Young Families Services

The Vaughan Community Health Centre (VCHC) offers health promotion activities and education workshops to promote the health and well being of children age 0 to 12 and their families. The programs promote the development of knowledge and skills in areas such as child development, safety and healthy relationship. Families have the opportunity to access resources and support while participating in a wide range of activities.

SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMS

Summer Camp Program

Day: TUESDAY-FRIDAY
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Suite 106

Session 1: For children 6 to 8 years of age – July 4-July 21, 2017
Session 2: For children 9 to 12 years of age – July 25-August 11, 2017

The Summer Camp program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to develop new friendships, gain new experiences, learn basic life skills and have fun. The program will be held onsite at the VCHC and at varying locations such as parks, recreational facilities, etc. *Please note that VCHC’s Summer Camp program is not an accredited camp and is facilitated by VCHC’s Community Health Workers*

Eligibility Criteria and Registration Requirements                         

    • Child must live in York Region and be between the ages of 6-12
    • Child’s household income must be $70,000 or less (based on a family of 4)
    • Parents’ Notice of Assessment is required with registration package. If you do not have your Notice of Assessment for the most recent year, please speak with Stacey
    • The fee for the summer camp program is $30.00 per session/child. Fees are to be paid in full before the child starts the session
    • If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please call Stacey at 905-303-8490 Ext. 151 STARTING MARCH 14, 2017 AT 10AM
    • Priority will be given to participants who have not attended the Summer Camp Program in the past.

Summer Camp Flyer

Fall 2017 PROGRAMS

TUESDAY PROGRAMS:

ESSO Family Math (Ages 3-6 years)

Day: TUESDAY
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: Sept.12 – Oct. 17, 2017
Come and join us for a 6-week program and learn about Early Math concepts with your child! Open to all children 3–6 year of age and their families. Registration starts: August 15, 2017 at 10am. Please contact Stacey at 905-303-8490 Ext.151.This program is in partnership with Ontario Early Years Centre-Vaughan-King-Aurora.
ESSO Family Math Flyer

Early Literacy Presentations

Day: TUESDAY
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: Oct . 24, 2017
Children who are exposed to songs, rhymes and stories are better readers, better thinkers and better learners. Let us join Jill, our Early Literacy Specialist, for a fun and interactive Literacy Circle. Registration starts August 15, 2017 at 10am. For registration, please contact Stacey at 905-303-8490 Ext.151.This program is in partnership with Ontario Early Years Centre-Vaughan-King-Aurora.
Early Literacy Presentation Flyer

Fun with Food (Ages 0-6 years)

Day: TUESDAY
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: Oct. 31 – Dec. 12, 2017
During this program children and families will be using various food materials to explore. This helps to develop children’s senses such as touch, smell, taste, sight and sound. Registration starts August 15, 2017 at 10am. For registration, please contact Stacey at 905-303-8490 Ext.151.This program is in partnership with Ontario Early Years Centre-Vaughan-King-Aurora.
Fun With Food -Flyer

Ready For Success

Group 1: Ages 6-8 years/Gr.1-6
Group 2: Ages9-11years/Gr.4-6
Day: TUESDAY
Time: Group 1 3:30pm-4:30pm
Group 2 4:45 pm- 5:45pm
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: Oct. 17, 2017 – March 27, 2017
Tutoring and program activities are provided by York University’s Teacher Candidates and VCHC staff. Through group tutoring (1 tutor to 5 children), children and tutors focus on improving literacy and numeracy skills. Children also participate in fun, educational group activities that promote cooperation, time management and problem-solving skills. Registration starts August 15, 2017. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: The program is free of charge and is offered to families with a gross annual household income of $70,000.00 or less (based on a family of 4). Caregivers will be asked to provide a notice of assessment with proof of income. Caregivers must contact the Program Supervisor to obtain AND complete the registration package before September 29, 2017. This program is in partnership with Ontario Early Years Centre-Vaughan-King-Aurora.
Ready For Success- Flyer

THURSDAY PROGRAMS:

Brighter Beginnings – AOK (Ages 0-6 years)

Day: THURSDAY
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: Sep. 14 – Dec. 14, 2017
This program provides an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers, let your children play with other children, take workshops, share stories, borrow child development and parenting resource materials, or just play with your children and have a lot of fun! This program puts emphasis on school readiness, skill readiness, stories and creative activities. Registration starts August 15, 2017 at 10am. For registration, please contact Stacey at 905-303-8490 Ext.151.This program is in partnership with Ontario Early Years Centre-Vaughan-King-Aurora.
Brighter Beginings – Flyer

SATURDAY PROGRAMS:

Great Readers, Great Leaders

Group 1: Ages 5-6 years/ SK-Gr.1
Group 2: 7-9 years/ Gr. 2-4
Day: SATURDAY
Time: Group 1 9:30am-10:30am
Group 2 11:00am- 12:00pm
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: Oct. 14 – Nov. 18, 2017
The Great Reader, Great Leader program provides an opportunity for children to enhance their literacy skills by reading and engaging in fun learning activities. High school students are trained to read with children and lead engaging learning activities. The goal of the program is to improve children’s literacy skills; increase children’s interests in reading and increase the capacity of youth through leadership training and volunteerism. Registration starts August 15, 2017. Caregivers must contact the Program Supervisor to obtain AND complete the registration package before September 29, 2017.
Great Readers, Great Leaders – Flyer

If you would like more information on our programs, please call us at 905-303-8490 Ext. 1, refer to our program calendar, or visit our Facebook page.

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