UPPER GRAND DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
A grand opening to celebrate a new child care centre and EarlyON centre in the Town of Erin will be held this February. In the fall, the Upper Grand District School Board and the County of Wellington were pleased to announce the opening of the new facility, located at Erin Public School.
On Feb. 21, 2019, officials from the Ministry of Education, School Board and the County will be at Erin Y Child Care to celebrate the official opening of the facility. The new child care centre provides 10 infant, 15 toddler and 24 preschool full day, full time spaces for residents in the County of Wellington. The centre opened in December and is operated by the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph.
The new EarlyON centre, located next to the child care centre will be operated by the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington (CRC). This centre offers a safe and welcoming high-quality early learning environment open to all families and caregivers with children up to the age of six years. Services include drop-in programs and play groups offered by Registered Early Childhood Educators as well as access to supports and available resources.
The capital funds for this retro-fit project comes from a successful joint Capital Priorities application to the Ministry of Education for child care and child and family support programs. The Ministry also provided increased child care operating funds as part of the Government of Ontario’s plan for the expansion of child care.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer this valuable service to our families, alongside our partners at the County. This will be the first licensed centre in the area to offer child Page two of three care spaces for infants, which is much needed in our communities,” said Linda Busuttil, Chair of the UGDSB.
Luisa Artuso, Director of Early Years Division, County of Wellington, notes, “This is a welcomed addition of children’s early years’ services in Wellington County as it provides a continuum of services for families with young children – particularly for those who live in the Town of Erin.”
On Feb. 21, the County of Wellington and UGDSB are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony. Representatives from the Ministry, School Board, County, YMCA-YWCA, and CRC will be in attendance to celebrate the new child care spaces in the Erin community.
- Date: Thursday Feb. 21, 2019
- Time: 10 a.m.
- Location: 185 Daniel Street, Erin, Ontario
For information regarding registration for child care spaces, please contact: Michelle Patterson, Supervisor, Erin YMCA-YWCA Child Care at: 519.833.2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding the new EarlyON Centre, please contact the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington at: 519.843.7000 or email@example.com.