Our licensed centre based child care centres offer care for infants and toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children.

LRCC’s centre based program are ones that builds upon the child’s interests. Environments are a planned and thoughtful approach to learning where children discover about themselves and the world around them through investigation and exploration. Environments foster creativity, promote wonder and encourage each child’s natural curiosity and desire to explore and learn.

The benefits of licensed centre based care are:

  • Ministry of Education regulated and inspected annually
  • Your children are with other children their age group
  • Team Members include Early Childhood Education professionals with training in early childhood education
  • Activities are designed for children at different stages of development following our Program Statement and philosophies behind “How Does Learning Happen?” documents
  • Child care fee subsidy may be available for your family
Early Learning Framework Principles

Please select the program from the selections below to see what programs are offered at each location in your area.

Brooke Alvinston Child Care Centre

The BACCC offers the following programs:

  • Infants Program
  • Toddlers Program
  • Junior Preschool Program
  • Preschool Early Learning Program (PELP)
  • Before & After School Programs
  • School Age PA Day and School Holiday Care

The BACCC provides an environment that foster creativity, promote wonder and encourages each child’s natural curiosity and desire to explore and learn within a licensed childcare setting. Our Educators promote the health, safety and well-being of your children whiling encouraging your child’s exploration of the environment surrounding them. Our positive learning environments furthers your child’s experiences in a way that each child’s learning and development is supported and encouraged.

To further assist the educators and the parents of the children in care LRCC is utilizing the program HiMama which provides daily digital updates on their child to complement the important face-to-face interactions with parents. It is the continuing goal of LRCC to implement HiMama throughout our programs. The program allows educators and providers to record on tablets, children’s activities as they happen throughout the day. It includes; real-time email updates through photos in a journal format that can be accessed through the HiMama mobile app.

Please contact the Supervisor for more information and to register your child.

Deb Waluchow
Supervisor, Brooke Alvinston Child Care Centre
(519) 847-5165 Ext. 25
[email protected]

Dresden Best Start Program

The Dresden Best Start Program offers the following programs:

  • Infants Program
  • Toddlers Program
  • Junior Preschool Program
  • Early Learning Program (ELP)
  • Before & After School Programs
  • School Age PA Day and School Holiday Care

The Dresden Best Start Program provides an environment that foster creativity, promote wonder and encourages each child’s natural curiosity and desire to explore and learn within a licensed childcare setting. Our Educators promote the health, safety and well-being of your children while encouraging your child’s exploration of the environment surrounding them. Our positive learning environments furthers your child’s experiences in a way that each child’s learning and development is supported and encouraged.

To further assist the educators and the parents of the children in care LRCC is utilizing the program HiMama which provides daily digital updates on their child to complement the important face-to-face interactions with parents. It is the continuing goal of LRCC to implement HiMama throughout our programs. The program allows educators and providers to record on tablets, children’s activities as they happen throughout the day. It includes; real-time email updates through photos in a journal format that can be accessed through the HiMama mobile app.

Please contact the Supervisor for more information and to register your child.

Celeste McMurphy
Supervisor, Dresden Best Start
(519) 683-6263 Ext. 25
[email protected]

East Lambton Best Start

The East Lambton Best Start Program offers the following programs:

  • Junior Preschool Program
  • Preschool Early Learning Program (PELP)
  • Before & After School Programs

The East Lambton Best Start Program provides an environment that foster creativity, promote wonder and encourages each child’s natural curiosity and desire to explore and learn within a licensed childcare setting. Our Educators promote the health, safety and well-being of your children whiling encouraging your child’s exploration of the environment surrounding them. Our positive learning environments furthers your child’s experiences in a way that each child’s learning and development is supported and encouraged.

Please contact the Supervisor for more information and to register your child.

McKenna Munro
Team Leader, East Lambton Best Start
(519) 876-2375
[email protected]

Sarnia Lambton PELP – Chatham Kent ELP

The PELP or ELP program is a program that helps prepare preschool children for the transition into kindergarten. This is a free program so space tends to fill up quickly.

Lambton PELP Programs

Who is eligible?

PELP is open to Lambton County children between 31 months to four years of age who are not eligible for junior or senior kindergarten.

How long is PELP?

The PELP is available ten months of the year from September to June. Children can begin participating at 31 months and continue until they are eligible for junior kindergarten.

How much does PELP cost?

The Preschool Early Learning Program is free space permitting. Residents living in Lambton County who have children 31 months to 4 years can participate in this program. The program is also available in French. Parents who want additional time at the child care centre can pay based on the child care operator’s rate.

Chatham-Kent ELP Programs

Who is eligible?

ELP is open to children residing in the Municipality of Chatham Kent between 31 months to four years of age who are not eligible for junior kindergarten.

How long is ELP?

Each daily ELP session is 2.5 hours of FREE licensed care either in the morning or afternoon and each child is entitled to up to 20 sessions per month. The program is available ten months of the year from September to June. It is not available on PA Days or school holidays. Children can begin participating at 31 months and continue until they are eligible for junior kindergarten.

How much does ELP cost?

The Early Learning Program is free space permitting. Residents living in Municipality of Chatham Kent who have children 31 months to 4 years can participate in this program. Parents who would require more than 2.5 hours per day can pay to top up their day with fee-based preschool care. For full-time preschool children, the ELP program can provide significant cost savings.