Early Years Family Resource Centres
EARLY YEARS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRES WITHIN MOOSE JAW:
STRONG START EARLY YEARS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE & CO-OP PLAY SPACE
679 Hall Street West
306.692.0688 extension 3
The YMCA Early Years Family Resource Centre is committed to ensuring the best start possible for families with children ages 0 – 5 years.
The YMCA Early Years Family Resource Centre will be a single point of access with a full range of programs and supports that are responsive to the needs of families with children ages 0 – 5 years. Programs and services will be participant driven, affordable, accessible, and highly valued. Parents will develop positive parenting traits and children will have positive developmental experiences, leading to improved child outcomes in our community.
Family and Child Centered Respect
Healthy Child Development
Supporting Growth in Families
In addition to our own programming, The Early Years Center provides a link to community services, support groups and resources that you, as a parent or caregiver may be requiring. Please ask our friendly, knowledge staff to assist you in finding the the resources and programs you need.
Programs and Schedules
We want to ensure families have access to supports and services right within the center, therefore, we are please to offer visiting professionals. Throughout open play our visiting professionals will address any questions or concerns based on their area of expertise. All conversations are informal and take place in a safe and comforting space. Please view the program schedule for a full listing of dates and professionals (at the bottom of the first page). Should there be a visitor you would like to see, please let us know by reaching out to us on FB or by e-mail (visit the contact us page)
Ages and Stages Questionnaire
The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) looks at children’s skills in five developmental areas including: Communication, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Problem-Solving, and Personal-Social. Center staff will work with parents to complete the questionnaire and provide support and connection to services if required. EYFRC staff will be available Monday’s throughout open play time to provide any assistance you may require.
Parent Conversation (learning) Series
Let’s face it, parenting is a tough job that comes with more questions than answers at times! That is why we launched our new parenting conversation series, to try and answer some of those questions for you. If you have a topic of conversation that you would like more information on, please let us know! A full listing of conversation dates will be listed on our Facebook page. The majority of conversations will be held throughout open play times, however for those topics that are not for little ears, an evening time will be arranged.
Save the Date: If you have children 5 and under please come out and celebrate with us!
Additional Early Years Family Resource Centre Services include:
Children who have Witnessed Violence program
YMCA Early Years programming
Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre
Our Little Tots Open Play times are free unsupervised, drop-in play times in our Co-op Play Space (located at our Strong Start Family Centre). These play times are open to all families with children aged 0-5 years (older siblings are welcome too!).
Drop in facilitated open play times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00am-Noon