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For more information contact:
Rosary Kwak
Early Childhood Development Specialist
(416) 449-9651 ext. 105

Family Resource Centre

The Ontario Early Years Centre is a drop-in playgroup which provides a fun and interactive environment where Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing parents and caregivers connect with one another and learn about new ways to stimulate their child’s development.   Children ages birth to 6 years will learn through play, developing social skills and emotional security. Staff communicate in American Sign Language and English.  Programming runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings and is funded by Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices.


A child and family focused playgroup for parents with children, birth to age 6, who have been identified with a hearing loss. We provide parents with individual support in acquiring information, making critical decisions and implementing goals for their children with regards to communication, behaviour, cognitive and emotional development.   Families attending this program also have free access to the McDonald’s Family Resource Library which offers information, toys and materials that address their unique needs and experiences.  This program runs Wednesday and Friday mornings and is funded by Toronto Children’s Services.

If you are interested in our program, please register here.