Collective Community Services (Montreal)

CCS PROGRAMS POSTPONED TO 1 MAY DUE TO COVID-19

CCS is following the lead of local public health authorities concerning prevention of the spread of Coronavirus among vulnerable populations. Therefore, until Friday 1 May 2020 , we are suspending all group activities which take place at all of our satellite operations. This includes:

  • All schools at which our programs operate,
  • Marcel Giroux Community Centre, 4501 Bannantyne Ave, Verdun
  • Saint Raymond Community Centre, 5600 Upper Lachine Rd, Montreal
  • 7491 Rue Cordner, Montréal,
  • 4322 Wellington St, Verdun, and
  • 451 de l’ Eglise, Verdun,
  • Kidzilla at 7955 Newman Blvd, Lasalle;
  • 8600 Rue Hardy, LaSalle
  • 1080 Dollard Ave, Lasalle

We will keep you informed as more information becomes available. Please return to this site for updated announcements.

In the meantime, here are some basic hygiene rules that apply now, more than ever:

  • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you do not have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or using a tissue.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it out as soon as possible and wash your hands after.
  • Avoid touching your face(eyes, nose and mouth).
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect contact surfaces and shared items.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you are worried or anxious about the Coronavirus, call 1 877 644 4545 telephone health consultation service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information, please visit this Government of Québec web page:"https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/"

CANCELLED - Special Family Event

Join us for play and activities for the whole family!


Sunday, March 15th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at KidzillaFun, 7955 Newman Boulevard, H8H 2N9

Register
For more information please contact:

Deborah Radcliffe-Branch, manager of Child and Family Service at deborahr@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-937-5351 ext. 240.

Super Dads! Super Kids!

Super Dads! Super Kids! is a new program for fathers and their young children facilitated by award-winning educator Mardoche Martilus.


For more information please contact:
Deborah Radcliffe-Branch, manager of Child and Family Service at deborahr@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-937-5351 ext. 240.

Growing Together

Growing Together is a free co-operative early childhood program which promotes the development of child, family and community. The program consists of educational activities for children ages 0-5, workshops and information for parents. Healthy lunch for all participants included.

Growing Together takes place on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 14:30 pm at Church of the Epiphany in Verdun, 4322 Wellington Street, H4G 1W4.

This session runs from October 25th to January 31st (Holiday break from December 16th to January 6th). Registration is mandatory and attendance must be confirmed weekly.

Registration can be done online via the following link: http://bit.ly/2p1Gp8P

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-Growing Together Poster

For more information please contact: amberr@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-937-5351 ext. 267.

Contact

Growing Together
Amber-Chantelle Regier

Educator, Growing Together Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext. 267
Email: amberr@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/ccsgrowingtogether

My Family Cooks

CCS’s new My Family Cooks program is geared to families wishing to cook and eat together in a fun environment with others that feel the same way! Recipes and all ingredients will be provided, you just supply the work! The kids will learn about measuring and recipes and start to develop a great relationship with cooking. Chefs will guide you through the creation of several flavorful recipes and provide you with great time saving tips to help make meal planning and entertaining a little easier and stress free.

The courses are held Monday afternoons at Provigo Lasalle at 6767 Boulevard Newman from October 28th to January 27th (Holiday break from December 16th to January 6th). Registration is mandatory and attendance must be confirmed weekly.

Register

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-My Family Cooks Poster

For more information please contact: steffyv@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-937-5351 ext. 240.

Contact

Growing Together
Steffy Velosa

Educator, Growing Together Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240
Email: steffyv@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/My-Family-Cooks-107221880688396/r

Mother Goose

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Come join us in song every Friday at 9:30am at the Marcel-Giroux Community Center, Room 218. Educators: Emilie Zervos and Sylvia Mignacca


Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-Mother Goose Bilingual Brochure

Register

Contact

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For more information about the Mother Goose program, please contact:

Sylvia Mignacca

Educator, Mother Goose Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240
Email: sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

Emilie Zervos
Educator, Mother Goose Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-567-3494
Email: emiliez@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/CCSMotherGooseProgram

Early Head Start – LaSalle

The CCS-Early Head Start (EHS) is a program designed for young children between the ages of 0-5 and their parents. The program offers age-appropriate activities, based on the developmental needs of each child, with the goal of strengthening family relationships and preparing children for school. Workshops and support groups are organized for parents to share local resources that can support them in raising healthy families. Early Head Start Program provides all participating families an opportunity to interact with other families which in return strengthens the community.

