Parent Tot, a Family Resource Program, is a free program that offers a stimulating play group for children birth to six. It’s a place where parents and caregivers can get support, information and resources. It’s a great chance to take a break from the home routine and to connect with other parents and caregivers and to have fun with your children.

You will find a well-equipped and safe playroom, including a special area with toys for infants, a caring and qualified staff and a friendly, casual atmosphere. It’s a place where parents and children are free to participate together in activities of their choice.  

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a snack. If possible, please bring a piece of fruit to share.  If not, don’t worry!  We always have extra. Thursday’s are Stone Soup Thursdays, where we serve healthy, vegetarian, gluten free soup. Donations of vegetables to our soup program, are always appreciated. 

Parents are expected to stay with their children and be responsible for their safety at all times. With so many children, germs get passed around very quickly, so please do not come if you or your children are sick.

Our play group is geared to pre-schoolers, so for the safety and comfort of the younger ones, we ask you to please not bring children over the age of six.

Parent-Tot is funded in part by: Public Health Agency Canada, BC Ministry of Children & Family, Jean and Arthur Clarke Endowment at Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, Town of Gibsons, SC Regional District, Early Years Council, parents and community donations.


Program Contact Information

Shirley French, Family Resources Lead

Hours & Location



Mondays 11:00am to 1:00pm

Gibsons & Area Community Centre
700 Park Road, Gibsons B.C
V0N 1V7

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Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fridays 9.30am - 11.30am

The Family Place
5520 Trail Avenue B.C
V0N 3A3

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Please Note: 
Drop-In will be closed on statutory and school holidays and may be cancelled in the event of heavy snow (if the school buses don’t run we will be closed) and power failure.