Ontario Early Years

Program Coordinator: Tanya Coulter

Email: earlyrs.m.wik@bmt.com

Phone: (519) 371-1147 Ext. 21


The Ontario Early Years Centre at M’Wikwedong NCRC offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children ages 0-6 years and their parents or caregivers. Many of these are co-led with the Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C), the Canadian Pre/Postnatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), and the Akwe:go youth group. We incorporate traditional Aboriginal teachings into our programs, and we encourage a strong sense of unity by opening our doors to the whole community. We also have a resource library on-site, with children’s books, parent and caregiver books and videos, and Aboriginal resources available for lending.

Please feel free to call, e-mail, or drop by for a visit!

(Please see our monthly calendars for dates and times of programs.)


Early Learning Playgroup

Participate with children in lots of activities like songs, crafts, story time, active play, science, math and literacy experiences. An Early Years co-coordinator is on site to provide support, links and resources.


Young Moms Group

This is a group for moms who are young at heart! Come out and meet other moms, ask questions, talk about parenting and life, and just have fun!


Fun With Food

Children help prepare a different

nutritional lunch every week, which we eat at the end of the program.

Families enjoy the social sharing

aspect of a meal together, and the children learn many math and science concepts through this cooking group.


Babies and Music

Join Ariel Barkley, a registered

Kindermusic teacher, for a fun and interactive early childhood learning experience centered on music and movement. It is specifically for

parents with babies 0-12 months.


Drumming

Join in a drumming circle, learn

traditional and contemporary songs, and learn the initial teachings that are part of a traditional drumming circle.