Bond to Literacy: Parents are the FIRST and BEST teachers for their children

Project Literacy in Kelowna offers a great program for parents, called “Bond to Literacy”! It’s a free 12 week program where parents and a facilitator meet once a week and practice activities that parents then do with their children at home. Parents get 6 free books through the program. Activities are related to books and foster social, emotional and physical development in children, helping prepare them for school and encouraging a love for literacy. Childminders, bus tickets, and food is provided, everything is for free.

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PR Petroleum donation

A big hug of gratitude goes out from Starbright staff to the PR Petroleum owners and all the individual store managers for their incredible generosity to us! Thank you so much for your donation!

Valley First

Starbright is so very grateful for the wonderful gift of a donation to our Autism Program from Valley First! The support for this program is so appreciated!

Central Okanagan Foundation

To the Anonymous Donor who gave a gift to Starbright through the Central Okanagan Foundation, thank you so much! Such generosity is so very appreciated!

Therapeutic Gymnastics Classes

Thank you GARY PARMAR for your wonderful donation that will enable Starbright Children’s Development Centre to do more therapeutic gymnastics classes in the new year! You have made it possible to extend therapy sessions to so many more children!

Kelowna Firefighters

Starbright Children’s Development Centre is so very grateful to the KELOWNA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE SOCIETY for their amazing donation enabling our Centre to purchase Upsee vests to help our little clients with mobility difficulties! Your generosity is so appreciated!!

East Meets West donated a therapeutic table for Starbright Physio Therapy!

Wednesday, December 6, was a special occasion for the staff of Starbright Children’s Development Centre. At their Christmas luncheon, Mohini Singh, representing the Board of Directors of the Foundation East Meets West, made an announcement of a donation that is going to make a huge difference. Having being made aware of the need for a therapeutic table to assist Starbright physiotherapists in providing treatment for babies with plagiocephaly and/or torticollis, East Meets West provided the needed funds for the purchase. The announcement was met with loud cheers from all staff present, and Mohini Singh received a standing ovation.

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!