Our Place,
                    Family Resource and Early Years Centre

Our Place
Family Resource and Early Years Centre

A place for parents, caregivers and children
from pre-birth - 6 years to learn, grow and have fun!

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Family
                Resource and Early Years Centre
 

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                            Place, resource centre for Parents and
                            childrenWELCOME TO OUR PLACE

Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre is a Family Resource Centre that offers Early Learning and Family Engagement opportunities 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.




BREAKING NEWS



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Please note;
Our Place will be open summer hours during July and August.

Our Place will be closed August 28th to September 5th. The centre will re-open Wednesday September 6th at 9am. Regular hours and programming will begin that day.


The Our Place Board of Directors is looking for new Board Members who can increase awareness of the organization, raise our profile in the community, ensure good governance, drive our strategies forward, and be a voice for the parents and children attending our centre.
 
                                         Board of Directors Opportunity


CALLING ALL PARENTS!

•    Do you have children under the age of six?

•    Did you give birth in Waterloo Region?

If you answered "YES" to these questions, we would like to hear from you so we can improve the New Parent Resource Guide with the help of your feedback. Please take time to complete a ten-minute survey and let us know how we can make the New Parent Resource Guide work for you!

New Parent Resource Guide Survey


How Does Learning Happen?

Learn more about what Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years looks like in Ontario Early Years Centres in Waterloo Region.


A big THANK YOU to everyone who completed an #OEYCFC_WR survey. To read about updates on the transformation and to offer additional input on the process, please visit:

OEYCFC Community Engagement



PROGRAM INFORMATION

REGISTRATION for AUGUST programs is taken daily begining at 10:30 a.m.

Please note:

  • If the phone line is busy, please leave us a voice message with the program you are interested in registering for. Reception will return calls to  confirm registration.
  • If you require financial assistance please call us at 519-571-1626 ext.25 before registration starts***
  • For cancellation and refund details please see back page of the calendar or check our website.

Programs/Services--registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. by phone or in person (Monday to Fridays)

  • Benefits of Play (weekly)
  • Fit for Life (weekly)
  • The Family Kitchen (weekly)

Offsite Programs--Drop In

Field Trips--Join us in exploring the K-W community together. Program staff will meet you at a different location each week.  Bring your strollers, bikes and wagons etc. and see what our lovely city has to offer.  Program will run on TIME but feel free to come earlier or stay later to continue exploring, or maybe enjoy the summer weather and have a picnic lunch together with other families and friends.  *Siblings over 7 are welcome to join the program*

REGISTRATION for SEPTEMBER programs will begin on Tuesday September 5th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in person or by phone. Register for:

Programs/Services--registration  will begin at 10:30 a.m. by phone or in person (Monday to Fridays)

•    Baby Connections at Our Place
•    Benefits of Play
•    Fit for Life
•    Infant Massage
•    KidsAbility Speech & Language
•    Meet with an RECE
•    The Family Kitchen at Our Place
•    Zero2Six Appointments
•    Me? Breastfeed – Sept. 20th

 
Offsite Programs- Please see program descriptions for registration details.
•    Baby and Me at various locations
•    Infant Massage at various locations
•    The Family Kitchen at Kitchener Market

Parents Learning Together Registration for WEDNESDAY mornings:

 

For Session #1 September 13 – October 11 (6 weeks). Obtain a form from the front desk staff or download a form.

 

1.     Return form to staff at the front desk or e-mail to ourplace@ourplacekw.ca

Before Wednesday Sept. 6th at 11:00 am

2.     Staff will contact those whose names were put on the list to inform them that they have been registered.

  • If the program has a material cost, please submit this within 3 days of registration so we can then confirm your participation.
  • In an effort to register additional people in programs - Infants less than 6 months stay with you in group.
  • Drop In Spaces may be available in some registered programs depending on attendance.                                                

 

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