Regional KidsFirst partners with communities throughout the Good Spirit School Division, Christ the Teacher School Division and Sunrise Health Region offering a variety of programs that aim to bring parents and their children together. For the 2017-2018 year the focus will be on Healthy Beginnings and Strong Families incorporating Early Learning and Literacy into all aspects of programming.
Stephanie Lockhart and Chlorisa Erickson job share the role as Early Years Community Developer with Regional KidsFirst and GSSD. Stephanie has been in the role for the past five years and was joined by Chlorisa in August 2017. Stephanie has a background in Psychology and Health Studies while Chlorisa's background is in Early Learning and Childcare.
Regional KidsFirst Goals include
Positive Parent Child Interactions – parents know best and can make the biggest difference in their child's life.
Child Development and Well Being – we want all children to be healthy and well.
Healthy Pregnancy and Births – let's give the children the best start in life.
Awareness of Early Childhood Development – children's early experiences shape their entire world for the rest of their lives.
We will be kicking off the fall season with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Awareness; Partnering with restaurants throughout the area to provide information, awareness and Mocktails for expectant parents. There is no safe time, amount or kind of alcohol during pregnancy.
Keep a look out in your community for upcoming events and programs.
Ongoing programs include:
IMPACT – Intriguing Minds, Parents and Children Together
Main Street Mobile
Kids in Safe Seats
Share it Forward
And many, many more
For more information contact Stephanie at Stephanie.Lockhart@gssd.ca or Chlorisa at Chlorisa.Erickson@gssd.ca