(via City of Ottawa)
The Ontario Ministry of Education is transforming the way services for children 0 to 6 years are delivered in the province. In 2018, all child and family programs funded by the Province will become part of one unified system of services and supports for children ages 0 to 6 and their families. These will be called Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs).
The new centres will offer programs and services for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers, including playgroups, information workshops for parents, and referrals to specialized services.
To plan and prepare for the change to the OEYCFCs, the City of Ottawa is looking at the needs, gaps and opportunities in our community. So far we have:
- Created an OEYCFC Planning and Advisory Group
- Researched existing child and family programs that are funded by the Province
- Conducted a demographic analysis of the population of children 0 to 6
Survey and consultation sessions
The City of Ottawa wants community partners, parents and caregivers to take part in the planning for the OEYCFCs. Participate by completing an online survey or by attending a consultation session! There are a number of sessions to choose from including English, French and one reserved for caregivers only.
Participate by filling out an online survey before February 20, 2017.
In-person consultation sessions (PDF)
Register to attend one of the consultation sessions. Space is limited so register early. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to attend. For example, help may be available for child care and transportation expenses. For more information, contact 613-580-2424, ext. 43852 or OEYCFC-COPEF@ottawa.ca.
Session 3 (English) – Saturday, February 11 from 1 to 3 pm
Johnny Leroux Community Centre, Upstairs Hall
10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, Stittsville
Register (link is external)
More sessions and more info: http://ottawa.ca/en/early-years