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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 19:02

Revamping local Child Centres

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            The City of Kawartha Lakes needs input to help shape new local services for children and their caregivers. As of 2018, the municipality will be responsible for the implementation and management of new Child and Family Centres as part of their service responsibilities to CKL and the County of Haliburton. 

            Currently known as Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres, the expansion of services is

a result of the February 2016 Minister of Education announcement that the province will be integrating and updating four provincially-funded child and family programs into a new system of services and supports.

            The updated Child and Family Centres - focused on children aged 0 to 6 and their parents/caregivers - will provide free programming in support of positive social, emotional, cognitive, communication and physical development. 

            A comprehensive array of new provincial guidelines has been developed to ensure the success of this program. It includes the necessity of customizing a program to the needs of the local community.

            In the coming months, City of Kawartha Lakes staff will be gathering information from parents, caregivers and Ontario Early Years partners to inform the local implementation plan which will be presented to council in 2017.

            For more information about the Ontario Early Years CFCs please visit their website: edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/plan.html

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