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Care for Newcomer Children (Childcare)

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The Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) program provides a stimulating and safe environment for children to grow and learn while their parents participate in the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program.

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Child care available to LINC students

Eligibility (age of children)

  • 6 months to 5 years old

Caregiver-to-child ratios

  • One Caregiver to five children aged 19 months to 35 months old
  • One Caregiver to eight children aged 36 months to 5 years old
  • Our child care staff are all registered Early Childhood Educators


  • Care for Newcomer Children is full-time (9:00 am to 2:00 pm) and available at Hill Park and Parkway Learning Centres

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  • Our classrooms help children feel safe and comfortable while they enjoy many activities.
  • Classrooms are equipped with toys and materials that encourage learning through play and help the children prepare for kindergarten.


The program encourages children to develop confidence, introduces them to new friends and is LOTS OF FUN!!

The children learn English through play, song, story reading.

(117)While parents participate in the LINC program, your child will participate in high quality programs including:

  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Circle Time (songs, stories, language)
  • Gross Motor Play (ball toss and body movement)
  • Sensory Play (water, sand, play dough, etc.)
  • Imaginative Play with toys


Email: adultesl@hwdsb.on.ca


NO FEE for the Care for Newcomer Children program for eligible learners.


  • Hill Park Learning Centre: 465 East 16th Street (905) 561-2190 ext. 4774 (Free parking)
  • Parkway Learning Centre: 140 Centennial Parkway North (905) 573-0941 (Free parking)


Updated on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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