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

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

Monday 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday  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

Tuesday 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Please call 604-738-2819 to register. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates about program availability. Registration made through voicemail or email will not be taken.

Papa’s Playground

Connect, Play, Learn and Discover with other Dads and their children out in our outdoor space.

Registration for the 4-week session starting March 17th starts on March 1st.
Register for by calling 604-738-2819.

Maximum of 7 families per session.

Monthly Field Trip

Please join us for a WSFP Field Trip. Please check our social media, website 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!

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 wsfp_info@telus.net

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 11:00am to 11:30am

Please email wsfp_info@telus.net 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 or songs, let us know.

Wednesdays 11:30am-12:00pm
Please register before each session by emailing wsfp_info@telus.net.

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– 9:30am to 10:15am and 10:30am to 11:15am

Please click below to book your appointment to speak with Eva

Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or clueless about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting program can help. Targeted age range: infants – 6 years of age

Date and Time: TBA

Art Packages

Visit Family Place for a grab bag of open-ended and themed materials for arts and crafts to make at home!
Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Toy Lending Library

Every Thursday toy lending will be available by appointment by emailing wsfp_info@telus.net, Wednesdays, 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: wsfp_info@telus.net

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