SFRS is now a designated Early Years Centre

SFRS is now a designated Early Years Centre

SFRS designated as an Early Years Centre

Sooke Family Resource Society now a part of larger network

Improving accessibility to services

Sooke Family Resource Society (SFRS) has received designation as a BC Early Years Centre for Sooke/Westshore, supporting our communities from Port Renfrew to the Highlands.

As a result of the recent announcement by the BC Office of the Early Years, and as part of the BC Early Years Strategy implementation, a network of Early Years Centres throughout the province have now been launched. The BC Early Years Strategy is an eight-year government commitment to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of early years programs and services for families with young children.

The Sooke/Westshore centre is one of 12 centres currently identified across the province. The main Early Years Centre site is located at the SFRS site at the Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre at 6672 Wadams Way in Sooke with its satellite location at the SFRS site at the Westshore Child, Youth, and Family Centre at 345 Wale Road in Colwood.

The centres build upon a foundation of pre-existing SFRS Early Years services ranging from prenatal services to services for families with children up to age 6.  These services include: Prenatal Education and Outreach, Kingfisher Preschool, Family Resource Program Drop-in Playgroups, Family Support Outreach and Groups, Outreach at SD62 Strong Start sites, Pacheedaht Nation Family Group, and Child Care Resource and Referral.

The centre will provide an enhanced focus on bringing increased awareness of current services and community supports to families.  Through access to a new dedicated Early Years resource and referral phone line and the development of a comprehensive web-based resource, parents can easily access information that is relevant to their families.

To access Early Years resource and referral information, phone the Early Years Coordinator and Navigator at 250-217-9243 or visit our website at www.sfrs.ca/early-years-centre.html

 

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