Resources & Research

Family Health Services at Parkgate Community Centre

  • Breastfeeding Drop-In: A public health nurse is available weekly to assist you with your breastfeeding concerns:  Mondays 1-2pm, Community Room, 2nd floor.
  • Immunization Clinics: To book appointments on the North Shore for infants and children call 604-983-6863.
  • Parent & Infant Drop-in: Parents and infants are welcome to our public health nurse lead weekly free drop-in for talks on topics related to baby and self-care during the first year.  Weigh and measure you baby and meet other parents in your community.  Mondays 1-3pm.

Support services for families

Programs and organizations for children and families

Research and information

Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to complete a gradual entry process?

Yes, all children must complete a gradual entry process. The supervisor of the program will create the schedule and share it with you. The gradual entry process typically takes place in the first week of the month that your child begins. If space permits, it may be arranged to complete the process the week before. For an early gradual entry, additional fees will be charged.

When can I put my child's name on the wait list?

September 12, 2018

We are currently not accepting any new applications onto our PCSS Child Care Wait List. We will update this page when it re-opens. In the meantime, for further information about the wait list, please click here: PCSS Waitlist FAQ

We understand that seeking high quality child care for your children is extremely important and can be stressful. A very good resource to help in your search for child care is North Shore Community Resources’ Child Care Resource & Referral Page

How long is the wait list? How long can I expect to wait for a space? Is the list numbered?

The wait for an available space in any of our programs varies greatly.  The longest wait is for children under three and this wait can be anywhere from one to three years.  Our waitlist is not numbereed for a variety of reasons.  Spaces are filled in our infant and toddler program according to birth month, birth year and gender.  We offer full-time and part-time spaces, and what we have to offer may match what a family is looking for (i.e. there may be a Monday/Tuesday space available, but the family whose child fits the other criteria only needs Thursday/Fridays).  For these reasons, it is not possible to number the list.

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