• Optimal

    Optimal learning, development and care for children and families.

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  • Parent Child

    Daybreak fosters opportunities for positive parent-child interactions by encouraging the participation of parents in their children’s education and development, recognizing parents as the primary influence in their children’s lives.

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  • Family

    Enhanced community capacity to support families with young children.

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  • Mentorship &

    Public policy supportive of child and family well-being.

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Who We Are

Daybreak Parent Child Centre is intentionally designated as a “parent child centre” to meet the diverse, complex needs of families. Recognizing parents as the primary influence in their children’s lives, Daybreak fosters opportunities for positive parent-child interactions by encouraging the participation of parents in their children’s education and development. Daybreak supports the development of healthy children in the context of family and the family within community.

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  • Children's Program
  • Parent Program
  • Community Programs
  • Family Home Visitation Program

The Children’s Program is designed to provide children with experiences to promote his/her development, while empowering parents to support their children’s active learning experience.

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The main floor of the Daybreak Parent Child Centre is devoted mainly to Parent Programming. The parent area consists of a large comfortable living-room space, a large commercial kitchen (where cooking group takes place), child minding space, and a clothing room. There is warm and inviting with couches, loveseats, and a computer work station with internet access.

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Daybreak Community Programs is all about supporting families with young children. We offer a wide range of programs for children birth to age six and their families. In addition to pre-natal programs for youth and newcomer families.


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The program’s primary objectives and desired outcomes centre around enhancing the skills and knowledge of parents, improving child development, promoting parent child attachment and helping families make community connections. Families must be referred to the program by Child, Youth and Family Services.

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Latest Events

Mon Nov 24 @10:00 - 10:30AM
Birthday Club
Mon Nov 24 @10:00 - 11:30AM
Fresh Air Frolic
Mon Nov 24 @10:30 - 11:30AM
Parent Advisory
Tue Nov 25 @09:00 - 11:30AM
Bishop Abraham Playgroup CANCELLED
Tue Nov 25 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Nobody's Perfect


What's Happening

FLU CLINIC here at Daybreak on November 26 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm. Please call Goldie to register at 726-8373.

COOKIE BAKING NIGHT - come and join us for a great time learning some new receipes! This is for parents and child-care providers. Call Maureen for more information at 726-8373!

Families Together - come to St. Michael's FRP program located on the corner of Kiwanis and Ladysmith every Tuesday morning. This is a great program for children age 2 and under. Contact Cathy at cmacdonald@daybreakcentre.com or call 690-4605.

Christmas Hamper Registration

It's that time of year again when families are preparing for Christmas and registering with local community agencies for Christmas hampers.



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    Heather Bartlett,
    Exectuive Director, 726-8373 (ext. 219)


    Leslie Hardy,
    Children's Program Driector, 726-8373 (ext. 216)

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    For general inquiries please call Anne Marie or Darlene in the General Office 726-8373.

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