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Help us choose a new name for Guelph and Wellington County EarlyON drop-in play groups

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Help us choose a new name for Guelph and Wellington County

EarlyON drop-in play groups.


What are EarlyON drop-in play groups?


EarlyON Child and Family drop-in play groups are for children birth up to 6 years of age and their parents/caregivers. 


The EarlyON drop-in play groups: 

  • Provide opportunities for children and parents/caregivers to participate in high quality play and inquiry-based programmes

    • offer a variety of activities that support play, inspire and support critical thinking, holistic development

  • Align with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

  • Are led and facilitated by Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs)

    • who model responsive adult-child interactions,

    • support all parents/caregivers in their roles,

    • connect families to other community supports and specialized services 


EarlyON Child and Family Centre drop-in play groups

are available FREE – no cost to families and,

no pre-registration required.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions EarlyON face-to-face services like drop-in play groups have not been available in Guelph and Wellington County since March 2020. During the pause in face-to-face services, we are taking some time to reflect and want to make some meaningful changes in anticipation of re-opening.

Guelph and Wellington County EarlyON Supervisors and Staff have come up with 4 options for you to choose from as the new name for EarlyON drop-in play groups.


Please complete the questions below, selecting your first and second choices from the options presented.  


We want to hear from you about your experiences with EarlyON virtual services and supports. Please take a moment complete the optional question below.


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