Early Years and Child Care Services

EarlyON Child and Family Centres Locations

Notice: Hamilton Child Care Centres

Updated September 11, 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 Centre Reopening

Some EarlyON Child and Family Centres have reopened for in-person early years programs as of September 14. Certain locations will offer indoor programming and other locations will offer outdoor programming options. Virtual programming will continue to be available. 

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. In-person centre based programming consists of various activities including music, art, dramatic play, literacy and story time. See listing of centres, hours of operation and program reservation information below.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.

Find a location near you

To find an EarlyON Child and Family Centre near you, enter an address or intersection into the search box.

 

May include some outdoor program options

Beasley Child & Family Centre
145 Wilson Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5251

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30 am, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 to 3:30 pm


Hamilton West EarlyON Child and Family Centre
155 Queen Street North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-521-0926

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 am, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30 am 1:30 to 3:30pm, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 12 noon


Waterdown EarlyON Child and Family Centre
315 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
Phone: 905 574-9344 x 820

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 10:30 am
Monday to Thursday 1 to 3 pm
Wednesday 4 to 6 pm
Saturday 9 to 11 am


Hamilton East EarlyON Child and Family Centre
45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton
Phone: 905-549-2814 ext. 230

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

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


Biindigen Community Hub
785 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton
Phone: 905-549-4884 ext. 401

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday 9 to 11 am, 1 to 3 pm
Tuesday 1 to 3 pm
Wednesday 9 to 11 am, 1 to 3 pm
Thursday 12:30 to 2:30 pm, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Friday 9 to 11 am 


Centre de Santé
1320 rue Barton Est, Hamilton
Téléphone: 905-528-0163 ext. 3228

Date d'ouverture
Monday September 14
Faire une réservation

Heures d'ouverture
Monday to Friday 9 to 11 am
Thursday 12 noon to 2 pm


Helen Detwiler School
320 Brigade Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905 574-9344 x 818

Opening Date
Monday September 21
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:30 to 11:30 am
Monday to Thursday 1 to 3 pm


Winona Community Centre
255 Winona Road, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905­-573-7905 ext 1

Opening Date
Wednesday September 23
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Wednesday 10 am to 12 noon


St. David School
33 Cromwell Crescent, Hamilton
Phone: 905-573-7905

Opening Date
Monday, September 21
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday 10 am to 12 noon


Bagshaw -  Woodland at Green Venture
22 Veevers Dr., 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


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

Opening date:
Make a reservation

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


Maplewood Park 
150 Second Rd W, Stoney Creek
Phone: 289-237-1297

Opening Date
Monday September 14
Make a reservation

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


Woodland Program Hillcrest School
40 Eastwood St, 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


Churchill Park
167 Cline St N, Hamilton
Phone: 905-979-0195

Opening Date
Tuesday, September 22
Make a reservation

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


Gilkson Park
50 Gemini Dr, Hamilton
Phone: 289-659-9400

Opening Date
Monday September 21
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Monday 9:30 to 11:00 am
Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00 am
Wednesday 9:30 to 11:00 am
Friday 9:30 to 11:00 am


Dundas Driving Park
71 Cross St, 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


Waterdown
315 Dundas St E, 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


Binbrook Park
2651 Hwy 56, Binbrook
Phone: 905-573-7905 ext 1

Opening Date
Thursday, September 24
Make a reservation

Hours of Operation
Thursday 10 am to 12 noon