Ontario Early Years Centres


Children are born ready to learn. Parents can help them succeed.

The Ontario government created Ontario Early Years Centres to be a place where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, information about programs and services that are available for young children, and an opportunity to talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.

  • Everyone Welcome
  • No Fees for Programs
  • A Variety of Locations
  • Flexible Hours

Ontario Early Years Centres are places where:

Children (Birth to age 6)

  • Play and learn with their parents/caregivers
  • Explore and experience activities to stimulate brain development
  • Interact and play with other children

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers

  • Participate in activities with the children in your care and enjoy play-based learning together
  • Drop in with your child to participate in play-based learning activities
  • Interact with your child and program staff
  • Attend workshops and learn parenting tips
  • Understand child development
  • Receive answers to questions
  • Obtain support and guidance related to concerns
  • Meet other parents and caregivers
  • Borrow resources from the Resource Room/Library
  • Learn about other early years services

Lead Agency Main Site 
25 YMCA Drive 
St. Catharines, Ontario 
L2N 7P9

Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-12pm
Mon & Wed 1pm-4pm 
Tues & Thurs 9am-8pm 
Saturday 9am-1pm

Satellite Locations

Bunting Road Centre 
234 Bunting Road

Grantham Centre 
469 Grantham Avenue

Thorold Centre 
15 Pine Street South

Mobile Site Locations 2014/2015

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School 

Bethany Community Church 

Burleigh Hill Elementary School 

St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School

St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School

Email: Ontario Early Years 
Web Site: http://www.oeyc.edu.gov.on.ca/

Download the Monthly Newsletter and Calendar of Events for the St. Catharines Riding  May Newsletter   May Calendar  
Download the Ontario Early Years Parent Handbook
Download the Ontario Early Years Regional Newsletter

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