Preschool Enrichment Program
For over 50 years, CFS of Western Manitoba’s Preschool Enrichment Program (PEP) has been offering a variety of opportunities and experiences vital to a child’s healthy growth and development. Preschooler get a unique early learning experience that involves their parents in the learning process. The PEP offers children love, consistency, nurturing and specialized stimulation at a preschool level using individual and group activities. It also gives parents support, education and resources to help them help their children learn.
Parental involvement in the PEP is an important part of the program. Research shows that parents play a very important role as their child’s first and lifelong ‘teacher’ and that those who participate in their child’s early learning process tend to stay involved in their child’s future learning. PEP staff encourage parents to participate on committees and volunteer in the program, on field trips and with special celebrations. Parents are also offered parenting and support programs to help them enhance their parenting skills.
Healthy Child Manitoba supports the positive effectiveness of preschool programs. Their research shows that the first five years of children’s lives are very important in preparing them for future success in public school and in life.
To contact the PEP, call 204-727-6650
Victoria Daycare Centre
The Victoria Day Care Centre (VDCC) was established in 1972. They are committed to providing care to each child in a nurturing and stimulating environment so that they will develop to their fullest potential. Children participate in a wide variety of activities such as music, art, games, dress-up, outdoor play and field trips.
Parents are invited and encouraged to share in activities, volunteer at the day care, join committees and attend parenting workshops. VDCC recognizes that parents are their child’ first and lifelong teacher and values the opportunity to partner with them in supporting their child’s learning and development.
To contact the VDCC, call 204-728-9845
Early Childhood Development
Healthy Child Manitoba research shows that the first six years of a child life are critical to their life-long development. It also shows:
- Children who are nurtured and given positive attention during their early years are less likely to develop learning, behavioural and emotional problems later in life.
- Children who participate in early childhood learning programs such as preschool and daycare are more ready to enter public school than children who are not involved in these types of programs.
- Parents and children both benefit from the parent being involved in their child’s education from the early years and throughout life.
- Parental involvement in their child’s early learning activities at-home or in preschool or daycare, can have a positive impact on the child’s future success academically and personally.
CFS of Western Manitoba also believes that a parent is a child’s best first teacher and offers a variety of programs to help parents support and get involved in their child’s learning from the early stages.
For more information about early childhood education, visit the Healthy Child Manitoba website.