Telus Ambassadors hand-knitted and crocheted hats for our clients!

From all of us at Starbright, a huge thanks to the Telus Ambassadors for the 100 hand-knitted or crocheted hats for our little clients! These generous Telus retirees spent the last year making not only the bright-coloured hats as gifts, but also many pairs of mittens, some scarves, and several lap blankets. These gifts are such a help for the babies and toddlers as well as older children. What an extraordinary donation! It is a delight to have our little clients sporting new gear! Thank you Telus Ambassadors! You have such big hearts!

East Meets West Foundation Diwali Dinner

Board members, management, and staff of Starbright Children’s Development Centre were honoured to be part of the East Meets West Foundation Diwali Dinner on October 14! East Meets West has been a significant donor to Starbright so it was a privilege to support this amazing Foundation!

East Meets West Foundation donation

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!


Provincial Employees Community Services Fund

Starbright sends a huge thank you to the provincial government employees who pledged donations to our Centre!  They have made such a difference!


Gennext Kelowna

Gennext Kelowna invited Starbright to present at their July 11 gathering at BNA in Kelowna! We are grateful to them for extending out to us and look forward to the presentation!

TD Canada Trust Dilworth Branch

Our forever thanks to TD Canada Trust Dilworth Branch staff for spending a Sunday painting our new mural for our Autism Program! What was a plain concrete wall was transformed! Their generosity in donating the two child-size picnic tables in addition to their time was amazing!

Dance-in-Line Dancers from West Kelowna donate again!


Again in 2017 the Dance-in-Line Dancers from West Kelowna have made a donation to our Autism Program! Thank you so much! Your kindness and generosity are so greatly appreciated!


100 Men Donation

Starbright Children’s Development Centre is so very grateful to the 100 Men for their incredible donation! Their passion and compassion for their community is so evident. We are privileged to be a recipient!

Kids Can’t Wait!

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.

Please take a look at the the #KidsCantWait report and campaign Web page link and get involved and connected.

TD Canada Trust Dilworth Branch just donated monies that will help us offer group sessions for some of our clients! You are wonderful TD Canada Trust!

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TD Canada Trust Dilworth Branch donated the monies that will allow us to offer a group session of gymnastics for our little clients with mobility issues. The physiotherapists in our Centre will recommend these little people participate based on their physical therapeutic goals! We are so thrilled!