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The Early Years System in Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke

The Ontario Early Years System was founded on a strong network of
six existing family resource programs throughout Renfrew County. It consists of the Centre in Pembroke with five satellites located throughout the riding:

Here are some of the FREE services that are available to parents and caregivers:

We Offer Families:

Here are some of the programs, services and opportunities you can expect to find:

Drop-in Programs
Programs for parents, caregivers and children where early learning activities and networking can take place.

Registered Programs
Fun-filled structured activities that promote learning and interaction between adult and child.

Parent Education
Workshops and training offered on a variety of topics.

Support Groups
Support groups can be created to address a specific need. Some locations offer a “Caregiver Support Network”.

Targeted early years services designed to meet the unique needs of families in the community.

Information and Referrals
Early years specialists are available on-site or by telephone to answer your questions or refer you to appropriate resources. In addition, free handouts are available on a variety of subjects.

Resource and Toy Lending Libraries
Resource books, parenting videos, children’s books/videos, infant resources and toys are available for loan.

Volunteer Opportunities
We welcome volunteers in our programs. Contact you local Centre or Satellite to find out about volunteer opportunities that are available to you.

A complete list of programs that are being offered at the Ontario Early Years Centre in Pembroke and Satellite locations is available by following the Calendar link on the left hand side of this page.