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Early Years Centre
A new resource has opened for parents of young children in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Early Years Centre, located in the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre adjacent to Abbotsford Senior Secondary, is a one-stop location for parents to find out information about learning, health and family services, including: childcare, parenting, child development, referrals for social supports, special needs services, early intervention therapies, and public health services.
There are currently 26 provincially branded Early Years Centres located across BC, which represent a range of innovative approaches offering one-stop, convenient access to information, services and referrals for families with young children. Each centre offers a variety of programs, services and supports tailored to the needs of their community.
“Building on what is currently present in communities, BC Early Years Centres are about communities working together to ensure that families have access to early years services that foster the health, well-being and development of children,” noted Cindy Romanowski, the district’s Principal of Early Learning.
The role of a BC Early Years Centre is:
• To be a welcoming and supportive physical or virtual place.
• To welcome diversity.
• To offer a range of services and programs encompassing health, education and early childhood development.
The new centre is open to all parents on a free, drop-in basis. Hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday on the first floor of the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre, adjacent to Abbotsford Library and Abbotsford Senior Secondary, 33355 Bevan Way.