Parent/Caregiver education provides workshops on a variety of early years topics by facilitating small group sessions, large group presentations and parent/child sessions.
The Parent Education Coordinator offers:
At our programs we:
All our services are free and focus on children 0-6 years old and their supporting adults.
Supporting Children’s Mental Health
Parents, caregivers and friends play an important role is strengthening children’s mental health. What do kids need and how can you support healthy Mental Health? Have a listen…
“Shoulds”- the thoughts, feelings and expectations of how we think we (and others) “should” behave , feel, and act. Are they helping us or hurting us?
Halloween- Dressing up, role play and a chance to cultivate your imagination leads children to learn empathy, try problem solving, take a chance to lead and try on different perspectives!
Creating a “Yes” Space
A place that is safe to explore where adults don’t have to intervene so often. More than just a space, it creates a yes attitude of trust, resilience, competence, independence and confidence!
The how and why of being outside with your kids.
Why we step in to help when our kids when they are distressed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County. We currently provide Lanark County families with two main streams of service: EarlyON Child and Family Centre and Licensed Home Child Care.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres can be found throughout the province of Ontario. EarlyON Child and Family Centres are parenting centres where parents and caregivers can:
- Take part with their children in a range of programs and activities.
- Get answers to questions.
- Get information about programs and services that are available for young children and their families.
EarlyON offers playgroups, parent education workshops, support, and a variety of family centred activities and information links to community services. Playgroups offer participants the opportunity to explore and learn through play while establishing friendships and networks of support. We also work with a number of community partners to plan and deliver programs, workshops, and support to families.
The EarlyON main office is in Smiths Falls and EarlyON programs and services are delivered throughout the County of Lanark. For more information about specific program and service locations go to our calendar on our website or phone 613-283-0095 (toll-free at 1-800-267-9252). Like us on Facebook!
EarlyON offers programs and services for families and caregivers with children 0 to six years old to support optimal development. Staff at the Centre also helps families find information about other community services. While the focus in on the early years, staff may have information about other services and programs for children older than six.
Free! All services are free to parents and caregivers of young children.
EarlyON offers parents and caregivers opportunities to participate in parenting education workshops and discussion groups. EarlyON staff are available for parent and caregiver questions at playgroup, workshops, community events, online and by phone.
- Call EarlyON at 613-283-0095 or 1-800-267-9252
- Ask a playgroup facilitator or workshop facilitator for information.
- Visit our Community Resources
The EarlyON Child and Family Centre receives funding from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education, through the County of Lanark.