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What is EarlyON?

November 12, 2019

New to EarlyON? Check out this video to find out what it’s all about! EarlyON child and family centres offer free, high-quality drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. Stop by to learn and play with your child, meet other families in your community, and speak with a staff team […]

Staying Active in the Autumn

October 22, 2019

You may have already gone on one of the classic fall adventures this season such as apple picking, hiking, strolling through a pumpkin patch, or running in a corn maze. These are all great activities in a season full of them! Did you know that just 15-30 minutes of movement outdoors or indoors during this […]

Incorporate Safe Risks into Your Playtime with Climbing

October 21, 2019

We’ve mentioned that risky play—which incorporates safe risks relative to a child’s age, size, motor skills, and comfort level—is important to a child’s development. Safe risks allow a child to see their limits and regulate their emotions. But how can you make safe risks a part of your play time?  One category of risky play is […]

Worth the "Risk": Why Risky Play is Important for Your Child’s Development

October 21, 2019

“Children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential.” – Ontario Ministry of Education  It can be difficult for a lot of us to allow risky play to happen. The instinct of most parents is to eliminate risk in order to protect our children. But risk doesn’t have to equal danger. Risky play—that is, play […]

Celebrating Everyday Heroes for National Family Week

October 11, 2019

A family’s day is full of constant simple acts of love for their children: fixing them a snack, singing them a song, reading a book together at bed time. It may not seem like hero work to you, but to your child, it means the world! This National Family Week, we celebrated families as everyday […]

Moms Find Lifelong Support at BridgeWay’s PMD Group

September 23, 2019

They’ve been through “the war” and they’re still together. The self-christened Real Moms of Mississauga (RMoMs) gather in a local living room not far from BridgeWay’s Turtle Creek location to talk about their time in BridgeWay’s Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD) Peer Support Group and why they’re “still a group” six years later.  The Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD) Peer Support […]

4 Beautiful Bilingual Books to Read for International Literacy Day

September 8, 2019

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss Happy International Literacy Day! International Literacy Day is celebrated every year on September 8th to bring attention to literacy around the world. Reading helps children become more creative, curious, and empathetic and […]

BridgeWay Selected as Lowe's Heroes Nonprofit for September

September 5, 2019

“Through the Heroes campaign, we are thrilled to support organizations that make a real difference in the communities where we operate.” Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, Senior Vice-President, Communications, Public Affairs, and Compliance at Lowe’s Canada Thank you, Lowe’s Heroes! Throughout the month of September, every Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot store in the country will raise funds to […]

Streetsville EarlyON featured in the Mississauga News

August 27, 2019

Our Streetsville EarlyON centre was featured in the Mississauga News! Read the full article here. Our Streetsville EarlyON centre relocated earlier this month to a bigger, brighter space—right across the parking lot from our old site. Over 140 people joined us for the centre’s grand opening on August 14th! Among our special guests were Councillor […]

5 Ways to Make the First Day of School Less Stressful

August 22, 2019

The first day of kindergarten can be nerve-wracking, both for you and your little one. So how can you prepare yourself and your child for the transition?  There’s good news: As a client of BridgeWay, you’re already ahead of the curve! We build school readiness into all of our programs. Playing with other children at our […]