September 2019 NEWSLETTER
Introducing Our New CCRR Staff 

Natalie Townsend 

I was raised in North Vancouver and have raised my own children here. I attended Capilano University in the Fine Arts dept. and the Early Childhood Education program.  After my schooling when my children were young, I was a LNR in my home until I returned to work in Preschool as an ECE teacher. North Vancouver has changed over the years but the community of caring has not. I have found people to be helpful and welcoming and I see that everyday here at North Shore Community Resources. The staff is so knowledgeable and are happy to direct you to the information you need. As an Outreach Consultant, I will be in the community sharing information and helping connect community members with the resources they need. I hope to see you out and about.
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. 

Hello, my name is Pooneh Kateb and I graduated from Medical Science University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Midwifery. Throughout my life I have dedicated a lot of my time to take care of children and I must say I enjoyed every minute. Over the last 20 years my life has centered around children in a variety of ways. I am passionate about early childhood education and advocating for children and their families. I absolutely love working with children so much. I’ve continued my education in the field with a certificate in Early Childhood Education and Infant and Toddler. I really enjoy working with children and my love for nature and the outdoors allows me to provide children with unique growth and learning opportunities and helping them to grow up within an educative, safe and supportive environment so after moving to Canada ,I have  decided to make early learning my life’s work because I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world.  Knowledge is power and I recognize that the earlier it begins the better for the child. I enjoy being a part of the Happy Pony House Daycare and working with each child and their family makes my job more fun than work.

New facilities
September 2019
  • Ambleside Montessori – new Group Multi-age 
  • Busy Bee Child Care – new LFCC
  • Curious Fox Academy – new In-home Multi-age
  • Doran Family Child Care – new LFCC
  • Elderberries Child Care Centre – new LGCC – School-age
  • Jan’s Family Daycare – new LFCC
  • Liliom Child Care – new RLNR
  • Lilliput Dreamland – new RLNR
  • Lilly Bee Family Daycare – new LFCC
  • Spring Child Care – new RLNR
  • Taylor Way Childcare Centre – new Group Multi-age
  • Underwood Kid's Club – new RLNR
Introducing Our New & Improved Lending Library! 
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 regular office hours and our new extended hours. Check our website for more information. 

Looking forward to seeing you at our CCRR library.
  • 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!
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.

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. 


To register contact 
Annette Fertuck 604-982-3324
North Shore ECE Conference is this Saturday September 28th at Cap U. We hope to see you there! 
More information here. 

To our volunteer:  Rose Olson

Our Community Partners:  J
ohn 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, 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 
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.  
 CCRR Saturday Extended Hours: September 28, October 5 & 26, November 16 & 20. From 9-1

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

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

Teresa Caballero 
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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