Our EarlyON program
Centrepointe receives funding from the City of Ottawa to provide an EarlyON centre for families, caregivers and children 0-6 years of age. Our centre offers a range of programs to enhance healthy early learning development based on the “How Does Learning Happen” pedagogy. Our centre provides a space for learning, networking, play, resources, support and community.
Centrepointe EarlyON programs will provide opportunities to experience play-based learning in’
- sensory play
- creative play
- music and movement
- outdoor experiences
- language and literacy
- science and nature
- active play.
Our program curriculum is based on emergent curriculum model; this means the staff will base the learning and environment on the interests and developing skills of the children who attend our centre.
What We Offer
Centrepointe EarlyON Child and Family Centre is for families, caregivers and their children. Our free services include:
- Support, resources and referrals: Early years specialists available on-site, by phone or e-mail to answer your questions or refer you to appropriate resources.
- Drop-in Playgroups: for parents, caregivers and their children where early learning activities, support and networking can take place. Allows space to become part of the Centrepointe community.
- Toy Library: A wide variety of toys for children 0 to 4 years of age available for loan free of charge. Let your children explore different toys and interests without the cost! Donations are always accepted of toys for children 0-5 years. We have toys in the following areas: gross motor, fine motor, construction, imagination, games, active play, puzzles, felt boards and more.
- Workshops/Programs: on parenting, early childhood development, attachment and infant mental health, pre & postnatal services and other related topics. Workshops are based on research evidence based practices