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Family Fun At Ontario Early Years
What Are OEYC's?
At Ontario Early Years Centres, parents and caregivers
can get the information and resources they need about their children’s
development. All services and resources are free to families and include:
Enriching Children's Programming
With Ontario Early Years programs there is a focus on enriching children's
programming that focuses on school readiness. Parents and caregivers bring children for fun-filled play programs
Prenatal, Child Development, & Parenting Information,
Education and Support
Working in conjunction with our community partners, we offer
parents more information on all aspects of parenting, whether you are
expecting a child, have a newborn, or are raising busy preschoolers.
In keeping with school readiness, there is a focus on the importance of
Early Literacy. Child centered programming, parent-child activities, parenting
information and workshops will reinforce literacy and numeracy skills.
Information and Linkages to Local Community Services
If you want to know more about our services please contact us and we will
put you in touch with supportive agencies.
Individuals in Chatham-Kent who have important and useful information
to share with parents and caregivers are invited to come to our centres
and provide speaking engagements. If there are topics you would like discussed
at your program, please bring this information to the attention of the
Because of new focus on early learning activities and education, volunteer
support will be more important than ever. If you or anyone you know would
like to volunteer in any way, please let our staff know. Please contact the resource coordinator Angela Elley at 519-358-4554
All OEYC programs need to be very accountable to the government and the
community. We will be collecting new information and in new ways. This
will mean using new forms for participants, as well as getting parent/caregiver
feedback on an ongoing basis. We look forward to hearing your ideas on
what and how we are doing.
All core services are FREE of charge.
Services will be provided in English, French and low German.