Our Place,
                    Family Resource and Early Years Centre

Our Place
Family Resource and Early Years Centre

A place for parents, caregivers and children
from pre-birth - 6 years to learn, grow and have fun!


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WE HAVE A GOOGLE CALENDAR!!
All of our drop in programs and services can be found on
one of 2 downloadable/sharable calendars.
Down them both - or just the one that you need

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LINK to Our Place - Main Site Drop In Programs
Link to OFFSITE Drop In Programs


** Please Note **
Some of our pages are under construction
Please be patient with us while we update them



Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre is a
Family Resource Centre that offers Early Learning and early on
Family Engagement opportunities to encourage the optimal
development of children and families.


Our Place operates the EarlyON - ST. FRANCIS site as part of EarlyON Waterloo Region.   (formerly known as Ontario Early Years Centres)


A plan is underway to give more children and families in Waterloo Region access to programs that help them learn, grow and connect together. Programs for children up to age six are available at Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs); but the Province is creating a better system to deliver these programs. This involves changing the name of OEYCs to EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

In the near future, signage for EarlyON  will go up at OEYCs in the region. These centres will continue to offer a variety of programs and services that support early learning and development, engage parents and caregivers, and make connections for families.

These changes are guided by the Ministry of Education’s vision and How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.


Other EarlyON Locations in Waterloo Region:  

 


Early Learning in Child and Family Settings

For the last 3 years, Our Place has been engaged in exploring pedagogy in child and family program settings and building on the capacity of the Ontario Early Years Centres of Waterloo Region (now EarlyON Waterloo Region) for implementation and adaptation of pedagogy.

Our Place has created an independent resource booklet, How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years in Ontario Early Years Centres Waterloo Region. The booklet serves as a useful, wide-ranging tool to support professional development and sharing best practices. It uses Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years as the foundation for building pedagogical approaches to guide child and family programs and services, and support inclusive and welcoming community spaces.

“My child and I come here every day and love being here and in the programs. Until you engaged with me in pedagogy and HDLH I had no idea of the thinking behind all the activities and interactions! I thought they just happened and were fun! Now I know the intentionality and impact. Wow!”   Parent at Our Place, Kitchener-Waterloo

 
       
        Learn more abou
t Ontario’s Plan for Early Years Child and Family Centres.


Our Place is committed to ensuring that all documents are available in an accessible format and communication supports. Our Place's Accessibility for all Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) policies and procedures are posted under "Policies" on the "What you need to Know" page and are available in accessible formats if requested. If you would like to make a request please contact Bonnie Caza, Operations Supervisor.




          


PROGRAM INFORMATION

For Descriptions and Age requirements for our current programs - please click this pdf link:  Fall 2018 program descriptions

Our Place will be closed for Staff Development on Friday Nov. 16th in afternoon only

REGISTRATION for programs can be done anytime - in person or by phone.
Please ask our Reception staff for assistance. 
Register for:

  • Community of Learning: Oct. 31 - Dec. 5
  • Families Connecting – monthly registration
  • Fit for Life - November - monthly registration
  • Infant Massage on Wed AM & Friday AM
  • KidsAbility Speech & Language: Wednesdays Oct. 31; Nov. 14 & Nov. 28
  • Me Breastfeed? Workshop  Wednesday November 7
  • Multicultural Parents Learning Together on Tuesday afternoons
  • Parenting in a New Society: November 7 - Dec. 19 
  • Preparing for Parenthood: Nov. 14-Dec. 12 - Online at www.earlyyearsinfo.ca
  • Stork Secrets: Mondays @ Our Place - Online registration at www.earlyyearsinfo.ca
  • Transition to Kindergarten for Newcomers: Thursdays Nov. 1 - Nov. 29
  • Vision Clinic for children:  Thurs. Nov. 22
  • Zero2Six Appointments: Nov. 12 & Nov. 26

Offsite Programs - Please register with City Of Kitchener ActiveNET

  • Baby and Me Program at various locations at Community Centers

**Sleep and Your New Baby, Preparing for Parenthood and Stork Secrets registration can be done anytime online at Early Years Info**

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