Family Centres

The Family Centres at J. V. Humphries School in Kaslo and Jewett Elementary School in Meadow Creek are home to a wide variety of programs.

Family Centre programs are free of charge and usually closed for the same holidays as school holidays and run from September to June. Exceptions are noted below.

Kaslo Family Resource Centre : room B120 at JVH school (map)

  • Monday-
    • 8:45 - 11:45 am Strong Start Parent and Child Time - Contact Sarah Evans 250-353-7691 ext 207
  • Tuesday-
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month) Mothercare Pregnancy Support - Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
    • Noon - 2pm  (3rd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday of the month) Mothercare Pregnancy Support - Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
    • 4:30 - 7:30 pm Strong Start Parent and Child Time—dinner provided by donation (suggested $2 to $7 per person) - Contact Sarah Evans 250-353-7691 ext 207
  • Wednesday-
    • 8:45 - 11:45 am Strong Start Parent and Child Time - Contact Sarah Evans 250-353-7691 ext 207
  • Thursday-
    • 10:00 - 11:30 am Parent Support Circle (runs year round) Contact Laura Douglas, 250-353-7691 ext 203
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose
    • Program dates TBA - Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
  • Mother Goose Story Kits
    • Prgram dates TBA - Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
  • Guest Speaker Series for Parents
    • Typically the third Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11:30.  Please contact Barb to confirm.
    • Free, snack and childcare provided.
    • Parents invited to indicate their interest in specific topics and speakers.
    • Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
  • Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program
    • Schedule TBA - Contact Sarah Evans 250-353-7691 ext 207

North Lake Family Resource Centre: Jewett School in Meadow Creek (map)

  • Tuesday and Thursday -
    • 8:45 - 11:45 am Strong Start Parent and Child Time Drop-in  - Contact Sarah Evans 250-353-7691 ext 207
  • 4th Tuesday of each month.
    • 9:00 - 10:45 am Mothercare Pregnancy Support - Coordinator visits the “Strong Start Parent and Child Time” drop-in time.  Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
  • Guest Speaker Series for Parents at Jewett school.
    • Varies.  Contact Barb for dates.
    • Free, snack and childcare provided.
    • Parents invited to indicate their interest in specific topics and speakers.
    • Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209 
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose
    • Program dates TBA
    • Free.
    • Contact Barb Cyr 250-353-7691 ext 209
  • Parent Support Circle
    • Monday April 20th, May 4th & 25th, June 1st & 15th.  10:00am to 11:30am.  Contact Laura Douglas 250-353-7691 ext 203
  • Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program
    • Schedule TBA - Contact Sarah Evans 250-353-7691 ext 207

The Family Centres are home to several programs for parents and children: Parent support groups, parent education and family literacy programs, guest speakers, and a book lending library.

Strong Start Parent and Child Time (SSPACT)

The Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C)in partnership with School District #8 and the Ministry for Child and Family Development offers a regular parent and child drop-in for families with children under age six, which features early learning activities, arts and crafts, gym time, snack, storytelling and and parent-child circle time. Please check above for dates and times. Contact Sarah Evans at 250-353-7691 or sarahevans@nklcss.org for more information.

Parent-Child Mother Goose

An eight week group experience for parents and young children, focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. The parents gain skills and confidence in supporting their child's early literacy development. Programs are offered in Kaslo and Meadow Creek. for parents and babies (0 to 2.5 years).  For more information please contact Barb Cyr at 250-353-7691 ext 209 or barbcyr@nklcss.org.

Mother Goose Story Kits Program

An 8 week storytelling program for parents of children 0-6.  Parents and children enjoy listening to stories together as the facilitator models storytelling techniques, using props.  Parents create their own “story kits” using a variety of simple craft techniques.  Childcare and snacks provided.  For more information please contact Barb Cyr at 250-353-7691 ext 209 or barbcyr@nklcss.org.

Nobody's Perfect

This six-week support group for parents of young children increases parents' knowledge of children's health, safety and behaviour. The program helps to build ongoing support networks among parents in the community. Childcare and healthy snacks are provided. Contact Sarah Evans at 250-353-7691 or sarahevans@nklcss.org for more information.

Parenting Library

The Kaslo Family Centre has an excellent selection of books and DVDs for parents.

Parent Support Circle

This is a time for parents of children of all ages to get together in a supportive and informal environment to share ideas, experiences and ask questions related to all aspects of parenting. Contact Laura Douglas, 250-353-7691 or lauradouglas@nklcss.org for more information.

Mothercare Pregnancy Support

This program provides support, information, referrals and resources to expecting mothers and mothers with babies up to 6 months. Free vitamins and food vouchers are available to mothers living on low income. Mothercare offers guest speakers, breastfeeding support and group activities.  The Kaslo program offers childcare and lunch. The Meadow Creek program joins in the activities of the SSPACT program. Please see above for dates and times. For more information please contact Barb Cyr at 250-353-7691 ext 209 or barbcyr@nklcss.org.

Guest Speaker Series

A series of two hour presentations for parents on topics relating to child development and family health and well-being. Topics and speakers are chosen in consultation with parents. Childcare and snacks are provided. Registration is required. Contact Barb Cyr for information and to register - 250-353-7691 ext 209.

For more information on any of these programs, please call 250-353-7691 or stop by our office at 336 B Avenue in Kaslo (office hours are Monday to Thursday, 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm).