Drop-in playgroups allow parents and/or caregivers and young children to come together in an unstructured environment to play together, meet new friends, gain new skills and share ideas.
Come with your child and enjoy the excitement of playing dress-up, building a tower or having a tea party. Let your child experience the fun of painting, gluing and working with sand and water.
We offer a number of programs designed for specific age groups. These programs provide a variety of activities that parents and/or caregivers and children can enjoy together.
Some examples of parent-child interactive programs include:
Registration is often required as space is limited. Please check our calendar to find what programs are currently being offered.
Age appropriate, educational toys are available for parents and/or caregivers and children to enjoy at home. Toys can be borrowed for up to two weeks. A catalogue is available at all our family resource centres. Families can request toys while attending the Drop-in playgroups or other programs.
Every effort will be made to have the toy available to take home during the next Drop-in playgroup and/or program session.
Parent Resource Library
We have books, videos, journals and magazines dealing with a number of parenting issues and other topics relevant to healthy development of young children and their families.
Resources can be borrowed for a two-week period. A catalogue of resource is included in the Toy Library Catalogue.
Book bags which include a selection of children’s quality books can be borrowed by parents and/or caregivers and children attending our programs.
Programs and workshops for Parents
A number of parenting programs are offered through all our centres. Programs such as "Nobody’s Perfect", "Parents 1234" and "How to Talk so Kids will Listen" just to name a few.
Information sessions on a variety of topics including child development, discipline, healthy lifestyles may also be offered.
These workshops are offered in response to the needs of parents/caregivers and vary in length.
Home Play Program
The Home Play Program is designed for families who may have difficulty getting to the Family Resource Centre. We have Home Play Kits especially designed for infants, toddlers, preschool, and even school aged children.
Home play Kits contain games, puzzles, toys, books and arts and craft materials, and can be borrowed for a 2-4 week period.
Arrangements can be made to have the kit delivered to your home, picked up at one of our centres, or at a convenient location in the community.
Gently used infant and children’s clothing is collected and offered to all members of the community who use the resource centre.
Car Seat Safety Checks
Trained car seat technicians are available to answer questions concerning car seat safety. Car seat safety checks and installation of car seats can also be provided by appointment.