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Family and Children

Need more information about the CCSS Families & Children program?


Yasmin Soliman

Family and Children's Program Coordinator

604-988-7115 ext. 2007

A place where families and children can connect, learn, and grow together!

Our Family and Children’s programming is by donation. We support services for families of children aged newborn to 5 years old. We offer opportunities for families to play, learn and connect, in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Our community-responsive programming seeks to improve health and well-being, enhance parenting skills and knowledge, strengthen social connections, build resiliency, and improve food security so that families can thrive.

Programs and Services

Join us! Below is a list of our services, drop-in and registered programs, workshops, and events.

Early Years Program


Our Family and Children's Program supports families with children aged newborn to 5 years old by offering a variety of no-cost/low-cost social and educational activities. Additionally, we conduct parenting support workshops facilitated by knowledgeable experts and provide access to community resources and referrals.


Our program is designed to engage both children and their parent/guardian

in actively learning together. Through a diverse range of activities, our community

responsive approach focuses on fostering healthy childhood development,

enhancing parenting skills and knowledge, and strengthening social connections,

ultimately empowering families to thrive. Our indoor spaces are thoughtfully designed to accommodate children with diverse abilities and needs.


We offer both drop-in and registered programs that revolve around play-based learning.

These programs encompass structured and unstructured play, incorporating elements

such as songs, story time, music, arts & crafts, imaginary play, and gross motor activities.

With a primary focus on social-emotional learning, our programs aim to promote

well-rounded early childhood development.


We embrace a welcoming, inclusive, and culturally safe environment, providing valuable opportunities for both children and adults to learn and connect.


*We do not provide daycare/childcare services

Winter Program Schedule - January 2 to March 29, 2024

Drop-in Programs

- Family Playgroup (Newborn to 5 years)

January 3 – March 27

Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This is a parent/child participation program for families aged newborn to 5 years. This program is structured similar to a preschool setting. Wednesdays include NVDL Storytime. This is a by donation program.

- Play & Ask (Newborn to 30 months)

January 2 – March 26

Tuesdays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This is a parent/child participation program for families aged newborn to 30 months. Families will get a chance to ask health & wellness questions to our special guest speaker and/or public health professional. This is a by donation program.

- Family Playgroup (Newborn to 30 months)

January 4 – March 28

Thursdays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This is a parent/child participation program for families aged newborn to 18 months. This program is structured similar to a preschool setting. This is a by donation program.

Registered Programs 

- Mother Goose - Intergenerational (Newborn to 15 months)

January 19 – March 15

Fridays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a guardian/child participation program, aged newborn to 15 months. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers can attend. Seniors are welcome to join.

The program introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. This is a by donation program. 

To register for the program, please click here 


For more information, email:

- Parents/Caregivers Free Online Workshop - NEW -

Effective Communication with Children: Building Connections through Positive Dialogue

Date: Friday, January 19th 

Time: 12:00 am – 1:30 pm 

Discover the keys to nurturing effective communication and establishing strong connections with your child. This workshop is crafted to provide practical insights and hands-on strategies that can be applied to real-life situations.

Registration Now Open - Click here to register 

For more information, email:

- Kids in the Kitchen (4 - 6 years) : Parent-Child Cooking Program NEW -

March 22 – March 29

Fridays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us on a culinary adventure with your little one and savor the joy of cooking together. Meet other families and create bonds through shared experiences. This is a parent/child participation program for children 4-6 years old. This is a by donation program. 

Registration will open soon - Stay Tuned!

Please note:

*Due to room capacity limits, families will be offered spaces in our drop-in programs on a first-come, first-served basis.

*CCSS does not offer babysitting or childcare at our facility.

For more information on our programs, or if you have any questions, please email:

Volunteer Opportunities


Interested in volunteering? Please click here to discover exciting opportunities!

Winter 2024 Program Poster 

(click to read in detail)

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