December 2019 NEWSLETTER


A Message from Our Manager
Happy Holidays from the North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral program! 2019 has brought about many great changes for early childhood educators, families and childcare providers in BC.
Looking forward to 2020, the North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral team is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to host a Pedagogist from the BC Early Childhood Pedagogies Network (ECPN). Based on the information provided by the Pedagogist, we will be able to update our CCRR Lending Library contents as well as enhance and develop our workshop offerings. With this, we will be able to better support the Early Childhood Educators in our community. Stay tuned for more information on this in the New Year!
In addition, the Pedagogist from the ECPN will be working with North Shore educators on projects as an avenue to inspire experimentation and creation in the early years’ classroom in the context of their programs. The ECPN is a public forum for the advancement of early childhood pedagogies and the establishment of an accessible provincial network of pedagogists to support early childhood educators in British Columbia through three interconnected streams: CCRR stream, postsecondary institution stream, and Indigenous stream.
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the tireless efforts of our staff and dedicated volunteers as well as you – our CCRR subscribers and ongoing community supporters.
Wishing you and your families all the best for the holiday season and Happy New Year!
Tunde Getaneh
Manager, Child & Parent Programs
New Facilities
December 2019

- A Plus Daycare – new LGCC – Infant/Toddler                                     

- Fun Days – new Group Multi-age               

 - Heidi Childcare – new RLNR       
 - Learn With Love Child Care – new RLNR
Come visit our Lending Library! 
Please visit our new and improved library to look at our tote bag catalogue. We are adding new items to our 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 programming 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. 
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. 


Click here to learn more.

E.C.B.C. Bursary Program

The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, has enhanced and expanded the ECE Bursary Program, now known as the ECE Education Support Fund. The program supports two bursaries

  1. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Student Bursary Program; and
  2. The new ECE Workforce Development Bursary Fund Program
For more information about the program follow this link . If you are interested in applying for this bursary, our CCRR team will be happy to assist during this process. 
E.C.E. Professional Development Bursary Fund 

In partnership with The Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Children & Family Development, and The Government of Canada, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) has established a Professional Development Bursary fund for early childhood educators and other child care providers in B.C.

For more information, follow this link. 

E.C.E. Bursary Funding for UBC Early Years Conference 2020 

In partnership with The Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Children & Family Development, and The Government of Canada, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) has established a Professional Development Bursary fund for early childhood educators and other child care providers in BC.

For more information, follow this link




To register contact:
Annette Fertuck
P: 604-982-3324
The YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral program is offering 5 hrs of professional development (Engage, Reflect and Extend: Celebrating 28 Years of Learning Together, Early Learning and Child Care Conference) in February 29, 2020. 
Early Years Conference 2020- Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together
January 30, 31, & February 1, 2020
Early Years Conference 2020

Please click here for more information

Activity Page  
Introducing our new Pedagogical Documentation
Documentation has been part of many child care programs on the North Shore and continues to be an important part of quality programing. Reflecting our CCRR obligation to embrace the Early Learning Framework and it’s teachings, moving forward CCRR staff will model pedagogical documentation at some of our drop-ins. To ensure continued child and family privacy, pictures will only be take of the creations, no children or adults. We are honoured and excited to be learning together in the capacity to enhance quality care and programming for children .
 At our Circle of Care drop in program, CCRR staff set up an exploration activity to share with the children and child care providers. The children enjoyed creating leaf prints, rolling pine cones and exploring natural materials which enhanced the engagement between the child and the adult.We are excited to share this opportunity for documentation and critical reflection.
If you would like to find out more information about the Early Leaning Framework, please visit our CCRR office for a hard copy or visit the Ministry of Education.
Community Events
Network Meetings
Network Administrator’s Meeting

North Shore Community Resources Society

“Community Room”

203-935 Marine Drive (Capilano Mall), North Vancouver, BC

Wednesday February 19, 2020
11:30am – 1:30pm

Alison Bleadsoe presenting on ELF and Administration
EDI BC Report

Read more about our report here

Child Care BC Parent Survey

The survey can be accessed here

 Indigenous Resources

The resources can be accessed here

Start-Up Grants

Start up grants can be accessed here

Thank You 
To our volunteer: Rosa Luo

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, Cedarview Care Facility, Lynn Valley Care Center, Kiwanis Care Facility, Squamish Nation, Tsleil Waututh Nation and PARC Retirement Living Westerleigh.

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 
About Our Organization 
North Shore Community Resources Society

Capilano Mall
201-935 Marine Drive 
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 and Referral 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. Extended Hours include February 1,15 and March 7. Saturday extended hours include 9am-1pm and workshops offered 9:30am-12:30pm.

Office Closures: 

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 (December 25-January 1)
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.
Staff Contact Information 
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
Child Care Provider Support Consultant

Natalie Townsend
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

Chelsea Zhang 
Newsletter Coordinator 

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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