Our gratitude is boundless to the East Meets West Foundation for their donation we received Sunday September 10, 2017 that goes toward our All Kids Matter campaign! In the picture, from left to right, are Mohini Singh, City Counselor and Board member of East Meets West; Mike Hill, Kelowna Firefighter and Board member of East Meets West; and Rhonda Nelson, Executive Director of Starbright Children’s Development Centre!
Kids Can’t Wait: After decade of neglect, thousands losing out on early childhood intervention in BC
After a decade of neglect for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in British Columbia, waitlists and wait times are growing, service providers are being stretched past their limits and thousands of preschoolers with special needs are losing out, aging out and being left behind.
Families, along with agency leaders and professionals who provide ECI in community-based programs across BC, have a simple message about the urgency of fixing this: #KidsCantWait!
The very successful launch of the #KidsCantWait ECI campaign on January 4, the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Working Group generated lots of attention right across the province.
Their press release drew attention from major provincial media, media interviews with members of the ECI Working Group and reports in the Vancouver Sun, CBC and others. Inclusion BC’s Faith Bodnar also did live interviews on CBC’s Early Edition with Rick Cluff and on Pulse Radio with former BC Liberal MLA turned radio host Kash Heed.
We would like you to be aware that Starbright has been notified by the City of Kelowna that there will be road construction along Bernard Avenue that will go right by our building. This work is scheduled to begin in May sometime and go into September. While the City workers will make every effort to do the work outside of the hours that our Centre operates, we have been let known that there could be some traffic delays. Thank you for your patience during this period of time!