The Little Stars Child Care program held in Barriere Ridge is proving to me a great assist for area parents, especially those who work as well as raising a family. Little Stars offers three child care programs; Preschool, Playschool, and Multi-Age Care.
Little Stars Preschool caters for 20 children aged at least three years old by the end of the school year in which they enter the program. Preschool works to ensure literacy, language and numeracy skills are developed in conjunction with social and emotional skills. They are provided with a healthy snack and outdoor playtime. Preschool is to prepare the children for a successful transition into kindergarten. Preschool runs Monday through Friday, 8.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m., school term time only.
Little Stars Playschool children have the opportunity to remain with staff for a fun afternoon. During the three hours of playschool the children continue to learn and engage with staff, reading stories, enjoying craft and outside playtime and resting when they feel tired. Children bring their own lunch and afternoon snack. Playschool closes at three allowing parent’s time to collect older siblings from school first. Playschool runs Monday through Friday, 11.45 a.m. – 3 p.m., school term time only.
Little Stars Multi-Age Care is a program designed to care for children for a full day where they feel valued and welcome. Each day children are offered play opportunities that stimulate their development such as arts and crafts, reading, puzzle making, mini science projects, discovery of the world around them, free play activities both in and out of doors, and the chance to build solid emotional connections. Children are required to bring their own mid-morning snack and lunch. An afternoon snack is provided. The age of children in this program varies greatly but it is geared to meet the needs of a broad age spectrum group. This program runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., half sessions are also available. Program is closed on statutory holidays, two weeks in August and over the Christmas and New Year period.
For more info call Patricia Morin (Manager) at 250-672-9773, ext. 230, Yellowhead Community Services.