Free Programs for Families with Children from Birth to Age 6!

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About Us

First Steps FRC

is a non-profit, community based organization.

 

Funded through the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador's Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI), First Steps provides free programs and resources for families in Labrador West with children from birth to age six.

 

We strive to offer quality programs that encourage healthy parent-child interaction and "Learning Through Play".  We host a variety of on-site and off-site programs throughout the week.  

 

First Steps is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and daily operations are overseen by our dedicated staff.  

 

Serving Labrador West since 2003!

 

Meet Our Staff

Paige Marche-Sherren
Coordinator

 

Paige is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and programs at First Steps.  

Paige is a mother of a young daughter. She graduated from Corner Brook CNA in 2014 with a Level II in Early Childhood Education and has been working in the field ever since. She also has Administrator experience.

Paige has been with us since April 2019

Michelle Pike
Facilitator

 

Michelle is repsonsible for planning and implementing parent and child programs.

 

Michelle is a mother of three, and holds a Level I Early Childhood Education Certification.  Before working with First Steps, Michelle was an active program volunteer and Care Committee member. 

 

 

Michelle has been with First Steps since June 2009.

Trina Gavin
Facilitator

 

Trina is responsible for planning and implementing parent and child programs.

 

Trina studied at Holland College in PEI, and holds Level II Early Childhood Education Certification.  She is also mother to two children.

 

 

 

 

Trina has been with us since August 2014.

Jennifer Byrne
HBC Coordinator
 
 
Jennifer is responsible for running our Healthy Baby Club focusing on Prenatal Education and facilitates our Breastfeeding Mom's Group.

 

Jennifer is a Practicing Doula, and is a Ceritified Childbirth Educator. She is a mother two children! 

 

 

Jennifer has been with us since October 2015.

Marieke van den Berg

Resource Mom

Marieke was born in the Netherlands and spent 10 years in Australia before moving here to Labrador City. She is a Registered Nurse by trade but she loves working with toddlers and infants. 

Marieke is a mother of two boys. She loves to volunteer in our community and help people. She has spent lots of time here at First Steps before joining our team.

Marieke has been with us since August 2019.