Screen Time Suggestions and Alternatives for Children

Saw a great discussion happening today on Facebook among local parents and it made me think about this article written a few years back by our local Speech and Language pathologist Jackie Taylor. I thought I’d post it here in case anyone was interested in having a read. Block play, playdough, trains, wagons- these are the toys of our childhood …

Islands Wellness SocietyScreen Time Suggestions and Alternatives for Children

Employment Opportunity with CCRR!!

The Child Care Resource & Referral Program is currently seeking someone to fill the position of Family & Resource Consultant. This position is 20 hours per week based primarily in our office in Queen Charlotte. The successful candidate will enjoy working with people, be organized, efficient and computer savvy and feel comfortable working as part of a team, as well …

Islands Wellness SocietyEmployment Opportunity with CCRR!!

Car Seat Training course coming May 17th!

CCRR Haida Gwaii is please to announce a FREE car seat training course coming to Haida Gwaii in May. Having taken this training 4 years ago I can attest to the fact that I use this info all the time! It’s surprisingly useful info and a great way to rack up some Pro D hours! Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are …

Islands Wellness SocietyCar Seat Training course coming May 17th!

Crafternoon at the Lending Library!

Feeling crafty? Drop by the Lending Library at the Islands Wellness Society Friday February 12th between 2pm and 5pm and make some collage valentines! Supplies will be provided along with tea and cookies. This is a free event but space will be tight, so good to come early and RSVP if possible. We will be there with a table full …

Islands Wellness SocietyCrafternoon at the Lending Library!

Employment Opportunity with CCRR!

The Haida Gwaii CCRR program is on the lookout for a new team member! Job description – Family & Resource Consultant The Haida Gwaii Child Care Resource & Referral program provides support, resources and referral services for child care providers, parents and caregivers in all communities on Haida Gwaii. We partner with community groups to provide workshops, training and professional …

Islands Wellness SocietyEmployment Opportunity with CCRR!

More On Lying

Here is a link to a couple of great videos By Dr. Kang Lee of the University of Toronto talking about Lying and child development. One about what lying in young children tells us about their development (that they are quite bright!!) and another about the cultural development of lying and white lies, in different cultures people tell different kinds …

Islands Wellness SocietyMore On Lying

Videos on Hand Expression of Breastmilk

Thanks to All who made it out to last month’s Baby Steps, as promised I wanted to put up some resources about Breastfeeding that were given to me by Jessiquita Madrid, who is a wealth of knowledge on all things milk. First here are three videos on hand expression of breastmilk which relates to the conversation about various Breast pumps etc which …

Islands Wellness SocietyVideos on Hand Expression of Breastmilk

Fabulous Facepainters at Hospital Day!

A BIG thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who came and helped out with our face painting last Saturday for Hospital Day! So many happy faces were decorated because of your skillful and artistic work! Katie Borsario, Shiela Karrow, Betsy Cardell, Alma-Rose Siddell, Xiila Guujaw, plus all the others who stopped in and helped out, and to the Hospital …

Islands Wellness SocietyFabulous Facepainters at Hospital Day!

What’s in a Name?

Great article about the importance of recognizing quality care is more than just “Day Care” Wonder if this means we should find a more encouraging term for “babysitters?” too? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katherine-rose/day-care-disrespect-why-w_b_5353816.html

Islands Wellness SocietyWhat’s in a Name?

Family & Resource Consultant Job Opening at IWS!

The Haida Gwaii Child Care Resource & Referral program provides support, resources and referral services for child care providers, parents and caregivers in all communities on Haida Gwaii. We partner with community groups to provide workshops, training and professional development opportunities. We aim to promote quality childcare choices that meet the needs of local families. We are part of the …

Islands Wellness SocietyFamily & Resource Consultant Job Opening at IWS!