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Monday to Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm


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The Toy Bus

Toy Bus

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The Toy Bus is a free program geared to children ages 0 - 6 years. It provides an assortment of learning centers that are set up to encourage children to explore, create, and stimulate the senses. Opportunities to share, take turns, listen and express feelings are built into the program. Healthy snacks are provided. Come check it out!

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The Toy Bus Program is a satellite centre of the Ontario Early Years Centre of Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke. It is also part of the Community Action Program for Children funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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Toy Bus visits rural communities every week so parents and children can get together with others living in similar situations. The aim is to provide social support for parents/caregivers and an opportunity for small children to interact with their peers.  The mobile nature of our program makes us a great “co-location” for others, and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit brings its Child Health Clinics out on location with us on a regular basis.

The Toy Bus Team members are early childhood educators and are dedicated to providing quality, responsive and innovative programs to families. With 19 years of experience in program development coupled with in-depth understanding of the communities they serve, Toy Bus and its programs are invaluable and loved by our families.

The Toy Bus partners with many different organizations throughout the county to provide additional support and services to our families. If you have any questions or concerns about you or your child, please don’t hesitate to ask.

To find out more about Toy Bus and other programs for parents and young children, please call Kim at 613-757-3108.

Toy Bus Play and Learn Groups

The Toy Bus Play and Learn Groups run from 10 am to 11:30 at these places.
Whitney 10:30 - 12:00
Whitney Best Start Hub Location
St. Martins of tours Catholic School
Killaloe Public School
100 Queen Street
Cobden Agricultural Hall 
43 Astrolabe Rd.
Grace Lutheran Church
14 Bonnechere St. W
Barry's Bay
St John Bosco School
99 Peter St, Barry's Bay

Our Play and Learn groups runs from Labour Day to the end of June.  Outdoor groups are held in August (see below for places and times).

Check out the Toy Bus Newsletter for parenting information and fun things to do! 

At the Play & Learn Groups you'll find:
  • developmentally appropriate play and learning activities
  • a lending library
  • workshops on various topics
  • information and referral
  • breastfeeding support,
  • a baby activity centre.
Come out and meet other parents and caregivers while your children explore and experience activities, interact and play with other children. At each playgroup, various activity centres are available for children to experience.

After play time parents and children are encouraged to help tidy up followed by songs, rhymes and finger plays. Stories are read to children while they enjoy their snack and drink; a relaxing end to a busy playgroup!

Check out our new Toy Bus colouring book

Toy Bus Outdoors

In August, Playgroups are held outdoors in various locations.  Check back in the summer for the current schedule.
(Playgroup is cancelled if it's raining.)

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