Programs

Play to Learn
Offers a variety of activities for families with children ages 0-6.  Activity areas include dramatic play, crafts, blocks, books and puzzles, sensory and fine motor.  Weather permitting, we will also have outdoor activities.  Children will enjoy family style snack time and circle time is offered at the end of the program.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to explore and play together in our space.
Family style snack time – Our main centre staff will be hosting and providing snack from 10:30 till 11:00 am. Our little mini-me’s just want to be like you and we all know that they observe everything that we are doing. Sometimes in our busy lives mealtimes can become a source of stress.  This is why at OEYC we are big fans of the family style set up. It provides the ideal setting for your child to experience casual conversation, turn taking, table manners and building new friendships.
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Early Literacy 
Our Early Literacy Specialist, Marilyn Heffren, works in the community to promote and support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills in children from birth to age six. To find out more, please call 519-631-9496 ext 809 or email m.heffren@communitylivingelgin.com
Baby Time
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
Join our friendly atmosphere and together, you and your infant (birth to pre-walker) can participate in a variety of age appropriate activities and meet other parents and share in parent topics.
Infant Sign Language
Using their hands to communicate comes naturally to babies.  Whether it’s as simple as pointing at what they want or as complex as a complete sentence using signs, sign language simply helps parent and child communicate better.  Signing is easy to learn, and fun!  So come out and see how you can improve communication with your baby.
Infant Massage
Join Patti who is a certified infant massage instructor and enjoy the many benefits of infant massage.  This is a 4 week program designed to teach parents and caregivers of infants (pre-crawlers) a warm, nurturing, bonding  experience through touch.
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