If you are a parent or caregiver to a child under the age of six years, your input is needed! The Ministry of Education is transforming child and family programs to establish Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs). This transformation will mean that Ministry-funded child and family programs such as the Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) will become part of a connected system of provincial services and supports. In Leeds and Grenville, this may mean some changes to the delivery of Ontario Early Years Centres as these transform into the new Centres.

These Child and Family Centres will give families with children birth to six years of age access to FREE high quality early years programs and services. In addition to programs that encourage learning through play, services will include access to information, referral, parent workshops, and pre- and post-natal supports. By supporting parents and caregivers in their role, programs and services will enhance both parent wellbeing and early child development.

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is responsible for planning for the implementation of OEYCFCs. To make sure that Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres meet the needs of families with young children in Leeds and Grenville, you are invited to complete a survey to tell us about your family’s preferences, challenges and interests with regard to early years’ programs and services. Your feedback will be used to inform planning for Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres in Leeds and Grenville.

Survey Link: www.leedsgrenville.com/EarlyYearsSurvey.

This survey is open until March 24, 2017. Those that complete a survey have an opportunity to win one of three $100 gift cards.


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