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COMMUNITY SERVICES | Working with Scarborough residents to build strong and healthy communities

Creative Play

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.


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Community Safety Ambassador, July 2015

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