Veith House Programs
This page contains most everything you will need to know about the programs and services offered by Veith House. For anything more, don't hesitate to contact us.
Veith House Preschool
The Veith House Preschool provides a stable learning environment where each child is encouraged to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally according to his or her individual strengths and needs. The program is designed to enhance children's cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social, and creative development.
Our preschool is open to children aged three to five years in class sizes of up to twelve children. Classes run from Monday to Thursday and are separated into morning and afternoon classes. The preschool teacher is trained in early childhood education and is experienced in working with children with special needs.
Veith House Preschool runs a summer camp program, open to children from three to thirteen years of age, in July and August. Children can expect to enjoy many fun summer activities, including field trips on Mondays! Sumer Camp hours are somewhat different that the preschool's regular hours of operation and are detailed below.
The preschool room is open on Friday mornings for the Parent & Child Drop-In. Stop by with your child to read stories, do crafts, play dress-up, and anything else that looks like fun. Registration is not required for this program; simply show up for a visit with your child and have a great time!
Veith House Preschool's classroom is 100% peanut-free!
|Preschool & Drop-In Hours|
|Regular Hours (Sep – Jun)||Summer Camp Hours (Jul & Aug)|
|Mon||9:00am–11:30am & 1:30pm–4:00pm||Mon||9:00am–3:00pm|
|Tue||9:00am–11:30am & 1:30pm–4:00pm||Tue||9:00am–11:30am & 1:00pm–3:30pm|
|Wed||9:00am–11:30am & 1:30pm–4:00pm||Wed||9:00am–11:30am & 1:00pm–3:30pm|
|Thu||9:00am–11:30am & 1:30pm–4:00pm||Thu||9:00am–11:30am & 1:00pm–3:30pm|
|Fri||9:00am–12:00pm (Drop-in)||Fri||9:00am–12:00pm (Drop-in)|
Additional information about the preschool can be found by contacting Veith House.
Advocacy, Counseling & Trustee Service
The advocacy, counseling, and trustee services offered by Veith House provide support to and allow us to act on behalf of individuals and families experiencing difficulties accessing the resources they need. To that end, we...
- work with community groups involved in social justice issues.
- provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.
- provide financial management services to clients on social assistance who are at risk of losing essential services (i.e., housing and electricity).
The Supervised Access program at Veith House provides a wide range of supportive access services to non-custodial parents, extended families, and others. The program is designed to promote access in a child-centred, child-focused environment, filled with creative growing and learning opportunities.
A subsidized fee for the service is available to individuals of low income. Sessions are offered Monday through Friday, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, with limited time available on evenings and weekends.
The Community Access Program, or CAP/C@P, is a federal program administered by Industry Canada. Through the CAP, Industry Canada aims to
provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.
Veith House hosts one of the many CAP sites in Nova Scotia, where we provide free computer and internet access to members of our community. Drop-in and scheduled computer training and assistance are also available. The CAP site is open 28 hours per week as outlined in the below table.
|CAP Site Hours|
|Regular Hours (Sep – Jun)||Summer Hours (Jul & Aug)|
|Tue||Closed||Tue||9:00am–12:00pm & 1:00pm–4:00pm|
|Wed||6:00pm–8:00pm||Wed||12:00pm–4:00pm & 6:00pm–8:00pm|
|Thu||6:00pm–8:00pm||Thu||12:00pm–4:00pm & 6:00pm–8:00pm|
|Fri||Closed||Fri||9:00am–12:00pm & 1:00pm–4:00pm|
Please feel free to contact Veith House for more information about our CAP site or to book time on a computer.
The Veith House CAP site, in partnership with the preschool, offers the Computer Mice program. The program provides an opportunity for preschoolers to access computer technology and the Internet in a controlled environment, with the support of a knowledgeable CAP site monitor.
Children work in small groups to access the Internet at a dedicated computer terminal. They are encouraged to explore the World Wide Web in a safe and responsible manner — but not without having a bit of fun!
Veith Street Gallery
The Veith Street Gallery is an art gallery on the third floor of Veith House, operated by the Veith Street Gallery Studio Association to display works from the artists of Creative Spirit East. Over 100 works are on kept on rotational display.
About the VSGSA:
Veith Street Gallery Studio Association is an educational organization based in north end Halifax that supports artists with disabilities and related challenges. The association supports these artists through several programs and services such as the Creative Spirit East artist collective.
The art works of CSE members are exhibited through two exhibition spaces: Veith Street Gallery in Halifax and the Pedway Picture Gallery in Dartmouth. Artists from CSE are also eligible to participate in the VSGSA Artist in Residence program.
The VSG can be contacted by phone at (902) 446-6010. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Thursday, 11am–4pm.
Rental Space in Veith House
Veith House offers opportunities for groups to rent out our Community Board Room. With a gorgeous view overlooking the Halifax Harbour, our Community Board Room is the perfect place to host community meetings, birthday parties, or other events you may be planning. If you are interested in booking the Community Board Room for your next event, please contact us at (902) 453-4320 to learn more .