Parent-Child Programs

See below for further information on Parent-Child Programs services.

Baby Talk

An informal drop-in education session where parents of babies get together to talk about health and wellness topics; topics focus on infants 0-9 months of age. Sessions are led by a Public Health Nurse.

To register call the Peninsula Health Unit: (250) 544-2400

StrongStart

A school-based, early learning, free program for pre-school children (0-5 years old) and their parents and caregivers. A program that offers families an opportunity for their preschool children to develop important skills prior to school entry. Through play, children are introduced to books, art, stories, songs and healthy eating habits important in their overall development.

Website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/early_learning/strongstart_bc/

Brentwood Elementary School
Phone: (250) 652-3996

Lochside Elementary School
Phone: (250) 658-3619

Sidney Elementary School
Phone: (250) 655-9132

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

A free weekly gathering of parents and children who come together to learn and share the joys of nursery rhymes, songs, stories and circle games. A healthy snack (provided) and social time are enjoyed by all. The program is led by a trained Parent-Child Mother Goose facilitator. Each session is about 1 hour.

Baby and toddler sessions are offered in Brentwood and Sidney.

For more information and to register, contact Joyce:

Phone: (250) 655-3283
Email: joycecolin@shaw.ca

Peninsula Babies

This program supports women through pregnancy to help them deliver healthy babies. Moms and spouses can learn about food preparation, budgeting, rest, substance use, exercise and stages of child development. A nutritious lunch is provided.

Contact Beacon: (250) 656-0134 for current program information.

Libraries

Bruce Hutchisonwww.gvpl.ca
Central Saanichwww.gvpl.ca
Sidneywww.virl.bc.ca

Recreation Centres

Panorama/Green Glade Recreation Centrewww.crd.bc.ca/panorama
Saanich Commonwealth Placehttp://www.gov.saanich.bc.ca/resident/recreation/scp.html

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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