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

Programs for Parents with Their Children

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

“Play and Learn” Drop-In
Mother Goose – Infant Group – Birth to 9 Months
Little Chefs – Preschooler Group – 18 Months to 4 Years
Orff on the Go – Vancouver Academy of Music Outreach – All Ages

Mother 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 24th to November 5th (no class on October 8th)
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm     |     Cost: $40
Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Salena Wong


Little Chefs Cooking Class – Cook Indian

This is a one session early childhood development program for parents/caregivers and their preschoolers (18 months to 4 years), with an overall goal of having fun and fostering a competent adult/child relationship. This is a group experience, focusing on finding joy in singing/movement, playing, cooking and eating together. Little Chefs is designed to make the experience enjoyable for all participants and to focus on simplicity and repetition and how to convey messages through modeling.

Dates: July 9th
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm     |     Cost: $20
Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Hardeep Gosal

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.


Little Chefs Cooking Class – Cook Japanese

This is a one session early childhood development program for parents/caregivers and their preschoolers (18 months to 4 years), with an overall goal of having fun and fostering a competent adult/child relationship. This is a group experience, focusing on finding joy in singing/movement, playing, cooking and eating together. Little Chefs is designed to make the experience enjoyable for all participants and to focus on simplicity and repetition and how to convey messages through modeling.

Dates: August 20th
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm | Cost: $20
Facilitators: Eva Svensson 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. Maximum number of children is 12.

Dates: TBA
Time: 10:30am to 11:00am     |     Cost: $2 Drop-In Fee  
Facilitator: Adam Junk

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