OEYC - Mississauga East

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Record Details
Social Media Website Website: www.dixiebloor.ca
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Description & Services
Description A member of Raising the Bar Peel 
The Ontario Early Years Centre offers a range of free education and parenting services for all parents/caregivers and their children (up to 6yrs). 
* Family time (0-6yrs)  
A program for parents/caregivers and their children(0-6 years) that focuses on promoting positive child development in informal relaxed environment. Activity stations, arts and crafts and circle/story time are available.  
Come out and meet new people, socialize and have fun! 
* Adjustments after birth 
Drop in, non-professional peer support for mothers experiencing Postpartum Mood adjustments. Mother may bring their infants and have the opportunity to share experiences, strategies and receive support from mothers going through the same changes. 
* Baby Playtime (0-18mths) 
A program for parents to explore early learning activities and network with other parents and caregivers. A focus on interactions between the adult and their baby nurtures attachment and easy and fun activities to do at home with your baby. There are opportunities to ask questions and interact with other parents. 
An interactive group experience for parents and their children which focus on rhymes, songs and stories to motivate children to become mini authors. Parents/caregivers and children will spend quality time together assembling a custom book and the end result will become a treasure for years to come. 
* Explore our World (3,5-6yrs). 
A fun and explorative program for families with children that build on children's natural curiosities and appreciation of the natural world. A variety of activities give families the opportunity to explore, question, compare, experiment, and estimate together. By engaging in activities that interest and engage children's senses, their imagination and vocabulary are expanded, and the tools are provided for developing critical thinking skills. 
* Family Move and Groove (0-6yrs). 
An interactive program to introduce children to the concepts of music, movement and creative play, which encourages listening and language skills, imitation and gross motor development. Children and families engage in enjoyable and developmentally appropriate activities, particularly, movement to music. Through play and physical activity, children can participate in creative movement, dance and other daily physical activities while demonstrating balance, attention to cues in music, body and spatial awareness and the ability apply basic safety rules.  
* Letters and Sounds (3,5-6yrs). 
A program for families with children where they engage in a variety of activities that facilitate the learning of letters of the alphabet, which are used in fun and interactive ways to facilitate further learning at the families' homes. 
* Math is Everywhere (3-6yrs). 
A program for families with children that fosters a positive attitude towards mathematics by engaging in a variety of developmentally appropriate play activities. Math concepts, such as counting, shapers, patterns, comparisons, and probability will be explored by building on children's previous knowledge. When a family has fun working on math together, respecting each other's learning styles, everyone benefits. 
* Mother Goose (0-12mths) 
An interactive program for families with babies that facilitates positive bonding and attachment, which is vital to the ongoing healthy development of the parent/child relationship. By engaging in rhymes, songs and stories there is an emphasis on the early development of infants' communication and language skills. 
* Little Chefs (3,5-6yrs). 
A fun and social program that provides children with hands on cooking experience. Children learn healthy eating habits and get the chance to help prepare simple meals while learning about measurements and quantity. 
*Toddler Time. A program for parents/caregivers and their toddlers 19–30 months. This program uses arts and crafts, structured activities and circle/story time. 
* School Here I Come.  
Children ( 3,5 – 6 yrs.) going to kindergarten will spend time in a setting similar to that of a Kindergarten This is an 6-week program for children entering Kindergarten the following September. Children will participate in activities that will prepare them for the school environment. Children graduate at the end of the session; therefore children attend only one session.  
*Reading Circle. 
A program for parents and children (0-6 years) to promote love for books and discover the joy of reading, literacy through songs, rhymes and story books. Reading helps children learn how language is used, builds vocabulary, expands imagination, helps make sense of the world and provides tools for developing critical thinking skills. 
Parenting Programs 
Nobody's Perfect 
A program for parents/caregivers with children (0-5 years) that emphasizes the many styles and ways of parenting, as opposed to teaching one "right" way. It helps caregivers recognize their strengths and find positive strategies to raise healthy, happy children. 
Make the Connection  
A 9 weeks baby program ( 0-2 years) to help strengthen the parent -infant relationship. in MTC parents learn the kinds of skills necessary to establish loving relationships, foster two-way communication and nurture the curiosity behind their baby's drive to explore and learn. 
Baby Love/Let's talk about Babies  
A parenting group for parents with babies ( 6 weeks to 12 months). This is a Hospital for Sick Children research project that compares two approaches to supporting parents with infants to navigate the first year as caregivers. 
2 Satellite Locations 
*Brian W. Fleming Public School, 3255 Havenwood Dr, Mississauga, ON L4A3A9 
* Dixie Bloor OEYC , 3650 Dixie Road, Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y3Y9
Hours Call for schedules & hours or check our website: www.dixiebloor.ca
Areas Served Mississauga
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Parents and Caregivers with children (up to 6yrs)
Fees None
Languages English
Membership Types Raising the Bar Peel
Contact Information
Address & Map
Tomken Middle School South building
3160 Tomken Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Y 2Y6
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Intersection North of Dundas St E/South of Bloor
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 905-276-6392 ext 221
Fax 905-276-1092
E-Mail meoeyc@dixiebloor.ca
Website www.peelearlyyears.com
Primary Contact Irene Malikov, Referral and Information Administrator, Dixie Bloor Early Years Centre; Phone: 905-276-6392 ext 221; Fax: 905-276-1092; Email: irenem@dixiebloor.ca
Primary Executive Magdalena Diaz, Manager Community and Family Services, Dixie Bloor Early Years Centre; Phone: 905-276-6392 ext 224; Email: magdalenad@dixiebloor.ca
Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Crafts ; Drop-in centres ; Early childhood education ; Information and referral ; Learning centres ; Literacy ; Nutrition ; Parent and child programs ; Parenting support ; Postnatal care ; Pregnancy ; Prenatal care ; Preschool children ; Teen mothers ; Toy libraries

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