Who We Are
The Vista Family Resource Centre is a non-profit organization funded through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Services.
We are dedicated to the creation, implementation and maintenance of programs and services to nurture families on the Bonavista Peninsula in their healthy growth and development.
The Vista Family Resource Centre is a community-based organization that supports families of children (prenatal to 6 years), builds on their existing strengths and promotes healthy development.
We offer a wide range of services that focus on building capacities; supportive relationships; facilitating growth ; and furthering community development.
Our programs are inclusive, flexible and can vary pending children and family needs. These services may be provided in partnership with other groups and/or community services.
Administrative and Program Assistant
Family Resource Facilitator, Bonavista Site
Family Resource Facilitator, Catalina Site
Family Resource Facilitator, Musgravetown and Port Rexton Sites
Healthy Baby Club Resource Mother
Program Assistant - Bonavista Site
Program Assistant - Catalina Site
We offer a variety of programs for families of children aged 0-6. All of our programs are free of charge. Below are brief descriptions for past and present programs. Not all programs listed are currently being offered. Please consult the programs calendars for each site for current program information or contact us at 468-2540 or 1-888-568-2540.
This program is offered to families of children aged infant to walking. The program provides parents with opportunities to share ideas and information around the parenting of an infant. Parents interact with their children through play and song. Healthy snacks are provided. There is a graduation “ceremony” upon completion of program.
Buddies on Ice
This program is offered every second week throughout the late fall and winter through a partnership with the Cabot stadium who offers free ice time. Families with young children have the stadium to themselves for a skate and enjoy snack together afterward.
Dr. Seuss’ Silly Gooses
This is a four week program with activities, stories and snacks all based on a Dr. Seuss theme.
Program offered to families with children aged 0-6. This program provides opportunities for socialization, and active play. A wide variety of toys, craft materials, books, puzzles, dress-up clothes are provided. Activities include free-play, reading stories, singing songs, using craft materials, play dough and goop, outdoor play and healthy snacks.
Parents and children prepare simple recipes together and learn about food preparation, cleanliness, nutrition and group work. When the program is completed, each child receives and apron, a cookbook and a certificate.
Little Einsteins is a 4 week program built around science topics. Week 1: sinking and floating, week 2: mixing colors, week 3: reactions (baking soda vinegar ) and week 4: magnets. Each week children learn a little about each subject. The children get the chance to do science projects on each topic. This program is for ages 4-6 and registration is required.
Run and Jump
This program is done in partnership with the Salvation Army church in Musgravetown. Children have use of a gym and a large variety of age-appropriate play equipment that encourages movement. This is a great opportunity for active play, physical activity and healthy snacks.
School Gym Days
Gym time and use of school gym equipment offered through a partnership with Bishop White School in Port Rexton.
Preschool and/or Kindergarten children have the opportunity to make their own healthy snacks for the week. These snacks may be used at home, in preschool or for recess at school. In addition to learning food preparation skills, children and their families learn all about the importance of good nutrition.
Tiny Green Thumbs
Children learn about sowing seeds and caring for plants. Program may differ depending on space/resources available. May include planting, caring for and harvesting vegetables in boxes or in a garden or may include growing flowers in a pot. Related stories and activities are used. Healthy snacks are provided.
This is a combination of Baby Talks and Small Wonders. This is offered at sites with lower attendance.