Chatham-Kent Children's Services

Site: Chatham - Murray St

Service: Ontario Early Years Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-358-1451 x 0
Toll Free Phone 1-866-720-7975
Crisis Phone 519-352-0440
Fax 519-358-1730
Primary Contact Cindy Dove, Supervisor, Ontario Early Years Centre; Phone: 519-358-1451 ext 204; Fax: 519-358-1730; Email:
Alternate Contact Carrie Ouellette, Secretary, Ontario Early Years Centre; Phone: 519-358-1451 ext 0; Fax: 519-358-1730; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Ontario 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.
Hours Hours vary in each community. 
Call 519-358-1451 x 0 for more info or visit
Meetings call for more information in each community
Areas Served Chatham-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
Boundaries Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Infants; toddlers; preschool children; and their parents, prenatal parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers.
Application No 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
Languages English ; French - available at Pain Court site ; German - Low German
Fees None
Agency Information
Established May 26, 2003
Primary Executive Jodee Anderson, Director of Mental Health Developmental and Prevention Services, Chatham-Kent Children's Services; Phone: 519-358-4550; Fax: 519-352-4152; Email:
Funding Provincial ; Donations ; Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
215 Murray St
Chatham, ON N7M 3L4
Intersection Murray St and Princess St
Mailing Address c/o Cindy Dove 
Ontario Early Years Centre 
215 Murray St 
Chatham, ON N7M 3L4
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking; ramp; automatic doors; designated washroom
Other Details
Print Material Pamphlets and print material; newsletter free to general public