Submitted Julie Bosker
EarlyON Child and Family
Centre Program co-ordinator
We recently took part in the Haliburton and District Lions Club Stories in the Park Fun Fair, and it was a wonderful windy event. It was great to see familiar faces as well as meet new families in our community. The children enjoyed all the hands-on activities including our music and movement station, and were happy to take home an EarlyON bag, hat, book and bubbles. It was a fun way to say good-bye to summer and spread the word about our upcoming fall programs. One parent, Emma Mcknight, mentioned she plans to attend again with her children. “It’s nice to go to the centre and have some quality play time. Sometimes we don’t do that enough.”
This September, in addition to our drop-in programs in Minden and Haliburton, we will continue to visit Kinmount and Wilberforce weekly. We have also booked the Haliburton Legion on Thursday mornings so we can offer our popular Fit Kids program – children love the large space to run, dance, ride and play. For outdoor adventures, you can join us in Minden at Rotary park on Friday mornings, and another Abbey Gardens morning is planned for early October. In partnership with Point in Time, Infant Massage classes will be held at our centre at Archie Stouffer School on Mondays, please see our Facebook page for information and to register.
The Haliburton Centre located at JD Hodgson School has been undergoing a renovation this summer. Our new space is now finished and will be awesome, with its own separate entrance and washroom. For a few more weeks we will be offering programs at the Haliburton Legion as well as some Wednesdays at Head lake Park while we move in and get set up. Please watch our Facebook page for our re-opening announcement. We are excited to be there and welcome you back!
For more information, or zoom schedules, please see our facebook page or website www.oeyc.ca. You can also call us 705-324-7900, we love to connect with families.