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We understand that the war unfolding in Ukraine affects many of our caregivers and families. To those of you who are impacted by this situation, our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. 
 
War is a challenging topic to talk about. Jeremy Church, Director of Safe & Caring Schools for the North Vancouver School District, has some tips to help talk to children about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more via the North Shore News
  
“Never be in a hurry: do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”   -- Saint Francis de Sales 

  
Hours: 
Our CCRR offices will be closed from Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18 for Easter and Saturday, May 21 to Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day. 
  
Join our Team! 
YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral is looking for a fulltime CCRR Consultant! Could this be you? Learn more about this exciting opportunity here.   
  
Fee Survey: 
Thank you to those of you who have already completed the annual Fee Survey. If you haven’t yet done so, please take a moment now. The survey is confidential and individual child care facilities will not be identified. The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete. Upon completion of the survey, you can provide us with your name and contact information for a chance to win a $50 gift card. 

Complete the annual Fee Survey

 
Training: 
If you’ve had the opportunity to attend and participate in one of our past workshops, you’ll know that these are wonderful learning opportunities filled with fun interactions and community building. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a workshop before, there’s no better time than spring to sign-up for one – after all, spring is a season for fresh, new experiences! 

View our Spring 2022 Training Schedule!

Registration Link: YMCA CCRR Spring 2022 Training Workshops 
  
Library News: 
Regularly featuring new resources in child care programs enriches children's experiences and also helps stretch your program's resource budget. Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers an Early Learning Resource Library, especially for child care providers. We've got great resources available – from books, games and puzzles to musical instruments, felt stories and seasonal items, we've got you covered.  

View our Early Learning Resource catalogue 


Seasonal Resource Sheet:
Spring is in the air! Spring is bountiful and can easily be integrated to your program planning. Check out some of these inspiring springtime ideas here
 
YMCA CCRR Membership Profile:
Ensure the families you serve have the most up-to-date information about your program. Update your profile below, or call Francesca at 604-937-1231. 

Update your CCRR membership profile

 
The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times 
ECPN Newsletter Issue 3, A Just Transition to a Publicly Funded System is now available.