CFEC Launches App for Early Years Centre

The Early Years Centre South Cariboo App is now live and available at no charge  to parents, service providers and the public — Go to Google Play for download on Android mobile devices.

The App gives busy parents access to information and resources from the South Cariboo Early Years Centre through use of their mobile device. Many of the resources and answers parents are seeking are available online through the App.   Information includes medical advice from Health Link BC to “baby manuals for Dad”.   The App provides parents access to these resources with a tap of a finger.   Also included on the App is the monthly South Cariboo Early Years Event Calendar, which lists many upcoming activities in the community for parents and  young children.

“We know parents busy.  We are excited to be offering the Early Years App to help parents in the South Cariboo. We hope that they will find the App to be a simple, useful device which they will check daily for parenting information and resources and information on special events and fun activities.”  Erica Henderson , South Cariboo Early Years Centre Coordinator.

“We also look forward to hearing feedback from parents on what is helpful and what that they would like to see in Phase 2 of the App.  We welcome parents to come visit Erica and the South Cariboo Early Years Centre located at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre”.  Lisa De Paoli Executive Director

The South Cariboo Early Years Centre is one of the first 12 Early Years Centres funded through the Provincial Office for the Early Years.  The South Cariboo Early Years Centre opened in October 2014 and is hosted by the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre.  The Centre provides one convenient location to connect parents and families to early learning, health and family services to ensure your child gets the best start in life.  Services include early childhood screening, referrals to early intervention professionals, social services, public health and school based programs, and parent/child drop-in open Monday to Friday 9 to 4 pm.  Through the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, parents and families can access Child Care Resource and Referral, parenting education sessions, family services and counselling.

Launched in January 2014, the Provincial Office for the Early Years is the foundation of the BC Early Years Strategy.  The Early Years Strategy is an eight year government commitment to improve accessibility, affordability and quality of early years programs and services for families with young children.

To download our App visit Google Play and search for “Early Years Centre S. Cariboo”. Click Here to view the app in the Google Play Store on your web browser.