Early Years Programs

A variety of programs and services geared towards families with children 0-6. Most programs are FREE with SCCC membership!

Steps to Learning

Children Early Years Programs

Steps to Learning is a preschool program funded by the United Way. This school readiness program is designed to ease families and their children into the school system successfully. Using a comprehensive interactive play based method, families and their children will benefit and enjoy success. The program ensures the following six developmental areas; independence skills, self-help skills, cognitive development, reasoning, social interaction and language development are included in the curriculum.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 11:30am

Steps to Learning Calendar-June 2024

Parenting 1234 Program- TBD

Steps to Learning Summer 2024 Flyer: June 17 – August 22

Nobody’s perfect

Family Early Years Programs
WHOParents and caregivers with children 6 years and under
WHATWith trained facilitated staff in weekly sessions.
·  Positive parenting is promoted.
·  Parent’s understanding of children’s health, safety and behaviour is increased.
·  Parent’s self-esteem and coping skills are improved.
·  Community services and resources that is needed is made accessible to parents/caregivers with the help of trained staff.
·  The prevention of family violence is discussed as well.
WHYA safe interactive setting where parents/caregivers can meet with other parents of young children (0-6 years).
·   Share questions or concerns and ideas about being a parent.
·   Learn about child development ,safety ,health and behaviour
·   Talks and sharing experiences about real life parenting with the other parents.
·   Work together with the trained facilitators to problem solve parenting issues.
·   Discuss ways to implement positive parenting.
WHENWednesdays, 6pm – 8pm, 6 weeks
March 20 -April 24, 2024 (March 20, 27,April 3, 10, 17 and 24)
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CONTACTRegister with Sandy or Florence : sandy@scaddingcourt.org florence@scaddingcourt.org

This program operates in partnership with Nobody’s Perfect and SCCC

Parenting 1234

Family Early Years Programs

Parenting 1234 provides support to parents/caregivers who need more specialized programs, such as teen parents, parents involved in CAS, or parents who don’t feel like they fit into other parenting programs. 

This program allows parents to build self-esteem and become empowered while learning new skills and methods of parenting that are effective and appropriate. 

Hours of operation:

Parenting 1234
Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Parenting One-to-One Support Walk-in (Zoom phone- 437.700.0447 ): 
Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

To learn more about Parenting 1234 program view our brochure here


Join Our Community of Families
Every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm
Scadding Court Community Centre, Room # 4
Snacks and Registered Child Minding provided.
Email florence@scaddingcourt.org
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Steps to Learning Calendar-June 2024

Nobody’s Perfect Program info

Indoor Park Drop-In

Gym Early Years Programs

A safe, supervised environment that lets children be active and meet their physical development needs by running, using riding toys and bicycles, playing games, and interacting with others. Parents/caregivers must remain with their children.

Hours of operation:
Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Healthy Foundations

Health Early Years Programs

Encourages and promotes families and children to take an approach to a healthier lifestyle through physical activities, knowledge and skills to take action and maintain good eating and exercise habits. Promotes an integrated approach of physical movement skills to be continued at home.

Hours of operation:
Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am

Family Math

Family Math Early Years Programs

Family Math is a six day program that is community based and designed to help and involve families in their children’s math education. The sessions educates parents/caregivers how to work and play using the concepts that are learned in this program. The aim is to encourage children, parents and caregivers to develop positive attitudes towards mathematics.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

March 25, 26, 27, 28, April 2 and 3, 2024.

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Early Literacy

Family Early Years Programs

A six (6) week family literacy program that helps parents/caregivers understand how children begin to read and to develop and support pre-reading skills. Weekly sessions offer fun activities, discussion, as well as play and circle time to encourage reading skills.

Hours of operation:
Date: TBD, Time TBD

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Drop-In Early Years Programs

A relaxing and child friendly space staffed by Early Childhood Educators in which children and their parents/caregivers can play, learn, participate in activities, make friends, and find resources and information about parenting issues and programs.

Hours of operation:
Circle Time: Monday, 10:30am – 11:00am
EarlyON Drop-In: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm 
EarlyON Drop-In: Monday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm



Drop-In Family Early Years Programs

Creating a welcoming space for participants with different physical and learning abilities. Part of EarlyON Child and Family Centre Drop-In Program.

The program is FREE. Registration required.

Hours of operation:
10:00am – 1:00pm
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Get in Touch.

We welcome feedback on making our services more accessible. Please send suggestions by email, phone, or visit the reception desk. Our building has ramps, an elevator, allows service animals and welcomes support persons.


707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W6





Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED