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Early Years

KCHC offers programs and supports for families with children from 0-5 years living in Kingston. Programs include prenatal education and support, EarlyON program, and school readiness programs. All our services are free; assistance with transportation and childcare can be provided. KCHC services are available to those who reside in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington area. Call us to get more information or to register for any of our programs.


EarlyON is now offering virtual, outdoor and in-person playgroups.

EarlyON centres offer free drop-in programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to six years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice. Please come and visit us at one of our locations this fall to learn about new EarlyON services for you and your family. Watch for various pop-up EarlyON events throughout the City and more locations!For more information on the City of Kingston EarlyON programming please contact: [email protected] or 613.546.2695 x4825.

French Baby Group

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Baby’s Coming Prenatal Class

Visit our Weller Clinic page for more information on prenatal classes at KCHC.

School Readiness

School Readiness programs are for children who are not currently attending day care or nursery school and will be attending junior kindergarten the following September.  

This program helps prepare children and their families for the transition into the school system. Participants will have the opportunity to develop important skills in self-regulation and positive relationship-building, as well as a foundational understanding of the kindergarten approach to learning. School Readiness will help significantly improve the child’s success at school and actively engage parents in their child’s learning.


Phone: 613.542.2835
Fax: 613.542.7657


Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(The office is closed 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. for lunch)