A service for Families and Child Care Providers. Child Care Resource and Referral work with the North Okanagan communities to promote quality, inclusive child care services that meet the needs of families and promote the healthy development of children.
SERVICES TO PARENTS:
•Referrals to local cargivers and other child care services
•Answers to your child care questions
•Assistance with application for child care subsidy
•Access to parent education opportunities
•Drop-In programs for families and children
•Resource/toy lending library
SERVICES TO CARE PROVIDERS:
•Support for new child care businesses
•Courses, workshops, training and networking opportunities
•Drop-In programs for caregivers and children
•Site support visits by qualified staff
•Resource/toy lending library
•Listing on the CCRR caregiver registry
•Child Care referrals to your centre
For more information please call:
CCRR 250-542-3121 Ext. 111 - General Enquiries
Jesie Harms - Program Coordinator 250-542-3121 Ext. 116
Mother Goose Programs are happening in the community!
The Parent Child Mother Goose Program uses songs, rhymes and storytelling with parents and their children to promote oral language, social competence and emotional regulation in young children. Parents play with their children by engaging in songs and games with trained facilitators. Mother Goose strengthens the bond between parent and child and provides parents with the tools that make daily life with a young child more fulfilling while enhancing their child's development.
Contact Child Care Resource and Referral to register @ 250-542-3121 Ext. 111
PALS is a program for parents/guardians of Kindergarten children. It is designed to improve the children’s performance in reading, writing and math at school and to build the connection between home and school.
Parents are invited to attend 3 kindergarten PALS sessions held throughout the school year.
At these sessions, a trained facilitator will talk to parents about early learning.
The focus of the 3 PALS sessions will be:
•Linking Literacy and Play
After each session, families will go home with a "goodie bag", which will support the topic they have been working on.
Contact Tracy Williamson, Program Coordinator @ 250-542-3121 Ext. 106 This program is in partnership with School District 22
Families are complex, challenging, and worth every bit of effort. The Nobody's Perfect parenting program is about finding your way as a parent -- even when family life gets a bit messy. Find ideas and support to help you manage today's challenges and your child's needs. Discover your strengths as a parent, and build new ones with the support and encouragement of other parents. For parents of children 0-5. Contact Tracy Williamson for more information regarding eligibility @ 250-542-3121 Ext. 106
Once a year families are invited to an open house at their neighbourhood elementary school. Parents will learn about:
•getting ready for kindergarten
•public health programs and services
•information about other community services for families with young children
For More Info:
Call Tracy Williamson @ 250-542-3121 Ext. 106 or Email: email@example.com
A monthly box of quality fresh fruits and veggies! The Vernon Boys and Girls Club accepts orders on behalf of the Good Food Box.
Cost: $15.00 per large box $9.00 per small box
For more information contact:
Diane Flemming @ 250-545-7617 or place your order at the Vernon Boys & Girls Club office