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Early Learning Centres

Our fully equipped, child-based, learning centres are often buzzing with parents, grandparents and caregivers, babies, toddlers and preschool children. Different learning experiences are carefully planned with specific child-learning goals in mind.

Interactive Circle Time

See a science experiment or learn the numbers on a calendar - you never know what’ll be part of the daily circle time. Ontario Early Years staff lead a circle each morning. Adults and children gather together to learn songs, fingerplays and hear stories. Sequencing, colours, math skills, early literacy and counting are all part of the learning that takes place during circle.


Creative Activities

Children are welcome to create at our arts and crafts area which is always open! We foster creativity by providing many open-ended activities and loose parts to allow the children to be imaginative!



Please bring your own snack when visiting our centres.  Coffee or tea are available and you can access the kitchen in our Lindsay centre if you need to re-heat or refrigerate your own food.


Parent Education Programs

Learn more about being a parent with child-care available while you learn. See our Parent Education section for more details.

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Parent EducationSee Our Calendar

Being a great parent takes time, and lots of practice! You can learn a lot from being around other parents. Dropping in to our free early learning centres is one way we help you and your children develop together.

You can also take one of our Parent Education programs or workshops. We offer a variety of fun programs, such as: Strollercise, Infant Massage, Fit Kids, Family Math, Ooey Gooey Fun, and Parent-Child Mother Goose to name a few!

All of our Parent Education programs are free!

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Borrow Books or Toys

We have 100s of titles of books on parenting– from pregnancy, fathering, nutrition and discipline.

Membership is free with the completion of a registration form, and you can borrow any of our latest parenting books, children’s books, or toys for up to 30 days. We can help you navigate through every stage of being a parent!

We also have an extensive Toy Lending Library. We are constantly getting new educational, play based learning toys for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children. Building blocks, linking shapes, dozens of puzzles including giant floor-sized ones, lots of cars & trucks and imagination toys. Come and check out our selection! Again, no charge to borrow from our Ontario Early Years toy lending library.


Check out our toy and book lending libraries available at the following sites:

Location Toys Parenting Books Children's Books Videos
Fenelon Falls        

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Early Literacy

Our Early Literacy Specialist, Bev Jackson, works in the community to promote and support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills in children from birth to age six. To find out more, please call 705-286-4625, 705-324-7900 or email oeycjackson@bellnet.ca.


For Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers:

  1. Workshops to promote children’s early language, math and literacy development.
  2. Activities parents can do every day with children.
  3. Information and resources.
  4. Community events to connect you with literacy resources and professionals.

For Early Learning, Childcare and ECEs in the Community:

  1. Provide early literacy support and consultation to develop literacy strategies, programs and events.
  2. Professional development workshops for anyone working with children and families.
  3. Share new material and information on literacy resources.
  4. Participate in community events, seminars, conferences and workshops.
  5. Partner and connect with organizations to build community awareness, and provide literacy events.

Early Literacy Workshops can be made to suit participant needs.

Some topics include:

  • Early Literacy Checklist
  • Family Math Canada
  • PALS – Parents as Literacy Supporters
  • Parent Child Mother Goose
  • Infant Brain Development
  • Baby Share a Book
  • R.A.P.P. (Reading and Parents Program)
  • The Road to Reading
  • How to Stretch a Story
  • Make Your Own Books
  • Oral Language Development
  • Choosing and Using Quality Books
  • Kids and Television
  • Kindergarten Readiness

Participate in community events, seminars, conferences and workshops. Provide early literacy support and information to the community. Partner and connect with organizations to build community awareness, and provide literacy events.

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