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

Programs for Parents and Caregivers

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Felt Story Make and Take: Circle Time Favourites
Making Sense of Anger
Nourish: Why food and relationship belong together
Speech and Language Development

Felt Story Make and Take: Circle Time Favourites

Children enjoy a variety of felt stories and songs during out circle time! Be inspired and learn to make your own set for home. Join other parents and caregivers and indulge in some creativity during this hands-on workshop. Learn tips on how to further enrich and encourage literacy and language development in your own home.

Patterns, materials, stories/songs, and childminding will be provided.

Dates: Thursday, May 4th
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm | Cost: $15
Facilitators: Sue Ellen Elman and Salena Wong

Please note that program registration for the spring programs will begin on January 3rd 2017 at 9:30 am. WSFP membership is required. Payment must be made at time of registration. Two weeks cancellation required for a refund. For more information on our programs, please call 604.738.2819 or email wsfp_programs@telus.net.


Making Sense of Anger

Some children seem to be more intense and sensitive in their response to sensory stimuli in their surroundings. We can all feel overwhelmed at times but for some sensitive kids it can get very stressful, evoking strong emotions they don’t know how to make sense of. In order to help sensitive children live in their world we need to start by making sense of them and appreciating things through their eyes. There is much parents and teachers can do to help sensitive children find rest so they can play and grow. Childminding provided.

Dates: Thursday, June 8th
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: $20
Facilitator: Christie Mackie


Nourish: Why food and relationship belong together

The connection between food and relationship has become separated from one another despite how they were meant to be intertwined. This new presentation will weave together the pieces of the feeding and eating puzzle by drawing on the fields of attachment science, neuroscience, developmental psychology, to cultural tradition. Come relish and savour in a thought provoking walk around our most basic human needs and what they unearth about what is truly essential for survival. Childminding provided.

Dates: Thursday, May 25th
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: $20
Facilitator: Dr. Deborah MacNamara


Speech and Language Development

This presentation will include topics including: Late bloomer versus Speech and Language delay; Norms for Speech and Language Development in the preschool years; when to seek professional help -and what to look our for; what you as parents can do to help your child’s development and how to find a Speech Therapist. This presentation is during drop-in hours, childminding can be arranged on a one-to-one basis, talk to staff.

Dates: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 10:15 to 11:15 am | Cost: Free
Facilitator: Sandra Akres, Speech Pathologist

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  • WSFP Annual General Meeting

    West Side Family Place Current Members! Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Monday June 19, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at West Side Family Place (2819, W. 11th Ave. Vancouver, BC, V6K 2M2).

    Light dinner will be served followed by a special presentation by Dr. Deborah MacNamara on Food and Relationship.

    *Childminding is provided*

    Please register by speaking with a staff member or call 604-738-2819.

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  • Father’s Day Potluck Frozen Treat

    Come celebrate Father’s Day with us on June 16! Join us for some activities and treats in honour of our wonderful dads. Please bring healthy toppings as we will be providing ice cream! Hope to see you then!

    Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (*Treats will be served at 11:30 am)

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    Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (*Potluck Lunch start at 11:30 am)

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