Early Years Services

Family Resource Centres

Philosophy

Children are the most important asset in our community, and building rapport with families is core to providing Early Year’s services. To provide effective support services, it is essential to have a trusting, non-judgmental, open, and empowering relationship with each participant.

Description

The Family Resource Centres are designed to encourage children to learn through play, focusing on early literacy experiences, strengthening parenting skills, and promoting family and community engagement. We provide a child-friendly learning environment that stimulates brain development. Children then learn to socialize, and acquire skills that help prepare them for life. Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in activities that assist early learning, and discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home.

Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub (ECD)

Address: 205-5000 Bridge Street, Ladner, BC Phone: 604 946 3933
Offers family drop-in, parent education, and Parent-Child Mother Goose.
— Click this link for the schedule:  HUB Program Schedule

North Delta Family Resource Centre Program (NDFRC)

11838 88th Avenue (Located New Hope Church) Please call 604-591-9262 (ext.118 / 583)
Offers family drop-in, parent education, and Parent-Child Mother Goose.
— Click this link for the schedule:   NDFRC Program Schedule

Family Drop-ins provide

  • A welcoming environment set up with developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment for child(ren) to explore
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff facilitators
  • The environment for parents/caregivers to learn new parenting skills while sharing and networking with other parents
  • Information on Community Services
  • Nutritious Snacks for children
  • Circle Time with songs and stories
  • Crafts and creative activities
  • Visits from Community Health Professionals


Parent Connect

Parent Connect provides support, advocacy, and parenting information to families living in Delta, British Columbia, with children ages 0 to 6.

Families are provided with home visits and individualized, family-centred, strength-based support. Parent Connect is for families who may be isolated, lack community and/or family connections, and need current information on parenting, healthy child development, and school-readiness.

Referrals can be made by families, directly, or by other professionals in the community.

Please send referrals to Roxanna Clark, Program Coordinator, Parent Connect: 604 591 8971 (fax) or e-mail rclark@bgcbc.ca

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Parent-Child Mother Goose

Parent-Child Mother Goose introduces parents/caregivers to the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes, and stories with their babies and young children. Parents gain the skill and confidence that enables them to create positive family patterns during a child’s crucial years. It also provides their children with healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Parent-Child Learning Together

Parent-Child Learning Together is a 8-10 week program that brings together parents and their children (aged 3 to 5 years). Parents will increase their knowledge of child development and learn ways to support their children to develop their social and emotional well-being. The parents will improve their skills and gain confidence that will enable them to create positive family experiences and empowers them to ensure their child’s success in school and throughout life. The program will also offer an opportunity for parents to build connections with other parents and community resources.

Family Empowerment Group

A support group for mothers who want additional information on effective parenting and child development. The Family Empowerment Group provides mothers with the emotional support that will help to build self-esteem, overcome isolation, and strengthen their family life. Registration is required. Child-minding is provided to group participants.

KIDDS (Kids, Information, Development/Discussion, and Sharing)

KIDDS is a weekly session that provides information and resources to families on various child-development topics. Open discussion and sharing is encouraged.
For additional information, please call 604.879.6554 or e-mail: info@bgcbc.ca. Early_Years_Program_1 Early_Years_Program_2