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Helping Families in Durham for 32 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:

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Program Descriptions

Here is an overview of our different programs & activities

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On-Farm Childcare

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

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Early ON Child & Family Centres

Free playspaces and parenting information for families!

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Our Events & Sponsors:

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Our Sponsors

Thanks to the wonderful support we receive from our funders, sponsors, and local businesses for our programs & events!

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2019 Event: Robin Hood

Come join us

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2019 Safety Day For Kids

A fun filled morning of learning for children & youth ages 5-15 years. Whether you live on a farm or like to visit friends and family on the farm – this day is for YOU!!

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About DFRFR

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

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We are excited to welcome families and caregivers back to the north Durham Early ON programs. Please see COVID update for reopening details.

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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.

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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!!

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