Ongoing Events


Unless otherwise noted, all workshops, meetings and events are offered from September to June at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 435 Stone Rd. W., Stone Rd. Mall, Guelph.

The location for events in Mount Forest is the The Ontario Early Years Centre, 311 Foster St. Mount Forest.

Home Child Care Network 

Guelph: 9:15 – 11:15am - Caregiver Playgroup Monday mornings. Home child care providers and the children in their care are invited to network with other providers,  and check out the resource library. Space is limited and first come are first served. (No group during July and August)

Supervisors’ Network  

Provides an opportunity for child care supervisors to discuss concerns, hear about new ideas and offer support to colleagues. Supervisors from licensed child care centres, both non profit and commercial are invited to participate. The Guelph Network meets on the second Friday of each month from September to June from 1:30 – 3:00pm. The North Wellington Network meets in Mount Forest as scheduled.

Our Children, Our Future 

Our Children Our Future is a series of workshops for early childhood educators, home child care providers, parents and others who provide care for children. Registration is required.

Guelph – 2nd Tuesday of each month, September to June from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at OEYC - Stone Road Mall.  Call 519-821-8089 ext. 777 to register or on line at

 Mount Forest – 3rd Tuesday of each month, September to June at 311 Foster Street from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Call 519-509-2726 to register.


Cook’s Network 

Child Care cooks from Guelph and Wellington County are invited to network, share ideas and recipes and enjoy a specific topic of interest at each meeting. Check calendar for dates.

Preschool/Nursery School Network 

This network  provides an opportunity for preschool and nursery school staff to network with each other, discuss common issues, and provide support to colleagues.  Please check the calendar of events for upcoming network dates.

Infant/Toddler Network

Join your colleagues to share your ideas and experience of caring for infants or toddlers. Each meeting will include  a discussion on a specific topic related to the care of our youngest children.  Please check the calendar of events for upcoming network dates. 

Emergent Network

Our Emergent network is designed to support any program engaged in emergent practice. Whether you are a theme based program interested in exploring another curriculum approach, a program transitioning to emergent curriculum, or a program already engaged with emergent practice, this network will connect you with other Early Childhood Education professionals to provide support and encouragement, mentoring, and opportunities to reflect upon experiences, and practice. Meetings are held at different locations and will feature a site tour. Please check the calendar of events for upcoming network dates.

School-Age Network

The School-Age Network is designed for any Early Childhod professional working with children 4 years - 12 years of age. This network will provide you with the opportunity to share ideas, exchange experiences and resources, and make connections with others who also work with school-age children. Please check the calendar of events for upcoming network dates.