Connect with Richmond programs and services online
Although the COVID-19 emergency has closed many physical programs and services in Richmond, there are still lots of ways for young children and their families to stay connected. From online storytimes to one-to-one phone and email chats, staff are working hard to support families.
Below are some of the ways children and families can stay connected to Richmond early learning and family support programs while we all practice physical distancing.
Richmond Family Place
Visit Family Place staff on Facebook for Circle Time Online and on Instagram for at home activity ideas and more. Additional programs and supports are being developed and will be announced on social media and the Richmond Family Place website
Staff are also available to provide support over the phone or by email. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call call 604 278 4336 to speak with a staff member or set up an appointment to speak with a specific family support worker or staff member (Ahmad, Cecilia, Elaine, Emily, Hala, Hydi, Maha, Rachel, Ruth)
Richmond Public Library
Children's Librarians will be on Facebook Live every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 10am for RPL @ Home Storytime Live. Like the RPL Facebook page to join in
Richmond SD38 StrongStart
While the StrongStart program is closed during the summer, families can visit the StrongStart Facebook page to access a wide range of circle time and early learning activities.
The CAPC team continues to provide outreach support for families by phone, email and WeChat. Email email@example.com for more information. CAPC Circle Time videos (in English, Cantonese and Mandarin) are available on the YouTube channel for families and children every Tuesday and Thursday.
Richmond Child Care Resource and Referral
The Richmond CCRR team are still here to support families, child care providers, and ECE students. While working from home, CCRR staff are available to answer questions and offer assistance. Please visit the website for contact information
The Richmond CCRR is compiling a list of local child care facilities that are still open during the pandemic, as well as those that are providing emergency child care to healthcare workers and others employed in essential services. As soon as the list is ready, it will be posted on the CCRR website. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require child care outside of Richmond, parents can fill out this form for assistance in finding temporary emergency child care for essential service workers.