Collective Community Services (Montreal)

Fathers Live Chat

Join us to chat about the realities of fatherhood.

As we approach a holiday season unlike any other, join us to discuss the joys and challenges of fatherhood. When fathers have strong, reliable social support networks, they are more likely to be involved with their families.

Learn strategies and find guidance to enhance your role as a father during these exceptional and trying times. The goal is to recognize the challenges fathers face; CCS acknowledges the importance of supporting and bonding with modern dads. Exchanges regarding fathers’ experiences and reflections on fatherhood will be encouraged.

Monday, December 7th at 7pm on Zoom

The discussion will be lead by Mardoché Mertilus, Liaison Agent and instructor for the PAPPa Project, under the Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité.

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Please contact Deborah Radcliffe-Branch at 514-503-1552 or deborahr@ccs-montreal.org for more information.

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 C.A.D.R.E., 7491 Cordner, LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 2R5

2020-2021 sessions: October 2nd-December 4th, 2020, January 22th-April 9th, 2021 and April 16th-June 18th, 2021.

Educators: Emilie Zervos and Sylvia Mignacca


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

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Contact

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

Sylvia Mignacca

Educator, Mother Goose Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-222-9339
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

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, the time and location are to be determined.

Winter session: February 5th-April 9th, 2021.

Spring session: April 23rd-June 11th, 2021.

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

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Contact

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

CCS-Family Matters Program Facilitator

Telephone: 514-222-9339

Email :sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

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

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 C.A.D.R.E., 7491 Cordner, LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 2R5, on Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 12:30pm.

Registration is required and ongoing. Classes run from September 28th to June 17th, 2020.

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: 514-222-9339
Email: sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

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

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 9:00 am to 12:00 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 8th, 2020 to June 17th, 2021.

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

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Contact

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

Educator, CCS EHS Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-567-3494
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

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.

COVID-19 has affected our partner sites delaying our usual programming. Location and dates to be advised.

2020-2021 session schedule TBA. Registration is mandatory and attendance must be confirmed weekly.

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

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

Contact

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Educator, Growing Together Program Coordinator

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

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

Kids Cook Real Food

CCS is offering a FREE 3-month subscription to Kids Cook Real Food!

Kids Cook Real Food is an online video eCourse connecting families to healthy food by helping kids master basic cooking skills.

  • Families will have access to all 32 lesson videos aimed at different age groups for three months.
  • Includes PDF lesson plans for each skill, printable flash cards to improve memory.
  • Recommended by the Wall street journal as a top cooking class for kids and featured in Huffington post, Tasty, Amazon Kindle top 100 list, Buzzfeed and many others.

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For more information please contact: deborahr@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-503-1552

Early Head Start – 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.

COVID-19 has affected our partner sites delaying our usual programming. Location and dates to be advised.

Register

Contact

for mor information about the CCS Early Head Start Program in NDG, please contact:
Megan Cohoe-Kenney

Educator, CCS EHS NDG Program Coordinator

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

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

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

Post Program Survey

Your feedback helps us to improve our services and is greatly valued. Please take a few minutes to complete this post program survey, the information gathered will be used to shape future programs and services and is completely confidential. We thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

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