On this page you will find the Program Descriptions for the programs that we offer as EarlyON Child and Family Centres in the City of Stratford. Some of our programs and services are drop-in and some require pre-registration. Visit our EarlyON in Stratford Program Calendar page to learn when and where programs are offered. You can also use our Find a Program tool.
EarlyON Programs offered in the City of Stratford
EarlyON Play and Learn (birth to 6 years)
“How Does Learning Happen? Through Play! Join other children, caring adults and families in play and exploration together! EarlyON Educators are available to provide support and information around early learning topics, community resources, programs and referrals in our play based environment. Pre-registration is not required for EarlyON Play and Learn.
Baby Time (birth to 18 months)
A time for parents/caregivers to find support & encouragement from their peers and EarlyON Educators in a safe and welcoming environment. This program will feature an engaging circle, giving infant and adult the time to delight together and find creative ways to use songs and puppets alongside developmental milestones! Pre-registration is not required for EarlyON Baby Time.
Music and Movement (birth to 6 years)
Join an EarlyON Educator and other families as we sing, dance, and explore music and movement together! Children and adults of all ages are welcome! Pre-registration is not required for Music and Movement.
Run, Jump, Climb! (birth to 6 years)
A variety of gross motor activities and play toys and equipment will be available for you and your little ones to get active and have fun indoors. This program is offered in the gym at the Stratford YMCA. Pre-registration is not required for Run, Jump, Climb!
EarlyON in the City of Stratford Targeted Specialty Programs
Baby Connections (6 to 12 months)
The Baby Connections program helps families develop their babies’ literacy and language skills. and provides each family with a take-home kit of resources. The program has been specifically designed for parents/caring adults and young babies, 6-12 months of age. Join us to gain confidence in playing with and promoting literacy and learning with your baby and receive a free Baby Connections Resource Kit. This online program is only open to families living in Perth County. Registration closes at 9:00am, 5 business days before the series starts to enable you the opportunity to pick up your kit at a local EarlyON Centre and/or to arrange delivery of your kit with EarlyON.
Infant Massage (Birth to 12 months)
Building a strong attachment with your infant is one of the building blocks to social development. This program is a great way to build this attachment while learning techniques for stimulating, relaxing, and providing relief for your infant. The adult attending and participating in infant massage must be the child’s parent or legal guardian. Please turn KEyON email notifications “on” when registering for Infant Massage. An email will be sent to you that includes information you need to know about Infant Massage prior to attending. Registration closes at 9:00am, 2 business days before the series starts for both in-person and online programs.