Childcare Algoma

CENTRAL ALGOMA PARENTING PROGRAMS

DROP IN PLAY CENTRES

Central Algoma Community Action Program for Children/ Best Start Hub

The Community Action for Program for Children/ Best Start Outreach Hubs in Central Algoma offer children and families in the rural communities the opportunity to socialize while engaging in activities that stimulate healthy growth and development. Our outreach programs work together as part of the community to support families, and to prepare children for school and to reach their full potential. Our programs are community driven, universal, accessible, and focused primarily on meeting the needs of children and families. Parents also have access to resources and information about child development and a variety of parenting issues. Early years professionals assist parents in understanding their child’s development and through a coordinated access approach connect families with services they may need.

Programs are offered in partnership with local municipalities, schools and community agencies. The environment is set up to encourage active engagement, experimentation, exploration and social interaction. Curriculum is planned with goals for children’s learning and development based of the ages of the children, their emergent skills and interest, and is reflects the diversity of the families and communities served.

Drop In Play & Learn Locations & Schedule:

Echo Bay Play & Learn

Monday Mornings~ 10:00 am to 12:30 pm & Saturday Mornings ~ 9:30am to 12:30pm
Echo Bay Community Hall ~ 257 Church Street, Echo Bay

St Joseph Island Play & Learn

Tuesday Mornings ~ 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
St Joseph Island Free Methodist Church~ 1589 Hilton Road, St Joseph Island

Desbarats Play & Learn

Wednesday Mornings~ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Desbarats United Church ~ 15 Lake Huron Drive, Desbarats

Thessalon Play & Learn

Thursday Mornings ~10:00am- 12:30 pm
Church of Christ~ 8 Albert Street, Thessalon

Bruce Mines Play & Learn

Friday Mornings ~ 10:00am- 12:30 pm
Arthur Henderson Public School ~2 Henderson Lane, Bruce Mines

In addition to drop in services, outreach hubs offer a wide range of educational related programming. This parent support program, offers a variety of workshops and parent – child interactive readiness to learn programs in each community to strengthen parent capacity and empower parents and caregivers to prepare their children to be successful learners and resilient individuals.

For more information on our programs and services contact:

Megan Sole, R.E.C.E
Community Early Years Educator
Phone: 705-542-5661
Email:
capc@childcarealgoma.ca

Kelly Rowlinson, R.E.C.E., A. E.C.E.O. C
Program Coordinator
Phone: 705-248-2043
Cellular phone: 705-946-9879
Email:
krowli@childcarealgoma.ca

 

Community Crockpot Kitchens:

Community Kitchens offers families the opportunity to learn how to make nutritious meals that will save time and money. While enjoying a delicious crockpot supper parents will have the opportunity to discuss such topics as food safety, healthy meal menus choices, family budgeting and dealing with the picky eater. Following supper families will prepare a meal to take home and enjoy. Crockpots will be provided to those families who do not have one. Older children are encouraged to participate in the cooking experience. Childminding is provided for younger children upon request.

Kitchens will happen in the following communities once per month:

1st Wednesday of the month ~ Echo Bay

Time: 5:30- 7:00 pm. Location: Echo Bay Public School, 290 Church Street

2nd Monday of the month~ Thessalon

Time: 5:00- 6:30 pm. Location: Thessalon Public School, 290 Church Street

2nd Wednesday of the month~ St Joseph Island

Time: 5:00- 6:30 pm. Location: St Joseph Island School, 1326 Richards Street, Richards Landing

3rd Wednesday of the Month~ Bruce Mines

Time: 5:00-6:30pm Location: Arthur Henderson Public School ~2 Henderson Lane, Bruce Mines

4th Monday of the Month ~ Thessalon First Nations

Time: 5:00- 6:30pm Location: Thessalon First Nations Health Services Building, 35 Sugar Bush Road, Thessalon First Nation

4th Wednesday of the Month ~Missanabie Cree First Nation

Time: 4:30- 6:00 pm. Location: Missanabie Cree First Nation Building,

4th Thursday of the Month~ Desbarats

Time: 5:00- 6:00 pm. Location: Desbarats United Church ~ 15 Lake Huron Drive, Desbarats

Thessalon Literacy and Learning Storytime

Parents and Children will engage in a literacy circle, sing songs, a skill based craft related to the literacy theme and a nutritious snack.
Time: Every Wednesday Morning from 10:30- 11:30 am.
Location: Thessalon Public Library, 187 Main Street, Thessalon

For more information on our programs and services contact:

Megan Sole, R.E.C.E
Community Early Years Educator
Phone: 705-542-5661
Email: capc@childcarealgoma.ca

Kelly Rowlinson, R.E.C.E., A. E.C.E.O. C
Program Coordinator
Phone: 705-248-2043
Cellular phone: 705-946-9879
Email: krowli@childcarealgoma.ca

 

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a community-based program funded by the health agency of Canada. The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide support to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life circumstances

  • To improve maternal-infant health, increase healthy birth weights and to promote & support breast feeding

The services offered are unique to the individual community and include the following:

  • Coupons for Nutritious Food

  • Prenatal Vitamins

  • Support Pre and Post Natal by a local Health Nurse/ Dietitian

  • Information & Resources

  • Healthy Start Gift Packages

  • Resource/ equipment Lending

  • Referrals/ Connection to other services

http://childcarealgoma.ca/UploadedFiles/images/CNPN.jpgFor more information about the Prenatal Nutrition Program in your community call:

Blind River / Iron Bridge

705-356-2551 or Toll Free~ 1-888-211-4739

Central Algoma

(Communities located between Echo Bay and Thessalon including area surrounding areas and St Joseph Island)

705-842-2444

 
Elliott Lake / Spanish

705-848-2314 or

Toll Free 1-888- 211-6749

Sault Ste. Marie & District of Algoma

Parent Child Information Line

705-541-7101 or

Toll Free: 1-888-537-5741

Serpent River First Nation

705-844-2152