Family Resource Programs

FRP Kimberley

What We Do – FRP Kimberley

The BC Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP-BC) is a not-for-profit provincial organization supporting families with pre-schoolers through a variety of free programs offered at the Kimberley Early Learning Center 1850 Warren Avenue.

Baby Goose is a free drop-in program for families with new-borns and babies up to one year old. Babies and parents sing, tickle, play and learn with facilitators from Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Public Health.  FRP provides childcare for older siblings.  Thursdays 10:30 – 12:00

Family Night is a free drop-in program for families provided in partnership with Strong Start, the Bellies to Babies program and CAPC.   Families play in the gym and then gather in the kitchen for a nutritious supper prepared by FRP staff.  Pregnant parents then attend Bellies to Babies while other families attend Strong Start for crafts, fine-motor play and circle time.  Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:30 pm.

Parent Literacy Programs (Play & Learn; You Make the Difference) are offered by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy for eight week sessions. Childcare is provided by FRP.

Early Learning Center Seasonal Celebrations are offered in partnership with Strong Start and CAPC. Families take part in theme-based play, crafts and games in the gym or outdoors that may include visits from local dignitaries, the fire department truck, ambulance or other exciting activities.  FRP provides snacks and facilitation.

Early Learning Centre Volunteer Program, coordinated by FRP, involves local seniors in assisting with childcare for programs.

Making Connections is an eight-week program for parents of primary grade students offered by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. FRP provides programming for younger siblings.

Alphabet Soup, offered by FRP in partnership with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the local Food Bank, is an opportunity for parents and their pre-schoolers to cook and eat lunch together, and learn about nutrition through a variety of crafts and stories.

Food Skills for Families, offered by the Canadian Diabetes Association, offers a six-week cooking program for parents of young families. While preparing and sharing a nutritious meal, parents discuss budgeting, meal planning, nutrition, adapting recipes, and interpreting labels and advertising.  FRP provides childcare.

Money Sense is a six-week program offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy covering basic budgeting, credit, banking, taxes, investing, and consumerism. FRP provides childcare.

If you have questions regarding any of the programs, please call Diana at: 250-427-0716 or e-mail: capckimb@shaw.ca