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Family Support & School Readiness Hubs
Hubs/Mini HubsThe Durham District School Board (DDSB), in partnership with Durham's Best Start Early Years agencies, operates school-based Family Support and School readiness Hubs. Each Hub offers free programs for children ages 0-5 accompanied by their parents or caregivers.

Family Support/School Readiness Hubs are intended to support all children, families and caregivers in learning, growing and connecting together.

All programs and services are designed and delivered to meet the unique needs of families, caregivers and young children to support their developmental health and general well-being.


  • Parents and caregivers have access to high quality services that support them in their role as their child's first teacher, enhance their well-being, and enrich their knowledge about early learning and development.
  • Children have access to play and inquiry-based learning opportunities and experience positive developmental health and well-being.
  • Parents and caregivers have opportunities to strengthen their relationships with their children.
  • Parents and caregivers are provided with timely, relevant and up to date information about community and specialized services.


For more detailed program and contact information,
please click on the school links for the calendar of
activities happening at that location.


White Oaks Parent and Child drop in
Mondays, starting September 11, 2017
12:30 ​p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
for parents with children ages 0-6
In the Community Room
101 White Oaks, Whitby, Ontario

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ontario_logo.gifYMCA Whitby Ontario Early Years Centre
September 2017
250 Michael Blvd. Whitby, Ontario

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Willow Park Drop-In
Starting Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
for parents/caregivers with children ages 0-6
610 Beatrice Street East., Oshawa
In the Community Centre
Unit 15

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