About Us

Organizational History

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer parents and caregivers with children prenatal to 6 years of age, a range of free core services which can assist them in their parenting or caregiving role.

EarlyON Child and Family programs are built on the four foundations of learning: Belonging, Well-being, Expression and Engagement. Through the provision of high quality programs, environments that provoke learning and resources that are based in connect, learn and grow. Knowledgeable and caring staff provide a welcoming, supportive and accessible place where all children, parents and caregivers belong.

Back in 2002. The Ontario Early Years Centres began under the Ministry of Child and Youth Services to serve as a gateway for parents and caregivers to get answers to questions they may have as well as information on available programs and services for all children from birth to 6 years of age.

In April 2014, the responsibility transferred to the Ministry of Education, with the same vision in mind to help children and families reach their full potential.

The Ministry of Education moved forward on its commitment to integrate and transform its child and family programs and created the EarlyON Child and Family Centres, As of January 1, 2018, the OEYC – Simcoe North remains the lead agency for Simcoe North offering EarlyON Child and Family Centre programs and resources in Simcoe North.

With two main sites, one in Midland, the other in Orillia, and 5 Satellite Sites across Simcoe North.

All sites provide access to play and inquiry based learning, information on child development, parent education, early learning activities, referrals to community resources, nutrition information, pre and post – natal resources.

Our agency has a strong desire and commitment to assist parents, caregivers and children in our communities.

Our values require that high standards of courtesy, understanding and service excellence be demonstrated in all our contacts with children and their families.

There is no cost to attend and of our programs or activities.

Our Mission Statement

Through nurturing relationships, high quality programming, and play-based environments, EarlyON Child and Family Centre – Simcoe North fosters and supports learning, developing, and connecting of children, parents, and caregivers within their community.

Our Vision

Better beginnings, Empowering relationships, Greater possibilities.

Our Values and Beliefs

Families, Respect, Empathy, Inclusion, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

Read our 2020-2021 Annual Report here.

Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors is committed to developing, maintaining and following a sound strategic plan. Our plan articulates our vison, mission, values, goals and priorities.

Strategic Plan 2019-2021

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities at the EarlyON Child and Family Centres in the Simcoe North areas. Please contact one of the EarlyON Centres in your area discuss the possibilities.

Board Of Directors

Our agency is a non-profit, charitable organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. For more information on becoming a member of our Board of Directors, please email: boardcommunications@earlyonsimcoenorth.ca

Michele MacDonald, Chair

Mellissa Marchand, Vice-Chair

Natallie West, Treasurer

Katie Heffernan, Secretary

Juliette Charlebois

Haylie Taylor

Zoey Courtney

Board of Directors - JOIN OUR TEAM 2021