For anyone looking for family programs available for parents and their young children here are some resources:
Early Childhood Community Consultant
Anita Olson (she/her) ECE, BA, MEd
Early Childhood Community Consultant
T 604 525 9144
M 604 723 9548
3rd Floor – 321 Sixth Street, New Westminster BC V3L 3A7
v Join me for a coffee and chat Monday morning at 10 – 11 AM to stay connected to other parents and have the opportunity to discuss parenting. This is a free supportive parenting group where I will briefly share some parenting educational information and then open it up for parents to ask questions, share concerns and your own helpful strategies for the remainder of the time. These meeting will be now offered over MS Teams – please install MS Teams, click here for instructions and email me, email@example.com to receive an MS Teams invite for Monday’s coffee and chat! See you there.
“Parenting Help when you need it”
All of your parenting needs, concerns and questions can be addressed by a Parenting Educator.
Helpline: Call us at 778.782.3548
E-support: Email us at Information Children
Parent Consultation: for in-person support
We look forward to connecting with you soon
We wanted to draw your attention to some of the programs we are moving forward with – yes, sometimes using Zoom – in order to continue meeting the needs of families.
1. Parent Helpline,
2. A Walk and Talk in the Park,
3. New Parent Group – the First Months,
4. Circle of Security,
5. Parenting in the Middle years,
6. we are collaborating with Burnaby North Neighbourhood House Thursday afternoons to support Spanish speaking families,
7. and we are thrilled to continue working with Burnaby Family Life “Baby and Me – Stage 2″.
We invite you to view our website for more information. www.informationchildren.com .
Burnaby Public Library
The library has now entered our next phase of reopening! As of September 8, our branches are open for browsing. Come on in and browse the shelves, take a look at new books, or read the newspaper. Because we are limiting the number of people inside each branch at one time, we are suggesting that patrons limit their browsing time to 30 minutes. Patrons can also come in and pick up their holds and use our computers and WiFi. If patrons need help picking books or with any information needs, they can still call or email us (604-436-5400 / firstname.lastname@example.org). More details and our new hours can be viewed here: https://www.bpl.bc.ca/news/covid19 .
In case you are wondering what Tommy Douglas library currently looks like, I’ve attached a virtual tour with directions on our arrows and services provided. To see the virtual tour click here.
Burnaby Family Life
Family and parenting programs are back for fall:
details and pre-registration for parenting programs
- Nobody’s Perfect (online)
- Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) (online)
- Parenting for Immigrants (online)
- Anger Management for Men (online, $65–already full, waiting list option)
- Healthy Habits for Families (online)
- Immigrant Women Support Group (small group)
details and pre-registration for family programs
- Circle Time (online)
- Mother Goose (online)
- Learning Together Through Play (online and small group–indoors and outdoors)
- LTTP for Korean-speaking Families (online)
- LTTP: Playful Learning for Families (small group, in person)
- LTTP: Healthy Families, Healthy Minds (online)
- Baby & Me (Second Stage) (online)
- LTTP: Creative Play for Families (online)
HEAD START PROGRAM AT MCKERCHER
“Head Start” is a pre-Kindergarten program for children aged 30 months to 5 years old. Children are playfully engaged to develop pre-math skills, pre-literacy skills, science and art, through exploration and fun. The program is delivered by qualified Early Childhood Educators and McKercher is a licensed facility.
The small groups (eight children or less) comply with the Provincial COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Registration is monthly and paid before the first day of the month. Hours are 9 am to 12 pm or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. You choose the days that work best for you:
2 days/week for $190/month
3 days/week for $245/month
Location: McKercher Centre, 6140 McKercher Avenue, Burnaby
Email your inquiry or registration at email@example.com , or call 604-435-0990
MONTECITO CHILD CARE CENTRE: OPEN!
Montecito Child Care Centre, opened on September 1st, is a new licensed facility children aged 30 months to 5 years located at 7230 Camarillo Place, Burnaby.
The staff are experienced and qualified Early Childhood Educators. They provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn at their own pace…while having fun!
The centre follows BC’s Child Care Health and Safety guidelines for COVID-19.
The centre is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided for children.
…Yes, we have a few spaces available! (How did we know you would ask?!)
Please follow the link here for pricing and registration details.
Cameray Child and Family Servises
October Online Group Calendar: click the link below to view the calendar on our website. To register for groups please email us back with your full name and the dates/times or names of the specific groups you would like to attend. You can also call us at 604-436-9449 to register for groups.