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Ontario Early Years Centres Markdale Site
“A place for parents and their children”

Welcome to the Ontario Early Years Centre Markdale site. At this site parents and caregivers can meet and learn from each other, interact with staff, learn about child development and have fun with their children.  Our programs are free and are open to all parents, grandparents and caregivers with young children up to the age of 6 years. In addition:

  • It’s free!
  • You can arrive and leave when you are ready.
  • You can stay, play, read and sing with your children.
  • You can enjoy a snack together.
  • There are interesting toys and activities for each age.
  • New programs are introduced frequently.
  • You can borrow quality books and puzzles.
  • The site is welcoming, safe and clean.

We are conveniently located alongside the Markdale Kids & Us Childcare Centre in the lower level of Grey Gables. Parking is available in the south parking lot off of Highway 10. Our address is:
206 Toronto Street South
Markdale, ON

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to see you soon at our Ontario Early Years Centre in Markdale.
THE OECY STAFF

Hours:
Unless otherwise stated on the calendar we are open for programs or drop in.
Monday: 9:00 – 4:00
Tuesday: 9:00–4:00
Wednesday: 9:00-4:00
Thursday: 9:00–4:00
Friday: 9:00 - noon

Program Descriptions
Listed below are a sample of some the programs we have offered at the Markdale site. Please check the Markdale Monthly calendar for an up to date listing of programs currently being offered.

Book Mice
This special program will focus on children’s early development towards reading skills. Bring your children out for a special craft, worksheets, songs & story time that are connected with the book of the day.

Baby Picasso
Come and get a little messy for the benefit of your babies growth and development! Children will be introduced to new textures, sounds, smells, language, etc… in a safe and fun environment. Babies will strip down to their diapers so they can explore without worrying about clothing. Wash stations are provided for clean-up at the end.

Story Stretchers
Through the adventures of captivating characters, young readers will discover the fascinating world of tropical forests and urban jungles and the people who live there. Kids will travel from one continent to another, absorbed in the wonders of nature.

Math and Me
Do you want to have fun learning math with your 3-6 year old? Includes teddy bears and gummi bears, bugs and bubbles, stories and songs and much, much more!

Toddler Time
A fun group for parents and care givers with young ones to play and learn while meeting others! This is an Early Learning Group for toddlers.

Cook with Kids
Bring your child out for a fun filled morning of measuring, pouring and following recipe directions, as we create tasty snacks to enjoy.

Theme Time
This group involves early learning activities, crafts, literacy experiences, snacks and much more all based around the topic of Baby Group. An Early Years Coordinator is on site to provide support, links and resources.

Baby Group
Parents meet in a group to talk about common concerns, learn about personal issues, baby care and some survival tips for parenting with the help of Early Years Coordinators. A Health Nurse and weigh scales are available to track baby’s progress. Check with the OEYC staff when a Public Health Nurse will be attending.

Early Learning Group
This is a group for parents/caregivers with children up to 6 years old. Participate with children in lots of activities like songs, crafts, story time, active play, toys and games. An Early Years Coordinator is on site to provide support, links and resources.

Family Game Night
Bring the family and join the fun playing your favourite age appropriate (0 to 6 years) board games.

Alphabet Soup
For children of all ages, this group focuses on letter and sound recognition through fun activities.

Ontario Early Years Centre - Markdale

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Markdale Monthly Newsletter
Below is the monthly calendar of events at our main site and other locations in Markdale and a description of these programs being offered. HAVE A LOOK!
(Click to access our calendar)

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