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Reggio Kids - 2 to 5 afternoons per week from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Universal Pre-K tuition is covered by the province for children 4 years old on or before December 31 and who attend 15 hours per week (5 afternoons). Excellent Teacher-Child Ratios: 1 teacher for every 5 children! Small Student Numbers: Maximum 17 students! Outstanding Curriculum: Reggio Inspired Curriculum & Early Learning Framework. Qualified & Certified Staff: Director: Master of Education, Certified Staff (3 teachers and special needs assistants).

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New Beginnings Prenatal Program

The New Beginnings prenatal group is an 8-session online prenatal program.  Facilitators are formally trained through CAPPA & DONA as childbirth educators as well as birth and postpartum doulas. The program also includes Baby Weigh Scale, Food Security (Food Supplements & Gift Cards), Free baby supplies (free diapers, wipes, coupons, resources). This free program is designed for pregnant women and their partners/ support people. Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

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Full Circle Family Doula Program
This program provides a variety of supports to childbearing-aged mothers and their families living in PEI. Our volunteer doulas are trained to provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after childbirth (and beyond) to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. The services available through the Full Circle Family Doula Program include support through trained: Birth doulas, Postpartum Doulas, and Parenting Support Doulas. 

Beyond the Bump Postnatal Group

Participants graduating from the New Beginnings group are invited to attend the weekly Beyond the Bump Postnatal program. The group is for moms, dads, caregivers and their children (aged infant to 1 years old) and is offered free of charge. Diaper Fit at the pool once per month (you must be part of the program to participate).  This program is offered at Family Place in Summerside on Thursday’s from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Parent-Teen (Pre & Postnatal)

This program is for pregnant and parenting teens attending TOSH and is offered at Three Oaks Senior High School. Come and enjoy a healthy lunch and talk about and receive relevant information regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting. 

Maternity & Baby Clothes Basket 

Through partnerships with local agencies, gently used infant, children’s and maternity clothing is available to families free of charge. We welcome donations of maternity, infant and children’s clothing and other items. We have a number of free resources on various topics including prenatal, infant care, nutrition, breastfeeding, parenting, etc. 

Breast Pump Loan & Attachments

Family Place has hospital grade breast pumps available to borrow free of charge for short terms. We try to accommodate all requests but serious issues such as premature baby, low birth weight baby, low milk production, weaning and other medical concerns take priority. We also sell breast pump attachments available at cost.

Stars & Strollers

Join us on the last Friday of the month at the Cineplex Movie Theatre ibn Summerside. The lights will be turned up a little, the sound down, and change table will be available. Under 2 years is free, 11.99 adult & 7.50 child. Dates & Times TBA.

Parenting Programs & Services

Did you know that you are your child’s most important teacher and that early childhood experiences last a lifetime? That’s right, early childhood experiences have a profound impact on our overall well-being throughout our lifespan. Parents have the most important job in the world and our programs and workshops help parents, service providers and family members provide the best possible start for our children.

  • Literacy Programs: Books for Babies, Bond to Literacy, Literacy Happens, RAPP – Reading & Parenting Program, and more!
  • Special Interest Programs: Kids with Incredible Potential (ADD & ADHD), The HELP Toolbox (Anger/ Stress), Daddy & Me, Community Kitchens and more!

  • Car Seat Safety: This program provides participants with important information regarding common car seat and booster seat issues. A video, handouts and instruction comprises the heart of the program. Certified car seat technicians are available to answer questions regarding the correct installation of car and booster seats.

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Parenting Programs

Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

  • Parenting Programs: Triple P (Level 2 Triple P - Selected Triple P Level 3 Triple P - Primary Care, Primary care Stepping Stones, Discussion Group Level 4 Triple P - Group Triple P (for parents of children aged 1-12 years), Group Stepping Stones, Group Teen Triple P, Standard Triple P Level 5 Triple P Enhanced Triple P, Pathways Triple P, Lifestyles Triple P), Nobody’s Perfect, Positive Discipline, Handle With Care, Kids Have Stress Too!, and more!

Family Programs

We offer a variety of family programs including:

  • Wiggle, Giggle & Munch

  • Mother Goose & Me

  • Baby Signs

  • ABC Music & Me by Kindermusik

  • RAPP and more!

Please checkout our Facebook group for more information. Summerside - Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Play Groups

  • Summerside Rock & Talk Play Group - Family Place Mondays from 9:30-11:30 (for families with children aged infant to 3 years old)

  • Summerside Play Group - Family Place Fridays from 9:30-11:30 (for families with children aged infant to 5 years old)

  • Kensington Play Group – Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 Murray Christian Centre, 17 School Street, Kensington

  • Borden Carleton Play Group - Fridays from 9:30-11:30 Public Library, 244 Borden Ave

Healthy Living Programs

  • Fun Fit

  • Stroller Fit (part of Beyond the Bump)

  • Diaper Fit (part of Beyond the Bump)

Please checkout our Facebook group for more information. Summerside – Dates & Times TBA. Program will resume in Jan 2022.

Resource Kits

We have the following resource kits:

~ Prenatal

~ Welcome Baby

~ Breastfeeding

~ Nutrition

~ Home- Life Balance

~ Parenting 

~ Separation & Divorce 

~ Literacy (RAPP Kits)

Resource kits contain a variety of up to date resources on various topics. The kits are yours to keep!

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Newborn Literacy Program 

Books for Babies is a hospital based family literacy program for newborns and their parents/ caregivers living in Prince Edward Island. Parents are provided with literacy materials and referral information during their hospital stay after the birth of their newborn child. The program is designed to strengthen, promote and support family literacy; to support parents in their child’s early literacy and global development; to recognize and support parents as their child’s first and most important teacher; to build a foundation of positive attitudes towards literacy; and to make reading and books an integral part of the child’s life beginning at birth.

Clothing Exchange & Community Cupboard

Through partnerships with local agencies, gently used infant, children’s and maternity clothing is available to families free of charge. We welcome donations of maternity, infant and children’s clothing and other items. We have a number of free resources on various topics including prenatal, infant care, nutrition, breastfeeding, parenting, etc.  We also have a variety of 'helpful' items such as coupons, nonperishable food, personal hygiene items, etc. 

PEI Touch a Truck

PEI Touch a Truck is a family friendly event that allows children and guests to see, touch and learn about a variety of vehicles and how they operate. A fun, educational “hands on” experience for all ages. Let your kids get behind the wheel and explore trucks of all kinds, including fire trucks, police cars, farm equipment, fire trucks, cement trucks, and more! 

Registration & More Information

If you are interested in learning more or registering in any of these programs please contact the centre at familyplace@eastlink.ca, drop in at Family Place 75 Central Street in Summerside or phone (902) 436-1348. 

Social Media:

Face Book Group

www.facebook.com/groups/familyplacepei

 

Face Book Page

www.facebook.com/familyplacepei

Referral Services

Family Place maintains a comprehensive directory of programs and services offered in East Prince and provincially. Please call, e-mail or drop in for information.

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