‘Early years’ centre for South Surrey/White Rock

A new 'early years' centre has opened for South Surrey and White Rock families.

A new “early years” centre has opened for South Surrey and White Rock families.

The official launch of the South Surrey/White Rock BC Early Years Centre is to take place Sept. 19, in conjunction with the annual Fall Fair at Kensington Prairie Community Centre (16824 32 Ave.).

According to a news release, the centre’s opening is part of a larger provincial strategy to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of early-years programs and services for families with young children. It is to function as “an information and resource hub designed to increase access and help meet the needs of families in the Semiahmoo Peninsula.”

Funding was acquired through a collaborative effort involving Alexandra Neighbourhood House, the City of Surrey and community partners.

Services to be offered include parent education programs, referrals to social supports, drop-in programs and more.

“We want to ensure that young children get the support they need to reach their full potential,” Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt said in the release.

“It is a proven fact that a child’s performance in the school system is greatly improved if they receive an individual focus during the early years.”

The Sept. 19 event is to include a ribbon-cutting with local dignitaries and service providers. Korki the Clown, a bubble show, a Science World Exhibit and refreshments are also part of the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. event.

Suggestions for resources and programs are also sought. To provide input, call 604-535-0015, ext. 237, email tsullivan@alexhouse.net or visit www.facebook.com/southsurreyandwhiterockearlyyears

 

 

Just Posted

South Surrey mom adds festive touch to late son’s Spirit Garden tree

Christmas twinkle adds ‘a little bit of joy at a difficult time’

The ‘Upside Down’ is coming to Surrey with ‘One Man Stranger Things’ parody

Charles Ross one-man act based on first two seasons of hit Netflix show

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

City of Surrey says pension benefits ‘guaranteed’ for police recruits

A National Police Federation representative says it may not be enough incentive

Surrey-area teens will have a ball at Christmas, thanks to collection effort

Realty company’s Bring on the Balls campaign now in its third year

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 Stanley Park stabbing

Lubomir Kunik was found by a man out walking his dog on the beach late on Feb. 1, 2017

Vancouver homeless camp brings community, safety, home, says resident

Encampment in the city’s Downtown Eastside is one of many that have sprung up in B.C.

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Most Read

l -->