Delaware Nation Early Learning Centre

The Delaware Nation Early Learning Centre (previously known as the Moravian Day Care and Delaware Nation Head Start) has been in operation since 1975. It is an approved child care facility which holds 6 infant spaces (6 months to 18 months), 10 toddler spaces (18 months to 2 1/2) and 16 preschool spaces (2 1/2 to 5 years of age).

The goal of the Delaware Nation Early Learning Centre is to provide high quality, culturally-based, education programs where children learn through play. We are dedicated to creating nurturing, inviting and stimulating programs that will allow each child to develop to his or her fullest potential and at his or her own pace.

Our program is set on a foundation of culturally based philosophies that enrich the learning experience through a structured curriculum. Professional childcare workers deliver a fun and active learning experience that promotes and develops a process of life long learning for all ages.

We strive to create bright and inviting classrooms that will nurture a confident, positive self-identity for each child; where all children, regardless of ability, have opportunities to learn, create & explore in a loving, safe, and challenging environment; to bring discovery into their lives each day they are here.

The Early Learning Centre also provides:

Before and After-School Program for Kindergarten students.

Infant drop-in centre for parents who require hourly care.

Highlights of Yearly Events

Earth Day and Garden Education

Walk/Bike-a-thon Fundraiser

Fall Celebration - Ska-Nah-Doht Village Trip (Thanksgiving)

Swimming and Skating



Veteran’s Day Celebration


Apple and Pumpkin Picking

World Vision Sponsorship and Fundraiser

Christmas Dinner and Celebration

Farm Trip

Egg Hatching

Rain Stick Workshop

Field Trip to Greenview Averies

Movie theatre in Chatham

National Language Day

“The early learning years are considered the most influential time in a child's life for emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual development.”

Delaware Nation Early Learning Centre

14762 School House Line 

RR#3 Thamesville ON N0P 2K0

Infant Toddler Office: 519-692-3623

Fax: 519-692-4329

Preschool/Family Room Office: 519-692-3525

Fax: 519-692-4898

Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Day School Program (Kindergarten)

The Delaware Nation’s Day School offers a full day program which delivers the Ontario Curriculum to the community’s Junior and Senior Kindergarten students. A team of Early Learning - Kindergarten teachers lead the children through a program focused on learning through play and hands-on experiences in the physical environment and through play activities. Such activities are designed to encourage children to think creatively, to explore and investigate the world around them, to solve problems and to share their learning with others.  The Day School program also provides Lunaapeew Language instruction through-out its play-based learning, which builds upon the language skills developed at the Delaware Nation Early Learning Centre.

The Delaware Nation’s Day School is located inside the historical Moravian School building, which was built in 1950, making it one of the community’s oldest buildings. When it opened, local newspapers described it as being ‘the best one-room rural school in the province.’ 

Delaware Nation Day School

14753 School House Line

R.R.#3, Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0

Main 519-692-4398

Post-Secondary Program

Click on the Post Secondary page for more complete information.

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