Care For Newcomer Children
Prepares newcomer children with English language and other school readiness skills. Runs concurrent with the centre’s English day classes.
The Care for Newcomer Children offers two types of care, Long Term Care which runs concurrent with the Centre’s English day classes and a Short Term Care for Children of Clients using our many services offered here at the NFAMC.
• Provision of a caring and respectful environment that facilitates child development
• Prepares newcomer children with English language and other school readiness skills
• Runs concurrent with the centre’s English day classes
• A well-planned program supervised by five staff
• Program includes crafts, snack, group time with songs and games, small and gross motor activities and an outdoor play space.
The staff are all experienced with a range of certifications including:
• Early Childhood Education
• Child and Youth Worker Certification
• English as a Second Language (ESL)
• First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training (mandatory)
• Food Handlers Certification
The Care for Newcomer Children Program is of no cost to families with children from the ages of 6 months – 6 years of age who are studying English as a Second Language and for families with children from 6 months – 12 years of age for families using our many other services here at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.
We offer continuous intake to eligible clients who are Landed Immigrant or Convention Refugee.
85 Church St. St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3C7
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:30pm
The Long Term Care for Children has 3 breaks throughout the year, there is a 2 week break in December, 1 week break for March Break and the Program breaks at the end of June for the summer months of July and August and resumes in September.
The Short Term Care for Children is offered throughout the year running concurrently with all services offered here at the NFAMC and breaks for 2 weeks In December.
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English as a Second Language Classes
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