Penticton & District Community Resources Society (PDCRS) is a registered not-for-profit agency that has been building strong communities with opportunities for all for almost 50 years. We have a rich history of understanding community needs, bringing together individuals, families and community groups to facilitate solutions, provide necessary resources and deliver programs that support our neighbors to live their lives with dignity and ease. We offer a continuum of care in 15 cities and townships throughout the South Okanagan/Similkameen.
From care for newborn babies to transportation for seniors, PDCRS programs are accessible to all residents in the region. We are proud to serve over 600 individuals and their families per day in the areas of:
- Childcare & Support Services – a continuum of childcare options for children birth to 12 years incl those with special needs
- Community Living Services – programs for adults with a developmental disability
- Youth & Family Services – counseling and support for children, youth and their families
- Community Development Initiatives – services, such as handyDART, that respond to the needs of our communities
PDCRS Child Care Programs provide service in which participants are welcomed, supported and valued. Our programs follow the principles of a family-centered approach, shared responsibility and planning for participants.
Our programs are funded through contracts with Ministry of Child and Family Development, School District #67, other government agencies, grants, user fees and donations.
Our Programs believe each participant is a unique individual who will develop to his/her potential. We believe the developmental childhood years are extremely important to increase social and emotional skills in play based programs to prepare participants for the future. We believe that children are entitled to environments and opportunities that foster positive emotional, social, cognitive and physical development and that value inclusion, multiculturalism, interdependence and dignity.
View the Guiding Children's Behaviour manual that we use in our programs.