Childcare BC Overview

Since February 2018, the BC provincial government has invested millions of dollars into Child Care with the goal of achieving $10-a-day child care. These programs have been rolled out throughout the year, and by now most programs are now accessible to the public. Here is a summary of their main areas of investment and how you/your organization can access them. …

Islands Wellness SocietyChildcare BC Overview

Affordable Child Care Benefit

The new Affordable Child Care Benefit will be replacing Child Care Subsidy and can now be completed online. If your family makes less than $110,000/year and you pay for child care (in your own home, licensed centers, nannies etc.) you may be eligible. Please contact us if you have any questions or difficulties applying. Here are some useful links Info about …

Islands Wellness SocietyAffordable Child Care Benefit

Check Out the Winter 2018 Early Years Newsletter

Every three months the CCRR puts together an Early Years Newsletter filled with articles for Early Years folks to read and Learning Opportunities Listings at the back. You can join our mailing list by contacting us directly, or you can follow our webpage to download your copy of our Newsletters! Early Years Newsletter Winter 2018

Islands Wellness SocietyCheck Out the Winter 2018 Early Years Newsletter

Child Care Provider Profile: Skidegate Head Start (Parent and Tot Program)

The BC First Nations Head Start On-Reserve Program is a program funded by the First Nations Health Authority to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children (birth to six years old) on reserve. Head Start supports locally-controlled and designed early intervention strategies that provide First Nations children with opportunities to …

Islands Wellness SocietyChild Care Provider Profile: Skidegate Head Start (Parent and Tot Program)

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!