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: 01 Mar 2021
Last Full Update: 05 Nov 2019


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 - 3.8 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 * 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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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, Manager 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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