* Open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 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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Fall Outdoor Play

Please remember to send your child with weather appropriate clothing.


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Online Parent Schedules

To fill out your child’s attendance schedule online, download our document, fill it out and save your updated version. Then, email your schedule to chapleauchildcare@bellnet.ca. Please click the “Parent Schedules” button directly to the right of this message.

Important Dates

October 4

Thanksgiving Luncheon at the English Site

October 5

Thanksgiving Luncheon at the French Site

October 27

PD Day for all schools

October 31


Parent Schedules (OCT & NOV)


English Day Care Program

French Day Care Program


1…2…3! The month of October will be all about counting! From songs and books, to art and outside play; we are going to make learning fun! We will also be incorporating the theme of Autumn into our daily activities. To take advantage of our wonderful fall weather, your children will be counting things like leaves and pumpkins and everything in between!


For the month of October, the toddlers will be given various invitations to play that include activities designed to strengthen their motor skills as well as their sensory and self-help skills. Our sensory table will be rotating with such explorations as “Fall Leaf Soup” “Pumpkin Scented Fall Sensory” and various tactile experiences with natural found materials. Our kitchen center will be filled with items to make our dramatic play closely resemble a real kitchen. We will include aprons, cutting boards, pretend knives, fruits, and vegetables that can be “cut” and various cooking utensils. Our block area will include some smaller, more challenging blocks to give the children more opportunities to build their patience and concentration. The toddlers will challenge their pincer grasp skills with such activities as cutting with scissors, transferring items individually from one container to the other, sorting items by likeness and colouring our tactile pages in some fun Halloween themes. Lacing, matching and seriating activities will round out our plan. As usual we will add and subtract from the room as the children’s interests change. As the weather gets cooler there will be more outdoor clothing to take off and put on, which will be the perfect opportunity to explore zippers, buttons, and Velcro, as well as balancing to put on and off rubber boots and shoes. Outside, we’ll be all about the puddles and ice that will be sure to be formed from our colder nights and rainy days. We will also be taking some of our messier creative experiences outside to see where they go. Tuesday October 31st, we will be having a costume parade and trick-or-treating with our friends, with baskets we decorate ourselves. We’re sure to have a fun-filled month in the toddler room! Be sure to join us!


This October, the Preschool, group will continue working on letter recognition. We sing the ABC song multiple times a day, and each morning we have been doing a circle time to talk about our letter of the day. We will be doing spooky Halloween themed crafts, counting pumpkins, and continuing to build and create with our blocks and logs. During quiet time, the children who do not sleep will have a chance to play with our new Leap Pad and further practice their literacy skills. Monday October 30th is Orange and Black Day. Please dress your children in these colors. We will spend some of the day decorating our room for Halloween. October 31st will be our Halloween dress up day. The children will enjoy going trick-or-treating in the center. Please send your child’s costume in a bag.

School Age

Through the month of October the school age group will be enjoying the warm fall weather with plenty of outdoor play including nature walks, leaf hunts, outdoor pumpkin carving, fort building, and games! Inside, we will be exploring interest in cutting and pasting crafts as well as dramatic arts by making our own puppets and putting on shows. We also have a new kitchen centre in our room where we can play house and do the dishes, or play restaurant and serve to our friends! We are making lots of use out of this new centre and will expand it by making our own cardboard food to add to the cupboard. To prepare ourselves for Halloween we will be making our own masks, decorating our room together, and making creepy arts and crafts. At the end of the month we will celebrate by making our own spooky snacks and having a Halloween party! It is sure to be a fun and candy filled October with the school age group as we get excited for Halloween and enjoy the last of the warm weather before preparing for winter!


The toddlers will be following the preschool programming, modified to their level.


Since the 22nd of September, fall has arrived. The children will begin to notice that the days are getting shorter. The leaves are changing colours and begin to fall. We will discuss animals and their steps of preparation for the long winter, like the squirrels that gather nuts to store. Frogs ingest many items before going underground. The bears and racoons fill themselves up so that they may sleep through the winter. Various birds begin their migration south. At the farms, farmers pick corn, pumpkins and apples. We start to dress more warmly.

School Age

The lovely season of fall has arrived. The leaves begin to change colours and fall. The air is getting crisp. Since winter is coming, certain animals prepare for hibernation. We will learn about these animals and what they do to prepare for winter. We also celebrate Halloween during this month, therefore the children will be making Halloween-themed crafts and participating in activities. We will also be dressing up on Halloween day.


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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.

Best Start Hub

The Hub 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 9:30 to 11:30, and Monday to Thursday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:30. Come drop in!

More information
October Calendar
October Newsletter

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