Family Support Programs

YMCA Family Support programs bring parents, children, caregivers and entire families together. Early Learning experts support the delivery of formal and informal services that help families communicate better with each other and make connections within their communities.

Youth Jumping Into A Lake


EarlyON locations will begin reopening doors and welcoming back families on October 5, 2020. These free programs are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and are available on a registered basis. Drop-in programs will not be offered until further notice.

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Contact us for a schedule of EarlyON locations in your area.

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EarlyON @ Home

For families not ready to return to our centres, EarlyON will continue virtual and distanced programming. The EarlyON @ Home program sends fun, age-appropriate lessons and activities right to your Inbox for FREE.

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Keeping You Safe

EarlyON is committed to bringing families together in supportive and safe environments. All programs will follow guidance from the Ministry of Education and local Public Health units, and all staff are trained to implement measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We are currently finalizing the full list of safety measures EarlyON programs will implement and will share it with families soon.

About EarlyON

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are safe and inclusive environments where children ages 0 – 6 can participate with their parent/caregiver in play-based programs and activities promoting healthy child development. At EarlyON centres, you’ll also find programs and workshops that allow you to connect with your community, obtain advice from qualified professionals regarding subjects relating to child-rearing, and learn about local family services and resources.

Other Family Support Programs

PlayON, Family Community Action, Durham Supervised Access, and Student Nutrition programs remain temporarily closed until further notice.

Free Facebook Live Child Care Videos

Since centres closed in March, our Family Support staff stepped up to support our communities by:

  • distributing over 200,000 meals to families of students in need
  • sharing story, song, game, and craft sessions daily on our YMCA's Facebook Livestream
  • providing free craft kits families can use at home
  • connecting with registered families through online learning portals
  • facilitating virtual visits between non-custodial parents and their children
  • offering online parenting and kindergarten-readiness programs

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