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Community Services

EarlyON Child and Family Centres:

  • Are places where parents, caregivers and children build strong relationships with each other and connect with other families and EarlyON professionals
  • Offer a variety of programs and services that meet the unique needs of families with children ages 0-6 in an inclusive environment
  • Are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education through the County of Lambton
  • Connect families with additional resources and services.

For more information, contact North Lambton Child Care Centre at [email protected] or Lambton College at [email protected].

SmartStart Hub Services

Your “go to” place for developmental services and supports for children and youth in Sarnia-Lambton. The SmartStart Hub at Pathways is a clear entry point to service for families and caregivers concerned about their child/youth’s development, and day-to-day functioning related to development. As a SmartStart Hub we connect families with child development agencies and professionals, with seamless connections to assessments and services in a family-friendly environment. For more information, go to SmartStart Hub Services.

Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

EarlyON Educators can connect/refer you and/or your child, birth to six years with a Children’s Mental Health professional from St. Clair Child and Youth Services for issues regarding attachment, relationships, behaviour, child development and postpartum adjustment concerns. To reach them directly or more information call 519-337-3701 or

Ask a Public Health Nurse: Parent Drop-ins

For moms, dads, and caregivers to connect and get support from Public Health Nurses about any concerns they have about their child’s growth and development. Lambton Public Health has Parent Drop-in locations throughout Lambton County, many in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres. To view a complete list of programs, go to Lambton Public Health.


SoundStart provides preschool speech and language services from birth to entrance to school in Sarnia-Lambton, led through Pathways. Parents can go to to checkout milestones and if they have concerns, parents can call Pathways at 519-542-3471 to request an assessment.