Family Resource Programs

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Drop-In Play
Ages 0 - 5 years

This is a drop-in, play-based program that provides you and your child a safe friendly space to play, meet new friends, and learn new things. The environment is set up with activities, toys and equipment that allows your child to explore, use and practice skills in a developmentally appropriate way.  There will be healthy snacks, songs, stories, and lots of social interactions. At the same time, you find support through the other parents, grandparents, care givers and staff. 

Baby and Me
Babies from 0 months to walking

Baby and Me, provides a safe and friendly setting and opportunity for you to come share the joys and challenges and concerns of having a new baby with other parents/caregivers.  Meet new friends, find support, and share stories, and concerns with others. 

Your baby will explore new age-appropriate toys, participate in a circle time with songs and rhymes to enhance language development. A healthy snack will be available to all. 

Toddler Time
Ages 0 - 36 months

This is a drop-in, play-based program that provides an environment is set up with activities, toys and equipment that allows your child to explore, use and practice skills in a developmentally appropriate way. There will be healthy snacks, songs, stories, and lots of social interactions. 

Active Play
Ages 0 - 5 years

Active Play is a drop-in, program in a large open space that provides toys, equipment, games, and activities for your child to learn, practice and develop their gross motor skills. In other words, a place where they can run, jump, crawl, climb, balance... be active! There will be healthy snacks, and lots of social interactions. 

Adventures Before Bedtime
Ages 0 - 5 years

This is a drop-in, evening program in a large open space that provides toys, equipment, games, and activities for your child to learn, practice and develop their gross motor skills. In other words, a place where they can run, jump, crawl, climb, balance ….be active. There will be healthy take home snacks and lots of social interactions. 

Little Explorers
Ages 18 months - 5 years

This is an outdoor group involving child-led exploring, nature, crafts, stories, songs and whatever the day brings. 

Playground Fun
Ages 18 months - 5 years

This is a drop-in program where we take advantage of the playgrounds in our community, they may be next door or in the neighbourhood down the road.  We will take advantage of the equipment, play games, and provide activities for your child to learn, practice and develop their large motor skills. There will be healthy snacks and lots of social interactions. 

Ages 18 months - 5 years
Music Jam

This is a drop-in program that starts with a circle-time with music, songs, rhymes and finger plays as well as using our musical instruments. Circle time will be 15 to 30 minutes, depending on children's interest. Children will then engage in free play and have a healthy snack as with any other drop-in program.

Family Fun Night
Ages 0 - 5 (older siblings welcome)

This is an early evening drop-in, play-based program the same as our drop-in play but is opened to older siblings. This program offers working parents a time and space to get out and play and interact with their children. Just like our daytime drop-in play there will be healthy snacks, songs, stories, and lots of social interactions. 

Cook Me A Story
Ages 3.5 - 5 years

This is a loosely structured program to help preschool children practice their kindergarten skills. Through circle time they will practice listening, taking turns and participation. Through cooking/baking they will practice counting, measuring, pouring and following directions. Crafts (with cutting and gluing), physical activity and a healthy snack will round out the program. This program may be offered in combination with the Healthy Together program, providing educational resources to families.

On Our Way
For children entering kindergarten in September

On Our Way is a once-a-week kindergarten readiness program that focuses on your child's social, emotional, and cognitive readiness for kindergarten. At most sites parents stay on the premises (as we are not a licenced childcare). Children are in a separate room where they participate in story time where they will practice their social skills, such as sitting together, taking turns, following directions and problem solving. They will practice their cognitive skills such as comprehension (what was story about) seriation, (order of story), colours, number concepts etc.  Through a craft activity they will practice skills such as cutting, and printing. They will become familiar with some of the alphabet by name recognition and labeling the work.  

Healthy Baby Club
Open to expecting moms

Healthy Baby Club is a prenatal nutrition and education support program. The objective is to support pregnant moms and the early post-natal period by promoting a healthy pregnancy and newborn outcomes through healthy nutrition and lifestyle.  Healthy Baby Club actively supports healthy lifestyles for our expecting moms through peer support and a team approach. Support is offered to the participants by our resource mothers, who work closely with the public health nurse and the regional nutritionist to provide prenatal education and support.

Nobody's Perfect
A parenting program

Nobody's Perfect is a nationally recognized parenting program that helps support parents of young children. At Nobody's Perfect sessions, parents/caregivers can learn about their child's feelings, behaviours, body, and safety as well as share what it is like to be a parent. Sessions are based on what the parents and caregivers want to learn about, not step by step from a book. 

Parent-Child Mother Goose
Age dependent on site and time

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a national program that offers group experience for parents and their babies and young children.  The program introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of language, using rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years.  Children benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.