Our Child Care Registry is available online!!
please click on the link above "Find a Child Care provider". There you will find a list of all our approved Child Care Providers with spaces available. This list is continuously changing, as more spaces become available/filled, so you can check back as often as you like, and once you see something suitable, you can e-mail that provider for more information.
Welcome to the Family and Child Care Connections WebSite.
We are a community-based, non-profit family resource centre located in St. John's, NL. We believe that all children have the right to quality early learning and family child care. Our early childhood experts are ready to share many resources and programs to help foster your child's early learning. We can assist in your parenting and child care needs and build quality in family child care together. Come in and get to know us. Thank you for visiting.
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Weekly Drop in Playgroups
Our playgroups for the general public will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings only . We open our playroom door at 9:30 a.m. and suggest that you be here close to that time to avoid the disappointment of seeing our "Full Today" sign. Our playroom is a spacious child centred environment with activites set up for children from birth to age 5 years. We encourage the adult accompanying each child to spend time talking with them throughout their play and to get involved in their paly as well. Our playgroup faciltator is here to help you and your child feel welcomed and to ensure everything is running smoothly. Playgroups are meant to be a time for free play where the children are encouraged to appropriately explore and be creative with the materials available.We offer a nutitional snack during your stay and all children are welcome to join in at that time. Our "tidy up time" routine begins 11:20 a.m. and we ask that you and your child particiate in this activity as part of the departure preparation. Our playgroup facilitator will gather the children together and sing a good-bye song to help your child get ready for leaving without too much difficulty. There is no fee for playgroup, however we do have a "piggy bank' at the entrance and graciously accept all donations. Hope to see you here.
* Please note that our regularly scheduled playgroups finish in late June for the summer months.. Starting the 1st Wednesday in July, after the Canada Day Holiday, we will be offering playgroups on Wednesdays only for the duration of the summer. Our Tuesday and Thursday schedule will resume on the 1st Tuesday after the Labour day holiday. Contact Family and Child Care Connections for more information about the schedule.*
Infant Stimulus Grant
An annual infant stimulus grant will be available to family child care providers who care exclusively for children up to two years of age, to help offset the loss of revenue associated with having the smaller group size required in these homes. http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2011/cyfs/0419n05.html
Our office hours summer hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mon-fri
Our office hours for the fall/winter are from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m mon-fri
Calendar of Events!!!
Our calendar of Events is currently under construction and will be up and running soon.
Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador (AECENL)
Check out AECENL's website for online professional development courses. www.aecenl.ca