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The BVCDC is proud to participate in the Houston Early Years screening

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People say we have the best snacks and the kids love it.

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11th Edition

2018-2019 COMMUNITY SPIRIT COUPON BOOK ……..Is available now!

The BV Hospice Society & BV Child Development Centre Coupon Book Committee is excited to launch their new coupon book starting with the following dates:

Safeway on Saturday, September 29th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Farmers Market, September 29th, 9:00am to Noon

Bulkley Village on October 6th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Where can you get coupon books from some of the participating businesses starting the week of October 1st, or BV CDC (250-847-4122) and BV Hospice Society (250-876-8679).

The Community Spirit Coupon Book Committee would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our participating businesses, sponsors.  Over the last 11 years the coupon book has maintained its appeal by offering great savings inside. 

The Committee would also like to thank Communities for their continued support by purchasing the coupon books, using them as they shop (Shop Local) and spreading the news how great it is to save money.

If you have any questions please call Estelle at 250-847-4122 for more information.

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Fall 2018 Drop in Programs for Families (ages 0-6 yrs) in the Bulkley Valley

BVCDC Early Years Stay and Play Playgroup: Free, drop in program focused on social connections.  
Come enjoy free play, art activities, snack, coffee and tea. 1471 Columbia drive, Smithers.
Contact: Sarah Wright: (250) 847-4122.
Wednesdays: (0-3 yrs) 10:00am-12:00pm
Fridays: 10:00am-12:00pm (0-6yrs) Tyhee Lake Provincial Park until the end of September fall location TBA.
 

Smithers Public Library Programs Children: Introduce your child to the magic of books, rhyme, and song while connecting with other parents of young children. All programs are free, drop-in and open to all parents and caregivers of young children.

BABY TIME (newborns to 18 months): Mondays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (September 17th to December 3rd)
TODDLER TIME (18-36 months): Mondays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (September 17th to December 3rd)
STORY TIME (3 to 6 years): Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (September 19th to December 5th)
Lego Time (all ages): parent supervised creative play time with legos: 3:00pm-4:30pm

School District 54 Strong Start Early Learning Programs: Free, drop in programs for families and their children from birth to five years of age. Follows school calendar; programs closed on stats, and NID days. Please follow their Facebook pages for the updates: Muhiem Strong Start, Walnut Start Strong Start, Telkwa Strong Start.

Muhiem Elementary:  3659 3 Ave, Smithers, Contact: Norma Stokes: (250) 847-2688.
Monday- Friday: 9:00am-11:30

Walnut Park Elementary: 4092 Mountainview Drive, Smithers. Contact: Jill McDonald: 250-847-4464.

Monday: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-11:30am

Telkwa Elementary: 1000 Hankin Ave, Telkwa. Contact: Jill McDonald: 250-846-5851.

Monday: 9:15am-11:45am
Tuesday: 9:15am-11:45am
Thursday : 9:15am-11:45am

BV Christian School Little Sunshine’s Playgroup: Free, drop in program from children 0-4 years old and their caregivers. Play, Learn, sing, craft in our preschool room with our coordinator leading activities. 3575 14th Ave, Smithers. Contact: Wendy Boonstra: 250-847-3564.

Programs dates and time may be subject to change, please check with the program to confirm by going to facebook or the websites.

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Congratulations to Inge Tersago! She is CCRR's new Resource Educator! :D Come and see Inge and the rest of the CCRR staff to browse the extensive toy lending library, receive support with the new Affordable Child Care Benefit, get a child care referral, or just pop in and have a tour of the CDC's newly renovated Regional building. Look forward to seeing your, have a great day!

BV CDC - Child Care Resource and Referral is now OPEN! 

The wait is over, come on in and see the great selection of toys, books, puzzles, (we just can't list them all so many items) and more available on loan.  The space is bright, inviting and staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and look forward to seeing you.
CCRR hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
For inquiries call 250-847-8824.

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We are pleased to be opening our BV CDC Regional Centre in Smithers on Monday July 16th at 9:00am !!!
Thank you to all of our amazing community supporters and donors of Project Pinwheel !!!
...ps... we will continue to be working on the exterior of building and property over the next few months !!! Grand opening will be early Fall 2018 !!!
We look forward to seeing you!!!

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For the months of July and August, it will run on FRIDAYS ONLY from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Telkwa at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park.
Any questions or concerns call (250) 847-4122.
Sarah Wright, ECE
Early Years Resource Consultant
Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre
 
 
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Administration

Kerri Bassett, Executive Director - 250-876-8740                               director@bvcdc.ca
Ava Ulrich, Accounting Administrator                                                  accounting@bvcdc.ca
Estelle Wojdak - Office Administrator - 250-847-4122                         reception@bvcdc.ca
 
Early Years
Sarah Wright – Resource Consultant – 250-643-2324                        earlyyearscentre@bvcdc.ca
                                                                                                             sarah.wright@bvcdc.ca
Kathy Petursson, MOSTCommittee Coordinator - 250-877-3494        kathy.petursson@bvcdc.ca
 
Child Care Resource & Referral
Shannon Cote, CCRR Coordinator – 250-877-2903                             shannon.cote@bvcdc.ca
Inge Tersago, Resource Educator – 250-877-2476                               inge.tersago@bvcdc.ca
Kathy Petursson, Family Resource Consultant - 250-877-3494            kathy.petursson@bvcdc.ca
 
Infant Development Program
Ellen Anderson, IDP Consultant – 778-210-0318                                 ellen.anderson@bvcdc.ca
Kaila Greenlees, IDP Consultant – 250-643-3768                                kaila.greenlees@bvcdc.ca
 
Early Intervention Program
Regina Tworow, EIP Coordinator (OT) – 778-210-0058                       regina.tworow@bvcdc.ca
Darlene Clarke, Occupational Therapist – 778-210-0319                    darlene.clarke@bvcdc.ca
Jonina Cawsey, Speech Language Pathologist – 778-210-0316         jonina.cawsey@bvcdc.ca
Kathy Rooke, Physiotherapist – 250-643-3872                                    kathy.rooke@bvcdc.ca
Nellie Dow, Physiotherapist - 250-643-4182                                         nellie.dow@bvcdc.ca
 
School Age Therapy Program
Regina Tworow, SCH Coordinator (OT) – 778-210-0058                    regina.tworow@bvcdc.ca
Darlene Clarke, Occupational Therapist – 778-210-0319                   darlene.clarke@bvcdc.ca
Nellie Dow, Physiotherapist – 250-643-4182                                       nellie.dow@bvcdc.ca
Simone Beattie,  Physiotherapist – 250-643-3871                              simone.beattie@bvcdc.ca
Kathy Rooke, Physiotherapist – 250-643-3872                                    kathy.rooke@bvcdc.ca
 
Family Key Worker
Leah Macknak, Family Keyworker Coordinator – 250-643-2858        leah.macknak@bvcdc.ca
 
Main phone number: 250-847-4122 
General enquiries: reception@bvcdc.ca

Thank you to all of our community members for their generous support of Project Pinwheel: Give Today to Build Tomorrow.

Kerri Bassett, B.Sc.

 

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