Early Learning & Parenting



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Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (BBNC), Early Learning and Parenting sector provides programs for children 0 to 6 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 6 years (infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children) and the adults who care for them.


Programming Offered by the
Early Learning & Parenting Sector

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EarlyON Child and Family Centre

The EarlyON signature brand enables the government to promote Child and Family Centers as places that encourage children to learn, play, laugh, be curious, make friends and engage with others.  Places where children are seen as capable and competent - where they can build their sense of belonging and capacity for expression.  Places where children, parents and caregivers can explore and engage with the world around them and enhance their well-being.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres will offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families across Ontario.  Children and families will be welcomed by qualified early years professionals and participate in high-quality programs, in places where parents and caregivers can find support, advice, personal connections and access a network of resources.


EarlyON Drop-In Programs, Resources & Services

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS MUST ATTEND ALL PROGRAMS WITH THEIR CHILD.

  • First Steps
  • Dads & Granddads Night Out
  • Mommy & Wee Me (0-12 months)
  • Child Care Providers
  • Toy/Resource Book Lending Library
  • Child Development & Parenting Education Sessions

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


EarlyON Pre-Registered Programs

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS MUST ATTEND ALL PROGRAMS WITH THEIR CHILD.

  • Cooking (2½-5 years)
  • Rhyme Time (0-30 months)
  • Story Time (18 months-6 years)
  • CLIP (2½-5 years)

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

Community Nursery School (Ministry of Education Licensed)

BBNC operates a part-time licensed community Nursery School program that functions a school year of 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!

AFTERNOON SPACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY 2018.

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