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.

SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS

TUESDAY PROGRAMS:

Strollers in Motion

Day: TUESDAY
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: Melville Park in Maple
Date: May 2-June 13, 2017
Get active and join us each week for a fun walk. Learn about local walking trails, get healthy living tips, and connect with other families (weather permitting). Registration starts April 10, 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.

Strollers in Motion Flyer

THURSDAY PROGRAMS:

[0-6 years of age] Brighter Beginnings & AOK

Day: THURSDAY
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: January 12-June 15, 2017
Together these programs are open to families with children birth-6 years and provide 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. For more information, please contact Stacey at 905-303-8490 Ext. 151. This program is in partnership with Social Enterprise for Canada Ontario Early Years

[Grade 3 & 6 students] Ready for Success Tutoring Program

Day: THURSDAY
Time: Grade 3: 4:15pm-5:30pm and Grade 6: 5:45pm-7pm
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date: November 3-April 6, 2017
Math and English tutoring program for students in grades 3 and 6. Students work with a tutor in small groups focusing on literacy skills, numeracy skills and homework. The tutors are York University Teacher Candidates who are studying to become teachers. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: The program is free of charge and is offered to families with an annual household income of $60,000.00 or less. 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. For more information please contact Kelly at 905-303-8490 Ext. 153.

Ready for Success Tutoring Flyer

FRIDAY PROGRAMS:

[3-6 years] Fizz Kids

Day: FRIDAY
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Suite 106
Date: April 21-May 26, 2017
Come and join us for a 6 week program that will engage children and caregivers in a range of different science experiments and activities. For more information or to register please contact Kelly at 905-303-8490 Ext.153.

Fizz Kids Flyer

SATURDAY PROGRAMS:

[6-8 years] Mini Chefs

Day: SATURDAY
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Suite 106
Date: April 22-June 3, 2017
This program is for children 6-8 years of age. Participants join in on a fun cooking class and learn about food preparation and food safety. For more information or to register please contact Cindy at 905-303-8490 Ext.142. (No program on May 20, 2017).

Mini Chefs Flyer

 

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 Program Flyer

 

If you would like more information on our programs, please call us at 905-303-8490 Ext. 151, refer to our program calendar, or visit our Facebook page.

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