Rexdale Women's Centre

Children's Services

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Record #: CWL0309 Last Modified: 04 Jun 2013 Last Full Update: 03 May 2013
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Description & Services
DescriptionThe Rexdale Women's Centre is an independent, not-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members 
The Children's Services Program offers the following services: 
Preschool Program 
Provides structured early learning opportunities for children 2 to 5 years of age whose parents are registered and attending English as a Second Language classes at the Centre. The program assists children to ease into kindergarten with little or no anxiety 
School Readiness 
Provides children 2 to 6 years of age, new to the country, opportunities to develop language, early literacy, creative, cognitive, sensory and motor skills to succeed in the school system. Parents accompany the children to the program and learn about their child’s development needs  
Family Drop-In program 
Designed for children 2 to 12 years of age. Aids children to develop language, cognitive, sensory, creative and gross motor skills development. Targets newcomer children and their parents who have limited knowledge of English language skills. While children are learning and creating, parents are involved in workshops and seminars that develop better parenting skills. Parents learn more about their children’s development, are encouraged to use these techniques at home to foster continued growth of acquired skills and positive learning opportunities for their children.  
Occasional Child Care Program 
To assist newcomer families in accessing and benefitting from services, occassional child care is provided. Available to parents with children from 19 months to 14 years of age. Children attend the program while parents participate and benefit from services.  
HoursOffice Hours: Mon, Tue, Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm *Wed 9 am-8 pm * Sat 9 am-12 pm
Areas ServedEtobicoke ; Greater Toronto Area ; Toronto
EligibilityServices available to: newcomers, immigrants, refugees, Canadian women and their family/dependants
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Arabic ; Bosnian ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Dari ; Farsi (Persian) ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Serbian ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Twi ; Urdu ; West Indian dialect ; Assyrian, Bengali
Contact Information
Address23 Westmore Drive, Ste 400
Etobicoke, ON M9V 3Y7
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IntersectionHwy 27 / Albion Rd
Office Phone416-745-0062  
Primary ContactFatima Filippi, Executive Director; Email:
Other Details
FundingCity / Town ; Donations
Service Level(50) Non Profit
SubjectsChild care ; Children ; Community centres ; Drop-in centres ; Early childhood education ; English as a second language ; Immigrants ; Parent and child programs ; Parenting support ; Preschool children ; Refugees