* 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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The child care rates have been reduced!! Please view our rate table.

Winter Outdoor Play

Please remember to send your child 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

May 11

Mother’s Day Tea

May 18

PD Day for Public School only

May 21

Victoria Day – Centre Closed

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English Day Care Program

French Day Care Program


For the month of May, the Infant Program will enjoy focusing on Mother’s Love. We will sing songs such as, “I Love You Mommy”, “If You Love Mommy and You Know It” and “Five Little Chicks”. We will read wonderful books such as, “Mama Where Are You?”, “Mommy Mine”, “Baby Animals and Shiny Animals”. The infants will create an adorable surprise for Mother’s Day! We will turn our little fingers orange by finger painting with carrots. We will also enjoy playing peek-a-boo, basket of balls and water play.


Hooray, it’s May! This month the toddlers will be celebrating spring! With lots of activities planned indoors and outdoors, we are sure to have a blast while we gear up for summer! Indoors we will be decorating planters and planting seeds, reading spring books, and singing spring songs. Outside we will be preparing our garden for planting, going on walks to look for budding plants, bugs, and small critters, and getting messy in the mud! We will also be working on special Mother’s Day gifts, doing science experiments, and expanding interests in the kitchen area with new props and recipes, and in shapes and colours with many different activities planned. We are looking forward to a fun, warm month of celebrating Spring!


In the month of May, the Preschool group will continue to focus on letter and number recognition in our book corner. The children have been very interested in having me read books to them, and they are determined to hear the same three books every single day. Currently, those three stories are: “The Very Cranky Bear” by Nick Bland , “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen and “Too Much Glue” by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz. Multiple times a day, we dedicate time for our stories and songs. Sometimes, I can sneak extra stories in at nap time, or encourage the children to act out the stories as I read. I am encouraging them to look at books as much as possible, and I have noticed that their letter recognition is dramatically improving. The air is supposed to get warmer within the next few weeks, and the snow will start to melt soon. Please continue to dress your child in warm outfits, and make sure they have a hat and mitts. We will be playing outdoors twice daily.

School Age

April Showers were supposed to bring May flowers, although we skipped on the showers last month we are hoping for flowers this month! In May we welcome warmth, sun and lots of puddles! We will be opening our caterpillar cocoons this month and hopefully that will welcome new weather! The children will be making their very own take-home moon sand this month, since it was just a hit in the classroom.
May is the month of Mother’s Day. We will be creating a special something for the wonderful moms in our lives. Hopefully with the weather on our side we can enjoy some much needed outdoor play and vitamin D!



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