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Ontario Early Years Centres

By October 14, 2020March 5th, 2024Deaf Ecosystems, ECE, Resources, Schools

Ontario Early Years Centres support healthy child development across all families. Centres provide literacy-rich places for children from birth to 6 years of age to come play and learn with their parents or caregivers.

Parents and caregivers can get answers to questions about child development; nutrition, parenting, pregnancy and can connect to a range of professionals and other services in their community.

Ontario Early Years Centres are staffed by early childhood professionals. We offer free neighbourhood-based services that include:

  • Play-based, interactive literacy and numeracy learning
  • Kindergarten Readiness programs
  • Ongoing access to early childhood professionals
  • Connections to other parents or caregivers in the community
  • Breastfeeding information, support and referrals
  • Opportunities to develop skills or new knowledge about parenting and healthy child development
  • Access to speech and language or other specialists
  • Support for early identification and inclusion of children with special needs
  • Links to a diverse group of child-serving agencies across the City