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Welcome to the Davenport-Perth
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
APRIL 2022 Newsletter  



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Newsletter Highlights

  • Dear Families - Program Updates                                                   
  • April Program Calendar 
  • ONE to ONE Support for Parents/Caregivers
  • Pregnancy Support
  • EarlyON Upcoming Online Workshops and Programs - Speech and Language Virtual Workshop & Urdu Language Circle Time
  • Community Resources - AUTISMO Toronto (Portuguese Support Group); Power Kids; Easter Egg Hunt; Indigenous Cultural Competency Training
  • KIDS' Corner: The Bye Bye Boat Meditation 
  • CITY OF TORONTO COVID 19 Resource List for Families
  • Davenport-Perth EarlyON Facebook Group Page
  • What if I don't have Facebook?
  • Our EarlyON Staff
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DEAR Davenport-Perth EarlyON FAMILIES,

Welcome to Spring! We are looking forward to warmer weather and sunshine! As COVID restrictions have been lifted. We have begun a gentle re-opening for April to allow for the transition to a full in-person program model.

Important Notices - please be aware:

·       We will no longer be screening families who attend our EarlyON programs.  

·       We ask families to please self- screen before you come to a program. However, if you or your child are sick please do not come. This is one of the few protective measures left to reduce the spread of COVID. We have attached some information on self-screening and care. 994c-Screening-Questionnaire-Child-Care-Day-Camp-School.pdf (toronto.ca)

 ·       We continue to encourage masks when indoors as a way to protect infants and young children who do not have access to vaccines.   

·       Families can also now register for two programs in April and attend any drop-in that does not require a registration. We have increased our capacity in a number of programs.  PLEASE SCROLL down to see our Program Calendar. 

·       We are also planning for a wonderful May through August of outdoor/backyard activities. We are just awaiting warmer weather!


INFORMATION by SITE: 

DPNCHC - Main Site at 1900 Davenport Road will be offering pre-registered programs in April. Children will also be provided with a take away snack. Our regular Family Drop-Ins will aim to resume at our main site in May.

Pauline Public Schoolwill be offering pre-registered INFANT programs on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during April.

Wallace Emerson Recreation Centre will continue to offer Indoor Active Playtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This drop-in program does not require pre-registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday Program at Wallace Emerson will be ending APRIL 2. Should this change we will notify families immediately. We are looking for other community opportunities on Saturdays.

The Stop Community Food Centrewill remain open, by appointment only for those who are pregnant.  

Virtual Family Circle Time: will be offered online on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30am. This is a drop-in based program and families do not need to register to join.    

(NEW) Virtual Urdu Language Circle Time: will be offered on Thursdays at 1:30pm.  This is a drop-in based program and families do not need to register to join.


Please join our Facebook Page for weekly updates (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2670210669920629), view our agency website, and check out the APRIL program calendar - scroll down for more information. 

If you are interested in attending any of our pre-registered programs, contact Gisely to sign up as soon as possible at gsignoretti@dpnchc.ca

If you have not attended any programs with Davenport-Perth EarlyON, you MUST register to join us.  Please email to gsignoretti@dpnchc.ca or cyoudell@dpnchc.ca

 
We also remind you that we are here for you until your children turn age 6, so please reach out if you are looking for extra resources, parent groups, and different child development supports.


Telephone Support
You can also contact our mainline if you need to reach someone immediately at (416)656-8025. Ask to speak with staff in the Early Years department. We also provide language support in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
(From the Davenport-Perth EarlyON Team)

 

 EarlyON APRIL Calendar

https://dpnchc.com/wp-content/ploads/2022/03/Early-Years-Program-Calendar-April-2022.pdf




 
ONE to ONE - Support for Parents/Caregivers 
 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
Meet in-person with Dana - our Early Childhood Resource Coordinator, to get information and referrals on child development. Contact Dana at dschafer@dpnchc.ca , or a staff in our department anytime. 
 
Pregnancy - Prenatal
Healthy Beginnings at The Stop Community Food Centre

(1884 Davenport Road)
 
 
 For pregnancy counseling, food hampers, and supports for your family. 
Please email tania@thestop.org or call Tamara at (416)-588-3755 ext. 557, or our main line at (416)-656-8025 to speak with an EarlyON staff.
 
**EarlyON Upcoming Online Workshops and Programs**





 


 


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     KIDS' Corner  -
 
 

CITY OF TORONTO COVID 19 Resource List for Families

Please find attached a COVID-19 Resource List for Families that provides parenting information for families to meet their mental health, financial, housing and food security needs at this time...
Davenport-Perth EarlyON Facebook Group Page
 
Join our Facebook Group Page and get connected to our virtual programs, along with daily updates...
 
Click on the link, http://dpnchc.com/programs/earlyon/ which will take you to our website and the FB group link. Answer the membership questions and we will gladly accept your friendship. If you are not a member of our centre, please call our main site for an EarlyON registration form (416) 588-3755 (dial any staff extension 550, 556, 557), or email us at info@dpnchc.ca and we will send you the information.
 

What if I don't have Facebook? 
If you are not a member of Facebook, connect with us directly through our DPNCHC website to access the calendar, child development information and updates. OR please call us anytime (416)588-3755 and speak with any of our staff!   
 
http://dpnchc.com/programs/earlyon/
 

Our EarlyON Staff:
 

     

 
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Toronto, ON
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