The creative and innovative leadership of MCRC with the Halton community will develop and deliver services to inspire and support children, their families and professionals.
A safe, caring community where children and families are valued, grow and succeed.
Endeavor to remove all barriers which prevent acceptance and accessibility.
Strive for a standard of excellence.
Share ideas and work together toward a common goal.
Be honest, consistent and informed.
Establish trust through responsible and transparent work.
Develop fresh ideas, solutions and inspirational thinking.
Milton Community Resource Centre (MCRC) is a Not–for-profit, multi-service organization that provides services to children and families of Milton and the surrounding communities. Through our Ontario Early Years Centre and our Family Resource programs we provide early learning programs for children, their parents and caregivers at minimal or no cost to participants. MCRC’s parent resource library offers a variety resources and workshops including access to our parent educators. Through our Licensed Child Care programs, MCRC provides quality early learning and care at an affordable cost and subsidy is available for eligible families. Collaboratively with Halton Region Children Services, MCRC operates The Halton Resource Connection, which provides training, support and resources to individuals and organizations working with children and youth.
History and Accomplishemnts
MCRC embraces a Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy in all program areas. This is best described as an approach to learning which builds upon the interests of children. Children are closely observed by program teachers and are given opportunities for learning based on these observed interests. Staff, parents and children work as a collaborative team, directing learning through an enriched environment influenced by project work, communication through various media, research and documentation.
||Milton Community Resource Centre was incorporated following the amalgamation of Milton Children and Youth Services and Milton Community Information Services.
Programs under the new umbrella included Cherish Private Home Child Care, Cherish Nursery School, Family Resource Programs, The Halton Child Care Registry, summer and PA day camps for school age children.
||Lead agency for the Ontario Early Years Initiative – programming expanded and a Parent Resource Library opened.
||The Halton Resource Connection became a program under our umbrella.
||Before and After School Care at Chris Hadfield Public School started – by 2007 this program expanded to include Before and After School Care at Hawthorne Village Public School and Bruce Trail Public School.
||MCRC moved from 12,000 square ft. location to 21,000 sq. ft location and opened Bronte Street School Child Care Centre.
||Bruce Trail Early Learning and Child Care Centre opened.
||Before and After School Care, Ontario Early Years and Nursery School programs started in Campbellville
||Before and After School Care program opens at 410 Bronte St. South. Students in this program are bussed to area schools.
||Child Care Directory and Information Line (CCDIL), a program of The Halton Resource Connection, is launched.
Early Learning Integrated Services begin at P.L. Robertson school which includes a mix of licensed child care and Ontario Early Years programming. Before and After School Care program opens at Tiger Jeet Singh Public School in fall 2010.
Extended Day Program begins at P.L. Robertson for 4 and 5 year olds enrolled in the full day, all day Early Learning Program.