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Brant Family & Children’s Services, Family Counselling Centre of Brant, Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant and Parenting and Family Literacy Centre presents:

Kids Summer Celebration Day
Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mohawk Park, 51 Lynwood Drive, Brantford, ON

FREE Entertainment, FREE admission.  Contact Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant for more information 519-759-3833.

Please view and share the flyer.

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There is a new Best Start Drop-in Program at Holy Trinity Church, 2 Andrew Street in St. George on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Come and check us out!  It’s free, fun, “stay, play and learn” drop-in program for parents/caregivers and children aged 0-6 years. For more details, contact the Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant at 519-759-3833.

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surveyThe Ministry of Education funds several child and family programs including: Ontario Early Years Centres, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, Child Care Resource Centres and Better Beginnings, Better Futures programs. These programs provide opportunities for all children to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support all parents and caregivers in their roles. Parents and caregivers also have access to information about child development and specialized services as needed.

The government recently announced its plan to move forward with integrating these child and family programs to create Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres by 2018. The Ministry of Education will be working with municipalities, school boards, community partners, parents and caregivers throughout this transition process to enhance programs and minimize service disruptions for children and families.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We want to hear from parents, grandparents and caregivers that use our services.  Please complete a brief outline survey to help ensure the new Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres in our community meet your needs.  The survey can be easily accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BR2016parentsurvey .  Complete by December 23rd for your chance to win 1 of 3 – $100 Walmart gift cards!

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Improving Access to Services for Young Children and Their Families

Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres to Offer a Full Suite of Services – read all about it here.

New Phase 2 Resources and Child Care Wait List Fees Regulatory Registry Consultation

The Ministry of Education posted additional resources to provide to the child care and early years sector with further information on the Phase 2 regulatory changes made under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) and Education Act.

These resources include:

  • Two webinar videos (one for centre-based child care and one for home-based child care):
  1. Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Education Act: Phase 2 Regulations Webinar
  2. Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Ontario Regulation 137/15: Home Child Care Webinar
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the new Phase 2 regulatory changes
  • Phase 2 Regulations Implementation Timeline Fact Sheet

You may access the new Phase 2 resources online at the ministry’s website. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/infosheets.html

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Check out the Healthy Kids Calendar of Free Events that we have established, so that children and families can continue to participate and explore.