EarlyON Programs – Virtual Programs

MCRC's EarlyON Child and Family Centre is currently offering a variety of virtual programming for families.

Find more videos and activities in our Facebook Group.


 

Virtual Circle Times

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Join our Educators for a half hour of interactive fun! Circles may include songs, fingerplays, music and movement, stories, etc.

Live Circle Time will be held via Zoom. Limited spots are available, registration is required

Mother Goose Connect

Mother playing peek-a-boo with baby

This virtual circle is just for your little ones! Join us with your infant for an engaging circle time as we learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays while promoting parent child interactions. This is also a great way to connect with other new parents and seek support from our Educators.

All Around the World

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A half hour of interactive fun as we explore and learn about different cultures though stories and songs. Recommended ages: 2.5 and up.

Baby Play and Connect

Mother Playing with her Infant

Join us for a fun, virtual interactive program where you and your infant can play, learn and explore together as we engage in a variety of sensory activities, tummy time, music, movement, songs, stories, and so much more! This is also a great way for you to be able to chat and connect with other new parents as well as seek support from our Educators. Recommended ages: infants up to 18 months.

Create Together

Kids playing with arts and crafts

Join in the fun as one of our Educators leads you through an interactive activity. Each week will be different, it may be a creative activity, a science experiment, a sensory experience or a cooking challenge! We will let you know what materials you will need to have on hand to participate. Recommended ages: 2.5 years and up.

Music and Movement

Asian Chinese little sister playing ukele photo

Let's make music together! Join us for an interactive music and movement virtual program. We will dance and sing to familiar songs as well as some new ones. Your child will have the opportunity be creative, burn some energy, and most of all, have fun! Recommended ages: 18 months and up.

Yoga Bears

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Yoga Bears is a 30-minute class, where we invite you and your child to explore the benefits of yoga.... kids’ style! Your child will have the opportunity to develop muscle strength and flexibility, improve stamina and concentration.  We practice mindfulness and breathwork, which can help with self-regulation and problem solving.  Most of all we'll have fun imagining how we can be different animals while learning these important skills! Recommended ages: 3-5 years old

Parent Coffee Time

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Join us in a Facebook live session in our EarlyOn and Family Fun Programs Group on Tuesdays at 1:30.  We will have fun and honest conversation about parenting where you can ask our Educators questions.  You can view live or watch the recorded session at your convenience. 

Bedtime Story

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Let’s wind down the day with a story or two, read by our engaging Educators. Reading and listening to stories builds important literacy skills, increases vocabulary and builds on self-regulation skills. Recommended ages 15 months and up

Infant Massage

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Join two of our Educators for a virtual, hands-on program where you will participate in infant massage along with your baby. This is a chance to learn about the benefits of massage, gain parenting confidence, and build strong connections with your infant. You will be able to talk and connect with other new parents as well as seek support from our Educators during the first months of your child's life.


 

Weekly Series

Ready Set School

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As a group we will virtually participate in co-operative activities, working on social skills, self regulation, and self help skills while we play to learn! Parents will also be provided with resources and activities to help with the transition to kindergarten. For children starting JK in Fall(or going to SK, if they were not registered for JK this year). This 6-week series runs from July 15th - August 19th

Making Room for Art

Kids making art

Join EarlyON educators and an ACT artist for 4 weeks of exploring art media virtually in ways that allow for meaning and expression unique to you and your child. Investigate the properties of a variety of art media in a space that sparks curiosity through making art. Each week, ground yourself in a connection to nature by walking, collecting, noticing or being in nature and bring your experience or picked items back to inspire your work. This 4-week series will run from July 6th-July 27th


 

Parent Connects

Open Chat

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Join our Educators to chat about parenting, the joys and the challenges. Bring your questions and concerns or just come to network with other parents.

Finding Child Care

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Are you thinking about child care or already searching? Join our Educators and Saman from Child Care Directory and Information Line to find out where to look, what to look for and ask any questions that you may have.
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