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

“Play and Learn” Drop-In

In our playroom, we have a variety of creative and educational toys, a play kitchen, dress-up clothes, a reading corner, and an area for crafts, drawing, play dough, painting, and more! Upstairs, we have a kitchen and dining area for snack time, and a living room for relaxed gatherings. In addition we have a fenced outdoor play area with a playground, sandbox, water table, and riding toys.

Click on the links below for more information about the programs:

Play and Learn” Drop-In Hours
Choices Markets Registered Dietitian Visits
Orff on the Go – Vancouver Academy of Music Outreach – All Ages
Vancouver Coastal Health Nurse Visits

“Play and Learn” Drop-In Hours:

Morning Drop-In:
Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 12pm (Circle Time at 11:30am)

Afternoon Drop-In:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm to 4:30pm

*Circle Time at around 2:30pm – subject to change*

The 1st visit is free and thereafter the drop-in fee is $2 per family per visit with an annual membership. Pre-paid Drop-In tickets can be purchased in bulk for your convenience.

*Please advise that we have a “No Outdoor Shoes” policy and appreciate everyone’s cooperation in taking their shoes off at the door. Slippers and socks are welcome!*

Our Drop-In program provides opportunities for families with young children to meet new friends and gain a sense of community. Healthy relationships and connections with children are achieved through play interactions. Please put away cell phones while participating in the program and only use for emergencies.


Choices Markets Registered Dietitian Visits

Registered Dietitian from Choices Markets, comes for visits to Family Place once a month. She will answer parents’ and caregivers’ questions and concerns about food, nutrition, and cooking

Dates/Time: TBA
Facilitator: Hilary


Orff on the Go – Vancouver Academy of Music Outreach – All Ages

Orff approach to music is holistic, experiential and process oriented. The method encourages group music-making with a focus on singing, playing a wide variety of percussion instruments including xylophones, glockenspiels and metallophones, and doing movement and dance.

This is part of the Drop-In program in the living room upstairs. Registration is not required, however, maximum number of children is 20 – first come, first serve.

Dates: March 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 29, June 12 & 19
Time: 9:30 am to 10:00 am | Facilitator: Caroline Jang


Vancouver Coastal Health Nurse Visits

Natasha Kainth, Public Health Nurse, comes for visits to Family Place every 1st Tuesday of the month. She is here to answer parents’ and caregivers’ questions about their children’s health and well-being.

Dates: April 11th, May 2nd and June 13th
Time: During the Drop-In from 10:30 to 11:30 am

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