* 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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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.

Parent Bulletins

Read our monthly newsletters, leave your comments and you will be entered into our draw for the respective month.

Holiday Food Drive

You have until December 15th to donate non-perishables to our Holiday Food Drive, which will be going to families in need within the community. Every time you enter an item, you may enter your name into our “Five Days of Christmas” draw. Names will be drawn on December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.

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

November 27 - December 15

Holiday Food Drive

December 14

French Day Care Christmas Luncheon

December 18

Christmas Tour of Lights Bus Ride

December 19

Visit to the Hospital Seniors

December 20

Christmas Party with Mrs. Santa

December 21

English Day Care Christmas Luncheon

December 22

Last day open before Christmas (regular hours)

December 25-29 and January 1

Closed for the Holidays

January 2

Resume regular operations

Parent Manual


English Day Care Program

French Day Care Program


Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! It’s that wonderful time of year again and we are going to take advantage of all the holiday fun! For the month of December we are going to spread holiday cheer by reading books such as “Where is Baby’s Present?” and “Surprise Snow Day!” We will also enjoy some winter season songs such as “I’m a Little Snowman”, “Snowkey Pokey” and “The Mitten Chant.” With the cold weather here to stay, we will play dress up with our winter clothing and a snowman dress up felt board. Many fun games are also planned like “mitten match-up”, as well as, many exciting Christmas crafts!


For the month of December, the toddler group will be continuing music & exploring how their bodies move and react to the rhythm as they can dance and sing along to educational songs. Sensory activities are a big hit in the toddler group we will change it up week by week. It is fun and educational for them to explore all types of different textures, sounds and materials. Some activities we will be doing daily are story time, free play, pretend play, building blocks and so much more. In addition, we will be making some seasonal crafts for the parents to take home as well as for our room display. Please note that we will be having a pajama day on Friday December 1st.


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 preschool children will be working on building a giant snow fort in our yard. The goal is: construct a fort that is 4 feet high, and sturdy enough to withstand everything except the sun. When it is built, we are going to “paint” the inside with water and food colouring. This activity will allow us to be a team and work together. Inside, we will be working on many fine motor activities such as puzzles, writing, drawing, coloring, and playing with a homemade fidget board. During circle time at the end of the day, we have been doing activities on the ipad such as tracing letters, and sorting objects. We cheer for our friends when they complete an activity, which shows we are learning how to express ourselves and support our friends. We also have our daily story time and a discussion about the book we are reading. This teaches us how to take turns when we communicate, and build our vocabulary when our educator uses and explains new words.

School Age

The month of December with the School Age group will be spent getting ready for Christmas, playing in the snow, and learning about other holidays that come this time of year! We will be continuing to explore interests in food with our kitchen centre back in the room and plenty of opportunities to help prepare their own snacks and help decorate Christmas treats. Outdoors we will be playing lots of snow games, making forts and obstacles with the snow, and completing treasure and scavenger hunts. Indoors we will be doing plenty of different Christmas themed activities and crafts, reading and learning about different cultures and the holidays they celebrate, looking out everyday for our elf on the shelf watching over our room, decorating, and reading books to each other. This month should be packed with fun as we enjoy the winter weather, the Christmas season, and the year coming to a close!


Officially, winter begins on December 21st. Although here in Chapleau, we are already seeing the signs of cold weather and snow. The children will recognize that we must dress warmly to play outside. They will play a game differentiating between summer and winter clothes. What is the appropriate choice for the weather conditions? We will see that the snow is very cold. Using colouring dyes, we will create colours with the snow. We will also each make a snowman. When we think « December », we think « Christmas ». Therefore for this month, we will learn about words associated with Christmas, such as Santa Claus, stars, reindeer, Santa’s sleigh, decorations, Christmas tree, gingerbread man. We will make crafts such as a Christmas wreath, Christmas tree, stockings, etc… We will be going to the « Centre des petits » on Mondays and Thursdays.


December is already here! The snow is all around and the air is cold. Winter is at the door. This is the time of year when we go sliding, build forts, make snowmen, paint snow, etc… What fun! When we think « December », we think « Christmas ». It is a time of giving, so the children will learn to be giving towards their friends. We will make cards and deliver them to the residents at the hospital. With the help of Mrs. Ethel Orton, we will make gingerbread houses to take home. A variety of Christmas crafts will also be made available for the children. Every year, Carmelle makes us a nice Christmas dinner. We will be visiting the « Centre des petits » on Mondays and Thursdays.

School Age

It’s almost time for the holidays! We’re all so excited! This month, the children will decorate our Christmas tree and will make many crafts to decorate our classroom as well as their homes. We will also bake cookies, write a letter to Santa and make a card. Throughout the month, we will also learn about modes of transportation. We will build a road that we can play with using our car collection. Happy Holidays to all!!


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.

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!

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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