About Us




The Old Millbrook School Family Centre, incorporated in 2001, is a non-profit agency dedicated to the care, nurturing, and well-being of children.

In the spring of 2018 we began operating The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre takes a community-directed approach to providing accessible programs, services, and resources that are aimed at meeting the needs of children and families living in our community.

A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of parents, teachers and other local residents oversee and take an active role in the Centre's operations.  Our program is funded by The Ministry of Education through The City of Peterborough.




   

Meet the Staff



Nancy Hurley, the Centre Administrator, joined the OMSFC in the spring of 2018.  Nancy  was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario where she worked for over seventeen years in the Early Learning and Care Community.  She moved to this region six years ago and loves the area.  She, her husband and two daughters live with their two dogs and the dogs that they foster through a local Animal Rescue Organization.  Nancy is passionate about the Early Years and truly believes in the value in our youngest citizens. 

Brenda Demarche, our full time program staff is excited to be working in the Millbrook community and surrounding areas. Brenda and her family recently moved to the region and they love it.  She has worked with children for a number of years now and becoming an RECE has been a great experience for her.  As a wife and mother of three boys, Brenda understands the dedication people put into raising their children and believes it is very important to give our little ones a strong foundation in order for them to thrive for years to come.

Amanda Suurd, our part time program staff is an RECE who is local to the community. She lives in the Cavan Monaghan area with her husband and three children. Amanda has worked locally in the Early Childhood Education sector since 2006. Her family has farmed throughout the Bethany, Cavan and Millbrook areas.

Meet the Board of Directors


CHAIR: Melanie Winn has lived in Millbrook for more than 20 years. She is married and has two children. Melanie is an elementary school teacher and has been involved in the Family Centre for 16 years.

SECRETARY: Danielle Vernon has lived in Millbrook since 2004.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009. 

TREASURER: LeeAnna Dykstra lives in the township with her husband and daughter.  She's has been involved with the family centre since the beginning.  She provides valuable financial support and advice to the board.

DIRECTOR at LARGE: Wilma Armstrong moved to Millbrook during grade school, attending Millbrook South Cavan public school and Millbrook High School. She is married and enjoyed raising her two children in this rural community. She has been a part of the dream and creation of the family center from the beginning and continues to serve on the board. She is a kindergarten teacher at Millbrook South Cavan Public School. She now enjoys taking her two grandchildren the to Family Center. 

Meet the Volunteers

Nancy Robinson volunteers for our wildly popular and free multi-generational Music & Movement program.  Nancy is well loved by families and an extremely valuable member of our volunteer team.

Janet Branscombe is a valuable and tireless volunteer who works at the family centre each week to keep it clean and organized for our service users.
   

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