News Release EarlyOn Child and Family Centre
Newly renovated space at 73 Water Street North, Unit 105, Cambridge will be the new home for the EarlyOn Child and Family Centre. Relocation will take place in March after renovations are completed. Cambridge Family Early Years will move from their current fifteen year location at 149 Ainslie St. North to Water Street. The Centre is working through many changes to transform programs and services and eagerly anticipating the relocation.
Previously known as Cambridge Family Resource Centre, and before that Playcare, the Centre has provided accessible social and educational programs for parents, caregivers and their children (prenatal to six years) for over 35 years in Cambridge.
Just last year provincial guidelines changed, and funding that previously came from the Ministry of Education was downloaded to the Region of Waterloo for EarlyOn Child and Family Centres. The YMCA of Cambridge/KW was chosen to be the lead agency for EarlyOn in Waterloo Region and the Cambridge Family Early Years Centre is subcontracted to provide EarlyOn hub services.
The new location’s main spotlight will be the large playroom for families to learn and play together with their children and take advantage of the many other connections and resources available for families. EarlyOn is a universal service system supporting all children 0 to 6 years of age, parents/caregivers in learning, growing and connecting together. Families have access to a range of high-quality, inclusive programs and services to contribute to their child’s learning, development and wellbeing. The Centre partners with many other community agencies and services to provide a variety of opportunities for families in a hub model of service.
“Our staff are working non-stop to continue offering our current programs and services, while at the same time preparing for the move and opening of the new location in mid March. We want to make this change as smooth as possible for families and are excited to promote the new Centre and to welcome many new families” says Donna Kendrick, Executive Director.
Operating hours at the new location will include Monday to Friday services, all day Tuesday until 7 pm. and Saturday mornings as well. For more information please call 519-740-8353 or www.earlyoninfo.ca Check out our website www.cfeyc.ca or face book Cambridge Family Early Years Centre closer to March for more specific dates.
Donna Kendrick, Executive Director
We are an EarlyON Child and Family Centre program site. We also have mobile sites in the community of Cambridge.
EarlyON Waterloo Region
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free, drop-in programs for children, parents and caregivers in a friendly environment that fosters children learning and development, provides support to parents and caregivers, and connects families to community services.
For more information on EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Waterloo Region visit: earlyyearsinfo.ca
We are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education through the Region of Waterloo. We are also a charitable organization #11909 4639.
Tuesdays: 9-4 and 6-7:30
Saturdays: 9:30-11:30 (check current schedule for dates and times)
Please note that sometimes our doors will be locked during non program hours due to staff training or lunch.
same as above except Saturdays and Tuesday nights
149 Ainslie Street N or 73 Water Street N (January 2019)
In case of bad weather, we close if the public schools are closed.