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Family & Early Years

What We Do

Our family programs and services have a focus on health and well-being. We believe all children in our community deserve to have a healthy start in life. We offer a safe and welcoming environment to all families and provide programs and services that support children in reaching their full potential.

Registration is required for all listed programs. For more information, call 604-435-0323.

Ongoing Programs

Amlat’si Indigenous Family Drop-In

For parents, grandparents, and caregivers with Indigenous children 0 – 6 years old. Focus is on creating a sense of belonging and community for young Indigenous children, their families and for developing their relationships to their community. Children and parents make new friends, learn positive ways to support each other and learn new Indigenous-focused crafts, stories and games. Activities include playing, outings, workshops, guest speakers and traditional arts- and-craft activities.

Contact: Eileen Tann, 604-726-2739

Child Care

We encourage and support the potential of children through an environment that provides optimal social and emotional growth, as well as physical, creative and intellectual skills. Our wide range of age-appropriate activities and opportunities promote confidence and success.

Collingwood Family Place

This is an interactive program for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children newborn to 5 years old. We provide a safe and fun semi-structured space for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play together, and for parents and caregivers to have the opportunity to build skills, network, and learn from each other while they engage with their children with the support of on-site early childhood facilitators. We offer arts and crafts, music and movement, storytelling, yoga, circle time, and many more fun activities.

Contact: Katty Mir, 604-435-0323 ext. 241

Families Branching Out (CAPC Program)

This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of families with children 0 – 6 years old. The focus is on the health, nutrition and well-being of young children, their families and their relationships to their community. Children and parents make new friends, learn positive ways to support each other and share resources. Activities include informal planning meetings, outings, workshops, guest speakers and traditional arts and craft activities.

Contact: Ana Mateescu, 604-435-0323 ext. 231