EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Free, high-quality registered programs for families with children 6 and under.
EarlyON Centres support families looking for safe and welcoming learning experiences for their children. You can:
- Talk to qualified staff and ask questions to meet your family’s needs.
- Meet other families and enjoy quality time together.
- Join inclusive high quality programs with your child.
Parents, grandparents and caregivers can interact with staff and qualified early years experts to learn more about child development, parenting supports and finding resources in the community.
Some EarlyON locations offer French services and Indigenous led programs. The goal of each centre is to meet the unique needs of families who attend programs at their location.
To learn more about:
- Indoor, outdoor, and online programs available at EarlyON Child and Family Centres, visit infopeel.ca/eon.
- Child development support available, connect with an EarlyON Resource Consultant at 905-795-3527, extension 3550.
Some EarlyON indoor and outdoor programs have reopened with Ontario government and Peel Public Health safety measures in place. EarlyON centres will continue to offer online programs. Visit infopeel.ca to learn more and register.
To accommodate physical distancing some EarlyON settings will not be able to serve the same numbers of families as they did before COVID-19.
We're supporting agencies to make your family's experience as enriching as possible while delivering programs safely. While EarlyON settings must introduce enhanced protocols to keep you, your children, and staff safe we will not compromise the quality of your experience with us.
We've created information for EarlyON providers to support training and protect the health and safety of staff, children, and families. Access EarlyON provider COVID-19 enhanced health and safety protocols.
All EarlyON staff and participants must follow mandatory public health measures as required by the Ministry of Education and Peel Public Health. This includes:
- Active screening for COVID-19.
- Wear a medical mask.
- Eye protection (for staff).
- Washing hands.
- Physical distancing.
Wearing a mask indoors
In Peel and Ontario, it’s mandatory to wear a mask inside all public spaces, including EarlyON centres, community centres, transit, offices, and workplaces, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If a parent or caregiver cannot wear a medical mask and has a medical exemption, they will be given access to the EarlyON program but will be required to follow all of health and safety protocols. You will not be required to show proof of medical exemption.
If you do not have a medical exemption but refuse to wear a mask, you may be denied access to indoor programs. Staff will give you other EarlyON program options such as outdoor or online.
Proof of vaccination currently not required
The Ontario government has not mandated that vaccine certificates are required for EarlyON programs. This means that staff and participants are not required to show proof of vaccination.
If you have concerns or questions
You can email us and Peel Region staff will respond to your questions or concerns.
This service is available for families looking for information about their child's development. Supported by Peel Region and in partnership with EveryMind Mental Health Services, qualified EarlyON staff and Resource Consultants can help you understand your child's development and guide you to resources should you have questions or concerns.
Early development supports and school readiness programs help prepare children and families for future.
We offer supports where you can connect privately to discuss your child’s development and get referrals to specialized resources if necessary.
Learn more about EarlyON Child Development Supports.
Every baby and parent are different. Knowing what works for each of you is important.
If you have a child under 3 years of age and you’re:
- Feeling sad, worried, or alone.
- Finding it hard to identify what your child needs.
- Adopting or fostering an infant or toddler.
You’ll learn more about your baby's needs and how to connect with them.
Peel Infant-Parent Program (PIPP) is a partnership between the Region of Peel, EarlyON Child and Family Centres and EveryMind Mental Health Services, a children’s mental health agency. Families attend an in-centre program and in-home programs where child and family clinicians deliver individual online or in-home sessions to help parents to identify their family’s unique strengths and needs.
Find new ways to interact with your child to develop a healthy relationship.
Peel residents can attend PIPP for free at 3 EarlyON locations in Brampton and Mississauga.
Learn more about PIPP or fill out a referral at wheretostart.ca. You can also call the EveryMind Intake line at 905-451-4655 for a referral.