A place for parents,
caregivers and children
from pre-birth - 6 years to learn, grow and have fun!
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TO OUR PLACE
Our Place Family Resource and Early Years
Centre is a place that offers early learning
programs to encourage the optimal development
of children and families.
We are also a place for parents and
caregivers of children up to age 6 to get
information and support. Our Place runs the
Ontario Early Years programs for Kitchener.
Please use the links at the side to find more
information about where to find us, costs and
benefits, volunteer information, and some
background about how we got to where we are
today. The links will also take you to
information about the children's and adults'
Our Place will be closed Saturday May 18th
and Monday May 20th. The Centre will re-open
Tuesday May 21st at 9:00 a.m.
The Our Place membership drive is on!
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Our Place has a webpage on the Centre for
Community Knowledge website. This website
supports social profit organizations share
the impact their work has on the community.
To read 'Anita's Story' and learn more about
this website, click the link below:
Our Place will be offering a Summer Camp
in August! Registration begins Tuesday May
21st at 10:30 am, in person only. To view
our Summer Camp flyer, click here.
May 7th participants will now be able to
register for Community Cafe, our Peer-led
program that runs Monday afternoons. Join in
the conversation each Monday afternoon while
children socialize and learn in our School
Readiness programs. Upcoming conversations:
Monday May 27th--City of Kitchener
Firefighters, Monday June 3rd--Budgeting
with Mosiac Family and Counselling Services
Our Place is offering a new drop in
program for Families! 'Drop In Sensory Play'
starts Friday April 26th from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Starting Wednesday May 8th, the program will
run every second Wednesday morning from
9:30-11:00 a.m. and every Friday afternoon
from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Please refer to the
monthly calendar for current dates and
times. Below is a description of what the
program is about:
"Spend time with your children in a
calming environment designed for sensory
stimulation of all types. This ASD-friendly
program is open to all children birth to age
six and their parents, caregivers and
therapists. Friday afternoons will be
available for children impacted by Autism
and their therapists only."
Due to an increase
in programming at St Louis Adult
Learning Centre, the parking lot
has been busier than ever. We ask
for patience from our families as
we work out a suitable arrangement
with the Catholic School Board
regarding the parking issue. In
the meantime, we are asking
families to be aware of where they
are parked as tickets will be
issued to those parked in
designated areas; fire routes,
handicap and temporary spaces.
Parking is available on Blueridge
We have a newsletter!
Our Place's Parent Council has
created a newsletter for all
families to keep up to date with the
current events happening at the
centre. The newsletter also provides
information on what our Parent
Council is up to and how they
support Our Place. Follow the
'newsletter' link above to read the
current edition....If you wish to be
on our newsletter mailing list,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Place Family
Resource and Early Years Centre
offers free or low cost programming.
If you are in need of financial
assistance, please call 519-571-1626
ext. 25 before registering for
If you or your
children are ill, we ask you do not
attend programs. If you are
registered in a program, we ask you
call the centre and let us know you
will not be attending that day. Our
Place's Health and Wellness Policy
Programming can be
held in the Outdoor Learning Area at
any point during the School
Readiness programs. We ask that you
dress your child for the weather
Please remember to
bring dry shoes to wear indoors. For
safety reasons, we can not allow wet
boots or shoes into the gym or
processed before the first week of
program will be subject to a $5
administration fee.Refunds will not
be issued after the program has
For any unexpected
closures and cancellations , please
call us at 519-571-1626 ext. 29 . A
message will be recorded that lists
any of the cancellations.
passes are available for a
fee of $2 for Social Club
and $5 for Creative
Cooking. Passes are
available only if space is
available in the peer
program that morning.
Participants will have
already signed in as drop
in and must have their
children in the school
readiness program before
obtaining a peer pass.
Peer passes are to be
given out by the
Participants then take the
pass back to the front
reception to change their
program in the database
and to pay the appropriate
fee. Currently, Peer
programs include: Social
Club and Creative Cooking
and are subject to change.