Native Child and Family Services operates four EarlyON Centres in the Toronto area where children aged 0 to 6 years old and their parents or caregivers take part in programs and activities in a friendly and nurturing environment, free of charge.
EarlyON centres are grounded in Aboriginal culture and traditions, and are integrated with our Registered Early Childhood Educators, Shikabewis (Helper), Zhishay (Uncle) and Family Community Navigator.
At our daily drop-in programs, children and families have access to play and inquiry based learning opportunities using natural and traditional teachings and materials. We also offer special events and workshops including regalia making, rattle making, moccasin making, healthy cooking, and traditional languages.
Programs and services include:
- Daily family drop-in
- Mino Meechum community kitchen
- Parent relief
- Monthly cultural events
- Abinooji Circle (parent-child circle time)
- Children’s Clothing Bank
- Child development information and resources for parents and caregivers.
30 College Street, Toronto
Aboriginal Child and Family Centre
31 Tapscott Rd Unit 76B, Scarborough
Mt Dennis Aboriginal Child and Family Centre
1290 Weston, York
Child and Family Life Center
156 Galloway Road, Scarborough