Handle with Care – 8 week Online Program

The Handle with Care program is designed to help parents and caregivers promote the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years. The program consists of simple interactive strategies that build on the strengths of parents and caregivers.

CHANCES is offering an online version of this 8 week program starting Monday, August 3rd from 6:30-8:00 pm using GoToMeeting as a virtual platform. Materials and activities for these sessions will be delivered to participants in advance of the session.

Handle with Care Info sheet

Note: The virtual Handle with Care program will be offered again in the future.

For more information, or to register, call 902-892-8744 or email vanessamurphy@chancesfamily.ca

CHANCES – COVID-19 Update – May 21, 2020

As you are aware, CHANCES is preparing for the re-opening of child care programs for pre-schoolers as well as school aged children. In full compliance with all of the criteria set out by the Chief Public Health Office, and in close partnership with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, CHANCES will be re-opening several of its child care programs on Monday, May 25, 2020.  

Moving towards achieving this goal, CHANCES has been directed to use specific criteria as set out by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning to allocate the limited child care spaces available to children and families. The number of spaces allowed under the Chief Public Health Office criteria has been significantly reduced in this early phase of re-opening, which unfortunately means we cannot respond to the child care needs of all CHANCES families at this time.  

Earlier this month, questionnaires were emailed to all CHANCES families who currently have children enrolled in our centres, seeking updated information concerning your current child care needs.  Child care spaces have been allocated based on the information parents provided and subsequently applying the criteria as set out by government.  Families whose child care needs we were able to accommodate were notified Tuesday via email.  Families whose child care needs we were not able to accommodate were notified Wednesday via email.  Please be assured that your childcare space is safe, even if we are not yet able to accommodate your child’s participation at this time.  We will keep you updated as government allows us to open more child care spaces.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

COVID-19 Coping and Thriving Resources for Families Are Available at AskCHANCES.ca

Check out our new web pages for information and resources about coping with social distancing and isolation for Parents, Children and Families and for resources and information regarding In-home-play activity suggestions, home education activities, How to Talk to Kids About Covid-19, and Coping with Parent Stress. New information is being added regularly.

If you have questions about any aspects of child development, child behavior, or parenting or about any CHANCES programs you can AskCHANCES at AskCHANCES.ca

CHANCES Announcing New Program Opening!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest program, Smart Start – Murphy’s Community Centre. This program is offering fully licensed, high quality early learning and child care to children ages 3 and 4. Staffed by certified Early Childhood Educators, the program is intentional in promoting the overall development of children, as well as supporting parents. The program offers early educational experiences, based on the PEI Early Learning Framework using an emergent curriculum approach.

For more information, or to register your child please contact:

Dawn MacLeod as follows:
Phone – 902-892-8744
Email – dawnmacleod@chancesfamily.ca

Celebrating CHANCES Ferry Rd!

CHANCES Ferry Rd has been offering programs and services to children and families in the Cornwall area for over ten years. We are celebrating some recent updates and renovations to the Ferry Rd space. These updates ensure that CHANCES maintains high quality environments in supporting the development of children and engaging families.

  • Clean and Serene
    Everything In Its Place
    Kids Table

  • Mr Red Pants
    Plant Board
    Smile and Wave
  • Outside