An area on the main floor of Daybreak Parent Child Centre is devoted mainly to our Parenting Program. The parenting area consists of a large comfortable living-room space, a large kitchen, a craft room, child-minding space, and a clothing room. This is a warm and inviting space with couches, loveseats, and a computer work station with internet access.
Parents and caregivers are welcome anytime in the parenting area for coffee, tea, to use the computer, or simply for a chat. In the parenting space information can be found regarding groups offered and Community Resources outside of Daybreak.
Daybreak is an organization that supports the entire family. There is an expectation of involvement by parents and caregivers when their children are enrolled in the Children’s Program. Staff encourages parents and caregivers to visit Daybreak to spend time with their children in the classroom, on field trips, and during lunch time.
Overall parents and caregivers involvement can take many forms including participating in parent groups, family functions(i.e. bring someone special to lunch) or attending playgroups. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join the many groups offered by Daybreak.
Groups at Daybreak are offered to parents, caregivers and outside agencies. For more information regarding groups please contact the Parenting Program Coordinator at (726 8373 Ext.205). Examples of our groups:
- Cooking Group
- FASD Family Support Group
- Interactive Parenting
- Guest Speakers
- Guiding Behaviour
- Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
- Take Your Temperament
- Starting Schools
Parents are encouraged to join any group of their interest.
For parents/caregivers who may need individual support, a Social Worker and a Parenting Program Coordinator are on staff. Both are available to meet with you as needed.
Daybreak attempts to reduce barriers that stand in the way of parents attending groups and events. Two of these barriers are child-minding and transportation. Therefore, Daybreak provides transportation and child-minding as needed.
Day Breaking Newsletter
In an effort to keep families better informed, a monthly newsletter and calendar are provided to Daybreak families. The newsletter includes information about upcoming events, groups that are currently being offered, community programs (i.e., the R.E.A.L. Program, Coats for Kids, etc.), notices of closures and other general notices for parents.
Calendars showing program days, times and contact information are accessible by clicking on the “Calendar” tab at the top of the page. The calendar also includes information on special events that may be held each month!