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'
Join the celebration of Our
Place's 35th Anniversary! Visit the 35th
Anniversary website for information
about the celebration event.
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:
Registration will begin Tuesday
February 17th for the following
programs that start in March: Infant Massage, Newcomer Parent
Support, Parenting in a New
Society and Vision Screening.
Register for United in
Parenting one week at at time
starting the week before each group.
The next session will be held
Wednesday March 4th.
Ballots for the next session of
Creative Cooking and Social Club
(March 25-April 22) will be taken
until Saturday March 7th. Click here to
download a ballot.
**Payment for programs must be made
at the time of registration (cash or
cheque). If you require financial
assistance, please call 519-571-1626
ext25 before registration begins.
Looking for a Home
Childcare provider? Click here
for a listing of providers in
Looking for 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
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
In our efforts to
ensure the safety of everyone in our
- We ask that if you have a ride
that is coming to the centre to pick
you up to please let the front desk
reception know. If we know that you
are expecting someone to check in
and ask for you, we will ask them to
sign in and they can come to find
you. If we do NOT know of any pick
up arrangements, we will ask the
person to wait in the front hall
while we come and find you. -We ask
that EVERYONE signs in as they
arrive in the centre as this helps
keep Our Place a safer place for
- We do lock the front doors daily
from 3:30-4:00 p.m. on
Monday's, Tuesdays and
Thursdays. The office will remain
open during this time but anyone
arriving at the centre must ring the
bell to gain entry. We thank
everyone in advance for their