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City and Frontenac County celebrate 1st birthday of EarlyON

September 6, 2019 -

The City of Kingston and County of Frontenac will mark the 1st birthday of the EarlyON Child and Family Centre programs at their urban and rural sites on Monday, Sept. 9.

"It's been a great year and we want to mark the success of EarlyON's rural and urban programs and take the opportunity to share it with City and County mayors and councillors and Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education who has been invited to tour some of our sites," says Laura Austin, childcare & early years services supervisor.

The EarlyON programs are funded by the Ministry of Education and are delivered by the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, Kingston Community Health Centres and Rural Frontenac Community Services.  Programs are provided at 16 locations in Kingston and eight locations in Frontenac County and Francophone programs are provided in four locations in Kingston.

EarlyON offers free, drop-in programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years of age. Participants can expect to find opportunities for sensory play, creative art, music and movement, nature and other activities. EarlyON offers participants opportunities to meet people and receive parenting information from Registered Early Childhood Educators. Indigenous programming, through the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, is offered at a selected number of EarlyON sites.

Enjoy Festivities at all Earlyon Locations

After a brief birthday celebration, Mayor Paterson, councillors and City staff will visit EarlyON programs and enjoy refreshments at:

  • The Boys and Girls Club East End at #11, 695 Innovation Dr. at 11 a.m.

Following this, the party will continue with Frontenac County mayors and councillors at:

  • Sydenham EarlyON location at 4365 Mill St., Sydenham, at 1 p.m. Early ON program participants can enjoy festivities between 1 and 7 p.m. (dinner included).

EarlyON program participants can celebrate with refreshments at all scheduled program locations.

Find out more about EarlyON centres and see program schedules.