Family and Children

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Need more information about the CCSS Families & Children program?
Contact Jenn Townsend:

Jenn Townsend 

Program Coordinator

604-988-7115 ext. 2007

jennt@capservices.ca

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, try-it programs, workshops, and events.

Early Years Program

 

We welcome children ages newborn to 5 years. Our programming is intended for the child/ren and their parent/guardian to be in attendance and learning together. We do not provide childcare or daycare programs.

 

Our programs support all areas of early childhood development with a focus on social-emotional learning. Our program is play-based and strength-based and offers structured and unstructured play that includes activities such as songs, storytime, music, arts and crafts, imaginary play, and gross motor skills practice.

 

Philosophy

 

Our programs provide opportunities for children and adults to come together in relationship with each other to learn and connect in a welcoming, inclusive and culturally safe environment. Our community-responsive programming seeks to support healthy childhood development, increase parenting skills and knowledge, and strengthen social connections so that families can thrive. Our indoor spaces are designed to support children with diverse abilities and needs.

Fall Program Schedule - September to December 2022

 

Family Drop-in Playgroup – Early Years Program

September 7 – December 21

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This drop-in program is for children newborn to 5 years old, with a parent/family member participating along with their child. This is a by donation program.

 

Family Drop-in Playgroup – Infant Program

September 6 – December 20

Tuesdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm / Thursdays 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This drop-in program is for newborn to 15 months old with a parent/family member participating along with their child. This is a by donation program.

Mother Goose - Infant Program

September 23 – November 25

Fridays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This program is for families with children aged newborn to 15 months. Families need to register to attend this program. To register for the program, please email: jennt@capservices.ca

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

For more information on our programs, or if you have any questions, please email: jennt@capservices.ca

 

Winter Program Schedule - January 2023 to March 2023

 

Drop-in Programs

 

COVID Babies (1 to 3 years)

January 2 – March 28

Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a parent/child participation program for families with children aged 1 to 3 years.  This program is structured similar to a preschool setting. It is intended for children born during the pandemic and who may require extra support around socialization. The program involves play, helpful resources, guest speakers from Vancouver Coastal Health and a focus on social and emotional skills, and large motor development.

 

My Maker Space (3 to 5 years)

January 5 – February 23

Thursdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a parent/child participation program for families with children aged 3 to 5 years.  This program focuses on community building and relationships through exploring various art mediums.

Family Playgroup (newborn to 5 years)

January 2 – March 29

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.

  

Family Playgroup (newborn to 15 months)

January 2 – March 28

Tuesdays: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is a parent/child participation program for families aged newborn to 15 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 6 – March 10

Fridays: 9:45 am – 10:45 am

This is a parent/child participation program for families with children aged newborn to 15 months. Seniors are welcome to join the program to celebrate the joys of music. The Intergenerational Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is an important approach in bringing together families, babies, and seniors through the power of songs and stories. It enhances the interactions with them and brings joy and connections to all the participants regardless of their age. It promotes language development and provides participants with social interactions and lots of fun!

 

Skills for Life for Families

January 6 – February 24

Fridays: 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

This is a series of 5 workshops intended for parents ONLY, whose children are in the newborn to 12-year-old age group. Families will learn practical skills in parenting. Participants need to commit to attending all 5 workshops. Register: https://SFL-capilano.eventbrite.ca

 

Please note that CCSS does not offer babysitting or childcare at our facility.

 

To register for the program, or if you require more information, please email: jennt@capservices.ca

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

Volunteer Opportunities

 

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

Program Posters

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