Birth to 6


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EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities 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.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our EarlyON Child and Family Centre!  


Join us for outdoor programming at our outdoor location at Gourley Park, 142 Duncairn Crescent, located on the Hamilton Mountain.

Hours of Operation: Outdoor programs run Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am -12:30pm rain or shine.

VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION: We are pleased to be offering indoor program at your Downtown YMCA location. The James Street EarlyON is located on the street level of the YMCA with the entrance located closes to the corner of Jackson and Hughson Street. 

Hours of Operation: Mondays and Wednesdays. Please note, we will be offering two blocks to better serve you as capacities are limited to 15 individuals a season.

Group 1: 9:00am - 10:45am Group 2: 11:15am - 1:00pm

All EarlyON centres will be required to follow strict health and safety protocols, including enhanced cleaning, reduced group sizes, staff training and screening. Our 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.


View our Program Calandar.

Book your family reservation please register online.

PLEASE NOTE: We kindly ask that all participates complete the Provincial Screening Tool prior to arranging. If you need assistance completing the tool, please let one of our Educators know upon arrival, and we will be happy to assist you. 


Check out our additional programming!
Telling Tales
Join author, Reina Singh, for her presentation of My Heart Beats on Wednesday December 15, 2021 from 10:00am - 10:30am.
 
Storytime with ASL
Join us for a virtual ASL storytime every Thursday at 11:00am - 11:30am.


Looking to reach us?
James Street EarlyON
Address: 79 James Street South
Phone: (905) 317-4933
Gourley Park Outdoor EarlyON Centre
Address: 142 Duncairn Crescent
Email: earlyon.gourleypark@ymcahbb.ca
Phone: (289) 659-9400