Algonquin Inòdewiziwin Child and Family Centre Programs

By Rob

We are excited to announce that our Bancroft EarlyON located at 20 Hastings Heritage Way will be open to families starting in July.

We have a few location changes for the summer- Play to Learn will be at Fosters Beach, Learn, Create and Play will be at Wollaston Beach, Babies and Beyond will return to the Bancroft EarlyON, Healthy Busy Bodies will return to the Bancroft EarlyON, SEAM Saturday will return to the Bancroft EarlyON and Kikinàmàgan will be at our Algonquin Inodewiziwin Centre located at 41 Hwy 127. Please find attached our Calendar and Newsletter for July and feel free to visit our website calendar at for more information.

Please note that we still require families to pre-register for all our programs by emailing

Child and Family Centre Program

For more details on all our programs, please visit our website calendar.

With our no zoom no problem policy, families can still receive learning kits if their unable to make it to zoom.


View the Algonquin Inòdewiziwin Child and Family Centre Program Calendar


EarlyON centres offer free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to 6 years old. At this Child and Family Centre both indigenous and non-indigenous parents and caregivers have access to high quality indigenous services that will support them in their role as their children’s first teachers, enhance their well-being and enrich their knowledge about early learning and development. In particular, children and parents will both learn the Algonquin language, history and culture.

The Anishinaabe Baptiste Community Organization and the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation Community have partnered with North Hastings Children’s Services to administer the Ministry of Education EarlyON program through the Journey Together funding with Hastings County. This program is funded by the Government of Canada and the province of Ontario.

Algonquin Language Classes

We are so excited to announce that we will be doing in person language classes with Algonquin Language Teacher Michele Whiteduck starting Tuesday, October 12 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at our main site located at 20 Hastings Heritage Way in Bancroft. At this time we won’t be able to provide child-minding, however we will be offering a ZOOM option (for observation only).

If you would like to attend, please email to receive the link to our Covid screening or ZOOM.