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

Programs for Parents with Their Children

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**2019 Fall Programs

**“Play and Learn” Drop-In
**Mama and Papa Goose – Infant Group – Birth to 9 Months
**Little Chefs Cooking Class -2 to 5 years
**Orff on the Go – Vancouver Academy of Music Outreach – All Ages
Play, Pose and Pranayama (Parent and Child -2.5 to 4 years old)
**Family Dinners at Family Place

Mama and Papa Goose – Infant Group – Birth to 9 Months

A group experience for parents with their babies, focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories. The pace is slow and relaxed with plenty of time for repetition of material and casual discussion of issues and questions that arise. This is a nationally recognized Early Literacy Program. *Please bring a blanket for your baby to lie on.*

Dates: 6 Mondays, September 30th to November 18th (no classes on October 14th and November 11th)
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm     |     Cost: $40         Facilitators: Eva Svensson, Sue Ellen Elman and Salena Wong


Little Chefs Cooking Class -2 to 5 years

This is a program for parents/caregivers and their preschoolers, with a focus on the joy of cooking and eating together. We will try out new and fun meals, with a healthy twist. There will also be time for play/songs and movement. This class is designed to make the experience enjoyable for all participants and to focus on repetition and how to convey messages through modeling and strong relationships.

Dates: 6 Mondays, September 30th to November 18th (no classes on October 14th and November 11th)
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm     |     Cost: $60     |     Facilitators: Sue Ellen Elman and Salena Wong

WSFP membership is required to register in this program and 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.


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 required on the day of class, first come first serve. Maximum number of children is 11.

Date: Every Wednesday starting on October 23rd until June 10th
Time: 9:45am to 10:15am
Cost: $2 drop-in fee per family
 


Play, Pose and Pranayama (Parent and Child -2.5 to 4 years old)

Yoga practiced in a thoughtful and child friendly way, this program is designed to engage parent and child together in poses and breathing (pranayama), which encourage a balance of physical conditioning with mindful and meditative practice. The element of play is infused in each aspect of the practice to meet the child’s interest -singing, dancing, posing, om-ing and breathing! The overall goal is for parent and child to gain a foundational practice for physical and emotional well-being. Please bring a mat to share with your child.

Date & Time: TBA


Family Dinners at Family Place

West Side Family Place will be hosting a family dinner one night a month! We invite parents and their children to come join us for dinner and play time. Come play, connect, and enjoy some family time and share in a meal together! Family Place will prepare a healthy meal for all to enjoy!

Dates: Monday, November 28th
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm | Cost: $5 per adult, free for children

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  • Our much loved playdough is now available for purchase!
  • Hanukkah Celebration
  • November is Membership Renewal Month!
  • Family Support Session
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