Two local schools now have a place for parents and their children.

This is because Ontario Early Years Centre has partnered with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board to offer programs and services.

The centre will now be in the Archie Stouffer Elementary School and the JD Hodgson Elementary School.

TLDSB Board Chair Louise Clodd says this will allow parents to become familiar with the schools before registering their children in kindergarten.

The organization offers free early learning and parenting programs for families with children six-years-old and younger.