Early Years and Child Care Services

EarlyON Child and Family Centres Locations

Notice: Hamilton Child Care Centres

Updated June 25, 2020

The City and Hamilton Public Health Services are working with local licensed child care centre operators to ensure a gradual and safe reopening of these centres in the city. View the latest information on the reopening of child care centres.

Children and parents at an early years center

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.

Selected EarlyON sites also provide Check It Out Drop In sessions, which is a free service where parents can ask health professionals questions about their child. View the Check it Out Schedule 2020 - January to June (PDF, 753 KB).

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.

Logo for the EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres: Helping You at Home

While Hamilton EarlyON centres remain closed due to COVID-19, there are a variety of virtual programs available such as story, music and gathering times, as well as activities that families can do at home with their children aged 0-6 years. EarlyON centres are also offering Indigenous and French Language programming for families.