Sunday, November 10, 2019

Please note that Music and Movement will be canceled tomorrow, Monday November 11th, 2019 due to staff illness.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Friday, September 27, 2019


September 30th is a Monday which is the day we offer Music and Movement. Families are invited to wear Orange Shirts to Music and Movement to honour the survivors of Residential Schools and remember those children who never made it home.

By helping children understand the truth in history, we can begin to reconcile the mistakes made while supporting a better future for every child.

Photo by Naomi Latourneau, 2014





Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Looking for things to do together?

Check out our Events Page!

Some upcoming events include:

Nature Nancy; Engaging the Senses

Cooking with Kids; How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World

Self-Regulation and Young Children, an evening with Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant

Halloween Pot Luck Lunch and Costume Party

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

What's happening this Fall?


Have a look at all of the high quality opportunities for families to have fun together this fall!

Thank you to the Peterborough Child and Family Centres for creating such a valuable resource for families and being kind enough to include our programs as well!

http://ptbocfc.ca/…/2019/08/Fall-2019-program-calendar-2.pdf

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Keeping our Families Informed.

 
We have had some families ask, "How old do caregivers need to be when they bring children to the Child and Family Centre?"

Our policy that a caregiver needs to be at least sixteen years of age when bringing children into the Child and Family Centre.

However, younger caregivers are always welcome to play with the children in their care at the outdoor mud kitchen when they are enjoying the park and property at The Old Millbrook School.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Looking for a way to become involved in a Community Program and meet some new people?

Join The Old Millbrook School Family Centre Inc.
Board of Directors!

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to support The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include:

1. Attend monthly evening meeting to discuss operations.
2. Support Promotion of the Programs.
3. Actively plan, participate in and support fundraising efforts
5. Support and assist with preparation of funding and grant applications.
6. Help to organize special events,
7. Communicate positively with community groups and public.

If you are interested in being considered as a member, please contact the OMSFC by phone at 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net.
We are so excited to announce this new monthly Drop In specifically for families and children who experience sensory processing challenges.
All families are welcome to our usual Drop In days. We do however realize that we needed to also offer a Drop In such as this where families can children with sensory processing challenges can also connect with other families who may have similar experiences.
Please let us know if you have any questions at all.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Let's Try this Again, Kid's Clothing Swap Fundraiser

The weather didn't cooperate with us for our first swap so we going to try again.

Sunday April 28th from 9:30am - 12:00pm.
The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre
1 Dufferin Street, Millbrook

If you still have tickets because you could not come to the first event, they will be valid for this event.

How the Swap Will Be Run:
• Families are asked to drop off gently used, undamaged children’s clothing sizes 0-14 they want swapped to The Child and Family Centre between Tuesday April 16th and Thursday April 25th during Program Hours.
**Please help us by sorting the clothes by size ahead of time if at all possible **
• One Ticket will be given per item of clothing upon drop off.
• Families will bring their tickets to the swap to be used to “purchase new to them” clothing items. We will do our best but cannot guarantee that all tickets will be able to be used.
• $10 per family upon entry into the event (All funds will directly to The Old Millbrook School Family Centre).
• Want to participate but don’t have any clothing to “swap”? You’re still invited and will be able to purchase clothing items at the event for
$2 each firm.
• Are you wanting to purge some closets but don’t want to come to the swap? We still need those clothes so we can offer options to as many people as possible. Please consider donating those clothing items to our event.
All remaining clothing will be donated to local Family Shelters.

For more information or any questions please call 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net

Monday, March 11, 2019

Join us Every Wednesday

Parent and Caregiver Weekly Stroller Walk


Join us every Wednesday (or when you can make it out) from 10:00am-11:00am for a Stroller Walk through the Community.
Each week, we will meet in the Parking Lot at The Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street Millbrook at 10:00am.
Let's get outside together. We can't wait to see you there.

Please call 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net for more information.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Please let us properly introduce you to our newest Educator.

Amanda Davidson is an RECE who started near the beginning of December.  Amanda moved to Peterborough a few years ago with her family and has worked in Early Learning and Care for over 13 years.

In addition to working with our Team, Amanda also operates a Licensed Before and After School Program. Amanda is excited to be starting this new journey and looking forward to meeting everyone.


Stop in this Thursday morning and chat with Deb.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019


The next PA Day is Friday February 1st and we are once again partnering with Cavan Monaghan Libraries to bring you a full day of fun.
There will be activities at varying times for children 0-12 years of age and their parents or caregivers.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Have you registered yet for the Parent Information Session at The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre on Sunday January 20th from 10:30am-12:30pm?

"Children Doing More with Less; How Opened Ended Materials Can Support Development in the Early Years"
There is limited child minding available, please let us know if you require this when registering.

Please email omsfc@nexicom.net or call 705-932-7088 to register or for more information.

Thank you.

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Children Doing More with Less; How Opened Ended Materials Can Support Development in the Early Years


As part of our ongoing commitment to offering families high quality early learning opportunities and, in response to your feedback given in the Parent Survey around Early Learning Topics of Interest, we will be offering a morning of exploration for parents and caregivers with Angela Hoar.

This session will offer opportunities to engage with loose parts and explore together:

• Why is it that children seem to do more with less?

• What rich open-ended materials for this play are we overlooking that might be readily available in our homes?

• Why and how learning through play, in an environment rich in open-ended materials, enhances children’s learning?

Where: The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre
1 Dufferin Street, Millbrook, in the lower level of the
building

When: Sunday January 20th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Please call 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net to register or for more information.