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A Healthy Family Is a Happy Family

Posted: July 25th, 2011

Today's healthy habits can benefit you and your children for years to come.  Kids who have regular family meals are also:• more likely to make healthy eating choices like fruits, vegetables, and grains• less likely to snack on unhealthy foods • less likely to become substance abusersSo how do...more

A New Service for BC Families Comes to Campbell River

Posted: January 9th, 2012

Launched just recently in October 2011, Strongest Families BC is a new service for children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3-12). Strongest Families is delivered to parents and/or caregivers via telephone in the comfort and privacy of their own homes at times that are best for the...more

Active Play for Families

Posted: January 30th, 2012

A fundamental part of raising a happy and healthy family is to provide active opportunities for children and youth. The benefits of activity are endless and encouraging everyday fitness and activity for your children will set the foundation for an active life through adulthood and this is an...more

All-Weather Family Place

Posted: June 12th, 2013

Set aside a little time to enjoy and explore our wonderful outdoors! You might be surprised by the delights of caterpillars, a trail of rocks, a bridge to the duck blind, sticks on the beach, . . . Rain or shine join us in nature's classroom around the Dick Murphy playground, Tyee Spit on...more

Attachment in Childcare: Feeling at Home

Posted: March 15th, 2012

Childcare is often times a secondary home to many children in our society. Families come to rely heavily on this service to meet their children’s day-to-day needs in a variety of ways including socialization. Even families who do not rely on childcare seek social opportunities for their preschool...more

Beyond Books: The Power of Literacy

Posted: January 26th, 2012

My second son has never shown the interest in books and reading that my first did, so until now, I never had to consider the depths of literacy really. With a first-born who was drinking in language and all things wordy since toddlerhood, and grew to be an avid novel reader by age 8, I was...more

Books For Babes

Posted: January 16th, 2012

Our first experiences have a lasting impression and influence how we respond and feel about all things in our lives. If we identify something we are afraid of, for instance, and trace it back to our earliest memory of it, there is a good chance we had a negative experience with it. That is why it...more

Boys are Made of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails...

Posted: October 11th, 2011

Across the decades, parents have been caught up in zeitgeists which sometimes prescribe: “boys will be boys” and at other times dismiss gender differences entirely. Louann Brizendine’s The Male Brain looks at boys through a brain development perspective and pushes us to consider the idea that we...more

Campbell River and Area Early Years Recognition

Posted: August 15th, 2012

Do you know someone who has made a difference in improving the lives of children and their families in Campbell River and surrounding area? It could be a health nurse, dentist, bus driver, an early year’s program or service, childcare provider, neighbour, a business or community organization....more

Campbell River Early Years Community “A Year in Review” From April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011

Posted: April 21st, 2011

What have we been up to in Campbell River? We’ve been busy making a difference for the youngest children in our community.With the guidance of the Success By 6 Community Council of Partners, the Early Childhood Development table and the Working Group the local Success By 6 (SB6) and the Campbell...more
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