Families on Yonge and Eglinton

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Drop-In Programs
Toy Library
Resource Centre


(must be accompanied by parent/caregiver)

Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin the week of September 25, 2017. Current CECC Family membership (expiry date – December 2017 or later) is required for registration in all children’s programs (with the exception of Drop-Ins).  Two unrelated children attending programs with one caregiver will be charged separately.  Please see the program registration procedure for fall programs below.


  1. Fill out one registration form and one program choice form per child.
  1.  Drop off the forms in the ballot box no later than Tuesday, September 5,  2017 at 9:30 p.m. at CECC.
  1. Registration forms will be picked at random by staff until each class is full.  (This is a lottery process.)
  1. Parents will be notified by telephone September 9 & 11,  2017.
  1. Full payment is due on or before Friday, September 22, 2017 in order to confirm your child’s spot in the class.

Click here to download the Fall 2017 Program Choice Sheet
Click here
to download the Registration Form
Click here to download the Membership Information Form


Yearly Family Membership fee: $45.00
(mandatory for registering for any children’s programs)


When enrolling for children’s programs, after-school program, March break camp and summer day camp, please retain the fee receipt that is issued upon registration and payment.  CECC does NOT issue separate receipts for income tax purposes for registration fees.
There are no refunds for withdrawals from any programs. In lieu of refunds, a credit voucher, less a 15% administrative fee, redeemable for a twelve-month period, will be issued. All requests for refunds must be submitted to the Program Manager in writing. Any refunds granted will be at the Program Manager’s discretion and subject to a 15% administrative fee. Upon written request, and at the discretion of the Program Manager, program fees will be pro-rated only in cases where participants register and pay for a program after the start date of that program. Fees will not be pro-rated for classes missed during the session. No refunds or credits will be issued for Centre memberships. Any cheque returned by the bank for any reason will be subject to a $25.00 charge.
The Centre will only accept Visa and MasterCard in payment for fees of $10.00 or more.



        Ages 1 and 2 years

 Participate in the development of your child’s active socialization, fine and gross motor skills and creativity.  This is an interactive, structured program.  Activities include:  free play, arts and crafts, sensory activities, snack, music with shakers, a parachute, and more!  Siblings under the age of one may accompany their parent/caregiver.

Day:     Wednesdays
Time:   9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Date:    Sept. 27 – Nov. 29 (10 classes)
Cost:     $135.00



Ages 15 months – 2 years

Join your toddler in a structured music circle learning new songs and fingerplays, using musical instruments, a parachute & more!  A gym time with balls, climber, riding toys, tunnels, & active play will end each class.

Day    Thursdays
  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Dates:  Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 (10 classes)
:    $125.00



Ages 16 months – 2 years
Drama & Music for Toddlers accompanied by parent/caregiver


IMAGINE….. The felt board becomes the theatre, musical instruments become the orchestra. The song the expression, the story the fantasy. The child the actor and all the playground is a stage! Turn up the volume and get ready to play!

Shifra Zisman is an professional actor and Early Childhood Educator with extensive and varied work experience with families and children from infant to school-age. As a consultant she works with childcare centres and is a faculty member and instructor at various colleges throughout Toronto.

Day:     Tuesdays
Time:   10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Dates:  Sept. 26 – Nov. 28 (10 classes)
Cost:     $135.00



 Ages 2 – 3 years

At this stage, children will learn through creative play and movement games.  Focus is on teaching musicality, following simple instructions and fine motor skill development with a large dose of fun!  It is important to let children express their natural tendency to perform and move, and our philosophy is not to suppress that!  Children will be encouraged to move and develop their love for movement all the while being gradually introduced to a structured dance class format.

Tandem Studios have teachers and instructors that are highly qualified (R.A.D., I.D.T.A  Graduates of Ryerson, Sheridan and U of T dance programs, etc.) and are certified in various dance syllabi.  “We pride ourselves on having instructors that all have a variety of experience and truly enjoy teaching young ones the joy  of dance.”

Day:     Wednesdays
Time:   2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Dates:  Sept. 27 – Nov. 29 (10 classes)
Cost:    $100.00



Ages 2 – 3 years

Come join us for a younger version of Kindermusic.  This class introduces young children to some of the basic elements of music, rhythm, pitch-making and dynamics through singing, movement, percussion and storytelling in a joyful but organized setting.

Marcia Acker is an experienced musician/teacher who has studied Orff pedagogy at the Royal Conservatory of Music.  Her background includes teaching art, music and drama to children.

Day    Fridays
  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Dates:  Sept. 29 – Nov. 24 (8 classes, no Oct. 27)
:    $88.00



Ages 2 – 3½ years

Come and join us for a fun, interactive circle time using parachute games, songs and activities for children.  Usually the favorite part of any circle time, the parachute will play the main focus in our circle activities, and will include a short story time at the end. The hour will finish with time for free play.

Day:     Mondays
Time:   9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Dates:  Sept. 25 – Oct. 30 (5 classes, no class Oct. 9)
Cost:    $63.00



Ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ years

Does your child like to listen to stories, nursery rhymes and puppet plays?  Come and join our Story Time and More!  Each week will focus on a new story topic from “Living in the Jungle”, to “Loving Your Pets”, and will include a fun activity.  The last part of the class will include a free play opportunity.

Days:   Mondays
  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Dates:  Nov. 6 – 27 (4 classes)



Ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ years

IMAGINE…a performing arts program consisting of theatrical games, music, movement and storytelling.  Through our bodies and voices we will explore our creativity, imagination, and promote children’s self esteem: our “imagination” program for the older toddler.

See bio under Imagination.

Day:     Tuesdays
Time:   11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Dates:  Sep. 26 – Nov. 28 (10 classes)
Cost:    $135.00



Ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ years

Come and learn yoga poses together through storytelling adventures to the beach, park and more. Classes will include practicing yoga poses, being mindful of breathing, focusing, relaxing. IT’S ALL FUN!!

Mai Meret is the Director of 123 Kids Yoga and an ECE.  She has 20 years of experience teaching children in various schools and child care centres.  Mai completed her yoga training and is a registered Adult and Child Yoga teacher.

Day:     Mondays
Time:   11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Dates:  Sept. 25 – Dec. 4 (10 classes, no class Oct. 9)
Cost:    $145.00