FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province has recognized Fort St. John’s Child Development Centre as an early years centre. As a result there will be better access to free programs through the Rotary Play Centre where children can participate in play based learning activities.
CDC early years coordinator Crystal Kalas said centres like the Rotary Play Centre play a big role for families with young children as they help with growth in various areas of development.
“The early years centres are about communities working together to ensure families have access to services about promoting health, well-being and development of children zero to six years. We’re hoping to increase services within the community for the zero to six population and make some of our programs a bit more accessible for families as well who maybe struggle with transportation,” she said.
Kalas added the CDC has been working closely with the Family Friendly Coalition who has already been doing a lot of those initiatives within the community.
Of note going forward Kalas said the CDC is having an early years health round-up slated for March 16. The event is free with services available including dental, vision, and hearing checks, and face painting.