In the Community

Ontario Early Years Centres
Learning is fun at Ontario Early Years Centres for parents, caregivers and children.  Early Years Centres help you give your child the best start possible.  Join us for


  • A warm, welcoming place to meet other parents and children
  • Child-centred playgroups with crafts, music and stories
  • Parenting workshops and information on children’s safety, development, behaviour and nutrition
  • School readiness fun, introducing children to reading, math, and science
  • Pregnancy and new baby support
  • And much more


Services are free! 
Find out more by going to our website or by calling 519-358-1451 x 0.

Best Start

The Best Start program supports Chatham-Kent families by bringing childcare, family services and schools together for easy access by parents, grandparents, caregivers and parents-to-be.  It offers access to a range of services including childcare, Ontario Early Years Centres, Public Health Services, and Speech and Language, as well as services for children with special needs.  And it’s all offered in a community near your home.


For Services and Locations please call 1-866-720-7975 or visit