What We Do

It takes a community to raise a family…

Milton Community Resource Centre (MCRC) is a Not-for-profit, multi-service organization that provides services to children and families of Milton and the surrounding communities, as well as professionals who work in the field of Early Childhood Education.

We offer a wide range of early learning and child care programs, parental support programs as well as professional development and resources which reflect the needs within Milton and the broader Halton community

At MCRC we strive to meet the diverse cultural, social and economic demands of families and professionals by offering a wide range of child care and related services.

Early Years

Ontario Early Years Centre, North Halton

As an Ontario Early Years Centre, we offer support and resources to assist parents and caregivers in their roles, as well as provide early learning experiences for children from birth to 6 years of age. A positive learning experience is provided through both drop-in and registered programs. Fees are not charged for Ontario Early Years programs.

Family Resource Programs

A variety of programs are offered for parents and their children, birth to 6 years of age. Mom and Baby Fitness, Messing around, Cooking up a Story and Discover Together are just a few of the fee based programs offered.

Parent Resource Library

The Parent Resource Library offers a wide range of supportive material and workshops related to family and parenting. Parent educators are available on-site to help parents find answers to their questions.

Early Literacy Initiative

Literacy skills begin early in life and are critical to a child’s health, behaviour and success in school. Early literacy activities and workshops for parents/caregivers and professionals are available and Individual consultations, can be provided.

Licensed Child Care Programs

Bronte Street School and Bruce Trail Early Learning & Child Care Centre – Licensed

A Reggio Emilia approach to early learning for children ages 18 months to 4 years is supported through emergent curriculum. MCRC recognizes that children are capable and curious and delivers programs that value and build on their strengths and abilities. Our curriculum is based around the children’s interests and the “Four Foundations for Learning” that are essential for children to grow and flourish as outlined by the Ministry of Education’s ‘How Does Learning Happen-Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years’ document. Full-time child care spaces are offered at our two licensed Child Care Centres. Participants in Quality First initiative.

Nursery School – Licensed
Our Nursery School is a 2½ hour program for children 2 ½ to 4 years of age designed to meet your child’s social, emotional, developmental and educational needs. Children are closely observed by program educators and are given opportunities for learning based on their interests. Educators develop projects around the emerging interests of the children in their group. Children and educators work as a collaborative team learning by exploring and manipulating objects, asking questions, solving problems and performing experiments. Learning within our Nursery School program is made visible through observation and documentation. Participant in Quality First initiative.

CHERISH Home Child Care – Licensed
CHERISH Home Child Care is licensed by the Ministry of Education and offers a flexible alternative to Centre-based care. Our Home Providers are visited regularly by our Registered Early Childhood Educator to ensure that the highest standards of health, safety, nutrition, and child development are met. Our program offers a small group setting with the Provider’s home for up to 6 children from 6 weeks to 13 years of age. Participant in Quality First initiative.

Before and After School Programs – Licensed
MCRC offers a seamless program for children in JK-Gr. 6 and their families within their own school. Our program offers children a safe and caring environment where they can relax and gather with friends at the beginning and end of their school day. Children have the opportunity to explore and investigate their environment, build relationships with others and co-construct new knowledge and ideas. As the educators listen to children, observe their play, and work collaboratively with them, they discover children’s interests and ideas and thus the curriculum emerges as these discoveries are made. Children are given the opportunity to investigate the arts, participate in hands on science, to keep physically fit and to learn new skills that complement the school day. Participant in Quality First initiative.

School Age Camps/ PA Days – Licensed
NO SCHOOL? NO PROBLEM!  For over 10 years MCRC has been operating successful and affordable PA DAY and Camp programs. MCRC offers a camp program during all school closures including; PA days, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer time. Educators and children work together to plan a variety of activities and experiences to meet the interests and needs of all children. Everything from dancing, karaoke, outdoor winter fun, creative arts, board games tournaments, cooking, science and nature, special guests, field trips, and more!

Youth Dance Party
MCRC’s Friday Night Dance Parties are for youth in Grades 4 through 7, with DJ’s, snack bar, games, and theme nights.  Dance Parties provide a fun and a safe environment for local youth to socialize with friends; chaperoned by MCRC’s friendly staff and volunteers.
Click here to see information on our next Youth Dance Party.

Click here to view our Artists and Children Together (ACT) intiative

For any program questions, please contact us