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
For more information contact North Lambton Child Care Centre 519 786-6161 or Lambton College 519 479-2388.
Programs for Parents and Children
The EarlyON Guide provides an overview of programs offered for families with children birth to six years in Lambton County. It contains locations of all EarlyON Child and Family Centres; Parent Drop-in; Mental Health Services for Children and Youth; SoundStart Drop-in and Parenting Programs.
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 www.stclairchild.ca
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 twenty (20) Parent Drop-in locations throughout Lambton County, many in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres.
Parenting can be a tough job-there is no instruction manual for raising children. Public Health Nurses deliver free parenting programs that can help give you skills to cope with the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenting. You will also meet other parents who are dealing with the same issues. To view a complete list of programs, go to http://lambtonhealth.on.ca
SoundStart provides preschool speech and language services from birth to entrance to school in Sarnia-Lambton, led through Pathways. Parents can go to https://www.pathwayscentre.org/speech-language-pathology to checkout milestones and if they have concerns, parents can call Pathways at 519-542-3471 to request an assessment.