Skip to main content

Mission Statement

North Lambton Childcare Centre is a multi-service centre dedicated to providing safe, quality care, education and developmental opportunities to the children and families of the community.

North Lambton Childcare Centre provides an early learning and care program to children ages 3 months to 12 years at the following sites:

  • Main Site, 37 Morris St
    – Infant, Toddler, Preschool
  • Kinnwood School
    – Preschool, JK/SK and School Age
  • St. John Fisher School
    – Preschool, JK/SK, School Age
  • St. Peter Canisius School
    – Preschool, JK/SK, School Age
  • Grand Bend School
    – Preschool, JK/SK, School Age


We strive to support children, families, and early years professionals to foster life-long learners in our caring communities.


Quality early learning
Fostering relationships with children and families
Partnerships with families, schools and communities
A supportive environment
Accountability – A commitment to excellence

North Lambton Childcare Centre Quality Statements:

  • Early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour and health. Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.
  • Demonstration of respect for diversity, equity and inclusion are prerequisites for optimal development and learning.
  • A planned curriculum supports early learning. Play is a means to early learning that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance.
  • Knowledgeable and responsive early childhood practitioners are essential to early childhood settings.

Inclusive Programs

At North Lambton Childcare Centre we provide care and learning opportunities for all children.  All children are treated equally and we do whatever is possible to ensure full participation in our program.  In collaboration with outside agencies, we are dedicated to providing the resources required in order for the child to achieve success and have a great sense of belonging.

Annual General Meeting & Strategic Plan

North Lambton Childcare Centre held it's 33rd Annual General Meeting on Monday June 19, 2023.

North Lambton Childcare Centre

Historical Highlights

  • 1990
    North Lambton Childcare Centre opened its doors, the sole licensed child care operator in north Lambton County. NLCC is a multi-disciplinary team offering full-time, part-time child care to support working families and a family drop-in & resource centre to support all families and informal child care providers.
  • 1992
    Drop-In and Resource Centre expanded to outreach services to other communities allowing families to participate in services they could not access in Forest.
  • 2003
    North Lambton Childcare Centre was awarded the lead agency for the Ontario Early Years Centre for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex by the Provincial Government.
  • 2003
    Lily Verhoeven, founder of North Lambton Childcare Centre was recognized publicly for raising over $250,000 in fundraising and bingo revenues for the organization.
  • 2004
    Opened first off-site child care program offering a Before and After School Program at St. John Fisher School.
  • 2005
    Assumed governance of the Petrolia Satellite Ontario Early Years Centre.
  • 2005
    Opened first Wrap Program for JK and SK aged children at St. John Fisher School
  • 2006
    Expansion of Best Start programs – JK/SK Wrap Programs at Grand Bend and St. Peter Canisius Schools; PELP (Preschool Early Learning Program) offered at St. John Fisher School and NLCC’s Main Site.
  • 2007
    Ontario Early Years Centre moved to the Best Start Hubs at St. Philip School, Petrolia and Kinnwood Central School, Forest to coordinate core Best Start services.
  • 2007
    JK/SK Wrap and School Age programs expanded into Kinnwood Central School Hub. The Preschool Early Learning Program expand to St Peter Canisius School, Watford and Grand Bend School
  • 2008
    Ontario Early Years Centre expanded services in Alvinston to one half day program a week to coordinating services in the Brooke-Alvinston Best Start Hub increasing OEYC services.
  • 2009
    North Lambton Childcare Centre creates its first Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • 2010
    As a direct result of the 2008-2011 Strategic Plan the North Lambton Childcare Centre established a Quality Assurance Committee and develops ‘Surpassing the Standards of Excellence’.
  • 2011
    In June 2011, the North Lambton Childcare Centre community celebrated 20 years in the community with a family barbeque and children’s activities.
  • 2012
    The North Lambton Childcare Centre Board of Directors hired an Executive Director to oversee both the North Lambton Childcare Centre programs and Ontario Early Years Centre.