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Ontario Early Years Centres Outreach Sites
"A place for parents and their children"

Welcome to the Ontario Early Years Centre Outreach site webpage! Our outreach sites are located across various towns, hamlets and locations in South East Grey to allow parents and caregivers the opportunity to access quality Early Years programs close to their home. Similar to our main site in Markdale, our ten outreach locations are places where parents and caregivers can meet and learn from each other, interact with staff, learn about child development and have fun with their children.  All outreach programs are free and are open to all parents, grandparents and caregivers with young children up to the age of 6 years. Programs and locations are periodically changed so please check the calendar and site location attachments below to access the most up to date information for a program near you.

In addition:

  • You can arrive and leave when you are ready.
  • You can stay, play, read and sing with your children.
  • You can bring and 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.

Location and Hours
The OEYC staff make every attempt to offer programs and locations that are convenient and suitable for parents, caregivers and their children. Check the attached calenders and site locations below for a program and time nearest to you. Programs have been offered throughout South East Grey and in the past have included: Ayton, Dundalk, Durham, Maxwell, Flesherton, Brewster’s Lake, Eugenia, Holstein and Chatsworth.

Program Descriptions
A mainstay of our outreach programming is the Early Learning Group, however, we do offer special programs and activities such as Dress for the Mess, Story Stretchers, Baby Picasso, Story Stretchers, Math and Me, Theme Time, Baby Group, Family Games Night, Alphabet Soup, Kindergym, Science Fun, Messy Fingers, Fine Motor Program, School Readiness and Pool Rhyme Time. Check the attached calendar, locations and program desriptions to see what is offered nearest you!

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.


Outreach Monthly Newsletter:
Below is the monthly calendar of regular events being offered and the location you will find these events at. We offer programs at over 10 sites in South East Grey so you'll find a program near you. HAVE A LOOK! (Click the title of each document to download file)

Newsletter Archive

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Contact Us
Please phone or email any Ontario Early Years staff member at the Markdale main site location and they will be happy to provide additional information on a specific outreach program to you.

Early Years Years-Markdale Site
519-986-3692 or 1-800-265-9107


Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to see you soon at one of our Ontario Early Years Outreach sites.