About Us

Click on the blue link to fast-track you to the information you require, or scroll down the sidebar to read an overview of the services offered at the Ontario Early Years Centre.

Top Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for children in our community by supporting and educating their parents and caregivers.

Top Where are we?

Located in The Guelph Comunity Health Centre
176 Wyndham St. N
Park in Baker St. lot & enter at rear of
Guelph Community Health Centre

Top What are we?

The Ontario Early Years Centre is a place for parents and caregivers of children up to the age of six, to find information they need about services designed to support the development of young children.

Top What are our hours?

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please be advised that the Toy Lending Library Hours are the same as above.

Top What do we offer?

The Ontario Early Years Centre offers the services listed below, all of which are free to parents and caregivers of young children.

*Early learning literacy programs for children and their parents
*Programs to support parents and caregivers in all aspects of early child devlopment
*Information on preganacy and parenting
*Outreach activities to ensure al parents can become involved with a nearby Early Years Centre
*Links to other early years programs and services in the community.

These services are designed especially for you and your young children:
*Early Learning Activities
*Parent child programs such as Parent-Child Place drop-in, and Mother Goose Rhyme Time
*Parent Resources and Support/Training
*Early Literacy Information and Education
*Pre- and Post-natal Resources
*Information and links to other services
*Speakers' Bureau
*Outreach Services

Top Childcare Registry

Offered on-line, this registry offers parents various options for finding childcare. A list of private home day care providors and licensed Child Care Centres provides easy access to available childcare. Information and workshops are available to assist parents in making a suitable choice for their family's needs. Parents and caregivers may call the resource centre for general information while in the process of choosing or providing child care. This service is FREE of charge!


Toy Lending Library Membership

This Membership allows you to borrow items from our Toy Library! It is a simple alternative to the high price of toys and it's a wonderful way to spend quality time with your children. We have an excellent selection of safe and educational items from rattles to board games. This membership is available for only $25.00 per year. This entitles you to borrow 4 items for a loan period of three weeks. Why not borrow cassette books for your child as a great t.v. alternative?