Early Learning & Parenting



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Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (BBNC), Early Learning and Parenting sector provides programs for children 0 to 5 years of age and their families, and are designed to serve the diverse needs of the community.

Our programs provide various opportunities for parents/guardians and child care providers to interact with children in social, educational and recreational settings.  In addition, we provide specific educational and recreational programming for preschool children 2.5 to 5 years of age in co-operative environments led by instructors.


Who Do We Serve?

Children aged 0 to 5 years (infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children) and the adults who care for them.


Programming Offered by the
Early Learning & Parenting Sector

Family Resource Centre

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) provides programs, resources and services for parents/guardians, child care providers and children aged 5 and under.  An annual membership of $40 is required for participation in FRC programming.


Other FRC Programs, Resources & Services

  • First Steps
  • Dads & Granddads Night Out
  • Mommy & Wee Me
  • Child Care Providers
  • Toy/Video/Book Lending Library
  • Child Care Respite/Relief
  • Child Development & Parenting Education Sessions

Click here to see our entire BBNC program guide for full details.


Ontario Early Years Centre
(unique satellite location):

The Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) provides programming for children 0 to 6 years of age, parents/guardians, and child care providers.  BBNC offers various programs that are both interactive and independent with a skill development focus on exploration of the senses, literacy, and social skills such as sharing, turn taking and cooperating while interacting within a group.  Membership is free of charge.  Prior to attendance, participants are required to pre-register.


Preschool Programs

BBNC offers a variety of programs for children 2-and-a-half to 5 years of age to attend on their own, led by instructors.

  • Telling Tales
  • Art Start
  • Tiny Tunes

Community Nursery School (Ministry of Education Licensed)

BBNC operates a part-time licensed community Nursery School program that functions 40 weeks annually from September to June.  We offer morning classes Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 11:30am and afternoon classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Nursery School is appropriate for preschool children aged 2½ to 5 years (proof of age is required to register).

Registration for the Nursery School year September 2017 to June 2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Spaces are limited, so sign up quickly!

Click this link to see full information about our Community Nursery School.