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74 The Boulevard, St. John’s, NL A1A 1K2

Tel: (709) 726-8373 ext. 219    Email:

Fax: (709) 726-1607                  Website:

Mandate: Daybreak is a community-based, not-for-profit association which addresses the well-being of children who are at a disadvantage due to environmental or other risk factors. Daybreak offers a holistic support service involving parents as well as children, and provides consultation and leadership toward the development of services and professional and public education.

Target Population: Children between 0-6 years of age and their families

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Children’s Centre Program: A licensed Child Care Centre for 59 children between the ages of 24 and 84 months. Many of the children, but not all, have complex and challenging needs.
  • Parent Program: The Parent Program works in partnership with the Children’s program. There is an expectation of involvement by parents and caregivers when their children are enrolled at Daybreak. Staff are available to offer support and help connect with needed resources. Additionally there are numerous groups offered to families. The groups vary from year to year depending on the needs of the families.
  • Daybreak Community Program: provides families with family resource supports and programs. Programs are structured around drop-in playgroups and offer a variety of activities for children. Daybreak Community Program also offers prenatal support groups for youth, parent workshops, outdoor programs and special activity days.
  • Family Home Visitation Program: provides home visiting to families living in St. John’s, Mount Pearl, and Conception Bay South. The program centres around enhancing the skills and knowledge of parents, improving child development, promoting parent child attachment and helping families make community connections. Families must be referred to the program by the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development

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