Playgroup

Playgroup gives parents/caregivers and children (newborn to 12 years) the opportunity to interact together in an open and welcoming environment while participating in fun learning activities together.

Playgroup is a place for parents and caregivers to talk with each other and access community resources and supports if needed.

This program is supported in the following areas:

How will this program benefit me and my family?

Provide a fun and interactive environment that promotes positive family interactions.

What can I Expect?

  • Crafts & activities available during playgroup i.e.: circle time songs and activities, rhymes, story time, finger plays, painting, games, physical activity and the use of fine and gross motor skills.
  • The opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people.
  • Give your child a chance to play and make friends.
  • Help prepare your child for school.
  • Take part in special family bonding activities.
  • Access resources for all stages of childhood development.
  • Have fun in a safe, open and welcoming environment.
  • Healthy snacks & refreshments are provided.
  • Transportation may be provided.

A Few Tips While Being at Playgroup...

  • Children must be supervised at all times by a parent or caregiver.
  • In an effort to maintain a positive, comfortable environment, physical, verbal aggression is not permitted.
  • The use of appropriate language is encouraged.
  • Parents & caregivers are to participate in their children’s activities (painting, crafts, and story time). If your child does not want to participate in circle time, please play quietly in a different area.
  • Snacks must be eaten while sitting in the designated snack area.
  • Children must always be accompanied in the washroom by parent or caregiver.
  • For sanitary purposes, please put any toys that were in a child’s mouth in the designated dirty toy basket/bin/sink for disinfection.
  • Please use your walking feet and indoor voices.
  • Indoor footwear must be worn at all times.
  • Hot beverages are not to be left unattended.
  • Please keep personal toys at home.
  • Participants are required to help with clean up.
  • Diapers must be changed at the diaper changing area.

What do you like about the Playgroup Program?

I have just started attending these programs I'm very happy with all they provide for my family. I like that my children are developing better social skills to prepare them for school. The staff is very helpful and friendly as well.

Playgroup is a great program offering parents and children education and socialization skills. I enjoy watching my daughter learn and play in a school atmosphere. It is a great preparation for school.

I am very satisfied with the playgroups experience for my grandson.

I love coming to playgroup whenever I can. Both my kids have always loved coming here. It gets us out of the house and interacting with people. It was especially important to me when I was on mat leave during the winter to help fight off the blues.