First YR franchophone EarlyON Child Centre opens

Research shows that the early years are the most important in forming a child’s foundation for success.

When kids are successful, our communities are strengthened and enriched.

A new francophone EarlyON Centre, the first one of its kind in York Region, opened on January 31 in Markham at 111 John Button Blvd.

The centre caters to Francophone families in the area, ensuring greater inclusivity. EarlyON child and family centres like this one are integral to our communities. They connect families and caregivers to the community, support children’s learning and development and build parents’ skills and knowledge to help their children grow.

We’re very proud, as I said, here in the city, to be able to see a centre like this open,” Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said during the  opening ceremony. “To have both the French language and French culture enriched and ingrained in our young citizens here in the city of Markham.”

EarlyON centres offer free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to age six. Families can join fun activities, get advice from professionals trained in early childhood development, learn about family services in the community and connect with families with young children.

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Photo: Local dignitaries attended the recent opening of the first York Region francophone EarlyON Child and Family Centre.


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