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Family Time

November is a month filled with celebrations and special days! There are the more well-known days such as Remembrance Day and for our American neighbour’s Thanksgiving, but there are also lesser-known days such as Cook Something Bold Day, Cliché Day, or our favourite, National Child Day celebrated on November 20th each year!
 
Looking for information about new programs and resources? Then, read on!
 
Mother Goose – Join CCRR Consultants Sandra and Susan for a fun morning with your children (under 3 years of age) located at the New Westminster School District Welcome Centre, 820 6th St. New Westminster. Enjoy rhymes, songs & stories while you develop a strong bond with your child/ren. Meet Thursdays, from 10:00-11:30 am, beginning November 4 to December 16.
 
For additional information or to register, please email Susan at susan.raynes@gv.ymca.ca.
 
Circle of Friends – Plan to visit Circle of Friends for one of our Community Visitor mornings:

  • Dental Visits with Karen Vey, Tuesdays, November 16, and December 14, from 9:45-10:15 am.
  • Kinsight Supported Child Development Consultant with Josephine Chang, Tuesdays, November 23, and December 7, from 9:45-10:15 am.
  • Westcoast Family Centres Family Navigator Shawna Comey, Fridays, November 12, December 10, January 14 and February 11, from 9:45-10:15 am. Learn more.

Family Place New West has a Toy Lending Library! Are you looking for new toys? Sign up, and borrow different toys for your children! Learn more.
 
Evening Family Resource Program – Every Monday, 5:30-7:00 pm, Port Coquitlam. Visit Westcoast Family Centres for a schedule of events, and to register.
 
Information Children Parent Coaching – This is a free Parent Coaching program open to parents and caregivers of children aged 0-12 years old. Parent coaches will explore your parenting challenges, brainstorm strategies, and provide resources that will support the unique needs of your family. – Book a session or learn more now.
 
UBC researchers launch SmartParent, Canada’s first text-based parenting education program – SmartParent is an evidence-based text messaging program developed by maternal and child health experts that sends you information timed to your baby’s age to help support you as you care for your baby during the first year of life.
 
Parents can register by texting the keyword smartparent to 12424 or by signing up at smartparentcanada.ca.
 
SmartMom is also available for evidence-based information timed to your stage of pregnancy to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth. Messages are tailored to gestational age and include links to websites, phone numbers and videos on topics such as fetal growth and development and more.
 
Interested in registering? Text smartmom to 12323 or visit smartmomcanada.ca.