support child care providers through information, outreach, resource library, networking and learning opportunities. Families receive information on quality child care and referrals to setting that best meet their needs. We also support families through parenting information, workshops, resource lending libraries and community referrals regarding children and families.
provides a quality, inclusive and developmentally appropriate after school service that utilizes a nurturing environment through strong community connections and intentional teaching practices.
Children First (C1st)
is not a program that delivers a service directly to children; rather it is a powerful and accessible catalyst to change, at the regional and community level, as well as allocating initiative funds to support service delivery priorities identified through planning.
The Children First Initiative’s comprehensive approach has been in practice in the East Kootenay for eight years. Children First is focused on services that support families and children under the age of 6 years.