What brought you to NSCR?
This Spring, I completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECCE). I was drawn to the CAPC (Community Action Program for Children) Coordinator and Parent Community Liaison position at NSCR because it seemed like a great way to use my ECCE background while working with families.
What do you do in your position?
As the CAPC Coordinator and Parent Community Liaison, I coordinator our CAPC collation for the North Shore. This includes creating our Free Things Flyer, planning and facilitating parent workshop and events, and running drop-in programs such as Storytime in the Parks and Mother Goose.
Within the North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR) at NSCR,
I am also facilitating two Community of Practices (CoP) for early childhood educators. These Community of Practice sessions are focused on the topic of inclusivity and for early childhood educators who are looking to create inclusive practices and create a community within early childhood education.
What do you like most about your role?
My favourite part of my job is having the opportunity to work with all the families and their children and building connections throughout the community.
What do you do for fun?
When I’m not working, I’m likely cuddled up with my dog, Pigeon, and a good book! Outside of work I also run workshops across Canada on a variety of topics for early childhood educators.
Is there anything you’d like the community to know about the services NSCR has to offer?
There are so many free resources and support available to families here. Every part of CAPC is offered without cost to the families and their children aged 0-6. We want to encourage our families to participate and feel supported without financial limitations.
Can you share a story about the positive impact of your work?
Most positive thing I see in my work is seeing the connections parents build. When NSCR’s programs brings these parents together, they find connections in the community that they may not have otherwise made.