Children and Teen Education Programs
Early Years Hub
204 - 7327 137 St. Surrey, BC (get directions to the Early Years Centre)
A free, friendly, welcoming setting where children (birth to 6 years old) and their parent/caregiver can come play, read, socialize and make new friends. Helps families find support, resources, and programs to fit their needs related to parenting, child development, or the health and safety of children.
Learn more about the Early Years Hub.
Envision Financial Reading Buddies
Children grades 2-4 practice reading with a supportive teen volunteer.
Learn more about Envision Financial Reading Buddies.
Family Resource Programs
Free drop-in program for families with children 0-6 years. Offers a welcoming, fun, child friendly space for families to play, socialize, share information. receive support, access resources and learn from Early Childhood Educators. Some locations also offer the Parent Education and Peer Support (PEAPS) program.
Cloverdale: 6188 176 St. Surrey (get directions to the Clovervalley Family Resource Program)
Mondays and Wednesdays: 12-2pm
Guildford: 10310 – 154th St. Surrey (get directions to the Guildford Family Resource Program)
Tues to Sat: 9:30-11:30am, plus Thurs: 1-3pm
Newton: #100—6846 King George Hwy. Surrey (get directions to the Newton Family Resource Program)
604-572-8032 ext. 31550
Thursdays and Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Whalley: 12740 – 102 Ave Surrey (get directions to the Whalley Family Resource Program)
Mon to Wed: 9:30-11:30am
Learn more about the Family Resource Program.
First Steps Early Years Refugee Settlement
Supports refugee families and their children 0-6 years. Includes drop-in programs, parenting support, nutrition and health information. Also orientation to parenting in the Canada and short term mental health counseling.
DIVERSEcity #201 – 7380 King George Boulevard (enter from 137 Street door) (get directions to DIVERSEcity)
North Surrey Location:
Umoja #208 – 14888 104 Ave Surrey (get directions to Umoja)
Learn more about First Steps Early Years Refugee Settlement.
Learning Centers in Surrey
Caring, and flexible environment encourages students with varied needs to achieve success. The school offers a continuous entry. Features a variety of schedules: morning, afternoon or all day classes. Students can complete Grade 10, 11 and 12 courses leading to graduation with either a Dogwood Diploma or an Adult Dogwood Diploma.
North Surrey Learning Centre 9260 140th St. Surrey, B.C. (get directions to the North Surrey Learning Centre)
604-583-4040 Learn more about the North Surrey Learning Centre
White Rock/South Surrey Learning Centre 13-2320 King George Blvd. (get directions to the White Rock/South Surrey Learning Centre)
604-536-0550 Learn more about the White Rock/South Surrey Learning Centre
Learning Disabilities Association-Fraser South Chapter
#101 – 14225 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 0H6 (get directions to the Learning Disabilities Association)
One-to-one tutoring for children and youth in reading and math. Seminars for parents and professionals. Some funding for tutoring through the CKNW Kid’s fund.
Learn more about the Learning Disabilities Association - Fraser South Chapter.
After school program for children ages 8-12. Make new friends, work on homework and play sports. Must register initially then drop-in. Offered at many schools and recreation centres. Ask at your local recreation centre.
Learn more about Myzone.
Semiahmoo Family Place
Kensington Prairie Community Centre 16824 - 32 Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 0L5 (get directions to the Semiahmoo Family Place)
Safe and fun semi-structured space for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play together, and for parents and caregivers to have the opportunity to build skills, and learn from each other. Support from on-site early childhood facilitators. Drop-in fee is $5 per family.
Learn more about Semiahmoo Family Place.
Support for Parents of Young Children
Early Years Centre 100 - 6846 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC (get directions to the Early Years Centre)
604-583-1017 ext 1 SPYC@options.bc.ca
Our program provides education and support for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 years old. This program offers support based on the science of child development and attachment theory which will encourage the development of healthy families and deeper connections within the community. Services are available through one to one support or an eight week parenting education group (Parenting Through the Child's Eyes).
Learn more about Support for Parents of Young Children.
Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL)
8555 142A Street Surrey (Elementary) (get directions to the SAIL Elementary)
14033 – 92 Avenue Surrey, British Columbia V3V 0B7 (Secondary) (get directions to SAIL Secondary)
Offers blended learning programs that integrate classroom face-to-face learning with on-line learning experiences. Also offers exclusively online courses for grades 8 to 12. Also offers K-7 STEAM based program.
Learn more about Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL).
Surrey Youth Hubs @ PCRS
City Centre: 10453 Whalley Blvd Surrey (get directions to City Centre Youth Hub)
Newton: #114 - 13479 76th Ave Surrey, BC (get directions to the Newton Youth Hub)
Provides one-stop access for youth and families to access drop-in resource rooms for support, food, laundry, showers as well as programming for social, health, education, housing, substance use support, employment, and life skills services.
Learn more about the Surrey Youth Hubs.
Storytimes @ Surrey Libraries
We have lots of fun at library storytime! Staff will show parents and caregivers ways they can encourage love of reading.
Learn more about Storytimes @ Surrey Libraries.
Offered at most elementary schools. It is a free early learning program for preschool-aged children and their parent or caregiver. Offers learning activities to help children get ready for success in kindergarten.
Learn more about Strong Start.
Tutoring, Homework and English Support Program with Friends of Simon Tutoring
10350 University Drive Surrey, BC (get directions to City Centre Branch)
Free homework help for students in grades 4 to 7 who are newcomers to Canada, or whose parents are newcomers. Offered in partnership with SFU’s Friends of Simon Tutoring at the City Centre branch. Friends of Simon provides tutoring at a variety of sites around the Lower Mainland.
Learn more about Friends of Simon.
United Way School's Out Umoja Program
#208 – 14888 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 1M4 (get directions to Umoja)
Afterschool program to support newcomer children. Celebrates the diverse cultural background while introducing Canadian culture through interaction with Canadian born mentors. Offers homework help, tutoring, communication and social skills, and recreation.
Learn more about United Way School's Out Umoja Program.
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