Spring 2021 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 11:30-12:30pm
Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am 11:30-12:30pm
Maximum of 6 families per session.
Registration will begin on Monday by calling 604-738-2819 at 9:30am for all sessions that week. Registration by phone will continue throughout the week from 9:30am 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 and Papa Goose For Parents with Babies (0-12 months)
Come meet other parents and their babies in a safe and cozy space. There’ll be songs, rhymes, and time to connect with other parents and their babies.
Mama and Papa Goose at Family Place Outdoors
Wednesdays 10:30am to 11:30am
Babies with older siblings are welcome to join one of the Tuesday or Thursday outdoor play sessions. The upstairs washroom will be available, but the kitchen and playroom will remain closed. Physical distancing will be practiced and masks are mandatory for adults.
Registration will begin on Monday by calling 604-738-2819 at 9:30am for the session that week. Registration by phone will continue Tuesday and Wednesday of the week from 9:30am 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 and Papa Goose at St. James Community Square
****In light of the increasing COVID-19 numbers, West Side Family Place has decided to be proactive and move all of our programs to our outdoor space at 2819 West 11th Avenue.****
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Mama and Papa Goose For Parents with Toddlers (up to 18 months)
Introduce your child to active living, learning and connection through movement and singing.
Big Movement Play (for Ages 2-5 years)
Get ready to run, jump, skip, dance and play in this action packed class! In Big Movement Play, we will be focusing on building our physical literacy skills with lots of fun gross motor activities to engage all those growing muscles. Classes will be 45 mins in length and will include a warm up, themed “activities of the day” and a closing circle time and stretch.
Connect, Play, Learn and Discover with other Dads and their children out in our outdoor space.
Maximum of 7 families per session.
Monthly Field Trip
Please join us for a WSFP Field Trip. Please check our social media, website blog or call WSFP for event details.
Sign up on by calling 604-738-2819.
We hope you can join us for this lovely family time stroll and gathering!
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.
Thursdays 10:30am to 11:00am
Please email email@example.com to register.
Storytime on Zoom
We’ll have some lovely storybooks and songs to share on zoom.
If you have a favourite Family Place story let us know.
Please register before each session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Monday 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Please click below to book your appointment to speak with Eva
Nobody’s Perfect at Family Place
PROGRAM IS FULL
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 6 participants.
6 Tuesdays , March 2nd- April 6th 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Please register by calling 604-738-2819 or by emailing email@example.com
Circle of Security
Toy Lending Library
Every Thursday toy lending will be available by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thursdays, 10:00 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
Mama Papa Goose Online Program (Babies 0-12 months)
PROGRAM ON PAUSE
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, Sue Ellen Elman
Date: Every Monday
Time: 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Register by email: email@example.com