Parent Education

Parent Education

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.

Early Childhood Education with Jane Paul

Jane Paul from EarlyON and CROW joins us to talk about early-childhood education and what they’re offering to help parents in the coming weeks. 

Supporting Kids' Positive Mental Health

Jane and Bob chat about supporting kids positive mental health and starting or returning to school in the fall!


“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?

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.

You can visit our website at www.crowlanark.com for up to date information on programs and services.  Call us at 613-283-0095 or toll-free at 1-800-267-9252. Like Us on Facebook!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter online or call the Centre.

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.

If you have a concern about your child you can discuss it with a playgroup facilitator, parent education coordinator, your physician, or call EarlyON for information and referral.  Visit 211 OntarioHealth Action Line, or Telehealth.

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre receives funding from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education, through the County of Lanark.