Ontario Early Years Center

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The Ontario Early Years Center provides support to parents and programs for children (0-6 years) to ensure they have the very best possible start in life.  A variety of programs and services which promote children’s optimal development and readiness to learn in a healthy, safe and supportive environment are provided.   Early Years professionals and volunteers staff the centre and provide programs and services to meet identified needs.  Services are offered in partnership with many community-based organizations.

Programs and services through the Ontario Early Years Center are offered in French and English and are available to families and their children throughout the week, weekends and evenings. A monthly calendar is available at the centre.

Program and services to parents and caregivers include:

  • Playgroups
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Parent/child Interactive Workshops
  • Lending Libraries, i.e. Toys, books, magazines, videos
  • Early Literacy Programs
  • School Readiness Programs
  • Special events
  • Participant Advisory Committee
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Information

Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures is a Community Action Program for children which provide programming for families with children 0-6 years. This program is offered in communities throughout the NEOFACS service area. The programs operate in partnership with other services and organizations in their respective communities. The population served includes families who are at risk due to isolation, social or economic status, health or age. Programs include teen prenatal, transition to teen parenting and teen parenting groups, playgroups, lending libraries and collective kitchens.

Membership Registration:  oeyc_bf_registration_form_2017-2018

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Parent Advisory Committee

The Parent Advisory Committee gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to be proactive and participate in the planning of Early Years programs. By representing the interest and needs of all Early Years members, parents and caregivers contribute to a vibrant family center.

The Early Years programs are developed around four foundations for how learning happens. These key concepts can be seen in all aspects of our Early Year’s programs.

  • Belonging: Cultivating authentic relationships and connections.
  • Well-Being: Nurturing healthy development and well being.
  • Engagement: Creating contexts for learning through exploration, play and inquiry.
  • Expression: Fostering communication and expression in all forms.

PAC meetings are open meetings, and all interested Early Years members are invited to attend and participate in discussions.

For more information view the PAC brochure here: pac-brochure_v2_2016

PAC Brochure_v2_2016http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/HowLearningHappens.pdf