Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie - Ferris Lane

Service: EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Description (Service) Empower Simcoe EarlyON Child and Family Centers are open for limited outdoor programming.
Pre-registration is required. Visit website for details.

Virtual programming is also available by registration on the website. Visit the YouTube channel at: EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Regular Service
Programs for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to 6 years of age which can assist in their parenting or caregiving role.

The centres also provide:
  • access to play- and inquiry-based learning
  • information on child development
  • early learning activities
  • parent education
  • referrals to community resources
  • nutrition information
  • pre- and post-natal resources

Satellite EarlyON Child and Family Centres are located in several communities across the County of Simcoe.

All EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer regular Stay, Play and Learn hours where families can take an active role in their children’s learning.

EarlyON Child and Family Centre in Barrie is also an Active Fun Kit location, providing Active Fun Kits, filled with various physical activity equipment (basketballs, parachutes etc) that families or community groups can loan out for free to use at a birthday party, community picnic, family reunion, or just for fun.
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Response
EarlyON Centres are open for limited outdoor programming.

Regular Hours
Mon, Thu 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm * Tue, Fri 9 am-12 noon * Wed 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-7 pm * Sat 9 am-1 pm The Breastfeeding Place: drop-in Wed 1pm-2:30 pm, summers included.
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
with caregivers
Application Pre-register
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
EarlyON Child and Family Centre - Barrie
129 Ferris Lane
Barrie, ON L4M 2Y1
View Google Map
Intersection St Vincent St and Cundles Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-792-7878
Toll Free Phone Service Ontario 1-866-821-7770
Fax 705-792-7881
E-Mail facilitator@empowersimcoe.ca
Website https://www.empowersimcoe.ca/earlyon-child-family-centres/
Social Media YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDrVkbqScKDNKwEzuMA1Ahg
Primary Contact Corrie Patton, Preschool Services Supervisor; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2292; Email: cpatton@empowersimcoe.ca
Alternate Contact Michele Kapteyn, Manager Preschool Services; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2377; Fax: 705-720-1083; Email: mkapteyn@empowersimcoe.ca
Mailing Address 39 Fraser Court 
Barrie, ON L4N 5J5

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