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Care For Newcomer Children

Prepares newcomer children with English language and other school readiness skills. Runs concurrent with the centre’s English day classes.

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Program Description

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.

Our Staff

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

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Locations / Hours

St. Catharines

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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If you are interested in this program, please contact a member of our team.

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Resources

District School Board of Niagara

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Care For Newcomer Children

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English as a Second Language Classes

Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.

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Mental Health

Our Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health program provides mental health support to newcomers in Niagara who are experiencing language and other social barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services.

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Mentorship Program

Immigrant professionals who join in the Mentorship Program will be connected to career mentors in their field through one-on-one and group sessions.

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Settlement Services

The Settlement Department assists newcomers to meet their immediate and longer-term settlement needs, including information and orientation to the community, referrals to community and social services, solution-focussed counselling and assistance with settlement plans.

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Skills Training Programs

Enhance your knowledge and upgrade your skills in a variety of topics including Workplace Health and Safety, Small Business Basics, Customer Service and more.

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Youth Services

The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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