The George Hull EarlyON Child and Family Centre 

The EarlyON Centre is currently closed to visitors but we are offering virtual programming including story and circle times, science programs, yoga and parent workshops.  A schedule of events will be posted and updated regularly on the EarlyON Centre  Facebook page at @ghoeyc


Important Information on COVID-19

UPDATE – April 1st | Official Statement on COVID-19

The health of our clients and families has always been our most important job. In fact, the well-being of our entire community is our priority. We are watching the spread of the COVID-19 carefully and we are alert to the dangers it presents.

Effective as of March 23rd, the George Hull Centre offices will be closed to all external visitors until further notice.

Please note, we continue to offer services, please contact your clinician to discuss options regarding your appointment. 

  • We are accepting new referrals. Please contact Intake if you have any questions: intake@georgehull.on.ca 
  • Therapeutic sessions are being offered virtually.  Please contact your clinician to discuss options.
  • Intensive In-home services are being offered virtually
  • Early Abilities Speech and Language appointments are being offered virtually. Please contact your Speech Pathologist to discuss options. 
  • We are accepting Family Group Conferencing referrals and services are being offered virtually wherever possible.  Please contact FGC Intake at fgc@georgehull.on.ca
  • Every Child Belongs staff are available for telephone or video consultations.  Please contact your Resource Consultant directly to discuss your options.
  • The EarlyON Centre is offering virtual programming including story and circle times, science programs, yoga and parent workshops.  A schedule of events will be posted on the EarlyON Centre website page.

The following programs and services have been suspended until further notice: 

  • Residential services intake
  • On-site trainings

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

 


The George Hull Centre actively creates programs designed to support small children as they develop.

Within our beautiful centre, playrooms, local parks, and other community spaces, we offer diverse programming throughout the week for children ages birth to six years old, and their parents.

These programs include:

  • Early learning activities (both structured and unstructured programs).

  • Parent/child drop-in programs. 

  • Parent resources and workshops.

  • Pre and postnatal resources, support and information.

  • Community events and special outings and activities.

  • Regular visits by professionals, such as Speech-Language Pathologists and Public Health Nurses.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Child and Family Program Facilitators offer daily drop-in programs, special activities and provide parents and caregivers with information on parenting and child development.  Parents are also offered supportive referrals to specialized services for their child, when needed.  The Community Engagement Program provides rich volunteer opportunities for community members and supports various community events and special activities.  

Though our In-Person Programs have been suspended due to COVID-19 until further notice, please join us for any of our on-line events. Please see our calendar below:

For a printable version, please click on the calendar above.

For exciting program news and updates, follow us on Facebook!
Central Etobicoke sites: https://www.facebook.com/ghoeyc/
Highfield site:  https://www.facebook.com/ghhcep/

To learn more about the program, please click here to download the information booklet. 

Program Locations:  

Ronson
200 Ronson Drive, Suite 102 
416-622-8833 ext. 725
Tuesday through Saturday, morning and afternoon, Tuesday evenings, closed Thursday afternoons.

 

Highfield
85 Mount Olive Drive (at Highfield Junior School) 
416-394-6152
Monday - Saturday morning and afternoon, closed Thursday afternoons.

 

Islington Village
25 Burnhamthorpe Road (in Islington United Church) 
416-622-8833 Ext.725 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.  Tuesday afternoons.

 

Scarlett Manor
1025 Scarlett Road 
(Call 416-320-8302 for building access during program)

Tuesday and Thursday mornings

 

George Hull EarlyON Child and Family  Centre - Fellowship
800 Burnhamthorpe Road (in Fellowship Christian Reformed Church)
416-622-8833 Ext.725 
Tuesday and Thursday mornings

 

George Hull EarlyON Child and Family Centre - Martin Grove
75 Pergola Road (in Martin Grove United Church)
416-622-8833 Ext.725 
Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings (starting November 6, 2019)

 

“This program has made a tremendous difference for my family in many different ways. It helped me and my son build a stronger bond.  We are nicer and more patient with each other.” – Parent

Every year, more than 1,300 families visit the George Hull EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

For further information, please contact Isobel Vallely, Program Manager at the Ronson location, at 416-622-8833 extension 781 or ivallely@georgehull.on.ca; or Lynne Gregory, Program Manager at the Highfield location, at 647-460-9867 or lgregory@georgehull.on.ca 

 


PROGRAMMES en FRANÇAIS: Pour des services à la petite enfance et à la famille, contactez le Centre francophone de Toronto en téléphonant Jeanelle Julien au : 416-203-1220 poste : 274 ou consultez notre site web : www.centrefranco.org.


"Ahmed's Story"

On the first day of the Highfield Summer Enrichment Program, Ahmed and his mother had a hard time saying good-bye to each other.  This was the first morning they had spent apart from each other.   For the first week, he had a very difficult time following routines, sitting in circle and listening to the teachers.  Gradually, over the course of the four-week program, the teachers were able to support Ahmed and his mom around their separation issues and help Ahmed learn the routines and skills he would need to be ready for kindergarten in September.

At the end of the Summer Enrichment Program, 98% of the parents agreed that their children:

  • Were better able to understand school routines and expectations.
  • Had developed important new school readiness skills, like sitting in a circle, taking turns and following instructions.
  • Had developed new independence skills like putting on their own shoes, washing their hands and going to the bathroom alone.