Bellies to Babies  – A free program for women or families seeking information, resources, services, support or community referrals during pregnancy & the first six months of parenthood.  Group drop-in program held Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and includes supper, child minding and limited transportation. Visits in the family home or a community location provided by appointment with outreach staff.

Address:                Kimberley Early Learning Centre 1850 Warren Ave

Phone:                   1-855-589-5011 (toll free)

Contact:                Jenn Betts, Outreach Worker            250 427-6584 (call or text)

Contact:                Pat Chisholm, Program

Coordinator       bellies2babies.ccs@shaw.ca

Current CBAL Family Programs: (operating based on the school calendar)

Good Food Basket

Parenting Workshops

Free workshops on a variety of general parenting topics are offered at the Kimberley Early Learning Center.  Childcare and refreshments are provided. Transportation support is available.  Must register.

Offered in partnership with CBAL, FRP and CAPC.

Contact:                 Diana Card

Telephone:            250-427-0716

Email:                    capckimb@shaw.ca

For information about these workshops click here.

Preschool Speech and Language Therapy Services – Free speech and language consultation or therapy is available for any family with children from birth to Kindergarten entry who are concerned about their child’s communication development. Parents or anyone working with a child can make a referral.

Fee:                No Cost

Contact:         Kayle Towsley, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Telephone:    250-432-5429

Email:             kayle.towsley@interiorhealth.ca

Treehouse (CAPC)

Families with children aged 0-5 are invited to the Early Learning Centre gym to enjoy play for parents and kids. Share the fun with other families, find resources, and meet visitors from community programs at this free drop-in program.  Offered in partnership with StrongStart.

Date/Time:           Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:00 in StrongStart room;   10:00 – 12:00 in gym

Address:                 Kimberley Early Learning Centre, 1850 Warren Ave

Contact:                Cheslie Tierney

Phone:                   250-427-0716

Email:                    capckimb@shaw.ca

 

Additional Community Services Include: 

East Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral

Supporting families with child care referrals, child care subsidy information

Please ask about our Toy Lending Library and Crafty Creations craft store

Address: 20B 12 Avenue North Cranbrook BC

Telephone:    1-800-661-2445 or 1-250-426-5677

Email:             ekccrr@shawlink.ca

Friends of Children – 1-866-564-2217 or 250 420-1759 ekoffice@friendsofchildren.ca Providing financial assistance to East Kootenay families with children experiencing extraordinary medical need. Expenses for travelling to medical services or for equipment to improve the overall health of a child will be considered for funding.  For more information www.friendsofchildren.ca

Ages & Stages Project

Parents of preschoolers are invited to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires.  Have fun while learning about your child’s development:  celebrate your child’s strengths; learn ideas & activities to support next steps; if you have concerns, receive helpful resources.  This project is provided by the Kimberley Early Years Team.

Contact:                 Chelsie Tierney, Project Coordinator

Phone:                   250-427-0716

Email:                    capckimb@shaw.ca