The Early Years 

Where prevention begins

Objective: to strengthen families on Gabriola Island with a specific focus on families with children under five.

Mother Goose

Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (This program pauses for the summer)

For caregivers with Children zero to three years

"The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication," - from Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs Website. Contact for Mother Goose: Bernice - berniceathope@gmail.com 

Rughuggers

Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:00pm (This program pauses for the summer)

For caregivers with children five years old and under

Thursday Morning is all about dropping in for some good coffee and social time for caregivers of children five and under. While your child plays with toys and other children, you can catch up and socialize with other parents. Having other adults to connect with can make the difference in staying on top of things, while meeting the challenges of raising young children. Snacks for this program are free thanks to support from Village Foods. Contact for Mother Goose: Bernice - berniceathope@gmail.com 

Infant Toddler Daycare

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Ages 0 - 36 months

Group Child Daycare

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Ages 30 months - School Age

The childcare program is in a quality childcare setting. All of the activities offered are play-based, ensuring your child is exposed to a variety of stimulating experiences to support them in healthy development and preparing them for kindergarten.

Preschool

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:00pm (September - June)
Ages 30 months - School Age

Preschool is for ages 30 months to school age, though it is important to consider your child’s readiness for the program. The premise of learning is through play and there is a keen focus on routine and structure.