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Child & Family Centre

ACSA Child & Family COVID – 19 Update

ACSA Child & Family Centre and all EarlyON Centres are closed until further notice.

ACSA Child and Family Services is NOW ONLINE!

Join us for our FREEfun, interactive and engaging programs for children (0 -6 years of age) and parent/caregivers.

Click here to see our Virtual Program Calendar for 0-6 years

Meeting ID: 926 4507 2320   
One Tap Mobile Number: +1(647) 374 - 4685

To join our virtual program email us at
or call ACSA Child & Family at (416) 299 – 9872 

Virtual Parent/Caregiver Workshops and Programs

Click here to see our Virtual Parent/Caregiver Workshop & Program Calendar

If you need resources or support for your family/children, please email

If you would like to schedule a 30 minute Family Support Session to discuss Parenting, Child Development or Mental Health please click on the following link

Your opinion matters!

We'd love to hear what you think of our services and how we can improve!
Simply click the link below to fill our feedback form
ACSA Child & Family Feedback Form



Welcome to the Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)’s Child and Family Centre.  Our programs are for families, caregivers, and children 0-6 years of age and offers various fun and play based activities.  We also have workshops, referrals and parenting support services for families.  Our hours of operation includes afternoon, evening and Saturdays, and mornings at our Satellite locations.  Free parking is available at all locations.

Through socialization we wish to combat isolation.

There are many factors influencing family difficulties in this day and age — our mission is to provide an effective variety of services for families to assist in defining and achieving their own success.

Through socialization we wish to combat isolation - play based programs for children assist in language development for children and family members who attend the programs, and specific school readiness programs further opportunities for success through strengthening learning opportunities.

Overall, we believe the level of program attendance and participation is both a testament to the local need for such programs and to ACSA's ability to welcome and engage children and families in safe, pro social services.  

EarlyON Main Site:

Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC)
3223 Kennedy Rd, Toronto, ON M1V 4Y1
Monday-Friday: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
(416) 342 - 1567
View flyer >

Satellite Locations:

ACSA’s Child and Family Centre
4139 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough, ON, M1S 1T1
Saturday: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Phone: (416) 299 - 9872


Banting and Best Public School
380 Goldhawk Trail, Scarborough, ON, M1V 4E7
Monday and Wednesday: 9:00AM - 11:00AM 
Phone: (416) 299 - 9872


Dorset Park HUB
1911 Kennedy Rd. Unit 105, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2L9
Tuesday and Thursday:12:45PM - 2:45PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 11:00AM and 12:45PM - 2:45PM
Phone: (416) 292 - 6912 ext.  229


Goldhawk Recreation Room 
295 Alton Towers Circle, Scarborough, ON M1V 4P1
Monday & Tuesday: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Phone: (416) 299 - 9872


Creative Play Success by Six


This program provides a place for children, aged 0-6 years to socialize with other children focusing on early literacy, math and social skills necessary for a successful start to school. ACSA's aim is to combat isolation in our community by promoting parent and caregivers to engage with each other while staff work with parents to tend to the needs of the children during different developmental stages. This program is run from various locations throughout the community with addresses provided below. For further information on the dates and times of each Creative Play program please refer to the monthly calendar or contact ACSA at any time.

ACSA Child and Family Centre 
4139 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1S 1T1 
Phone: (416) 299 - 9872
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00AM 

Goldhawk Recreation Room 
295 Alton Towers Circle, Scarborough, ON M1V 4P1
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Phone: (416) 299 - 9872



Kindergarten Readiness 

This program is catered to children preparing to enter kindergarten during the upcoming September. Through this program, ACSA strives to encourage pro social interactions between children and engagement with an Early Education staff at the Child and Family Center, similar to the manner in which children will with a teacher once they enter school. This program is beneficial for children who do not speak English as their first language as it facilitates the opportunity to engage with other children in English. This program concentrates on activities that will occur once the children have entered school such as circle time, hands on learning activities and free play. Furthermore, pro social interactions will be encouraged such as raising ones hand, not speaking out of turn, sharing materials and learning to follow instructions from an educator.  Our goal is to create an environment that will facilitate the most success possible for children entering the school system.

Readiness to learn summer program: July-August

This is a great program for children entering Junior/Senior Kindergarten in the fall.  The program will help children and families prepare for school.  During the 2.5 hour program, we include routines and structures very similar to a kindergarten classroom this will also include separation.  Children will also have the opportunity to practice developmental skills which will be utilized during their early stage of learning in Junior/Senior kindergarten.  There will be also registration required for families/caregivers.  Please call us at (416) 299-9872.


Parenting Programs & Workshops

ACSA Child & Family has partnered with different agencies to offer various parenting programs/workshops.

These programs are focused on different levels of child development  parenting support and skill building workshops. 

For Further information, contact Yusra Mohamed (Parent Support & Resource worker) at 

ACSA After School Program 

A free after school program desinged to promote a healthy lifestyle among children 6 - 12 years of age. 

Servicing the following schools: C.D. Farquharson JPS, Chester Le JPS, Dorset Park JPS, Fairglen JPS, General Crerar PS, Highland Heights JPS, Lynnwood Heights JPS, Pauline Johnson JPS, St. Lawrence CS, Silver Springs PS, Tam O'Shanter JPS, Timberbank JPS

For more information, contact ACSA Child & Family Centre at (416) 299 - 9872 or Email

View After School Program Flyer >

View After School Program Handbook >

View After School Program COVID Manual Addendum > 

View After School Program 2020-2021 Registration Form > 


Cooking Healthy Together     

In this program, parents and caregivers in the community participate in cooking classes to learn more about low-cost cooking, food safety, multiethnic cooking, effective grocery shopping, nutrition and Canada's Food Guide. ACSA believes that knowledge is the beginning step to facilitate healthy growth and development. This program empowers parents and caregivers by providing effective information aimed at keeping themselves, and their family healthy.

Click here to view flyer 


Teen Mothers program

In partnership with ACSA, YWCA is offering a drop in program for young women.  YWCA Toronto offers a free support program in Scarborough for mothers 14 to 22 years of age. In the Teen Mothers' program, we offer opportunities to build positive parenting skills and gain access to resources that support mothers on their parenting journey.

This program initially began targeting young mothers, focusing on single women with babies. The level of participation in this group greatly shapes the programming and workshops facilitated to the group participants. Overall, the teen mothers program has regular group meetings and check ins with the program worker and childcare staff, along with workshops on positive parenting, budgeting, nutrition, career guidance, free meals, and snacks.

For more information please contact Amy Brooks, Program Worker at YWCA 416-266-1232 X30.

Click here to view flyer 



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