* Open Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. *

The Centre offers a variety of programs to the community which encompasses the needs of parents, caregivers and children from birth to twelve years of age. Together, our staff aspires to deliver quality service, including a safe, nurturing and inviting environment, nutritious meals and fun-filled days both indoors and out, that facilitate growth and friendships.

* For French Day Care information, select the “FR” option at the top right *

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Winter Outdoor Play

Reminder to parents and caregivers to send children with weather-appropriate clothing.

Revised Parent Manual

Please download our revised Parent Manual, if you would like to view our updated information and newly implemented policies! Hard copies are also available upon request.

Important Dates

January 1

New Years Day – Closed

January 2

All programs resume regular operations

January 7

School resumes

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French Day Care Program


For the month of January, the infants will enjoy winter. We will sing songs such as I’m a Little Snowman, Winter and Chubby Little Snowman. The infants will enjoy some squishy play with snowmen in a bag and prospecting for our little penguin friends hiding in jello. The infants will have fun hiding and finding our little winter critters. We will read some books such as Winter and Baby Loves Winter. We will explore in our sensory/discovery baskets and create a cozy cabin to stay warm in.


For the month of January, we will learn about the five senses. For music and movement, we will be singing head and shoulders along with the actions. For creative experience we will make snowman puppets. Our sensory bin will have snow and water paint and also winter slime. Our word wall will have the five senses along with what they are used for: hands-touch, mouth-taste, nose-smell, eyes-see, ears-hear. For dramatic play we will care for babies. For literacy we will have hidden letters in shredded paper and match the letters to the puzzle. For outside play we will play with slides and make snowballs.


Based on observations that I have made in the classroom we will be working on social skills, co-operation, sharing, self regulation and fine motor skills. Planned activities include: a sensory bin with fish in it (which will be brought outside to freeze) to be brought inside for the children to try different techniques to get the fish out.

School Age

December was a fun month, but January will be cool too. We have been exploring the bushes beside the daycare and learning about nature, how to protect it, and how to use plants as medicine. We will create art using loose parts we find in the bush, and do activities that focus on anti-bullying and healthy relationships. I am encouraging the children to read, build with legos and be creative in our art station because after a long day at school, they need time to relax. When the snow is piling up and the wind is blowing, what do you do? Most people would stay indoors where it is cozy and warm. Not us! The School Age children will be busy making an ice rink in the yard, having snowball fights, and pulling each other in sleds. We will be outside every day, unless it is too cold. Please remind your children to dress warm and wear their snow pants.



School Age


Payments can be made by cash, cheque, money order or through online banking. Receipts will be issued upon payment.



Payments are due as per payment schedule on a bi-weekly basis.

Payments are to be made as you use or you may pay in advance for a pre-determined number of days.

Early ON Centre

The Early ON Centre is a free service open to parents/caregivers and their children, which provides a caring early learning environment. As well as being a resource center and a warm social milieu for adults and children, we host an array of special events that are sure to make your child’s day a little more memorable. Open Monday to Friday mornings from 8:30 to 12:00, and Monday to Thursday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:30. Come drop in!

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Parenting Workshops

Childcare provided during workshops. Outreach services are provided to Foleyet and Gogama.

Daily Service

A free service and resource centre open to anyone caring for children. Drop-in to our caring and educational environment.

Baby Sessions

Held on Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 AM, as well as Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Notice: Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Chapleau Child Care Centre

28 Golf Course Road

P.O. Box 969

Chapleau, Ontario

P0M 1K0