Parents and children learn and play at Malton family event June 21



    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - Young children and their parents can spend the
first full day of summer playing and learning together at a family event on
June 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Malton.
    Hosted by the Understanding the Early Years Malton Guiding Collaborative,
the event is free for families. "This event is designed to combine family fun
with parenting education," says Helene Burrowes, a member of the guiding
collaborative and one of the event organizers. "This family event is one of
the ways that the UEY Malton Guiding Collaborative is working to support
families and healthy early childhood development."

    
    The event includes the following highlights:
    -   informative presentations for parents about early literacy, school
        readiness, play and nutrition
    -   entertainment by singer Wajid Khan and bhangra dancers Nach Day
        Punjabi
    -   activities for children, including face painting, crafts and puzzles
    -   an opportunity to pick up information and speak to representatives
        from more than 20 community agencies that serve families and young
        children
    

    UEY Malton is a three-year community-led project to complete research
about the factors that influence early childhood development. Formally
launched in February, the project also focuses on community empowerment and
capacity building. Funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada,
the project is governed by a group of Malton community leaders and advocates.
Malton is one of 16 communities across Canada selected for this national
project.
    The family event will take place at the Malton Community Centre, 3540
Morning Star Dr. For more information about Understanding the Early Years
Malton, go to www.maltonkids.ca or call 905-890-1010 ext. 2851.

    Note to media:

    The following agencies will provide information to parents at the event:

    Associated Youth Services of Peel
    Best Start Health Coalition
    Catholic Family Services
    Centre for Education & Training
    Child Development Resource Connection Peel
    Church of God of Prophecy
    City of Mississauga Parks & Recreation
    Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
    Family Day Care Services
    Family Education Centre
    Malton Black Development Association
    Malton Moms
    Malton Neighbourhood Services
    Mississauga Community Connections
    Mississauga Public Library-Malton branch
    New Steps Child Care Centre
    Peel Children's Centre
    Peel District School Board
    Region of Peel Children's Services
    Region of Peel Health Department
    Toronto & Region Conservation Authority
    YMCA of Greater Toronto





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Helene Burrowes, member, UEY
Malton Guiding Collaborative, (905) 677-8799; Reference: Sylvia Link, (905)
890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146, ext. 2814, sylvia.link@peelsb.com


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