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Early Years Survey

New Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres

The Ontario Ministry of Education is transforming the way services for children 0 to 6 years are delivered in the province. In 2018, all child and family programs funded by the Province will become part of one unified system of services and supports for children ages 0 to 6 and their families.

These will be called Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs).

The new centres will offer programs and services for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers, including free playgroups, information and supportive workshops for parents, and referrals to specialized services.

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To help us meet these objectives, Hastings County is conducting an extensive local needs assessment and community consultation process, with the support and guidance of a local early years advisory group.  To get involved, please contact Children’s Services at 613-966-1311.

To learn more about Ontario’s plan for OEYCFCs, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca