The Lindsay Weld Centre for Children (LWCC) is a non-profit approved corporation. Members consist of parents, guardians and dedicated community members interested in providing quality early learning settings. From these members, a Board of Directors (the Board) is formed whose primary responsibility is to maintain and oversee the LWCC’s operations on behalf of the general membership. The LWCC’s Director is hired by the Board to act as chief administrative officer. As such, she/he is responsible to the Board for the direction and management of the Centre.
The LWCC was named after Dr. Lindsay Weld in honour of her outstanding contributions to the field of early childhood education. Dr. Weld’s contributions promoted quality care locally and internationally. Dr. Weld devoted a lifetime to truly rewarding field. Dr. Weld was a member of the North Bay community and retired with the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Dr. Weld’s memory includes countless contributions to the early learning and care profession and has been a positive driving force in ensuring that we continue to take all the necessary steps forward to maintain and strengthen our goals to provide quality care for children.
The programs offered at the LWCC are all licensed under the Ministry of Education. Meeting and maintaining provincial standards regulated in the Day Nurseries Act provides the LWCC with a clear focus on the health, safety and individual needs of the children. Annual inspections and license renewals also provide the LWCC with direction and feedback that monitors the quality of our early learning and care settings under the direction of qualified educators.
The LWCC provides early learning and care services for children from birth to twelve years of age. The Centre currently offers six programs:
|Program||Spaces||Age Grouping||Care Offered|
|Infant Program||6||0 to 18 months||Full-time spaces only|
|Toddler Program||15||18 to 30 months||Full-time and part-time spaces|
|Preschool Program||24||30 months to 5 years||Full-time and part-time spaces|
|Kids Club School-Age Program||60||3.8 years to 12 years||Before and after school spaces and full days on school breaks|
|Kids Campus School-Age Program||30||3.8 years to 12 years||Before and after school spaces and full days on school breaks|
|Kids Connection School-Age Program||30||3.8 years to 12 years||Before and after school spaces and full days on school breaks|
|Kids Crew School-Age Program||24||3.8 years to 12 years||Before and after school spaces and full days on school breaks|
Hours of Operation
The hours of operation for programs served at the main site (infant, toddler and preschool) are 7:00am to 6:00pm daily, Monday to Friday. All school-age programs are in operation before school from 7:00am to 9:00am and after school from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. During school breaks and summer months, all school-age programs offer full day services from 7:00am to 6:00pm. The LWCC is open all year with the exception of the following Statutory Holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Labour Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Thanksgiving Day
- Civic Holiday
- Family Day
- Victoria Day
- Boxing Day
- Canada Day
- Christmas Day
For more information please see the Parent Handbook.