Ontario Early Years Centre of Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent Children's Services

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Record #: CHK0682 Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 13 Sep 2013
Location
Located In CommunityChatham
Address215 Murray St
Chatham, ON N7M 3L4
 
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AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking; ramp; automatic doors; designated washroom
IntersectionMurray St and Princess St
Mailing Addressc/o Cindy Dove 
Ontario Early Years Centre 
215 Murray St 
Chatham, ON N7M 3L4
Contact Information
Office Phone519-358-1451 x 0
Toll Free Phone1-866-720-7975
Crisis Phone519-352-0440
Fax519-358-1730
E-MailCarrie.ouellette@ckcs.on.ca
Primary ContactCindy Dove, Supervisor, Ontario Early Years Centre; Phone: 519-358-1451 ext 204; Fax: 519-358-1730; Email: cindy.dove@ckcs.on.ca
Alternate ContactCarrie Ouellette, Secretary, Ontario Early Years Centre; Phone: 519-358-1451 ext 0; Fax: 519-358-1730; Email: Carrie.ouellette@ckcs.on.ca
Primary ExecutiveJodee Anderson, Director of Mental Health Developmental and Prevention Services, Chatham-Kent Children's Services; Phone: 519-358-4550; Fax: 519-352-4152; Email: JodeeAnderson@ckcs.on.ca
Description & Services
DescriptionOntario Early Years Centres help families and caregivers give their preschool children the best possible start in life by offering play programs, providing help with parenting concerns, and the chance to chat with other parents. All services are FREE! 
We serve: 
• All parents, grandparents and care providers with young children up to the age of 6 years  
• Both stay-at-home and working parents of young children, who want an opportunity to get involved with other adults with young children  
• Expectant moms and young moms, with or without supports  
• Home based child care providers who want to enhance their child development skills and resources 
• Families who need information on accessing and choosing quality child care services. 
 
What is at Ontario Early Years Centres? 
• Early Learning Playtime for children and adults; Prenatal & Parenting Support/Information, Parenting Groups; Early Literacy Programming; Child Care Information Registry; Resource and Toy Lending, information on other Community Services and much more.  
Chatham-Kent Ontario Early Years Centre is a key partner in Chatham-Kent's Best Start.
HoursHours vary in each community. 
Call 519-358-1451 x 0 for more info or visit www.ckoeyc.ca
Areas ServedChatham-Kent ; Chatham, Bothwell, Wallaceburg, Tilbury, Thamesville, Dresden, Ridgetown, Blenheim, Wheatley. French Language Services available in Pain Court, Low German Services available at Mennonite Central Committee in Chatham, and First Nation services available through Delaware Nation Head Start
BoundariesChatham-Kent
EligibilityAges: 6 year(s) and under 
 
Infants; toddlers; preschool children; and their parents, prenatal parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers.
ApplicationNo appointment required for most services. Registration process required for parent workshops; no referral needed. Phone 519-358-1451 x 0 or 1-866-720-7975
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish ; French - available at Pain Court site ; English; French - available at Pain Court site; Low German;
Meetingscall for more information in each community
Print MaterialPamphlets and print material; newsletter free to general public
EstablishedMay 26, 2003
FundingDonations ; Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Supplementary Info
Former NameChatham-Kent Integrated Childrens Services
Service Level(50) Non Profit