Find an EarlyON Child and Family Centre

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EarlyON Child and Family Centres (formerly known as Best Start Hubs) are warm and welcoming places for children and their families to gather.  The centres provide opportunities for children to participate in play and learning programs, and for parents to meet-up with other parents. Parents and caregivers also have access to caring and knowledgeable staff that can provide information about child development and specialized services as needed to help support parents in their role.

The EarlyON Centres offer scheduled programs such as infant massage, music and movement, and toddler story time.  They also offer drop-in opportunities so that families can visit when it works for them.  Check out the EarlyON Child and Family Centre in your community for more information about what’s available to you and your family - it's free to attend and everyone is welcome.


Contact the centres below or check out their websites and social media pages for their monthly calendar of activities and details about centre hours.

Fort Frances
Rainy River

Atikokan EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Coordinator: Tania Bimm
Location: 324 Mercury Avenue (co-located with Northern Lakes School)
Phone: (807) 290-0011 ext. 222
Facebook: Coming soon!

Emo EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Coordinator: April Simmons
Location: 56 Front Street (downstairs in the Emo Public Library)
Phone: (807) 482-2946


Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Coordinator: Andrea Bell-Perreault
Location: 820 5th Street E. (former St. Michael’s School)
Phone: (807) 277-0086


Fort Frances Aboriginal Family Support Program

Coordinator: Kristen Kelly
Location: 821 Mcirvine Road
Phone: (807) 274-7244
Facebook: @CAPCFF and @PrenatalWorker


Rainy River EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Coordinator: Amanda Cyr
Location: 11 Mill Avenue (co-located with Riverview Elementary School)
Phone: (807) 271-4266


Stratton EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Coordinator: Debbie Spence
Location: Hwy 11 & Fire Road 11605 (across from the Stratton Rec Centre)
Phone: (807) 483-5319