2819 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2       604-738-2819
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WSFP COVID-19 Update

Things may look a little different, but we are so happy to be welcoming families back to WSFP. For more details please check out our Summer Program Schedule . In order to comply with physical distancing requirements, all programs will be limited in size and will require pre-registration.

Registration will begin on Monday by phone at 8:30am for all sessions that week, including the Outdoor Play at WSFP, Kits in the Park and Mama Papa Goose. Registration will continue throughout the week from 9:00am to noon until all sessions are full. Please call 604-738-2819. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates about program availability.

  

Before joining us, please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Welcome to West Side Family Place

What People Are Saying

  • “Helps my two-year-old (too young for preschool) to socialize and make friends.”

  • “A welcoming place to escape the ‘cooped up’ feeling as a stay-at-home mom.”

  • “Provides opportunities for caregiver and baby to get out of the home and become involved in the community.”

  • “The Nobody’s Perfect course has been excellent for me in terms of support and making new friends.”

  • “West Side Family Place is a place to get out of the house and meet people.”

Latest from West Side Family Place

  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready “Getting Started with School Lunch”

    For parents of Fall 2020 kindergartners, Join us for our next Kinder Ready and Parent Ready webinar happening Tuesday, August 4, 1:30 to 2:15 pm. Dietitians Tammy Frederickson and Lerin Oystryk will be presenting and asking questions on, “Getting Started with School Lunch”. You are invited to post questions for our speakers ahead of time […]

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  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready Webinar: Fine and Gross Motor Skills in Kindergarten

    Parents of Fall 2020 kindergartners, If you are interested in viewing the webinar, “Fine and Gross Motor Skills in Kindergarten” with Shirley Lee, MScPT, the link to the webinar is available upon request by email, wsfp_info@telus.net.

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  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready: “Starting Kindergarten” with Katherine Darwent and Ellen Walker

    For our families with soon-to-be kindergartners who missed Thursday July 16th Webinar on Starting Kindergarten, here is the video and notes. WSFP Kinder Ready & Parent Ready Webinar Series For our families with soon-to-be kindergarteners who missed last Thursday's Webinar, here is the video and notes."Starting Kindergarten" with Katherine Darwent and Ellen Walker*Parents to be […]

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  • Summertime Baby Pop-Up at the Park

    Have you just had a baby and wonder how to connect with other new families during this time of physical distancing? West Side Family Place has received funding through the Special Response Fund to provide an outreach program for parents with new babies. If you or anybody you know on the West Side has a […]

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  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready!

    For parents with children starting Kindergarten this Fall. How will you prepare your child for kindergarten this September? West Side Family Place will be offering a series of Kinder Ready and Parent Ready webinars throughout the Summer on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. This program is for parents, new to kindergarten and the school system. […]

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  • Join us for Kits in the Park!

    Kits in the Park is a partnership between West Side Family Place​ (WSFP) and Kits House​ (KNH) to provide a daily, outdoor family drop-in for parents/caregivers and preschool-aged children. We will be at Arbutus Greenway Park (2205 W 11th Ave) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and Carnarvon Park (2995 W 19th Ave) on Tuesdays and […]

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  • Art Packages

    Visit Family Place for a grab bag of open-ended and themed materials for arts and crafts to make at home! Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

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  • West Side Family Place COVID-19 Safety Protocols

    Basic Transmission Facts of COVID-19 COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that is spread by droplets. These are small particles that are dispersed when people cough or sneeze.   Transmission of the virus occurs when a person touches a droplet from an infected person and then touches their own face; mouth/eyes/nose. This requires you to be […]

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  • Outdoor Play Drop-In

    Come join us for a small-group Drop-In at WSFP.   Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will have two play sessions, 9:30 am to 10:30 am and 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration will open at 8 am the morning of the Drop-In (***see note below) for a maximum of 5 families per session. In order to […]

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  • Mama and Papa Goose for Babies (0-12 months)

    Introducing a Drop-In especially for Babies (0-12 months), Mama Papa Goose! Please join us Wednesday mornings  10:30 am until noon. Come meet other parents of young babies, chat with Eva and sing some songs! Babies with older siblings are welcome to join one of the Tuesday or Thursday sessions. The upstairs washroom will be available, but […]

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  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready “Getting Started with School Lunch”
  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready Webinar: Fine and Gross Motor Skills in Kindergarten
  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready:  “Starting Kindergarten” with Katherine Darwent and Ellen Walker
  • Summertime Baby Pop-Up at the Park
  • Kinder Ready, Parent Ready!
  • Join us for Kits in the Park!
  • Art Packages
  • Outdoor Play Drop-In
  • Mama and Papa Goose for Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Get Involved

    We’d love to meet you. Come be a part of our community. Here’s how you can get involved:

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  • Get Involved

    We’d love to meet you. Come be a part of our community. Here’s how you can get involved:

    • Visit Us
    • Become a Member
    • Register for a Program
    • Attend Events
    • Birthday Rentals
    • Toy Lending Library
    • Donate

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  • Get Involved

    We’d love to meet you. Come be a part of our community. Here’s how you can get involved:

    • Visit Us
    • Become a Member
    • Register for a Program
    • Attend Events
    • Birthday Rentals
    • Toy Lending Library
    • Donate

    Learn More

  • Member Benefits

    Become a member and be a part of our community. You receive the following benefits

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  • Member Benefits

    Become a member and be a part of our community. You receive the following benefits

    • Access to our Toy Library
    • Ability to register for exclusive programs
    • Discounts on birthday rentals
    • Opportunity to sit on the board of directors (Included in leadership)
    • Access to DVDs & Books (for adults and children)
    • Receive our e-newsletter
    • We can issue a tax receipt for your membership fees

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  • Member Benefits

    Become a member and be a part of our community. You receive the following benefits

    • Access to our Toy Library
    • Ability to register for exclusive programs
    • Discounts on birthday rentals
    • Opportunity to sit on the board of directors (Included in leadership)
    • Access to DVDs & Books (for adults and children)
    • Receive our e-newsletter
    • We can issue a tax receipt for your membership fees

    Learn More

Homepage- West Side Family Place is opening!

West Side Family Place is Opening!

It won’t look quite the same as before, but WSFP is looking forward to welcoming families back! Here are some highlights of our planned program rollout: 

  • 1 hour Family Drop-in at WSFP starting the week of June 22. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 am and 11:00 am to noon. Program will be offered outside, rain or shine. Maximum of 5 families per session and pre-registration is required. Membership recommended.
  • Mama Papa Goose – Infant and Parent Drop-in on Wednesdays, 10:30 am to noon. Maximum of 8 families per session and pre-registration is required.
  • Toy Lending Library will be open on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 pm. Membership required – new families can register in person, fee applies.
  • Kits in the Park will run again this summer in partnership with Kits House. Time and location are still being worked out, so please stay tuned.
  • Outdoor family meetups – details TBA.

We are working on our safety protocols and they will be available soon. Physical distancing will be strongly encouraged and anyone with signs of illness will be asked to stay home. As with all city parks and playgrounds, outdoor play equipment will not be sanitized after each use.

Please continue to check back in the coming days for more updates. We are so excited to be able to see you again!

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