Oxford EarlyON - Virtual Village

Virtual Village

Welcome to our Virtual Village

We understand it takes a village to raise a child. Until we can offer in-person programming, we invite you to join our Virtual Village!

We will be offering:

  • Interactive programs for you to connect with facilitators and other participants
  • Pre-recorded videos, games, songs & stories that you can watch with your children anytime
  • Links to webinars & other learning resources
  • Links to articles & resources
  • Fun activities to do at home

Keep a close eye on the calendar as we add programs for you to enjoy and follow us on Facebook

Backyard Boredom Busters

Tired of being inside?  Let’s mix it up with a little outdoor fun!  Outdoor play opportunities encourage children’s active participation, aid in the development of motor skills, cognition social skills and language. Video's will be posted to our Facebook page Friday's at 11:00am. These videos and resources will highlight creative and fun activities that you can do with your child at home, in the park, or on the trails!  Get outside, get active, get exploring!

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 in a virtual format.  This live, 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. These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of each program.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering. 

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. 

*NEW* Kindergarten, Here We Come!
Do you have a child who will be entering school in September?  Sign up for the Kindergarten, Here We Come! program.  We will explore the expectations we have for children, activities that will support their future success in school, and ideas that you can use at home to prepare you and your child for their next learning adventure!  Join us for this four-session program.  Those that complete each four-session with us will receive a certificate of completion, and a gift pack to extend learning activities over the summer.  Registration will be accepted through KEyON. These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of each program.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering. 

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. 

Make It Count!

Children start learning numeracy skills from the time they’re born. This learning happens through everyday play and activities – for example when you encourage your child to count fingers, toes, and toys, recognize numbers on objects like clocks or remote controls, and deciding how many slices of apple they want.  Join us for this single session virtual program as we find playful and fun ways to introduce math concepts through songs, stories, and activities. Registration will be accepted through  KEyON.  These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of the event.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration.

Moving & Grooving

It’s time to get our bodies moving!  You and your child will be invited to actively participate in fun songs, rhymes, and stories 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.  These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of each program.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration.

Rhymers will be Readers

Join us each weekday at 9 am on Facebook for our daily live sessions where we will explore songs, rhymes and finger plays that will develop vocabulary and literacy skills to support your child’s development.  Songs and rhymes allow busy families to play with language in the car, at the grocery store or on a local trail.  See which ones you already know and learn a few new ones! “Experts in literacy development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.”  Mem Fox, Reading Magic.

Sing With Me!

Singing songs with your child helps to develop communication and pre-literacy skills, and they can also be used to ease transition times, encourage face-to-face interactions and build motor skills.  The good news is that your singing ability is not important!  Your child will be equally as pleased even if you are off-key or out of time. This fun virtual program includes traditional rhymes and songs, along with new ones that you can add to your existing routines.  Registration will be accepted through KEyON.  These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of the event.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration.

The Book Nook @ Oxford EarlyON

Early literacy describes a set of skills that children develop when they are read to, talked to, sung to and played with. As their first teachers, parents and caregivers play a vital role in providing opportunities for children that will set a strong foundation for reading and writing as they grow! Join our private Facebook group: The Book Nook @OxfordEarlyON where we share stories read aloud with extended learning activities every Monday, Wednesday & Friday evening at 6:30pm.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

Parenting isn't always easy. We are here to help! We know you love your kids, and we know that the pandemic is adding an extra layer of stress on you as a parent. Are you feeling low on energy, time, sleep, or patience?

You are not alone! We won't tell you how to parent, but together we can explore strategies, tools, and ideas that will work for your family. Come talk with us about tantrums, bedtime battles, disobedience, and aggression.

Triple P helps parents:

•             Raise happy, confident children

•             Manage misbehavior so everyone in the family enjoys life a little more

•             Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows

•             Encourage behaviour you like

•             Take care of yourself as a parent

•             Feel confident that you are doing the right thing

Registration will be accepted through KEyON.  These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of each program.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration.

Virtual Infant Massage

Virtual 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 our certified Infant Massage instructor, Angela through our safe and secure online meeting platform. During this 4 session program, Angela will walk through soothing massage techniques and offer ample time for questions and discussion. Registration will be accepted through KEyON.  These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of each program.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration.

Wisdom and Whimsy
Come together to share a joyful experience as we partner with residents at Woodingford Lodge to provide a fun and safe opportunity to connect parents/caregivers and young children with local seniors through songs, rhymes and stories.  Research shows that integrating generations together has a positive effect on both the young and old.  Spend a half-hour with us - bring hours of joy to others!  During this single-session program, your child will develop language and social skills and our senior friends will be filled with joy as they sing along too!  Simple props will be provided for each program – but space is limited!  

Registration will be accepted through KEyON.  These programs will be hosted through the WebEx platform, and a meeting link will be provided to you on the morning of each program.  Please ensure that you include your email address when registering.

For step-by-step registration details please see below under Program Registration. 

Join Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter keep up with all our upcoming program announcements and find resources to help support you and your child's development. The newsletter is also accompanied with a printable monthly early literacy calendar filled with daily simple ideas that you can do with your child at home to develop their early literacy skills.

Program Registration

Register for our virtual programs with KEyON.

KEyON is a digital sign in system that 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!

Registration Details: 

1. Login or Register for a KEyON account
2. Once you are signed in – go to Calendar choose “Oxford County” from the Region drop-down menu. Then choose “Virtual Village” from the EarlyON Centre drop-down menu.
3. You will see the programs available in the calendar, double click on the title to enter your information in.

Any questions please email us.