Oxford EarlyON - Indoor Explorers

Indoor Explorers

Welcome to Indoor Explorers!

Oxford EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer high-quality programs and services to parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children aged 0-6 years.
We are excited to meet with you in person across the County!  As we introduce new programs and locations over the coming year, we hope you will join us as we offer:
  • Fun activities such as reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, and games
  • Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • Connections to other family services in your community
  • Opportunities to meet new families with young children

Protocols

Statement of Risk: When children from multiple families attend a single EarlyON center to participate in indoor programming there is an increased risk of the COVID-19 virus being transmitted. Children who are infected with the COVID-19 virus are more likely than adults to have very mild infections or to have no symptoms at all, but these children can still transmit the infection to other children and to adults at the EarlyON program. This means that children can bring home an infection acquired at the EarlyON program and put other persons at risk. This EarlyON Program has a screening process to help detect infections when there are symptoms; however, this screening process will not detect infected children or adults who do not have symptoms at the time of screening. The risk of serious COVID-19 infection increases with age, which older staff and family members should consider in terms of the risk to themselves personally.

Please note that EarlyON programs are required to follow the protocols for the spaces we are using to run programs. If the building we are using requires proof of vaccine and identification, then we are obligated to comply with those protocols.  As these protocols change, we will update the information in our calendars.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we launch the indoor programs!  

The following COVID-19 Protocols will be in place in order for us to safely welcome you and your family indoors for programs:

  • Pre-registration: All programs require pre-registration (NO drop-in available)
  • Screening: Families/participants will need to complete and pass COVID screen protocols for each location - link will be provided in an email the morning of your program.
  • Face Coverings: Families/participants may choose to continue wearing masks/face coverings.  They are no longer required for participants in programs.
Be sure to check out the calendar as we update this over the coming weeks, and follow us on social media @oxfordearlyon to be the first to know about upcoming programs!
The Art of Imagination

Join us for this engaging program where we will use stories to promote brain-building back-and-forth conversations, shared storytelling, and engagement with new learning concepts and ideas.  This program provides activities to extend children’s learning beyond the reading experience through creative play, drawing, playacting, storytelling, and real-world exploration that enhance early learning and discovery.  You and your child(ren) will have the opportunity to learn and socialize with other families through shared experiences.  Let’s make the stories come alive together!

Registration will be accepted through KEyON. For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

Bringing Up Baby
Did you have a baby during the pandemic?  Are you looking to connect with other parents to talk about your experiences?  Bringing Up Baby is for parents with children birth to 12 months who are looking for an opportunity to connect and engage with an EarlyON Facilitator, community partners, and other parents.  This interactive program will highlight a different topic related to parenting during a baby’s first year.  No fancy toys or special equipment needed!  

Registration will be accepted through KEyON. For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.
Infant Massage
Infant Massage is a free program designed to help build the loving connection between parents and their infant(s) through nurturing touch. You will join one of our certified Infant Massage instructors. During this 5 session program, your facilitator will walk through soothing massage techniques and offer ample time for questions and discussion. 

Registration will be accepted through KEyON. For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.
Mother Goose
The Parent-Child Mother Goose program is a fun, interactive group experience for you and your child(ren).  This program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together.  It will give your child healthy early experiences with communication, language, and social relationships.  It is also a chance for you to connect with other parents with young children.  

Registration will be accepted through KEyON. For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.
Moving and Grooving

It’s time to get our bodies moving!  You and your child will be invited to actively participate in fun songs, rhymes, stories and experiences that will challenge fine and gross motor muscles, improve balance and coordination and support brain development and sensory connections.  Join us for this lively, movement-based program!  

Registration will be accepted through KEyON. For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

Program Calendar

Visit our interactive program calendar for dates, times, and registration details for each program.

Program Registration

You are invited to register for programs through our Program Calendar.  Oxford EarlyON uses the KEyON digital sign in system which provides parents a quick and simple way to sign in at EarlyON Centres across Ontario and the information collected by the centre helps them better serve you!  (KEyON is the most user-friendly on a computer or tablet). 

Registration Details: 

1. If you have not done so already, you will need to register for a KEyON account. Hint: check the box to have “notifications turned on” to receive registration confirmations.
2. Once you have a KEyON account, you will be able to register for programs listed in the Program Calendar.

3. Choose the “Location” from the drop-down menu (Indoor Explorers, Outdoor Adventurers, Virtual Village).

4. Double click on the program you are interested in to complete the registration (you will receive a confirmation email).

If you have any questions, please email us.