YMCA Early Years Community Services

Your family's health and well-being is supported

Ontario Early Years Centres in Waterloo Region view all children, parents and caring adults as capable and competent.  Our services treat all children and adults with dignity and respect, provide flexible support and share information so families can make informed choices that are best for them. 

Learning and Development

Our environments are designed for children, parents and caring adults to experience inquiry based learning through play and exploration.    Providing fun, interactive learning opportunities that foster the healthy growth and development of all children is important to us.  We invite families to together investigateimaginethinkcreatesolve problems and make meaning from their experiences.

Drop In and participate in programs focusing on literacy, numeracy, developing social skills and more. Opportunities are provided for you and your child to attend programs together as well as independently based on your family's needs and interests.

Support and Engagement

All programs and services are designed to meet the unique needs of children, parents and caring adults.   ​At the Ontario Early Years Centres in Waterloo Region, we recognize parenting in today's society can be a challenge and you may feel pressured to do things on your own. Make a different choice. Visit one of our centres to meet other families and caregivers and talk, share and play together.


Connections and Referrals

Knowing where and how to access services for your family can be a challenge. Ontario Early Years Centres are a one stop hub of resources and information where you can meet with community professionals to get answers to questions about your family's well-being.   Visit www.earlyyearsinfo.ca for sites and locations

Our staff team will support you in connecting with specialized services throughout our region and provide information and resources to meet your expectations and needs through brochures, conversation and referrals.

We understand the challenges families are facing today and are here to help.

Please call us at 519-741-8585 for more information. 

Screening tools and resources available to support children and families in early identification and intervention.

  

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