weather program as we invite you and your preschooler to play, explore, and connect with the natural world. Younger siblings are welcome to attend in carriers. *In case of heat or cold alert this program will not run. This program will run rain or shine. Please visit our Facebook page for closures before heading out.

Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Tansley Woods Park
(meet in the parking lot behind the Rec Centre)


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