Pregnancy and Parenting Resources
Babies Head Start- Provided by Interior Community Services
Outreach program for pregnant women from the point of conception through to six months postnatal. Services include individual and family support, group work, life skills training, and information and referral regarding community resources. Staffed by outreach workers, a nurse, and a nutritionist. Childcare and transportation can be provided. Offers free nutrition/vitamin supplements for participants in financial need. Pays particular attention to preventing low birthweight and FAS/FAE. Provides interpreters if required. Self-referrals welcome. Services provided in Kamloops and Chase.
Address: 396 Tranquille Road. Kamloops, BC. V2B 3G7
Boys and Girls Club- Children's Programs
The Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops provides many programs for children and youth. These include After school Programming, Little Kids Club, Power Start, Nights Alive, Youth Drop-in and more! Check out the website for more details. Address: 150 Wood Street, Kamloops BC, V2B 2P2, John Tod Centre Main Club
Children’s Recreation & Development Programs
After School Programming in 4 Locations (Northshore, Brock, Lower Sahali, Barnhartvale)
Provides social recreational after school programming for children ages 5 to 12 in a safe & engaging space. The staff work hard to improve the self-esteem of each child by introducing them to exciting and new activities, positive role models, and a welcoming space to share with family & friends.
Full-day care provided on Professional Development Days at the John Tod Club.
Little Club Kids
We offer full-day childcare for children ages 0-36 months and 3-5 years in a warm and loving environment where they can reach their full potential. Our staff help each child feel good about themselves and consistently strive to meet their physical, intellectual, and emotional needs. Homemade, nutritious snacks and meals are provided, and children participate in a wide variety of structured and free-play activities.
FREE PROGRAM. Our friendly and caring staff & volunteers pick children up from their homes on school day mornings and safely drive them to school. Once at school, children are fed a nutritious breakfast and receive help with preparing for the school day. When school begins, children go to their classrooms ready to learn with a healthy snack for recess. Children who take part in this program may be experiencing challenges with food sustainability or getting to school on time. Power Start is a free community program. Transportation, breakfast, a recess snack, and school day preparation are provided.
How to Register: Please obtain a referral from your child's school principal if attending one of the five schools.
Locations: AE Perry, Arthur Hatton, Kay Bingham, Parkcrest, Summit (no transportation at Summit at this time)
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends provides a safe place for children between 6 and 12-years-old to talk with others and navigate the stages and pain of loss. “Loss” is defined as separation or divorce, the death of a loved one, loss of a pet, moving, changing schools, and/or peer challenges. Children are supported with identifying healthy coping strategies to manage their feelings and frustrations as they move through their daily lives at home, school, and in the community.