EarlyON Child and Family Centre

(Join us Virtually - @earlyonvirtual)

We have six EarlyON Centres and lead 'EarlyON Virtual'

PortCares operates six EarlyON Centres in Niagara; Port Colborne, Seaway Mall in Welland, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Fort Erie and Pelham

Please note: Due to the current pandemic, our Centres are temporarily closed to the public. If you need assistance and would like to set up a phone meeting with our Early Childhood Development staff please phone us.

Contact Us

Join us virtually!

Our doors may be closed, but we’re still here for you virtually. We have interactive sessions for all ages on zoom, everyday! Join us at 10am for Toddler, 1pm for Infant and 4pm for Preschool / School Age sessions Monday to Friday. Plus, follow @earlyonvirtual on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great activity videos and story times. You can also view all of the Zoom events at www.earlyonvirtual.eventbrite.ca to register for the fun! 

What is an EarlyON Centre?

It is a Family Centre for you and your children to learn, play and grow. The EarlyON Centre offers free drop-in programs for parents/caregivers and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from our knowlegable staff of Early Childhood Educators.

Can I drop-off my children and leave?

The EarlyON Centre is a family-focused, inclusive environment for families to have a safe space to play, engage in social and physical activities and learn from qualified staff. It does not offer child-care services and children are not allowed to come in to the Centre without an adult.

What type of services do you offer?

  • Knowledgeable and trusted staff that support families coming to the Centre
  • Space that allows for physical activity
  • Space for creative activities, such as colouring, making crafts and painting
  • Space to be with friends and people of different ages from infants to adults
  • Wide range of social activities, learning programs and resources for families in Niagara

What programs do you offer?

  • Infant Massage
  • S.T.E.M. for various ages - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Music & Movement (virtual)
  • Toddler Time
  • Adventures in Preschool
  • Cooking for kids (virtual)
  • Literacy for Children and Families
  • Numeracy for Children and Families
  • Nutrition for kids with a Registered Dietician
  • Parent Education Workshops: potty training, sleep, taming tempers, healthy eating

Centre Locations

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer welcoming, inclusive environments. It is here that you and your child from birth to six years of age can learn, play, laugh, be curious, make friends and engage with others.

EarlyON professionals will support you and your child’s journey by providing free drop-in interactive programs, personal connections, a network of resources, workshops and community referrals.