Programs and Services

 

College-Montrose Children’s Place’s primary mandate is to deliver integrated accessible programs and services for the best possible outcomes for children.  The programs and services offered vary depending on the specific needs of the local community and its families.  Last year we served more than 2,900 children and their families.

Our program development uses values and principles adopted by the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs.  CMCP is an Ontario Early Years Centre.

Check our calendar for dates, times and locations where these programs are offered or call 416-532-9485 ext. 221 or 225.

Adults are able to engage their children in many types of structured play-based, learning opportunities. Here they can interact with other adults while they gain skills and learn about resources. This program supports parents/caregivers and children under six.

  • Drop-In Centre activities
  • Infant Rhyme and Song Circle (0 to 12 months)
  • Song and Rhyme Circle (up to 6 years old)
  • Snack Time
  • Fun in the Park (summer only)

Ongoing Program Offerings
We offer a number of programs, services and resources to children and their families throughout the year.

Programs for Families

  • Reading Circle
  • Parenting Resource Library
  • Information and referral services
  • Outreach and Community Development

Programs for Parents and Caregivers

  • Parent relief and Occasional and Emergency Childcare
  • Supporting a child with Special Needs (Nurturing Development)
  • Child Care Registry

Workshops and Support Groups
At various times of the year we offer a range of workshops in a variety of areas related to child-rearing, including health and nutrition and positive behaviour management and child development.  Here are some examples:

Infant (Up to 24 months old)

  • Living and Learning with baby
  • Make the Connection (0 to 24 months)
  • Stories and Rhymes
  • Mat Chats (different topics

Preschool (2 to 6 years old)

  • Rainbow Fun
  • School Readiness (3 & 4 yr olds)
  • Family Math
  • Family Literacy

Parents and caregivers

  • Parenting Groups in Portuguese, Chinese and English
  • Nobody’s Perfect
  • Kids Have Stress Too
  • Caregiver Training
  • Peer nutrition program
  • Relaxation & Stress Management for Adults