Ontario Early Years Centres

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

Drop-in to our free Ontario Early Years Centres located throughout St. Catharines and Thorold, serving families in their local communities.
 

Ontario Early Years Centres are places where:

Children (Birth to age 6)

  • Play and learn with their parents/caregivers
  • Explore materials and experience activities to stimulate and support development in many areas
  • Interact and play with other children

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers

  • Participate in activities with the children in a play-based learning together
  • Attend workshops and learn parenting tips
  • Receive answers to questions about child development, nutrition and social skills
  • create relationships with other parents/caregivers and early years professionals

Learn more about our OEYC program. Download the Ontario Early Years Parent Handbook

 


 
Special events and activities:

 Download our monthly newsletter and calendar of events for information on this month's workshops, events, special guests and activities:

July Newsletter   July Calendar



Times & Locations:

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

Weekly drop-in times:
Monday – 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Tuesday – 9am-8pm
Wednesday - 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Thursday – 9am-8pm
Friday – 9am-12pm
Saturday – 9am-1pm


Satellite Locations

Bunting Road Centre 
234 Bunting Road, St. Catharines

Weekly drop-in times:
Monday – 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Tuesday – 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Wednesday – 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Thursday –9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Friday – 9am-12pm


Grantham Centre 
469 Grantham Avenue, St. Catharines

Weekly drop-in times:
Monday – 9am-1pm
Tuesday – 9am-1pm
Wednesday – 9am-1pm
Thursday – 9am-1pm
Friday – 9am-12pm

 
Thorold Centre 
15 Pine Street South, Thorold

Weekly drop-in times:
Monday – 9am-1pm
Tuesday – 9am-1pm
Wednesday – 9am-1pm
Thursday – 9am-1pm
Friday – 9am-12pm



Got a question?

Call: 905 938 9392
Email: 
Ontario Early Years 
Web Site: 
http://www.oeyc.edu.gov.on.ca/ 


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