Manager's Report
May Is Childcare Month!
Congratulations and thank you to all the Childcare Providers for the important and invaluable work you do for children, families, communities and our society. The B.C. government proclaimed May 16 to be the official Child Care Provider day. Here at CCRR we included celebratory snacks during the May workshops, and for the month of June licensed centers can sign up for an enhanced programing visit for their circle time activity. (Stay tuned for the email!)

On May 22, we had the pleasure of a visit from the Honorable Katrina Chen, the Minister of State for Child Care. She toured our CCRR office here at North Shore Community Resources and had conversations with our staff, and a look at our new revamped lending library.

Looking forward to new and exciting changes in our Early Childhood field for children, families and educators!
All my best,

Tunde Getaneh
Manager Child, Parent and CCRR Programs 
NSCR's Tunde Getaneh, Sue Irwin, and Murray Mollard with Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Katrina Chen.
May Is Childcare Month Proclamation
Introducing Our New & Improved Lending Library! 
Our CCRR staff have finally added the finishing touches to our lending library. After a long wait we are excited to re-open our library to all of you starting Monday, June 3rd 2019.

Our staff have worked numerous hours to update the lending library to reflect current Early Childhood practices. For your convenience we added light weight tote bags, and individual items to mix and match enabling you to enhance your programing and provocations. We added “Loose Parts” to our toy lending library, where you can choose your loose parts, with an honor system of returning these items. Theme boxes are still available for you with some new additions inside. We added several story kits to our book library such as 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Wolf stories, Gruffalo and more. Please visit us during our office and new extended hours.

Looking forward to seeing you at our CCRR library open house June 15!
  • Check out our new story kits in our lending library
  • Grab a tote bag for easier take away
  • Sample your way through our Loose Parts
  • Ideas and provocations for your programs!
Lending Library Open House
Congratulations to Pooneh Kateb!
Pooneh Kateb is the winner of this year's Margaret Crook Workshop Scholarship! Pooneh will be able to attend CCRR workshops at North Shore Community Resources for free from September 2019-June 2020. Stay tuned for more information on our recipient in September's newsletter. 
The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Making affordable, high-quality early learning and child care (ELCC) available to all families will grow the economy, promote gender equality, increase women’s labour force participation and enhance children’s well-being. 

The federal government must play a leadership role to ensure that all children in Canada, regardless of where they live, their ability, family circumstances or culture have access to affordable high-quality child care.

Canada needs a plan—a road map—to affordable child care for all.

Learn more.

June 13: Collaboration Time AKA Circle Time
Sept. 12: Chemical Awareness: Your Environment & Your Health
Sept. 26: Transitions and Visual Supports
Oct. 17: Make and Take: Apple Trouble!
Nov. 14: Loving the Outdoors through Literature - Nature Stories and Storytelling
Nov. 21: Drumming
Dec. 5: Messy Art: Holiday Version
For course details and to register online, click here. 
Fluffy Slime Recipe

  • 2/3 cup of Elmer’s White Glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2-3 cups Shaving Cream
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Contact Lens Solution (Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list)
  • Liquid Food Colouring
  1. Add your white glue to a bowl.
  2. Add water and baking soda and then mix.
  3. Add your shaving cream and mix.
  4. Add your food coloring until you are satisfied with the color. Mix.
  5. Now slowly add in your contact solution.
Painting With Cars
To prepare this activity for your children, you will need:
  • Paint
  • Variety of toy cars and trucks
  • Paper
For this Art activity, children will paint with cars. Running the wheels through shallow dishes of paint then along the paper.
To our volunteer:  Rose Olson

Our Community Partners:  John Braithwaite Community Centre; North and West Vancouver  Library; Parkgate Community Centre; St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, NS ECEBC, Salvation Army, Woodcroft Housing Complex, Lynn Valley Care Center, Kiwanis Care Facility, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil Waututh Nation. 

Our Funders:  The Ministry for Child and Family Development; City of North Vancouver;  District of North Vancouver; District of West Vancouver and the North Shore News 
North Shore Community Resources Society
201-935 Marine Drive (Capilano Mall),
North Vancouver, BC  V7P 1S3

A non-profit society with a variety of information and support services, including:
  • Information North Shore
  • Legal information and advocacy
  • North Shore Caregiver Support Program
  • Seniors' One Stop Information
  • North Shore Better at Home Program
  • North Shore Child Care Resource Program
  • Volunteer North Shore
  • Housing North Shore
  • Host for North Shore Inter-Agency Network.
Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm
The CCRR is open until 8:00pm only on the dates when there is a workshop running.  
Office Closed
New Year's Day (January 1)
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day (July 1)
BC Day
Labour Day
Remembrance Day (November 11)
Christmas Break
Boxing Day (December 26)

The CCRR program provides the following services:
  • Newsletters
  • Workshops and training courses
  • Library of books, music, video and resources
  • Equipment and toy lending
  • Laminating and photocopying
  • Job postings
  • Computer access
  • Referrals to child care facilities
As well as support and consultation for parents, child care providers and the community. For other information and resources please check our website.

North Shore Community Resources CCRR Staff

For a list of the CCRR staff members and their contact information, please click here.
Would you like email updates?
If you would like to be kept informed and up-to-date with our program and with current events in child care, please let us know.

Tunde Getaneh
Manager of Parent and Child Program

Farzaneh Sani
Support and Outreach Consultant

Virginia, Pateman
Parent Information and Resource Consultant

Fariba Aghdassi
Information and Resource Consultant

Patricia Asbun
Community Support Consultant

Annette Fertuck
CCRR Community Consultant 
North Shore Municipal Consultant

Catherine Janusz
Program Assistant

Cassandra Van Dyck
Newsletter Coordinator, School's Out Programs

Jill Nutter
CAP-C Coordinator, North Shore
CAP-C Parent Community Liaison

Sue Irwin
Regional Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal CCRR
604-985-7138 ext.: 108

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