The province of Ontario’s goal in EarlyON is to enhance the quality and consistency of child and family programs. What this means is that all expecting parents, parents, caregivers and home child care providers have access to high quality services that support them in their role: All children have access to inclusive, play and inquiry-based learning opportunities to improve their developmental health and well-being; all parents, caregivers and home child care providers have a better understanding of early learning and development, find it easy to access support, and are provided with an accessible, non-stigmatized place to seek help; and local services collaborate in an integrated way to meet the needs of children and families and actively engage parents and caregivers to increase participation.
Keepers of the Circle provides EarlyON program delivery. We 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. Our centres offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families, with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers are able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources.