Parent/Caregiver Links

Here you will find resources helpful for teachers, program facilitators, or parents who wish to support school readiness in their children.

EarlyON:  EarlyON centres are a free local place for parents and caregivers to take their children and engage in fun interactive learning activities and play opportunities.  EarlyON centres also offer a wide range of parenting support and parent education opportunities.

  • Provincial EarlyON Website, Ministry of Education – English | French
  • EarlyON Centres: Collingwood & Alliston – English
  • EarlyON Centres: Barrie & Bradford – English
  • EarlyON Centres: Midland & Orillia – English | French
  • Borden Family Resource Centre –  English | French

Early Learning Activity Posters:  Help parents understand the developmental value of simple play activities. These posters are displayed throughout the Simcoe-Grey EarlyON centres.  They would also be useful for including in a Kindergarten Registration Package for example. – English

School Readiness Resource Guide:  Look at examples of activities that parents or service providers can do with children to support each of the subdomains of school readiness. This resource was created with input from Simcoe’s front line staff from many sectors. – English

Early Literacy:  Tips, Tricks, & Recommendations – English | French

Infant Development:  A Resource worker will come to the home of any family of a child under age three who has concerns about their healthy development.  Brochure – English | French

Early Intervention: Find information, links and free services for any parent in Simcoe County who may have concerns about their child’s development, speech, language, hearing etc.  Support is free but wait lists are long, so please make arrangements for an assessment before your child gets ready to enter school. Brochure – English

Kindergarten Registration:  Each of Simcoe’s School Boards have information on their Kindergarten and the registration process.

  • Simcoe County District School Board – English
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board – English

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Speech & Language Support: Free assessment and support is available for families who have concerns about their child’s speech and language development before they enter school.