District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

Site: East Parry Sound

Service: First Steps Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Record #: PSD0172
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023
Last Full Update: 16 Feb 2023


Description (Service)
Offers full and/or half-day child care programs for toddler and preschool aged children. Registered Early Childhood Educators are inspired by 'How Does Learning Happen?' Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years and Emergent Curriculum. Supports the Ministry of Education's vision that children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential.

Provides a safe, secure, healthy and enriching environment for preschool children.

Offers an environment of inclusion where children and their families are supported. Inclusion promotes belonging, engagement, well-being and expression for everyone.

First Steps Early Learning and Child Care Centre is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act by the Ministry of Education.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Areas Served Parry Sound District
Eligibility Toddler and Preschool Programs offered (15 months - 4 years)
Application Call to provide intake and registration information.
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees Program ;
  • There is a daily rate for children in the program determined by the province of Ontario as part of the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement
  • Eligible parents/guardians may qualify for child care fee subsidy through the Parry Sound District Social Services Administration Board
  • Apply online by accessing the online application form (OLAF) new applicants only. Call 705-746-7777 ext 5277 or 1-800-461-4464 for further information
  • Address and Location

    Site Location Just off Hwy 11
    Located In Community South River
    Address & Map
    16 Toronto Ave
    South River, ON P0A 1X0
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    Intersection Toronto Ave and Isabella St
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-386-0553
    Toll Free Phone 1-800-563-4201
    Fax 705-386-0150
    E-Mail Firststeps@psdssab.org
    Website www.psdssab.org/index.php/our-programs/childrens-services
    Primary Contact Heather Wainman, Supervisor
    Primary Executive Brenda Wiltshire, Director of Directly Operated Child Care Programs; Phone: (Business) 1-800-563-4201 ext 5430; Email: bwiltshire@psdssab.org
    Mailing Address PO Box 239 
    South River, ON P0A 1X0

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