The Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) has been buzzing with excitement for the last several months, since learning that we have secured funding under the new EarlyON programming. This funding, that is redirected to us through the City of Peterborough, has put our Family Centre in a position of offering more services for our community.
While the OMSFC Board of Directors is still sorting through all of the changes and establishing what our future will look like exactly, our community should know that there will be a significant increase in the number of free services we provide in our village, and the frequency of these programs.
For the last 17 years OMSFC has offered a drop in, Stay n Play program from our centre, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am-1:00 pm. Those programs will remain moving forward and in the very near future, OMSFC will announce the addition of programming every Sunday. This program is envisioned to be similar in structure to our current programming, and will hopefully make our services more accessible to local families.
Under the obligation of our new funding OMSFC is required to offer programming five days per week. The Board of Directors is enthusiastically working towards meeting that requirement, armed with the knowledge that we can serve our youngest community members in ways never imagined.
The physical space that OMSFC occupies at 1 Dufferin St. will be undergoing some updating and improving as well. During these changes and improvements, the centre will be open and operating our regular programming. If you wish to stay current on the changes to our space and programming, please feel free to join us on Facebook, and visit our website at millbrookfamilycentre.com .
By Kate Deklerck