About

Family Place is a not-for-profit community based organization offering a comprehensive range of programs and services for families with children from conception to age twelve.  We offer weekly play groups, Reggio Inspired preschool program (#L4466), parenting workshops and sessions, prenatal and postnatal programs, breastfeeding support, breast pump loan, resource library, a clothing exchange, newborn literacy bags (Books for Babies), and so much more!

Volunteers

Family Place is home to many wonderful volunteers! In addition to our volunteers we are also proud to open our doors to college and university students looking to complete their on-the-job placements. If you are interested in volunteering or doing a placement at Family Place please contact us and we will send you an information package.  

Mission Statement

To help families with children aged 0-12 help themselves (without duplicating existing services) by providing opportunities for them to learn and share, in a safe and supportive environment, which is both welcoming and friendly.

Program Approach

  • Promote the healthy birth and development of children aged  0-12.

  • Be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate and readily accessible to the children and families which we serve.

  • Demonstrate strong community support and a coordinated and collaborated approach to the delivery of services for families.

  • Meet identified community needs and not duplicate them.

  • Include a strong evaluation component to ensure accountability and excellence.

  • Focus on community based prevention and early intervention for children and families.

Family Place Staff:

Executive Director:  

  • Laura Quinn Graham  

Prenatal & Postnatal Program Coordinator:  

  • Erynn Cormier

  • Brittany Caseley (Acting)

Parenting Program Facilitators:

  • Laura Quinn Graham

  • Lurlean Palmer  

Regio Kids & Children's Programming:

Certified Early Childhood Educators:  

  • Laura Quinn Graham - ECE & Early Learning Director

  • Hilary Conrad - ECE

  • Susan Kirsch - ECE

  • Rebecca Woodside - ECE

  • Erynn Cormier - ECE

  • Brittany Caseley - ECE

  • Melinda Briell (Special Needs Teacher)

  • Ramendeep Kaur (Special Needs & IBI Teacher)

Parent Advisory Committee

We are looking for parents to sit on our Parent Advisory Committee. The committee offers an informal and fun way to come together and let us know how we are doing and what things you would like to see offered in the future. We provide onsite childcare during the daytime meetings. If you think you might want to be part of this group drop us a line (see contact us tab).

Guiding Principles

Flexibility: Programs will be flexible in recognizing the differences in communities and the changing needs and circumstances of children and families in those communities.

Community-based: Families and community groups have a key role in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of programs.

Partnerships: It takes a whole community to raise a child. Holistic care and support for children and their families are achieved through the combined efforts of parents, families, communities, government and service providers.

Board of Directors

An eight to twelve member volunteer Board of Directors, with the support of ongoing training, oversees the global direction of the organization. The board ensures that Family Place's work plan reflects the goals and objectives and is on target, and conversely, that the goals and objectives reflect identified needs, are user driven and are responsive to existing service gaps. If you are interested in becoming a board member or sitting on a working committee please contact us for an information package.  

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In The News:

Reggio Kids Pre-K & Preschool

Monday to Friday afternoons from 12:45-3:45 p.m.

Pre-k tuition is covered by the Province of PEI for children 4 years old (by December 31, 2021) and who are attending 15 hours per week. Preschool programming is also available. 

Email familyplace@easrlink.ca to learn more or to register.

Triple P Programs

We offer all levels of Triple P. Contact us to see which Triple P program is right for you. 

 

Email familyplace@eastlink.ca to learn more and to register

Prenatal, Postnatal &  Doula Programs 

New Beginnings Prenatal Classes Wed from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Zoom 

Beyond the Bump Postnatal Thurs from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Full Circle Family Doulas - Birth, Postpartum & Parenting Support Doulas

Full and partial subsidies available! Call us to find our more.

Email to Register - familyplace@eastlink.ca or use the online registration form to the left.

PEI Touch A Truck

Sunday June 26, 2022

Slemon Park, Summerside

1:00-4:00

Board Recruitment

Join Family Place’s Board of Directors and help shape our community!

Apply by Friday November 5, 2021. Missed the deadline? Submit an application anytime for consideration. Board Recruitment Application & Information Link 

Attention: Laura Quinn Graham, 75 Central Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 3L3.  Email: familyplace@eastlink.ca   

Who’s interested in getting On Board?

Your Contribution Matters!

Join Family Place’s Board of Directors and help shape our community! Family Place - Real Help, Right Now: Because We Care! Apply by Friday November 5, 2021. Missed the deadline? Submit an application anytime for consideration. Board Recruitment Application & Information Link 

Attention: Laura Quinn Graham, 75 Central Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 3L3.  Email: familyplace@eastlink.ca 

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