What is Daybreak Community Program?
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.
With help from our community partners, the Association for New Canadians, Bridges to Hope, Thrive - Street Reach, Bishop Feild Elementary School, Bishop Abraham Elementary School, St. John's Citadel - Salvation Army, Choices for Youth, Eastern Regional Health Authority – St. John’s, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church and many more, Daybreak Community Programs provides lots of opportunities for families to play and learn together!
Our programs focus on learning through play. Play is the best way for children to explore, create and learn about the world around them. Families are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs to support their children's play and to explore developing their own parenting skills.
We offer a variety of programs, some are registered and offered several times throughout the year due to space limitations. Others are offered daily as "drop-in" programs. ALL programs offered are free, however, parents/caregivers must remain with their children at all times while attending Daybreak Community Programs.
Our programs are located in many neighbourhoods in St. John's to make it easier for families to access.
Bishop Feild Family Resource Centre has a drop-in playgroup which offers a variety of toys, books, and great stuff for children to create a fun make-believe world! The Centre is located in Bishop Feild Elementary School on Bond Street. Please check in with the front office at the school and the staff will be happy to show you to the Family Resource Centre.
Choices for Youth provides a home for two of our programs. Our Healthy Baby Club prenatal program for young parents and our Baby and Me playgroup. The programs are located in the Choices for Youth Service Centre on Carter’s Hill Place.
The Healthy Baby Club is a prenatal drop-in program for pregnant youth which is offered throughout the year however, registration is required, please call the Daybreak office 726-8373 for more information.
Baby and Me is a drop-in playgroup for parents and caregivers with infants up to “steady walking”. The group is a great place for parents and caregivers to learn about "tummy-time", breastfeeding, attachment and more. The Community Health Nurse also drops into the group regularly to answer any questions you may have.
St. Andrew’s Active Playgroup is located in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hall (The Kirk) on Queens Road. Active Playgroup is a drop-in gym-based program where children can explore hoola-hops, floor beams, soft-touch fun balls and much more. A wonderful safe place for children to run and play throughout the year!
Bishop Abraham Family Resource Centre has several drop-in playgroups each week, which offer a variety of toys, books, and great stuff for children to create a fun make-believe world!
The Centre is located in Bishop Abraham Elementary School on Penneywell Road. Please check in with the school staff at the main door and they will be happy to show you where the family resource centre is located.
Our Parent Child Centre on 74 The Boulevardl is home to many more of the Community Programs.
Healthy Baby Club is also offerd here at Daybreak for young parents throughout the year however, registration is required, please call the main office for more information.
Little Veggies Garden Program is a family gardening program that operates from June to October. The program is designed to help families learn about basic gardening. Parents/childcare providers and their children work side by side to plant, care for and finally eat a wide assortment of vegetables! It is a fun program that runs rain or shine. For more information contact our main office.
Cooking Programs? A variety of cooking programs (Colour It Up; Cooking with Kids, etc) are offered throughout the year. For more information contact the main office.
Association for New Canadians – LINC School is located on Smithville Crescent and is home to our pre-natal program for newcomer parents. Our Healthy Baby Club for newcomer parents is offered throughout the year; registration is required, please call our main office for more information.
Community Connections for newcomers is a program designed to help new Canadian families learn more about their community. Our Community Outreach Worker can introduce newcomer families to family resource centres, community centres, food and clothing banks throughout the St. John’s region and more. For more information about this program please contact the main office.
St. John's Citadel - Salvation Army located on Adams Avenue is the home of our Parent Child Mother Goose Program. The program introduces adults and children to the joy and fun of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. We offer two programs per week. For more information or to register for this program please contact Tina at email@example.com.
Outdoor Play! We offer a year round outdoor program in Bannerman Park. Drop by on Monday mornings starting at 10:00 am for a relaxing fun time in the park! During the summer we run the program every morning, Monday to Friday!
George Street Playgroup
Come join us at George Street United Church on Wednesday mornings for a fun time! This is a drop-in playgroup for chiilden birth to age six. Please use the Buchanan Street Entrance.
St. Thomas Playgroup
Come join in the fun at our newest site! St. Thomas Church on Miiltary Road. This is a drop-in playgroup for chiilden birth to age six. We are on teh third floor and you can access the group from the entrance on King's Bridge Road.
Our schedule of programs, detailing days and times that each program is offered can be found by clicking on "calendars" and then Daybreak Community Programs!