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The Child and Family Centres and Community Early Years sites are a place where parents and caregivers of children (from birth to six years of age) can:
- Participate with their children in a range of age appropriate programs and activities.
- Discover answers to questions on child development.
- Find information about programs and services that are available for young children and families in their area.
- Talk to Early Years Professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in their community.
Early Years professionals offer a variety of free programs and services throughout Huron County. Early Years programs provide play based learning for children and their parents and caregivers through play, song, games, sensory and creative experiences. These opportunities allow children to develop their social and emotional skills, reach developmental milestones and begin their journey of lifelong learning.
In addition to our programs being welcoming, fun and interactive; they teach parents new activities to do at home to enhance their child’s development. At an Early Years program, parents and caregivers have opportunities to ask questions about their child’s development, learn about childcare options and car seat safety, borrow a resource book or video on parenting skills, and borrow books and activities for their children.
Early Years programs also offer a wide range of Parenting Sessions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Mother Goose (Songs and Rhymes for newborns to 12 month olds)
- COPEing with Toddler Behaviour (learning to understand toddler behavior in positive and responsive ways)
- Family Math
- Alphabet Fun
- Toilet Learning
There are currently over 30 programs a week in a variety of convenient locations through the County. Join our Facebook page by searching ONTARIO EARLY YEARS, and visit our website at www.huroncounty.ca/childcare for the most up to date program calendars.
For more information on Early Years programs or FAQ, please contact Huron County Children’s Services at 519.482.8505 or toll free at 1.888.371.5718. The administration offices for the County of Huron Early Years Programs are located in the Jacob Memorial Building, 77722D London Road, RR#5 Clinton Ontario. N0M 1L0.