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



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Newsletter Highlights

  • Dear Families - Program Updates
  • City of TORONTO - EarlyON E-REGISTRATION PILOT                                                
  • May Program Calendar 
  • ONE to ONE Support for Parents/Caregivers
  • Pregnancy Support
  • EarlyON Upcoming Healthy Child Screening (registration due date - May 24)
  • Community Resources / How to Connect Your Family to Nature and Why it's Important (replay available until May 17, 2022) / Labour of Love
  • KIDS' Corner: Things to Do, by Toronto Public Library - TONGUE TWISTER
  • 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 Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to May! We look forward to a warm and beautiful spring together.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our caregivers and parents!

We are happy to announce that our Family Fun Time Drop-In programs will resume and do not require pre-registration at our Main Site and Pauline Public School. Please see the details below by site:


DPNCHC - Main Site at 1900 Davenport Road:  Family Fun Time Drop-Ins will resume May 2. Please note we have a capacity limit at this location of 60 people per program. Adults and children will be able to attend on first come, first serve basis. Once we reach 60 people per program, families will have to wait for a space to become available or attend another program at a different time.
Children will be offered a take-away snack.
If adults would like some coffee or tea during program, please bring a travel mug and lid!  


Pauline Public School at 100 Pauline Avenue: Our Family Drop-Ins will resume May 2. Please note we have a capacity limit at this location of 25 people per program. Adults and children will be supported on first come, first serve basis. Once we reach 25 people per program, families will have to wait for a space to become available or attend another program at a different time.
Children will be offered a take-away snack.
If adults would like some coffee or tea during program please bring a travel mug and lid!  


Wallace Emerson Recreation Centre at 1260 Dufferin Street: Offers Indoor Active Playtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program is designed for physical activity for children ages one to five.

The Stop Community Food Centre at 1884 Davenport Road will remain open, by appointment only, for those who are pregnant. 

(NEW) Virtual Urdu Language Circle Time will be offered on Saturdays at 11:00a.m. This is a drop-in based program and families do not need to pre-register to join.

Important Notices:

Cellphone use (such as streaming, social media, reading and picture taking) is not allowed during program. If you need to use your phone, please step out of the program. EarlyON Drop-Ins are interactive. They require adult participation and child supervision at all times.

· We continue to ask families to please self- screen before you come to a program. However, if you or your child are sick please stay home. 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 - https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/994c-Screening-Questionnaire-Child-Care-Day-Camp-School.pdf

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


City of TORONTO - EarlyON E-REGISTRATION Pilot

Davenport-Perth EarlyON (which includes all our program sites) has been selected by the City of Toronto as pilot site to launch a citywide electronic EarlyON E-registration system.

All adults and children who attend our programs will be asked to use the new system (this will include online registration and program attendance).

During this pilot, we will be providing feedback to the city on how the system works and how to make improvements that support families. Any feedback you provide during this period is appreciated. Please look for another newsletter on the E-Registration process to come next week.

The benefits of the new EarlyON E-Registration system is that once you register to EarlyON location, you will be able to use this registration to attend any EarlyON site in Toronto starting in September. There are many wonderful EarlyON programs across the city - https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/children-parenting/children-programs-activities/child-family-programs-and-groups/child-family-programs/ 


Please join our Facebook Page for weekly updates (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2670210669920629), view our agency website, and check out the MAY 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 MAY Calendar

file:///C:/Users/DPNCHC/Downloads/EY%20Calendar%20May%202022.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 Healthy Child Screening
(Registration Due Date - May 24th, 2022)


 



PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REPLAY UNTIL MAY 17, 2022


BY UNISON & SICK KIDS


     KIDS' Corner 
 
"THINGS TO DO" BY TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
https://kids.tpl.ca/ready-for-reading/things-to-do
 

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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1900 Davenport Rd
Toronto, ON
M6N1B7
email:info@dpnchc.ca
T:416-588-3755 EarlyON
T: 416-656-8025 Main line

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