Hamilton West, Wesley Urban Ministries, Main Site - Victoria Park Community Homes (Betty Brooks) Location
|Early Years Information|
|Early Years Headings||Ethno-cultural, language, or heritage program/service ; Ontario Early Years|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Hamilton West|
|Site Location||Victoria Park Community Homes (Betty Brooks) Bldg|
|Major Intersection||Queen St N and York Blvd|
|Primary Contact||Lisa Fulsom, Manager of Children, Family and Youth Programs, Wesley Urban Ministries Inc; Phone: 905-521-0926 ext 222|
|Alternate Contact||Denise Scott, Director of Family and Youth Programs, Wesley Urban Ministries Inc; Phone: 905-528-5629 ext 246|
|Description & Services|
|Description||The Ontario Early Years Centres in Hamilton strive to work with parents, caregivers and the community to:|
The vision for Hamilton's Early Years Centres is to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all parents and caregivers. The Early Years Centres allow parents and caregivers to acquire information, resources and support they need to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life, and provide a place where parents, grandparents, caregivers and children six years of age and younger play and learn together.
Toy lending library services are available at this location.
For more information you can visit the Ontario Early Years website at www.ontarioearlyyears.ca
This site offers Aboriginal programming once a month. For more information on Aboriginal services in the City of Hamilton contact the "Niwasa Early Learning and Outreach Program" at 905-549-4884.
This program presently participates in Raising the Bar. The presence of a Raising the Bar certificate is a sign that the program is committed to maintaining provincial regulatory standards as well as local community standards. For more information please go to: www.ascy.ca/raising_info-for-parents.htm.
|Hours||Mon, Wed, 9 am-4 pm * Tue 9 am-7 pm * Thu 9 am-4 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon * Sat, Sun 9:30 am-12:30 pm * Check it out drop-in program - call for specific dates/times/locations of this program|
|Dates||All year except Statutory Holidays|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of) - Focused on Hamilton West Riding|
|Boundaries||City of Hamilton * Focused on the Hamilton West Riding|
|Eligibility||Ages: 6 year(s) and under |
Adults, Infants, Toddlers, Children, accompanied by parents, grandparents or caregivers
|Fees||None - There is no fee for the program, but there may be a fee for anyone using the toy lending services.|
|Print Material||Various print material on the importance of the early years|
|Funding||Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Children's Services|
|Membership Types||Raising the Bar - 2012|
|Service Categories||Child Development Classes ; Children's Play Groups ; Early Childhood Family Centres ; Early Literacy Development Programs ; Family Life Education ~ Parenting Issues ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Parents of Infants/Toddlers ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Parents of Preschool Aged Children ; Toys/Toy Loan|