Classes are offered between 9:30 am to 11:45 am from Monday to Thursday at C.A.D.R.E., 7491 Cordner, LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 2R5
Registration is required and ongoing. Classes run from September to June.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-EHS-Lasalle Bilingual Brochure

Register

Contact

CCS Early Head Start
For more information about the CCS Early Head Start Program, please contact:
Emilie Zervos

Educator, CCS EHS Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240
Email: emiliez@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/CCSEarlyHeadStart

Endorsement

McGill rates CCS’ early childhood development program a resounding success – see attached independent evaluation report by McGill’s Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology:

http://ccs-montreal.org/mcgillehsreport

Early Head Start – Now in NDG

The CCS-Early Head Start (EHS) program for young children between the ages of 0-5 and their parents is now available in NDG! The program offers age-appropriate activities, based on the developmental needs of each child, with the goal of strengthening family relationships and preparing children for school. Workshops and support groups are organized for parents to share local resources that can support them in raising healthy families. Early Head Start Program provides all participating families an opportunity to interact with other families which in return strengthens the community.

Classes are offered on Mondays from 10am to 12pm and on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm at the St-Raymond Centre, 5600 Upper Lachine Street, NDG, Quebec, H4A 2A6

Registration can be done online via the following link: http://bit.ly/ehsndg

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-EHS NDG Bilingual Poster

Register

Contact

for mor information about the CCS Early Head Start Program in NDG, please contact:
Amber-Chantelle Regier

Educator, CCS EHS NDG Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 267
Email: amberr@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCS-Early-Head-Start-NDG-100931788018968/

Little Learners

Little Learners is a cooperative early childhood education program focusing on school readiness skills of children 2-5 years old. Through child-focused learning experiences, children develop fine and gross motor skills, creativity, early numeracy and literacy skills as well as social skills. Parents are welcome to participate and encouraged to volunteer during teaching time. Workshops and meetings are organized to share resources and information with families and reduce isolation by providing a chance to engage with other families.

Little Learners takes place at Marcel-Giroux Community Centre in Verdun, Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 12:30pm and Thursdays afternoon from 1:15pm to 3:15pm, thanks to our partnership with the city of Verdun.

Registration is required and ongoing. Classes run from September to June.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS Little Learners Bilingual Brochure.

Register

Contact

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To register for CCS-Little Learners, please contact:
Sylvia Mignacca

Educator, CCS-Little Learners Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240
Email: sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook:
www.facebook.com/CCS-Children-Family-Programs-Verdun

Family Matters

A series of workshops for expecting parents and parents with children aged 0-5, based on “Nobody’s Perfect: a parenting education and support program” developed by Health Canada. The workshops take place at Marcel-Giroux Community Center in Verdun during two sessions: October & November and April & May. There are 8 workshops per session on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-Family Matters Bilingual Brochure.

Register

Contact

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To register for CCS-Family Matters, please contact:
Sylvia Mignacca

CCS-Family Matters Program Facilitator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240

Email :sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook:
www.facebook.com/CCS-Children-Family-Programs-Verdun

TLC: Tender Loving Care Preschool

TLC is a bilingual preschool for children 2-4 years old, offering 3 separate classes based on the ages of the children. TLC offers a place for children to learn through play, conversation & language skill development, and school readiness & developmental skills. TLC is a unique program in the sense that it is affordable due to active fundraising involvement of all participating families. The school also receives help from donations and support from organizations such as CCS. Located in LaSalle, the program is a good starting point for children who need part time schooling before they enter kindergarten as it prepares them for the new challenges they will face in an elementary school.

Contact

For more information please visit TLC's website at www.tlclasalle.org