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July Play Troop / Early ON

Drop-in for parents and care providers with children ages 0-6 at the South Side Community Centre.

  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Monday|Wednesday|Thursday|Friday
  • South Side Community Centre

Please note Play Troop will be closed Monday, July 1 for Canada Day.

Download the July Calendar!

Join Ms. Emma and Ms. Kristyn for Play Troop / EarlyON drop-in, an in-person playgroup for parents and care providers with children ages 0-6. 

The South Side Community Centre provides access to indoor and outdoor play spaces. *Bring indoor shoes and a peanut free snack. Please note that hot beverages such as tea and coffee are not permitted in the Play Troop program areas.

Upcoming sessions

  • July 3: Literacy
  • July 4: STEM
  • July 8: Sensory Play
  • July 10: Numeracy
  • July 11: Play & Learn
  • July 15: Outdoor Water Play
  • July 17: Literacy
  • July 18: STEM
  • July 22: Sensory Play
  • July 24: Numeracy
  • July 25: Play & Learn
  • July 29: Outdoor Water Play
  • July 31: Literacy

​​​​​​Special Activity
July 8 / 9:30 - 10:30 AM: Stroller and Wagon Walk

Meet Ms. Emma or Ms. Kristyn at the South Side Community Centre at 9:30 AM and then go on a group stroller/wagon walk around the community, weather permitting. The Play Troop / EarlyON Classroom will also remain open and the drop-in program will run as usual on this day. 

New! Community Garden Days

Join Ms. Kristyn and Ms. Emma on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, during Play Troop / Early ON drop-in at the South Side Community Centre, to garden in our Community Garden plots ! 

Children will have the opportunity to plant, water, and nurture various plants and vegetables throughout the summer. We will be harvesting our garden in September. 

This is a great opportunity for children to be a part of the process of growing food, and learning where the food we eat comes from. 

Visit the PMFRC Facebook page for schedule updates.

Join Play Troop / EarlyON virtually on the PMFRC YouTube page:

This program is open to all families and is facilitated in English. 

New! You can now use your KEyON key fob or QR code for paperless sign-in at drop-in activities.

KEyON is a new digital sign in system that provides families with a quick and simple way to access EarlyON Centres across Ontario, including Play Troop/ EarlyON here in Petawawa! 

Get started by creating a KEyON account on and Play Troop/ Early ON staff will help you complete your registration and provide a QR code key fob at your next in-person visit. For any questions or more information contact [email protected].