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'
Are you a parent of a young
baby 2-4 months old in October? If so you
could be a 'Roots of Empathy' family! To
learn more about the 'Roots of Empathy'
program, click here.
Looking for Breastfeeding
support? Look no further than the Downtown
Community Centre. Link up with a
Breastfeeding Buddy at the weekly cafe.
here for more information.
The Resource and Toy Lending Library is
offering a special promotion for the Toy
Lending Library membership. Click here for
Interested in becoming an Our Place
member? Click here for
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:
On Tuesday April 22nd from
9:30-11:15 a.m.. our next Speaker
Series topic is 'DIY for Parents'.
This workshop will explore a variety
of sensory ideas you can make and do
at home for children birth to 6
years old. Please bring a
recycled plastic bottle for the
make and take activity.
Call 519-571-1626 to reserve your
Looking for a Home
Childcare provider? Click here
for a listing of providers in the
Childcare in the Region? 'OneList'
puts an end to running from place to
place to find suitable care for your
child. No more calling multiple
programs. No more filling out
multiple application forms. With
'OneList', you may choose to
register at as many early learning
and child care (ELCC) programs as
you like. The program will contact
you when a space is available. It's
just that easy! Click here
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 *(star) 29 .
A message will be recorded that
lists any of the cancellations.
Our Place is a 'nut
free' and 'scent free' centre. We
strive to keep our participants who
have sensitivities to all nuts and
scents safe from these products.
passes are available for a
fee of $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: Creative
Cooking and are subject to