Kids First Association receives core funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to deliver CAP-C programs in Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties.
Our family resource program (CAPC) offers services to families with children between the ages of 0-6. We have three permanent resource centers, one operating in each county. In addition, we also offer a number of outreach programs in various locations in the tri-county
Our core program in all three counties is parent and tot drop-in. This program allows parents, caregivers and children the opportunity to come to the centre and utilize our playrooms, toys, craft areas and other resources. Drop-in allows children the opportunity to play and socialize with other children while enjoying age appropriate toys and crafts. In addition, it also provides the adults with the opportunity to share with other adults the successes and challenges of parenting. They learn from each other's experiences and many parenting skills are shared and explored. A nutritional snack is provided for the children during this program.
Other programs offered include; school readiness, parenting programs, clothing depot, outreach, and toy, book and video lending libraries.
For further information on CAPC please see their web site
- Community Action Program for Children
Kids First Association receives core funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to deliver CPNP programming in Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.
Our pre-natal program offers services to women who are at risk of having low birth weight babies. This program currently operates in Pictou County (Baby Basics)), Antigonish County (Healthy Moms Healthy Babies) and Guysborough County (Guysborough Prenatal Nutrition Program). These three programs operate out of the family resource centers located within their counties. Pictou and Antigonish mainly offer drop-in programs while Guysborough County is mainly home visits throughout the county.
Services are offered to pre-natal moms, and post natal moms and babies up to six months of age. The services offered include drop-in, nutritional counseling, home visits, and breastfeeding information and support. We also offer a nutritional supplement program. This program allows us to provide milk and juice and food baskets (Guysborough County) to pregnant and nursing mothers who may not have the financial resources to purchase these important supplements, which assists in healthy baby development.
For further information on CPNP please see their web site
- Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
Through the Government of Nova Scotia Kids First Association receives funding from the Department of Community Services. This program allows additional programs and services, following our model of service delivery, to many rural communities in our project.