Programs and projects

Bright Beginnings

This program aims to support children and their families in the Gaspé and Magdalen Islands.

Activities include:

Literacy promotion

  • Wiggle, Rhyme ‘n’ Storytime is a parent-child activity with nursery rhymes, reading, crafts and movement to increase children’s motor and sensory skills.
  • Bilingual activities with Maison de la Famille Avignon aim to increase children’s exposure to and knowledge of both the English and French languages through various family activities.
  •  Bookbags for new parents (Born to Read with Family Ties) and bookcrunchers.
  •  The Bright Beginnings team participates at community events and festival, offering activities for children ages 0 to 8.

Parenting support

Eastern Shores School Board collaborates with community organizations and CISSS de la Gaspésie to host events for parents of children in pre-k to grade two aimed at creating a relationship of trust with parents and promoting a positive perception of education. Fostering continuity between schools, CLCs, the CISSS, and community organizations, these events take place every month and pair fun activities with information sessions led by health professionals.

Healthy lifestyles

CASA offers parent-child cooking workshops aimed at teaching families affordable and healthy recipes that can be easily made at home. This hands-on experience helps children to develop fine motor skills and essential skills such as reading and following directions. It also allows parents to increase social connections and to bond with their children through nutrition.

Click on the links below to find out about current activities in your community or call Shannon Day or Jolene Starnes at 418-752-5995.

Bright Beginnings Facebook page

Bright Beginnings Instagram page