Annual Report (2014-15)

Provincially Designated Early Years Centre

OCS’s Newton Early Years Center was selected by B.C.’s Office of the Early Years in 2015 as one of 26 provincially designated sites. This designation allows us to enhance existing services to a community with many vulnerable children.

33% Surrey’s children live in Newton

48% Newton’s families are foreign born

39% Newton’s children identified as vulnerable

Services Offered:

Child Care Resource and Referral:

Healthiest Babies Possible: helps vulnerable mothers to have healthy birth-weight babies and offers a range of emotional and health-related supports. Family Resource Programs: Newton FRP is one of five drop- in early-learning and parenting programs run by OCS in Surrey. Other locations include Guildford , Whalley, and Cloverdale. promotes healthy development of children by educating child care providers and helping parents locate quality child care in Surrey, Delta and White Rock.

69 training events attended by 1300 professionals

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89% born with optimum birth weights 1356 clients employed more than 6 months since WESC opened in 2012 > 4500 adults and children participate in Family Resource Programs adults and children

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90% fewer crisis and disruptions in their lives

Support to Parents of Young Children: provides one-to-one and group support to parents with young children.

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