Children’s Resources on Wheels is a non-profit organization with two main streams of service:
EarlyON Child and Family Centre and Licensed Home Child Care.



Important Notice!

August Playgroup Schedule 

We are offering more playgroups this summer!  Check out a playgroup time and location in your area at this link.

Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP) 

The Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP) is a great way to prepare your preschooler for their first day of school. If you have a child entering JK this fall your child and you can attend any of our KRP’s throughout July and August. The KRP program will help foster self-help skills, social skills, communication and self-regulation. You can also get tips for what you can do to support your child’s transition to Kindergarten. Registration is required for this program! Limited Space (12 children/12 adults per session) Adults must stay with their child.  To register online visit here

We are moving!

CROW will be moving to the new St. Francis de Sales Catholic School location this fall. Our CROW/EarlyON
Child & Family Centre, Licensed Home Child Care program offices and newly expanded playroom will be offered
at the new location. The mandate for the EarlyON program, which replaced Ontario Early Years Centre
January 1, 2018 is to serve children from birth to 6 years with play and inquiry-based programs and support
for parents and caregivers. We look forward to serving you in our new space.
Information will be shared with you in September regarding our moving date.

CROW Board Member Needed!

CROW is looking for one new person to join our Board of Directors.  For more information on our Board and to fill out the application, please click here.

Saturday Play Dates coming near you!

We have Saturday play dates and fun events coming near you!  Our goal is to visit one of the communities (Almonte, Carleton Place, Lanark, Perth, and Smiths Falls) each Saturday within the month.  (Events will not be planned for long weekends. )

The Facilitators have been busy organizing exciting and engaging activities for preschoolers and caregivers to take part in together.  As always these events are free and there is no need to register.  Look for Saturday events in our monthly newsletter, on our Facebook page, and on our website. 

Licensed Home Child Care Notice

CROW is committed to supporting the goal of the Child Care and Early Years Act in building a child care and early years system that better supports parents and gives children the best possible start in life.  We believe that educators are partners in learning with children. We believe that knowledge is socially constructed through relationships with others. With this view, educators build strong trusting relationships with the children, and their families, and learn alongside them.  If you share this view, consider joining CROW!  We have a high demand for child care and need  Home Child Care Providers in Almonte, Lanark Village, Perth, Montague and surrounding areas.  Click here to fill out our online application or call 613-283-0095 for more information.    

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

As we transition from Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) to EarlyON Child and Family Centre:  

Beginning January 1, 2018 Ontario Early Years Centre  transitioned to Early ON Child and Family Centre. (For more information on the new EarlyON initiative follow this link )

Through this transition we have updated our website.  You will see a new look but the format remains the same.  We have also added a new EarlyON Facebook page which we would ask you to follow.    We are still maintaining our CROW Facebook page as we did not want to lose any of our followers.  

We have also changed our greeting when you telephone the Centre.  When you call you will hear “Good morning/good afternoon Children’s Resources on Wheels” but do not be alarmed when you hear “Thank you for calling EarlyON Child and Family Centre”.  You did not call the wrong number, it is still us!

EarlyON is a combination of four programs – Ontario Early Years Centre; Parenting and Family Literacy Centres; Child Care Resource Centres; and Better Beginnings, Better Futures.  These programs were reorganized so you can get the same services at any EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Ontario, and also find programs tailored to your community.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.