Parent Resources

Parenting can be both a joyful and a frustrating roller coaster ride! The support of other parents, community professionals and a variety of resources can provide relief and enrichment to the experience. If you are a parent or caregiver looking for opportunities to connect with others, we can help with that.

Family and Children’s Services offers a wide array of community programs and resources open to everyone in the community. Opportunities for arts and crafts, story time and valuable learning activities such as infant massage, school readiness, child care, developmental screening and more are available – usually at no or minimal cost, or a subsidized fee.

Child Care

Family and Children’s Services offers two child care centres in St. Catharines. Full and half day programs are available, as well as before and after school programs. We offer quality child care with an emphasis on fun and educational activities, and healthy child development. Referrals can be made by parents and other professionals, and a subsidy may be available through the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Western Hill Child Care Program – (905) 684-6288
Edith Cavell School, 1 Monck Street

Bunting Child Care Program – (905) 937-0170
Lincoln Centennial School, 348 Scott Street

West Niagara Resource Consultants

Concerned that your child is not reaching their developmental milestones on time? We provide consultation regarding child development, and any possible developmental delays, for children up to age 6. Consultation is provided at their preschool or child care program. Regular visits, developmental screening and goal planning help monitor a child’s developmental progress and needs. We can help with referrals to other services and support the child’s transition to school. There is no cost to families for this service.

To find out more about this valuable service, please call (905) 937-7731 ext 2215, Toll-free 1-888-937-7731.