Childcare Algoma



Central Algoma Community Action Program for Children/ EarlyON Child and Family Centre

The Community Action for Program for Children/ Early ON Child and Family Centre in Central Algoma offer children and families in the rural communities the opportunity to socialize while engaging in activities that stimulate healthy growth and development. Our outreach programs work together as part of the community to support families, and to prepare children for school and to reach their full potential. Our programs are community driven, universal, accessible, and focused primarily on meeting the needs of children and families. Parents also have access to resources and information about child development and a variety of parenting issues. Early years professionals assist parents in understanding their child’s development and through a coordinated access approach connect families with services they may need.

Programs are offered in partnership with local municipalities, schools and community agencies. The environment is set up to encourage active engagement, experimentation, exploration and social interaction. Curriculum is planned with goals for children’s learning and development based of the ages of the children, their emergent skills and interest, and is reflects the diversity of the families and communities served.



Drop In Play & Learn Locations & Schedule:

Echo Bay Play & Learn 

Monday Mornings ~  9:45 am to 12:30 pm
Echo Bay Community Hall ~ 257 Church Street, Echo Bay

St Joseph Island Play & Learn  

Tuesday Mornings ~ 9:30 am to 12:30  pm
St. Joseph Island Central Public ~ 1326 Richards Street, Richards Landing, ON

Desbarats Play & Learn 

Wednesday Mornings ~ 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Central Algoma Child Care Site ~ 32 Kensington Road, Desbarats

Thessalon Play & Learn

Thursday Mornings ~ 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Church of Christ ~ 8 Albert Street, Thessalon

Bruce Mines Play & Learn

Friday Mornings ~ 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library ~ 33 Desbarats, Bruce Mines



All programs are following all COVID guidelines as directed by the Ministry of Education Guidance documents and Algoma Public Health            

For more information and current updates visit our Facebook page Central Algoma CAPC Early ON Child & Family Centre or our calendar on

In addition to drop in services, Child and Family Centres offer a wide range of educational related programming. This parent support program, offers a variety of workshops and parent – child interactive readiness to learn programs in each community to strengthen parent capacity and empower parents and caregivers to prepare their children to be successful learners and resilient individuals.  Add ~ currently all parenting programs are being offered  virtually~ information can be found on our Facebook page or on our calendar at               




For more information on our programs and services contact:

Megan Sole, R.E.C.E
Community Early Years Educator
Phone: 705-542-5661

Kelly Rowlinson, R.E.C.E., A. E.C.E.O. C
Program Coordinator
Phone: 705-248-2043
Cellular phone: 705-946-9879