The Greater Essex County District School Board is proud to host 13 child and family programs in our schools to support you and your child in healthy, active learning and development. Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (PLFCs) and Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs) have been reorganized in Windsor and Essex County. The provincially-funded support programs that offer activities and resources for families and their children from birth to age 6 have been combined under the umbrella of EarlyON Child and Family Centres.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres 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 across Windsor and Essex County, with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources.
During this unprecedented time, the EarlyON Centres continue to look for a multitude of ways to connect with our families. Although we may not be able to gather together in the same physical space at this time, there are many ways that we plan to continue our learning.
The GECDSB is very pleased to announce our Virtual Program. It is open to families with children 0-6, across Windsor-Essex. See the flyer below for times and links to our daily sessions! The PDF document below is hotlinked with session links.
EarlyON Virtual Flyer Hotlinked.pdf
GECDSB EarlyON Week-at-a-Glance:
Twitter: Please also follow us on TWITTER @GecdsbEarlyON for updated information.
GECDSB EarlyON to YOU
Check out these amazing videos of our favourite GECDSB EarlyON Facilitators sharing their favourite activites and stories with us.
Please visit the City of Windsor's W.E. EarlyON to YOU site for ideas and activities that you can do together with your child. Not only are there a number of links to online activities, you will also find a weekly newsletter with many exciting things to try!
Webpage Link: City of Windsor-W.E. to YOU
Please find the link to the City of Windsor EarlyON Virtual Programming Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6Qdkol2xc
City of Windsor WE EarlyON Newsletter:
Come visit us today and see what great learning and support is available for you and your child. The Greater Essex County District School Board is hosting 13 of the centres. These include the locations of the five former Parenting and Family Literacy Centres: F.W. Begley, John Campbell, Queen Elizabeth, Roseville and West Gate Public Schools as well as the former Ontario Early Years Centres at Talbot Trail, Brock, Princess Elizabeth, Amherstburg, Harrow, M.D. Bennie, Dougall and Lakeshore Discovery Public Schools.
- Frank W. Begley Public School
- West Gate Public School
- Roseville Public School
- Queen Elizabeth Public School (Leamington)
- John Campbell Public School
- Amherstburg Public School
- Princess Elizabeth Public School
- Margaret D Bennie Public School (Leamington)
- General Brock Public School
- Talbot Trail Public School
- Lakeshore Public School
- Harrow Public School
- Dougall Public School
Hours of operation and monthly calendars can be found at The City of Windsor EarlyON.