Par­ent Link changes

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Some changes are com­ing to Par­ent Link Cen­tre (PLC) pro­gram­ming in Ed­son.

On Au­gust 19, 2016, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Hu­man Ser­vices Min­istry con­ducted site visits and re­viewed the Par­ent Link West Net­work pro­grams in Ed­son at the FCSS Fam­ily/Par­ent Link Cen­tre lo­cated in the Red Brick School, and the Ed­son Play and Learn pro­gram lo­cated in the Ed­son Early Learn­ing & Child Care Cen­tre.

The Par­ent Link West Man­ag­ing Part­ners were in­formed that child care and preschool pro­grams, such as Ed­son Play and Learn do not fit within the pro­vin­cial PLC pro­gram man­date. Par­ent Link ser­vices are to be pro­vided at no cost to par­tic­i­pants. Also, fi­nan­cial sup­ports for par­ents uti­liz­ing child care and preschool ser­vices are avail­able to par­ents who qual­ify, through the pro­vin­cial child care sub­sidy pro­gram. Hence the Play and Learn pro­gram fees would in­crease in the 2017-2018 school year, mak­ing them com­pa­ra­ble to other preschool pro­grams in the prov­ince.

Par­ent Link Cen­tre funds will be redi­rected in our com­mu­nity to sup­port other ser­vices in­clud­ing par­ent ed­u­ca­tion, fam­ily sup­port, and child devel­op­ment sup­ports. The Ed­son Par­ent Link Play and Learn is a li­censed and ac­cred­ited child care pro­gram that is highly re­garded in our com­mu­nity. The Ed­son Par­ent Link West part­ners are plan­ning a Play and Learn in­for­ma­tion ses­sion to an­swer ques­tions and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to those af­fected by this change.

For more in­for­ma­tion about fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and Par­ent Link ser­vices please visit the fol­low­ing web­sites:

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