Help us improve the early years system in Peterborough City and County.

We’d like your input!

Please take a moment to click the link to the Kindergarten Parent Survey to participate. Survey closes May 31st, 2018

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Little Guppies Parent & Child Swim Time

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Little Guppies Swimming! An open swim time when families can explore the world of water together, using songs and toys to have fun and meet other families from Five Counties Children’s Centre.

See the Little Guppies Flyer for more information or contact Colleen Ristok, Recreation Therapist Coordinator!


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Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Visit our Facebook page Five Counties Children’s Centre and follow us on Twitter at @5CountiesKids !2000px-Facebook_New_Logo_(2015)_svg



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We had a terrific turnout for Dr. Mary Thain's Retirement Celebration!

Friends, clients and staff past and present shared jokes, stories and hugs as we wished our Dr. Mary Thain a very happy retirement from Five Counties Children’s Centre. Thank you to the Peterborough Examiner for sharing some special moments with our communities.


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Welcome our new Medical Director

Five Counties Children’s Centre is excited to welcome Dr. Shelina Manji to our team.

Dr. ManjiDr. Shelina Manji has joined Five Counties Children’s Centre as our new Medical Director effective September 1, 2017.

Dr. Manji is ideally suited to be our Medical Director. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Manji received her Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida, Tampa.  She spent several years working in Ontario as a speech language pathologist at children’s treatment centres in Toronto and London.  As a result she has significant experience working with children with special needs and complex medical problems, from both the medical and rehabilitation perspectives.

Dr. Manji, general pediatrician with a fellowship in genetics, received her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University, Hamilton; her residency in pediatrics, Detroit; and her fellowship in genetics at the Henry Ford Hospital Detroit. She has been living and practicing in Naperville, Illinois where she practiced at Kids’ MD at Home, a community based solo pediatric practice providing well visits and acute care for children.

Dr. Manji has published articles in the journal Pediatrics and for the American Society of Human Genetics.

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Northumberland Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 28th as we cut the ribbon officially opening our beautiful new Northumberland Site at 800 Division Street in Cobourg.

To hear more about the day, please check out, and .

And a Big Thank You to the Volunteers, Staff, and Community Members who made the day possible!


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Pita Pit on Lansdowne-Making a Difference

The new Pita Pit located on Lansdowne St. West has opened its doors. They kicked things off with a Family and Friends Night, where pitas were free with a donation to Five Counties Children’s Centre. This was followed up by a dollar being donated from each pita sold, to the general public, on their first full Friday of operating. All proceeds raised were personally matched by owners Matthew Brown and Stephanie Ervin (right). They presented a cheque for $2,800 to Dave Adams (left), executive director of the Five Counties Children’s Centre Foundation, to help get kids off the waiting list.Pita Pit Feb 2017

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ServiceMASTER Restore Comes Through Again!

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Five Counties would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to ServiceMASTER Restore for their most generous gift of $5,000!! Over the years Scott Dickey and his staff at ServiceMASTER Restore have donated more than $45,000 to help kids at Five Counties.
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Proudly supporting the kids at Five Counties

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PTB & CKL Winterfests a Success

Nov 24 to 27 were busy times at Peterborough Square and Lindsay Square Mall. With a total of 96 items available to win at these two locations, raffle tickets were a hot item. Thousands of folks dropped by to see what items were up for grabs, listen to some free entertainment, make some crafts or get a face painted. In the end more than $50,000 was raised to help kids at Five Counties. A big THANK YOU to everyone who purchased raffle tickets, sponsored one of the two events or helped make the magic happen as a volunteer. We couldn’t have done it without you!! To see who the lucky winners were: 2016 CKL Winterfest Raffle Winners, 2016 Peterborough Winterfest Raffle Winners

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Looking for Coaches & Volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time? The Kawartha Komets special needs hockey program could be the answer. For more information see this flyer.

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