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London Children's Connection's History

Looking Back -

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London Children’s Connection began with the 1976 opening of our very first child care centre, located in Wilton Grove Public School. Since then, London Children’s Connection has continued to grow and evolve in response to the changing needs of families and neighbourhoods. Many of our programs are located in or near elementary schools, providing safety for children, as well as convenience and peace of mind for parents.

Today we provide a wide variety of coordinated, high quality child care programs and family support services to meet the unique needs of over 6,000 families and their children, infancy to 12 years of age.

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See How We Have Grown Over the Years!

1976 Westminster Children’s Centre
1978 Community Home Child Care
1986 The School Age Program
1989 Rick Hansen Children’s Centre
1989 Summer School Age Programs
1991 Ashley Oaks Children’s Centre
1992 Byron Somerset Children’s Centre
1992 Jack Chambers Children’s Centre
1993 North London Children’s Centre
1994 Bonaventure Meadows Children’s Centre
1995 Pond Mills Children’s Centre
1997 Middlesex Branch of Community Home Child Care
1998 I’m Home Program
2002 Ontario Early Years Centre, London West (later renamed EarlyON Child and Family Centre)
2006 Jean Vanier Children’s Centre (now known as Westmount Children’s Centre)
2006 White Oaks Children’s Centre
2010 Initiation of the Before and After School Programs for Full Day Kindergarten, in partnership with school boards
2013 Lead Agency for the Westmount Family Centre
2014 Lead Agency for the White Oaks Family Centre
2018 Cedar Hollow Children’s Centre
2018 Lead Agency for the Fanshawe Family Centre

We Continue to Reflect On Our Past and … Look Forward To Our Future!

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