The George Hull EarlyON Child and Family Centre 

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.  The Community Engagement Program provides rich volunteer opportunities for community members and supports various community events and special activities.  At our Highfield location, the Child and Family Educators provide in-class support, a kindergarten enrichment program and a summer enrichment program to kindergarten children at Highfield Junior School.  Parents are also offered supportive referrals to specialized services for their child, when needed.

For specific programming information in Marchclick here to access the March calendar.

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West Mall and 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:  

West Mall
295 The West Mall (at Bloor), Suite 203 
416-622-8833
Monday- Friday morning and afternoon, Tuesday evenings, and all day Saturday.

Highfield
85 Mount Olive Drive (at Highfield Junior School) 
416-394-6150
Monday - Saturday morning and afternoon.

Islington Village
25 Burnhamthorpe Road (in Islington United Church) 
416-320-8302 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

Village of Humber Heights 
2245 Lawrence Ave West 
416-622-8833 Ext. 725 
Tuesday mornings.

Scarlett Manor
1025 Scarlett Road 
(Call 416-797-1636 for building access during program)
 

“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 West Mall 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.