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

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

T: 250-554-3250

Website: http://www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

Boys and Girls Club- Children's Programs

Blue Jays Rookie League

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League provides a safe, fun and engaging baseball program for members between 5 and 12-years-old who may not have the opportunity to participate in recreational and organized sport. Our leaders help children and youth develop their physical skills while learning the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and self-esteem. Children receive a nutritious snack, work with Rookie League Leaders to learn fundamental skills and teamwork.  

How to Register: Current Club members receive first priority for specialty program registration. If spots are still available, registration will open to the public (a $25 yearly membership fee will apply). 

Address: 150 Wood Street, Kamloops BC, V2B 2P2, John Tod Centre Main Club

Hours of Operation: To be determined.

 

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. They are licensed by Interior Health Facilities and comply with the Community Care Facility Act and Child Care Licensing Regulations.

Government Childcare Subsidy available for eligible families.

Full-day care provided on Professional Development Days at the John Tod Club. Must register to reserve your spo

First Steps Program

The First Steps Program is an educational program for young mothers that provides academic upgrading, parenting and life skills classes, and career and education planning. The Boys and Girls Club also provides specialized childcare in a safe and supportive environment. **(First steps is currently full. If eligible, you will be added to the waitlist)**

Address: 480 Kenora Road. Kamloops, BC. V2B 2Z5, Next to Norkam Secondary

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMT: 250-376-9119

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.

How to Register: Little Club Kids is currently full. Please join our waitlist (Please complete the Waitlist Form and email to kindercare@bgckamloops.com OR return to the John Tod Club administration office). Government Childcare Subsidy available for eligible families.

Address: 150 Wood Street. Kamloops, BC. V2B 2P2, John Tod Centre Main Club

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday 7:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Power Start

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 they attend one of the five schools we support.

Locations: AE Perry, Arthur Hatton, Kay Bingham, Parkcrest, Summit (no transportation at Summit at this time)

Hours: 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM on school days

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.  Cost is $10 per child. A nutritious snack is provided, and children participate in a variety of structured activities.

How to Register: To register for a future session, please email fsupport@bgckamloops.com

Waitlist Information: Circle of Friends registration is accepting names for future sessions.

Address: 150 Wood Street. Kamloops, BC. V2B 2P2, John Tod Centre Main Club

Hours of Operation: Join our waitlist