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City of Kawartha Lakes prepares to provide a new system of services and supports for children

The Child and Family Centres will provide free programming for children to support their social, emotional, cognitive, communication and physical development. These no cost programs will also support parents and caregivers as their children's first and most important teachers.

Beginning in 2018, the City of Kawartha Lakes will be responsible for the implementation and management of the new CFCs as part of our service system management responsibilities for the City and the County of Haliburton.

New provincial planning guidelines have been developed and include information relating to the vision and guiding principle, intended outcomes, core services, customized community connections, service delivery methods, service providers and staffing, early years community planning processes, data analysis services, service planning considerations and local needs assessments.

In the coming months City staff will be consulting with early years partners, parents and caregivers to gather information to assist with the completion a local needs assessment and to collect relevant information related to service provision for children ages 0 - 6. The resulting implementation plan will be presented to City Council in 2017.

For more information about the OEYCFC's please visit their website


For further information, please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager, Communications Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355

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