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Free, high-quality drop-in programs for families.

EarlyON centres offer free, high-quality drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from early childhood professionals.

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.

HOURS: James Street EarlyON Centre is open Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Westwood EarlyON Centre is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 am - 12:45 pm.

Gourley Park EarlyON is closed for the season.

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Virtual Programming

EarlyON Centres currently offers a variety of virtual programs for families. Virtual programming includes live events such as story, music and gathering times, as well as videos and activities that families can do at home with their children. Programs focus on creativity, bonding, socialization and exploration.

In-Person Activities

All EarlyON programs are required to have families reserve and/or register in advance of participating in programs and services. 

Additional Programming

Storytime with ASL

Join us for a virtual ASL story time every Thursday at 11:00am - 11:30am.

Telling Tales

Join author, Reina Singh, for her presentation of My Heart Beats on Wednesday December 15, 2021 from 10:00am - 10:30am.