Early Childhood

A Child's Garden

Waldorf mixed-age kindergarten for children 3 to 6 years old. Open September to June.more info

Address / Contact Info
180 Head Street
, Salt Spring Island, BC, BC, V8K 1P4
Phone: (250) 538-0246

Canada Child Tax Benefit

This program provides eligible families with a tax free monthly payment to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canada Revenue Agency
toll free: 1-800-387-1193
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Centre for Child Honouring

We provide resources and best practices about the universal needs of children in their formative early years.more info

Address / Contact Info
P.O. Box 737
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W3
Phone: (250) 931-3190
Fax: (250) 931-3192
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Child and Youth Mental Health

The Child and Youth Mental Health services includes assessment, counselling and case planning for children and youth with depression, anxiety, family conflict, unmanageable behaviour, or other mental health concerns in home, school or community. The service provides specialized clinical interventions and support and follow-up in office or on an outreach basis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Child Care Subsidy Service Centre

This program offers financial assistance towards the cost of child care to families who have low to moderate incomes, access to forms and other relevant information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry for Children and Family Development
toll free: 1-888-338-6622
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-544-0699
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Children Who Witness Abuse

Counselling and support for children who have witnessed abuse in their homes.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 538-5569
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Dragonfly Childcare and Family Resource Centre (Pender Island Child Care Society)

Dragonfly offers a variety of Family Resource Programs weekly and monthly. Child Care programs run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 to 4 for children 18 months to 5 years. Pender Island Child Care Society is a not for profit group that believes that children learn best in a nurturing environment where there is time for both planned and child-directed activities, indoor and outdoor play and active and quiet times. Outdoor play revolves around forest walks and gardening. At Dragonfly, an atmosphere of gentleness allows for a variety of experiences for each child - music, art, yoga, literacy and math based educational opportunities. Staff continually expand their education to meet the needs of the community.more info

Address / Contact Info
5714 Canal Road
, Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1
Phone: (250) 629-3039

Early Learning for Families Strong Start Centres (ELF)

This program is operated by School District 64 at three sites on Salt Spring Island - Fulford Elementary, Salt Spring Elementary and Fernwood Elementary. It runs on a drop-in basis and is a parent participatory program designed for children ages 0 to 5.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Elementary
122 Rainbow Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V5
Salt Spring Elementary: (250) 537-9928
Fulford: (250) 653-9223

Family Place

We support the healthy development of families prenatal to 6 years old. Our programs include prenatal and parenting workshops, Island Infant drop in discussion group, Stay and Play drop ins, and Mother Goose Parent and Child music programs. Our resources include: Food Security program, Toy Library, and Clothing Exchange.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
120 Park Drive
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2R7
Phone: (250) 537-9176
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Little Blue Early Learning Centre

Licensed Multi-age Centre (2-5 yrs.) Infant/Toddler Centre (under 3 yrs.) Our philosophy is learning and discovering through play. We actively create an environment rich with opportunities to explore and challenge children's capabilities. Our program has a consistent yet flexible daily schedule that allows us to be child-centred and respond to their needs and interests. But more importantly, children have fun, feel good about themselves and are learning valuable social skills.more info

Address / Contact Info
324 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: 250-221-BLUE (2583)
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