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Burnaby has many activities, events, programs and resources for families with children from birth to 6 years old. Below you’ll find links to this interesting and useful information.

National Child Day

Information for parents and caregivers:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncd-jne/parents-eng.php?phac_source=NCDhomepage&medium=featurebox&term=parents&campaign=National_Child_Day_2011

UNICEF promotes developing awareness of National Child Day by learning more about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with a link to a summary of the articles included in this historic human rights treaty. In child-friendly language: http://www.unicef.ca/sites/default/files/imce_uploads/UTILITY%20NAV/TEACHERS/DOCS/GC/CRCPosterEN_FA.pdf

Preschool Programs

Physical Literacy: what is it? why is it important? where are the programs? Click here to learn: Physical Literacy

City of Burnaby’s Preschool Programs

Agencies for Children and Families

Burnaby Agencies

Resources

SmartSaver – Education Savings

SmartSaver is an excellent way to begin saving money for your child’s education. Your child’s higher education is important to you, but you may not know how you’ll be able to afford it. Start your child’s education savings with free money from the Government of Canada. Apply for the Canada Learning Bond. If your child was born January 1, 2004 or after, and you qualify for the National Child Benefit Supplement, you could get your child up to $2,000.

Child and Family Benefits

There are many child and family benefits to which you may be eligible.

Ready Set Learn 2016 Web Version Final

A community resource guide for families with children from birth to 5 years old.

Community Resource Guide 2015

A comprehensive community resource guide serving Burnaby and New Westminster, for all families and all ages.

BC211

Looking for community, government or social services? Dial 211.

FREE Parent’s Helpline: Provides you with help when you need it.

Technical Assistance Centre for Social Emotional Intervention – Printable resources

The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Teachers may choose to send a handout home in each child’s backpack when a new strategy or skill is introduced to the class. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. This series was developed in collaboration with Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion and Bal Swan Children’s Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

The Backpack Connection Series includes handouts in four categories:

 

Heart-Mind Online

A vital resource for parents, caregivers and educators, with resources to educate the hearts and mind of children and promote children’s social and emotional development.

For a brand new collection of resources to build capacity in individuals and communities, produced by the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, visit their website!

The YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral

Quarterly Newsletter with interesting articles for parents and a list of free events and supports and services.

Screen Time and More Active Play

To learn more about how this relates to your child’s development and tips for reducing screen time visit the following:

ParticipAction – New, National Campaign with a lot of interesting resources and information.

10 ways to help your kids play more!

Activities

Some fun, easy, activity ideas and how they help your child’s development, in a variety of ways.

Play Dough

Outdoor Play

Art activities

Bubbles activity