The newly renovated site brings together drop-in family resource programs like Bellies & Babies and Parent-Tot Drop-In with Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR), on-site access to our Early Intervention Therapies such as the Infant Development Program Playgroup and other community-based enhanced services. Parents can access information, resources and referrals to child care and all community supports anytime during our opening hours.
Family Place offers a warm and welcoming space for pregnant women, mothers, fathers, and caregivers with young children. Our site includes a stimulating and enriching playroom for drop-in programming and childminding, a comfortable home-like setting for parenting programs, support groups and consultations, and a large kitchen for providing snacks and meals, and hosting a community kitchen. Our programs promote the importance and the power of play to children’s growth and development while supporting the entire family in their parenting journey.
Additional programming and support will be provided in the form of regular parenting programs (e.g. Circle of Security, Parent-Child Mother Goose, Infant Massage) and parent support groups (e.g. Mamas Supporting Mamas.)
Families will have access to free clothing, diapers and other necessities and can borrow toys, books and resources from the CCRR lending library.
Sunshine Coast Community Services is committed to providing on going quality programming to support families along the entire Sunshine Coast. Our Family Programming will continue to look for opportunities to diversify our offerings and to expand locations to communities such as Pender Harbour and Madeira Park. Feedback from families continues to be valuable and integral to our programming choices.
The Grand Opening takes place on Saturday, 28th September from 11.00am - 1:00pm. The event will feature fun-filled activities for children, homemade soup and cake as well as a musical performance by Mr Doug and rock painting with local artist Nurit Weiss. Click here for more information.
Please see our revised Schedule for programs currently running at The Family Place.
THE FAMILY PLACE - SECHELT
Bellies and Babies
Tuesdays 11:00am - 1:00pm
Parent-Tot Drop-In (New to Sechelt!)
Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fridays 9:30am - 11.30am
Infant Development Program Playgroup
Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Child Care Resource and Referral Program NEW EXPANDED HOURS!
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch)
Thursdays: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am – 3:00pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch)
Parent Children Mother Goose Program
Thursdays (Oct 3 - Nov 28) 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Circle of Security Parenting Program
Wednesdays (Oct 16 - Nov 27) 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesdays (Oct 16 - Nov 13) 1:00pm - 2:30pm
For more information contact Community Services at 604-885-5881