Family Enrichment

The Family Enrichment Program is a unique EarlyON program for parents and their children age birth to four. It is sponsored by the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and the Catholic Schools Foundation of Nipissing-Parry Sound. The Catholic Schools Foundation raises funds for the Children’s Program and employs a Program Director, an Administrative Assistant and three Children’s Program staff. A large number of volunteers also work directly with the children.

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic School Board provides a teacher, custodian, school bus transportation as well as administrative support for the credit portion of the program. The program is housed in a School Board building. Families attend one morning per week.

For the Family

  • Support, guidance and education in a warm and positive environment
  • Opportunities for both parent and child to socialize with their peers
  • Contact with other services in the community
  • Transportation to and from the Program within North Bay
  • Breakfast program
  • A clothing exchange depot
  • Library
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Assistance when stressed by inadequate physical, social and personal resources

For the Parent

  • Social Science and Humanities secondary school credits
  • Understanding of milestones and child development
  • Opportunity for interaction with other parents and peers
  • Exposure to strategies for child management through education and modeling
  • Positive parenting skills

For the Child

  • Quality infant, toddler and preschool programs, using a high number of volunteers together with staff
  • An individual approach in assisting with all areas of development
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Access to gymnasium
  • Referrals when appropriate

There is no charge for this program and all are welcome. All services are free! Continuous entry throughout the school year.

Call 705-472-2152 mornings for further information.