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Child and Family Services

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At the Town of Paradise, we understand that family comes first. That's why we offer a wide range of community programs and services. 

Registration for individual Programs for Child and Family Services is available Online through the Town’s Recreation Portal beginning on January 14, 2019.  If you have any questions, feel free to call (709) 782-6290 or email.

Outside Parent & Tot Program (Puddle Ducks) *New*

Inspired by the philosophies of Forest School, Puddle Ducks is a Caregiver and Child
Program for families of children 18 months - 5 years old, this program supports parents and caregivers in supporting young children play outdoors. The Outside Parent & Tot Program (Puddle Ducks) includes games, stories and inspiring outdoor play experiences that parents and caregivers can do all year round. And of course lots of time for play!

This 12-week program begins January 22, 2019 and takes place on Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park grounds every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Online registration for the Outside Parent & Tot Program opens at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 and is available online only through the Town’s Recreation Portal. For more information please contact the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services at 709-782-6290 or email.

The Outside Parent & Tot Program (Puddle Ducks) is delivered through Cloudberry Forest Group. Cloudberry is owned and operated by certified Forest School Practitioners and all programs for young children are staffed by a certified Forest School Leader and a certified Early Childhood Educator. For more information on Forest School please visit their website or facebook page.

Arts, Crafts and More!
This winter, join us for our popular craft program on Monday and Friday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre. This program is directed towards toddlers and preschoolers, who with guidance from their parent(s) / guardian(s) and our friendly staff, are invited to explore their creativity through a variety of crafts. This program is free of charge and resumes Monday, January 7, 2019.
After School Program (ASP)

The After School Program (ASP) is designed to provide a fun and safe environment for children to play, learn and grow. This program is split into two hours of activity time; one hour in the gymnasium, and one hour in a multipurpose room. The program includes a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, free play, games, homework time, theme days, and board games just to name a few!

We offer early drop-off beginning at 2:30 p.m. and late pick-up ending at 5:30 p.m. Total program cost is $1000 for enrolment from September to June. For more information, please contact the Child and Family Services Recreation Technician at (709) 782-3516 or email. 

Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures, a parent and tot program, in partnership with the Town of Paradise, is offering a free of charge, drop-in playgroup. Brighter Futures is open to parent(s) and caregiver(s) with children up to the age of six, who are interested in getting active.

This program will resume on January 8, 2018 and occurs each Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The full Brighter Futures monthly schedule can be found on their website. For more information, please contact Brighter Futures at 709-739-8096.

Parent & Tot Program

Looking for some fun with your little one? Our Parent & Tot Program is a physical activity program for toddlers and their parent(s) or guardian(s). These sessions provide young children with the opportunity to interact with other children, all while burning energy in a safe environment.

This program is free and resumes Monday, January 7. It takes place each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children from newborn to five years of age are welcome!

  

Program Assistance Opportunities

The Town of Paradise helps provide opportunities to families who may be facing financial barriers. Please contact us if your child / children want to participate in community sports and recreation, but financial difficulties impeding their involvment. Contact Recreation and Leisure Services at 709-782-6290.

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