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Extraordinary Lives Start With a Great Catholic Education

Early Years




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​​As a faith-filled Catholic community we recognize parents and families as the first educators of our children.

Children's first six years of development set the foundation for their success in school and future well-being. Children's development during these first six years affects their learning, behaviour, and physical and emotional health throughout adulthood.

We have the blessed privilege of journeying with our families and easing the transition from home to school in a number of ways.

Our support of the early years through programs and collaborative partnerships allows us to form a relationship with learners as they begin their journey of growth within the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations and towards their vocational calling.

The following links offer ways for families to give their children the best start possible.

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres provide a place where parents/caregivers and children from infants to six years of age can play and learn together in their local school.

Each Parenting and Family Literacy Centre offers a variety of fun learning activities for children while engaging parents in their child's learning. Through music, stories and play, babies and children can start to build essential skills like sharing, early literacy and numeracy as well as communications.

The play-based program enhances children’s natural curiosity and desire for exploration while helping them learn. Children can play with each other and become more familiar with the school and its activities.

Locations & Hours:

Christ the King Catholic School
3240 Garthwood Road, Mississauga (Map)
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Canadian Martyrs School
1185 Mississauga Valley Boulevard, Mississauga (Map)
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

St. Teresa of Avila School

6675 Montevideo Road, Mississauga (Map)
9:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

St. Joseph School
8 Parkway Avenue, Brampton (Map)
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Holy Cross School
3615 Morning Star Drive, Malton (Map)
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Our programs follow the school year calendar and are closed July/August and other major holidays.

Our programs are free of charge and we welcome all parents, grandparents and caregivers with children birth to age 6.

We welcome your visit and particpation.

For more information, dowload the Ministry of Education's Parenting and Family Literacy Centre brochure (PDF), visit or contact the Program Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24430.

Ontario Early Years Centres

Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can:

  • Take part with their children in a range of programs and activities
  • Get answers to questions
  • Get information about programs and services that are available for young children and their families
  • Talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.

Find an Ontario Early Years Centre in your area.  




Peel Health

Growing Healthy Kids

Kids Health

Wellington, Dufferin Guelph Public Health

Dufferin Coalition for Kids

Learning & Development

Dufferin Family Directory

Family Education Centre

Peel Child & Youth Initiative - Enrolled by Six

Early Years

Peel Infant Development  

Child Development Resource Connection Peel  

Success By 6 Peel  

Understanding the Early Years


Dufferin Family Directory

The Parent's Journal

iParenting Canada

Today's Parent

Parenting iVillage

eParenting Network

Peel Children's Aid Society

Dad Central Ontario​​

National Fatherhood Initiative

Multilingual Resources

Great Beginnings – Child Development brochure – translated in several languages

Parents Matter

Special Needs

Dufferin Family Special Needs Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Autism Society of Ontario

Canadian Council for Exceptional Children

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