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The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North provides a range of services and supports guided by principles that focus on building supportive relationships based on equality, respecting family strengths and capacity, respecting diversity and furthering community development.
We focus on the promotion of wellness for families, their children and our communities. We work in our communities to affirm that parenting is a life-long learning process.
We strive to provide programs and supports sensitive to the social, linguistic and cultural diversity of families and communities, including Francophone and Aboriginal communities.
It is our greatest wish to be involved in a journey that supports families in raising healthy and happy children.
Our centres and outreach programs offer both drop-in and pre-registered programs at no cost to you.
Please see our Program Description Binder for details about specific programs.
The Ontario Early Years Centre Simcoe North offers early learning activities to provide children the opportunity to interact with their parents/caregivers and other children, and to develop important learning and problem-solving skills.
The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North offers parent/caregiver education on a variety of early years topics by facilitating one-to-one discussions, small group discussions and large group presentations, as well s providing lending resources. Parent/caregiver education focuses on healthy child development and on the skills and strategies necessary for parents and caregivers to promote childrenâ€™s readiness to learn and overall healthy development.
The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North provides knowledgeable information about community resources, information about local early years programs and services and strives to help parents/caregivers connect with these services.
The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North provides early literacy programming for children from birth to six, and their parents/caregivers. We strive to support parents/caregivers in knowing how to stimulate healthy language and literacy development. We work with the OEYC Early Literacy Specialist to ensure programming is effective.
The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North offers outreach programs and services designed to promote broad community awareness and familiarity with our services and programs. We strive to reduce barriers for families to participate in our Early Years programs by providing programs in outreach locations and providing transportation (as possible within our budget constraints). Outreach programs assist in building community capacity, providing opportunities for families to network in their home community. Outreach programs provide access to parent/child resources available in the Ontario Early Years Centres.
The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North recruits recruit parents/caregivers and community members to participate in and contribute to the centres by volunteering to assist with early years programs and services. We support parents/caregivers and community members who are interested in volunteer opportunities for personal and professional development.
The Ontario Early Years Centre â€“ Simcoe North works with other agencies to co-ordinate and integrate early years programs and services in the community, in order to further early years service delivery system integration. We strive to develop meaningful community partnerships.
Both the Orillia and Midland centres, and Hawkestone Play &Â LearnÂ will be closed on Thursday, October...Early Screening Matters
An invitation to talk about your childâ€™s development.Â Call the Midland or Orillia Centres to...
have a look at our program and event calendars
In our 2016 OEYC Simcoe North Participant Survey we heard you want more notice for upcoming programming. We will now be distributing our newsletters four times per year so that you can find out what will be happening for the next three months. In addition we will be printing a monthly calendar format. Check out our new Newsletter and Calendars to find out what is happening in the centres.