Early Years and Child Care Services

EarlyON Child and Family Centres Locations

Notice: EarlyON Child & Family Centres

Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 all indoor EarlyON Child and Family Centres will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED as a result of Hamilton moving into the “Control” - Red category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework. This closure will be in place until January 1, 2021 and will be re-assessed at that time. 

Outdoor and virtual programming will continued to be offered during this closure period.


Children and parents at an early years center

EarlyON Child and Family Centre Reopening

Some EarlyON Child and Family Centres have reopened and are offering outdoor and virtual programming.

Logo for the EarlyON Child and Family Centres

All EarlyON centres are required to follow strict health protocols and meet additional requirements to safely reopen. In order to participate in EarlyON programming, families will be required to:

  • Reserve a space in advance of attending an EarlyON Child and Family Centre 
  • Complete a COVID screening prior to entry
  • Conduct a temperature check before attending
  • Wear a mask or face covering. This applies to adults and children over the age of 5. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering, but it is not mandatory.

EarlyON Programming Options:

  1. Outdoor programming provides an opportunity to explore nature through nature walks, art, gardening and games. See listing of centres, hours of operation and program reservation information below.
  2. Virtual programming includes programs such as story, music and gathering times, as well as activities that families can do at home with their children. Please visit www.ascy.ca/earlyon-child-and-family-centres/ for virtual programming listings and program reservation.

Akwè:kon Wà:ke Outdoor Program
785 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton
Phone: 905-549-4884 ext. 401

Opening date:
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 9 to 11 am
Wednesday - 9 to 11 am | 1 to 3 pm
Friday - 9 to 11 am


Bagshaw -  Woodland at Green Venture
22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton

Make a reservation  call: 365-336-8844
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 noon

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - 9:30 to 11:30 am


Binbrook Memorial Hall
2600 Highway 56, Binbrook
Phone: 905-573-7905 ext 1

Opening Date
Thursday, November 5
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Thursday 10 am to 12 noon


Boys & Girls Club
45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton
Phone: 905-549-2814 ext. 221           

Make a reservation
Call 905-549-2814 ext. 221 Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 noon

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 9 to 11 am
Wednesday - 9 to 11 am
Thursday - 1 to 3 pm
Friday - 9 to 11 am


Churchill Park
167 Cline Street North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-979-0195

Opening Date
Tuesday, September 22
Make a reservation

*New hours starting November 30

Hours of Operation
Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30 am
Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30 am
Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am 

*Monday to Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am


Dundas Driving Park
71 Cross Street, Dundas
Phone: 905-574-9344 ext. 818

Opening Date
Monday September 21
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am


Gourley Park
142 Duncairn Crescent, Hamilton
Phone: 905-979-0195

Opening Date
Monday, November 16

Hours of Operation
Monday 9 to 10:30 am
Tuesday 9 to 10:30 am
Wednesday 9 to 10:30 am
Friday 9 to 10:30 am


St. David
33 Cromwell Crescent, Hamilton
Phone: 905-979-0195

Opening Date
Monday, November 30
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday 11:30 am to 1 pm
Thursday 11:30 am to 1 pm
 


Valley Park Arena – Outdoor Pavilion
970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek
Phone: 289-237-1297

Opening Date
Wednesday November 4
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 am


Waterdown
315 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
Phone: 905-574-9344 ext. 820

Opening Date
Monday, September 14
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 noon


Woodland Program Hillcrest School
40 Eastwood Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-545-5995

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday 9 to 11 am
Tuesday 9 to 11 am
Thursday 9 to 11 am, 1 to 3 pm

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. 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 at these centres.

For general questions about Hamilton’s EarlyONs, you can call 905-546-2489 or email [email protected], you can also contact each individual EarlyON directly by telephone numbers listed for each site.

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