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Early years centres and HUBs and readiness centres offer free programs for children and their parents or caregivers.

Public libraries and community centres are also good places to check for free or low cost activities for you and your child.

Fee subsidies may also be available for some programs. Contact the agencies in your neighbourhood for more information.

  • Region of Peel - Public Health
    Check out Peel Public Health's website for various activity ideas for children from birth to six years:
    http://www.peelregion.ca/health/obesity/active/ideas

  • Brampton Parks and Recreation
    For various recreational activities including special events, skate and swim facilities, walking trails, and much more visit:
    http://www.brampton.ca/en/residents/recreational-Activities/Pages/welcome.aspx

  • Community Development Resource Centre Peel (CDRCP)
    CDRCP is a resource centre for parents and caregivers with young children. They provide a variety of resources to promote quality of care of children and support quality of family life. For more information, visit www.cdrcp.com or call 905-890-9432 ext. 311.
  • Early Years Hubs and Readiness Centres
    Hubs and Readiness Centres offer a variety of social and educational activities that will provide both the caregiver and child with the basic skills for starting school. Visit www.peel.edu.on.ca/facts/readiness.htm to locate a centre near you.

  • Local Community Centres
    Visit your local community centres in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon for more information about the programs they offer.

  • Local Newspapers and Magazines
    Check your local newspapers Brampton Guardian and Mississauga News for upcoming children's festivals and events, as well as magazines Today's Parent and What's Up Kids for new and exciting activity ideas.

  • Mississauga Parks and Recreation
    For various leisure and recreational experiences including recreational programs, aquatics, swimming and hockey arenas, community centres, museums and parks, visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/recreationandparks

  • Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs)
    Places where parents and caregivers can partake in a wide range of programs and activities (e.g. Move and Groove, Fit and Fun, and Creative Movement) with their children and talk to other parents, caregivers, and professionals. Visit site for more information.

  • Town of Caledon
    Check local facility and recreation listings

  • YMCA
    Check your local YMCA for various programs and daily activities:

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