East End Children’s Centre is a project of The East End Child/Parent Development Centre. Our mission is to support the development of children 0 – 6, their families and caregivers, though community and inclusive play. East End Children Centre is a not for profit organization and a registered Canadian charity. We operate two EarlyON Child & Family Centres, where parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers can spend time with infant, toddler and preschool children.Our toy filled centres offer a free snack, circle time and a daily craft. No registration is required to participate. All East End Children’s Centre programs are nut free and baby feeding friendly.
Our Kimbourne and Terry Fox sites are wheelchair accessible. We welcome all children aged 0 – 6 and their families, complete with all the strengths, needs, family types, racial & cultural identities and languages they bring to our programs.
At each location, small children, along with their parents, grandparents and care providers, come to paint, explore playdough, sing songs, play and make friends from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds. Even the tiniest of babies can participate! New parents connect with other new parents, and benefit from the years of experience many other parents bring to the job. It’s a place where the important work of caring for children is highly valued. Families attending our programs can also access the following supports for families:
- Parenting Library of books, tapes and videos on child and family related topics
- Entry point for children under 4 needing support or assessment for speech & language, development or behaviour.
Approved on May 31st, 2016 at our Annual General Meeting: Revised bylaws