2819 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2       604-738-2819

Fall 2020 Programs from West Side Family Place

Outdoor Play Drop in

Come join us for a small-group play session at WSFP.

In order to serve as many people as possible, families will be limited to one visit per week. The program will be held outdoors, rain or shine, and will consist of 45 minutes of play followed by Circle Time. Families are encouraged to bring their own sand toys. The upstairs washroom will be available, but the kitchen and playroom will remain closed.

Physical distancing will be practiced and masks are recommended for adults.

Tuesdays     10:00am-11:00am and 11:30-12:30am
Thursdays    10:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm- 2:00pm.

Maximum of 5 families per session.

Registration will begin on Monday by calling 604-738-2819 at 9:00am for all sessions that week. Registration  by phone will continue throughout the week from 9:00am to 12:00pm until all sessions are full. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates about program availability. Registration made through voicemail or email will not be taken.

Mama Papa Goose Drop in for Babies  (0-12 months)

Please join us at West Side Family Place to meet other parents of young babies, chat with Eva and sing some songs!

There is a maximum of 5 families per session. Babies with older siblings are welcome to join one of the Tuesday or Thursday sessions. The upstairs washroom will be available, but the kitchen and playroom will remain closed.

Physical distancing will be practiced and masks are recommended for adults.

Monday        1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday  10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday   1:00pm to 2:00pm

Registration will begin on Monday by calling 604-738-2819 at 9:00am for the session that week. Registration  by phone will continue Tuesday and Wednesday of the week from 9:00am to 12:00pm until all sessions are full. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates about program availability. Registration made through voicemail or email will not be taken.

Baby Popup at the Park

If you or anybody you know on the West Side has a new little one and would like to connect with other parents in your area, or learn more about supports available in the area, click here, or contact Shahira at wsfp_outreach1@telus.net or 236-888-8496.
This program will be on Tuesdays at Cranberry Park and Thursdays at Tatlow Park at 1:00 to 2:30pm.

The Summer Time Baby Pop-Ups have been an important connector during these isolating times. WSFP has connected with over 50 new families that have not had an opportunity to meet other new parents or babies or even see their own family. If you or anybody you know on the West Side has a new little one and would like to connect with other parents in your area, or learn more about supports available in the area,As we transition into the fall, WSFP is very committed to continue this program to gather, sing songs, and learn from each other the joys and challenges of becoming a new parent. We are looking for a community partner to host us – inside with enough space so we can distance safely – and until we confirm a space, we will continue the afternoon times in the parks – weather permitting. We look forward to informing you soon of where we will gather inside!

Circle Time on Zoom 

Join us for this group session where we can connect more closely with children and their families through songs, stories and movement.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11:30 to 12:00 am

Register by emailing at wsfp_info@telus.net. This program is through Zoom and details will follow upon registration.

Nobody’s Perfect at Family Place

This program allows parents to meet others with children birth to age 5, and with whom they share interests and concerns. Participants design their own agenda and through staff facilitated discussion, assistance, mutual support, encouragement and acceptance, parents can experience transformative growth with a goal to parenting with raised confidence.  Maximum 5 participants.

6 Tuesdays ,October 13th to November 17th  7:30pm to 9:00pm

Please register by calling 604-738-2819 or by emailing wsfp_info@telus.net

Chat with Eva

We know that this is an incredibly stressful time for parents and having someone to talk to can make a big difference.  We’ve launched “Chat with Eva” where Eva will be available to speak to parents and caregivers on:

*Mondays – 9:30pm to 10:15pm and 10:30am to 11:15pm

Please click below to book your appointment to speak with Eva

Toy Lending Library

Every Wednesday toy lending will be available by appointment by emailing wsfp_info@telus.net, Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

We will have our table set up under our stroller parking outside. There will be a curated selection of toys from our regular catalog of which families can choose from.

Toy Lending Library rules for the safety of our users and staff:

*You must be a West Side Family Place member – new families are welcome to sign up in person (membership fee applies)

*1 toy can be borrowed at one time for up to two weeks. If you need to extend, please let us know.

*Toys must be returned with all parts and pieces included as per picture and/or catalog description

*Please wash and sanitize the toy prior to returning. Family Place will also re-wash and sanitize before the next lend to ensure everyone’s safety

*If you or your child are feeling any symptoms of a cold, cough, fever or flu, please reconsider borrowing until 2 weeks after onset of symptoms

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.

Mama Papa Goose Online Program 

Looking for a fun group experience for yourself and your baby? Looking for other parents to connect with?

This Mama Papa Goose program is a virtual group experience for parents with their babies focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes and songs. The pace is slow and relaxed with plenty of time to connect with other parents for casual discussion of issues and questions that arise. This is a nationally recognized Early Literacy Program.

Facilitator: Eva Svensson
Date:  ON PAUSE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Time:
Register by email: wsfp_info@telus.net

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