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Helping Families in Durham for 36 years!

Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources offers Ontario Early ON programs in both Brock and Uxbridge Townships. All programs are free of charge to parents, grandparents and caregivers with children birth to six years of age. Programming is provided at four Early ON Child & Family Centres, these are located in the communities of Beaverton, Cannington, Sunderland and Uxbridge. In addition, we offer seasonal On Farm Childcare & Safety programs to farm families living in Durham Region.

Our Programs:


Port Bolster Centre

Port Bolster Early Learning Centre

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Program Descriptions

Here is an overview of our different programs & activities

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OnFarm Childcare

This flexible on-the-farm program is designed to provide quality childcare for farm families.

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Our Events & Sponsors:

Progressive Agriculture Foundation

2023 Safety Day!

Whether you live on a farm or like to visit friends and family on the farm – this interactive safety day is for YOU!

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2023 Snow White Performance

Please join us in welcoming back Duffle Bag Theatre for this fun filled day!

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2023 Fall Harvest Fundraiser!

Please join us in partnership with Forsythe Farms for this wonderful fundraiser!

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Quality children’s services and programs to farm and rural families in Durham Region

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Job Posting – OnFarm Childcare Provider (Summer Student)

We are currently seeking an individual with strong communication skills and management experience to fill the position of our OnFarm Childcare Provider for our non-profit organization

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Happy Customers

Don't just take our word for it - see what our families are saying about us:

With me being a new stay at home Dad, I was able to talk with other new parents and got to learn from the group valuable information that I still pass on today.

Hanging with some cool moms here. Love it!

The On Farm program was wonderful!!  It was convenient and affordable, and the caregivers were great with my children.  I really appreciated the effort the caregivers put into making the time fun for each of my kids!!