Helping Children Grow

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer a variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of families living in the District of Thunder Bay. 

Our EarlyON Child and Family Centre Sites Offer:

  • Inquiry and play-based learning (where we follow the child's interest through play). This way of learning is proven to improve developmental health and well being.

  • Professionally trained staff.

  • Quality programs that support early literacy, parenting, equity and healthy living.

  • Social interaction for families.


Indoor Active Play

All children aged newborn to 6 years old are welcome. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to follow their child’s lead and immerse themselves in the wonder that children experience through play and exploration. Our environment is designed to foster children’s well being, belonging, expression and engagement. Children, families and educators are viewed as co- learners, learning with children, about children, and from children. 

Pre register here:

KeyON Calendar

Dad’s Group 

Dads, grandpas, uncles, and other influential male role models are invited to join us  for an evening of exploration, discovery, and fun.  This program is for children aged 0-6 years old. 

Dad’s Group Thunder Bay is a place for Dad to come and find resources, support, fun activities and a feeling of community. We welcome questions, comments and ideas that further enhance positive conversations of those engaged in fatherhood. We all have struggles at times and Dad’s Group Thunder Bay wants to be a safe place to turn to when needed.

Pre register here:

KeyON Calendar

Dad's Group


This program is open to children 0-6* with a disability along with their parent/caregiver and siblings.

Join us in a fun, safe, environment to engage in a variety of activities, find out about other family services in your community and, connect with other families with young children

*age will be based on abilities rather than years since birth for this group

Pre register here:

KeyON Calendar

Rainbow Family Group

ALL 2SLGBTIQ+ Families are welcome

EarlyON is a place where children 0-6 and their parents/caregivers are welcome to learn, play, be curious, make friends and engage with others.


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Babies Day 

Babies Day Program is for infants 0-12 months old, we will gather  to share conversation about infant development and topics with special guests. 


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Northwood Mall

425 Edward Street N. Suite #11., Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4P7

Entrance to the mall is the small door in the corner beside the Bank of Montreal


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