Family & Early Years Programs

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Family & Early Years Programs

Programs, resources, services, support, and community referrals for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to six years.

Our goal is to enhance and strengthen the quality of parent-child relationships, provide education, support, resources, and opportunities for children to interact, grow and develop in healthy and positive ways.!

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Better Beginnings Prenatal Program

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Hope Family Place

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Child Care Resource & Referral

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Healthy Families Drop-In

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Early Years Family Navigation

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Family Literacy Outreach coordinator

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Early Childhood Development Coordinator

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Story Time in the Park

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After the Bell

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Food Explorers for Children

Hope Family Place

A free drop in program for caregivers and families with children 6 years and under.

Join us for children’s activities, playtime, nutritious snacks, field trips, support, resources, and more. Meet other families and watch your children make new friends in a relaxed, safe atmosphere.

Drop-in will resume on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Tuesdays   9:00 – 12:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact Kim Paolini at kim@hopecommunityservices.com

 

Better Beginnings Prenatal Program

For caregivers who are pregnant and have newborns up to 6 months old.

Every Tuesday from 12:30-2:00 pm, the Better Beginnings program provides support, education, assistance with access to community services, and a nutritious lunch.

Join us for lunch, connection with other parents, and have fun learning about prenatal and postnatal care.

For more information please check our calendar, Family Place/Better Beginnings Facebook page or call the program coordinator, Irais Guerrerro at 604-869-2466, ext 103.

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Healthy Families Drop-In

For caregivers and families with children 6 years and under.

Every Wednesday from 3:00-4:30 pm, the Healthy Families Afternoon drop in program provides fun activities, story time, and a nutritious dinner.

Join us for dinner and story time.

For more information please contact Irais Guerrero at irais@hopecommunityservices.com.

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Child Care Resource & Referral

Support, resources and referral services for child care providers and parents.

The Child Care Resource and Referral Program works with community groups to promote quality child care that meets the needs of local families.

Mon-Wed 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays by appointment only

For more information please contact Irais Guerrero at irais@hopecommunityservices.com.

More information about Child Care Resource & Referral Centers can be found here.

Sponsored by Hope Community Services in partnership with Hope and Area Transition Society.

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Early Years Family Navigator

The Early Years Family Navigator connects families to various community programs, resources and support, along with referrals to specialized services such as the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre drop-in, Child and Youth Mental Health, Public Health services and more.

For more information, please contact the Early Years Family Navigators at 604-869-2466, ext 103 or ext 104.

 Hope Community Services MCFD

 

Family Literacy Outreach coordinator

The Family Literacy Outreach coordinator assists in organizing literacy events, promotes literacy awareness and provides a number of free books, resources and activities at various events in Hope, Agassiz and Boston Bar.

For more information, please check out our program calendarFraser-Cascade Literacy Facebook page or call the Literacy Outreach Coordinator, Acacia Martin, at 604-869-2466, ext 105.

 

 

Early Childhood Development Coordinator

The ECD Coordinator ensures that Early Years professionals and families with young children are aware of the range of services, supports, programs and events for parents/caregivers and their children birth to 6 years within the community of Hope.

The ECD coordinator also assists in organizing large community events for families such as Earth Day Children’s Festival, Story Time in the Park, and smaller events including the Early Years Halloween and Christmas parties.

For more information please check out our program calendar, the Early Years Facebook page or contact the ECD Coordinator, Acacia Martin, at 604-869-2466, ext 105.

Story Time in the Park

Story Time in the Park is a fun, family literacy based program which encourages the joy of reading together as a family. 

This popular program is held every Tuesday in July at Memorial Park in Hope and has become summer tradition for families in the community.

Join us for stories, songs, music and movement, art activities and more! Free snack included for all those who register.

This program is supported by a small grant from Raise-a-Reader/Decoda Literacy and donations from individuals, organizations and businesses committed to literacy in our communities.

 

 

After the Bell Food Program

After the Bell is a program that provides healthy food packs for vulnerable children and youth throughout the summer.

The healthy food packs contain a variety of healthy perishable and non-perishable mini-meals with nutritious child-friendly foods such as crackers and hummus dip, granola bars, juice, dried raisins/fruit, apples, oranges, veggies & dip and more.

Packs are delivered once a week by community agencies and staff.

If you know of a child or youth that could benefit from having a healthy food pack throughout the summer, please contact the Food Resource Programs Coordinator at 604-869-2466, ext 104.

This program is provided with the support of Food Banks Canada and donations from people like you!  If you would like to make a donation to support children & youth with healthy and nutritious mini-meals, please visit our donation page today!

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Food Explorers for Children

This fun-filled 8 week cooking program is aimed at children 9 – 11 years who are recipients of the Food Bank or are vulnerable to food insecurity.

Children learn valuable cooking skills in a safe environment while having fun!

Stay tuned for our next installment of Food Explorers for Children!

For more information and to find out when the next intake will be, please contact Kim Paolini at kim@hopecommunityservices.com

This program is made possible through a grant provided by The Hershey Company and Food Banks Canada and from caring community members like you.  If you would like to make a donation to support vulnerable kids in learning valuable food and cooking skills, please visit our donation page today!

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Hope Community Services

PO Box 74, 434 Wallace Street.
Hope, BC, Canada V0X 1L0

tel: (604) 869-2466
fax: (604) 869-3317

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