Celebrating the Journey



Welcome to Milestones Children’s Centre!

Our Children’s Centre is conveniently located on the corner of Sunset and Shaw Valley Drive and our School Age Programs are located in various schools throughout St. Thomas and Port Stanley.

Milestones Children’s Centre is committed to providing quality care and learning experiences to children in our community.

At our Children’s Centre, located at 5 Shaw Valley Drive, we provide care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers on a full and part time basis.

Our School Age Programs provide care for children aged 3.8 through 12 years of age. As demand dictates, we continue to expand spaces for Before and After School Age care as well as for our full day programs which operate during Professional Development Days, Christmas Break, March Break and during the summer months.

How Does Learning Happen?

How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, is a professional learning resource guide about learning through relationships for those working with young children and families. This pedagogical document, How Does Learning Happen?, helps educators focus on these interrelationships in the context of early years environments.

How Does Learning Happen? is a document which is to be supported, implemented and reflected upon as a requirement of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, which Child Care is governed by.

This document guides all areas of our practice by ensuring that we are developing and maintaining a solid sense of belonging, well being, expression and engagement for everyone involved with our organization.  We reflect on our daily relationships to ensure we are meeting the goals and requirements as set out in the document and as set by our policies and procedures.

For more information about How Does Learning Happen?, please click on the following link:


Child Care Information for Families

Choosing the right child care for your family is an important process. There are many things to consider when making this decision and you need to ensure the one you choose is the right fit for your family and your child.  For information regarding Child Care in Ontario, please click on the link below:   


Waitlist for Milestones Children’s Centre

Please click on the attached link below to add your child(ren) to our waiting list.

Once there you will click on the “Family Resources” Tab and then on “Child Care” and finally on the link “Elgin Child Care Registry”.

The instructions will guide you as to what information is required.


We look forward to speaking with you soon in regards to a possible space at Milestones Children’s Centre.

Child care subsidy is available through Ontario Works.  For more information please see the Community Partner link on our main menu.

We invite you to explore our web site and then contact us or stop by for further information.


Click HERE for our FALL/WINTER menu for the Children's Centre

Click HERE for the *NEW* Winter menu for the School Age Program *starts February 5, 2018 on week #2**