York Child Development & Family Services Inc. promotes the optimum development of children through the delivery of high quality early learning programs and services and through educational and informal support to parents.
Sorry, we no longer have a supply of Baby Boxes available.
We received our initial delivery of fifty boxes early last week and they were gone within 24 hours.
This is a privately funded enterprise (not to be confused with Baby Box Canada) and while Baby Box Co. does have enough boxes for every baby born between August 2016 and August 2017, they do not yet have sufficient pick-up points. Unfortunately for agencies distributing such as ourselves, there is a real challenge with where they can be stored and the amount of time it takes to assemble them, sort through emails, phone calls and waiting lists. We have contacted Baby Box Co. and they are working on finding additional distributors. Checking their website regularly to see if there is a location close to you is probably your best bet.
As an Ontario Early Years Centre, we do not have the capacity to manage these on a regular basis. The initial agreement meant we could accept 50 boxes each quarter. We expect to receive our next shipment sometime in late November or early December. Please continue to check this page of the website for an update. We will not be taking a waiting list until we receive confirmation of delivery.
We believe this is a wonderful initiative that we would like to support, but there are still quite a few kinks for them to work out.
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