Fall 2020 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
Maximum of 5 families per session.
Registration will begin on Monday by calling 604-738-2819 at 9:00am for all sessions that week. Registration by phone will continue throughout the week from 9:00am 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 Papa Goose Meet Up For Parents with Babies (0-12 months)
Please join us at West Side Family Place to meet other parents of young babies, chat with Eva and sing some songs!
There is a maximum of 5 families. Babies with older siblings are welcome to join one of the Tuesday or Thursday 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.
Wednesday 10:30am to 11:30am
Registration will begin on Monday by calling 604-738-2819 at 9:00am for the session that week. Registration by phone will continue Tuesday and Wednesday of the week from 9:00am 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.
Baby Popup: Tuesdays at St. James Square and Thursdays at Nuba on Broadway
Circle Time on Zoom
We will join the outdoor play session circle time by zoom. Join us for this group session where we can connect more closely with children and their families through songs, stories and movement.
Every Tuesday and Thursday 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Program is on Facebook Live
Nobody’s Perfect at Family Place
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 5 participants.
6 Tuesdays ,October 13th to November 17th 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Please register by calling 604-738-2819 or 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– 9:30am to 10:15am and 10:30am to 11:15am
Please click below to book your appointment to speak with Eva
Mama Papa Goose Online Program
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
Date: Every Monday
Time: 1:00pm to 12:45pm
Register by email: email@example.com
Toy Lending Library
PROGRAM ON PAUSE
Every Wednesday toy lending will be available by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, Wednesdays, 9:30 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