Parent-Tot Drop-In, a Family Resource Program, is a free program that offers a stimulating play group for children birth to six. It is a place where parents can take a break from the home routine, connect with other parents and caregivers and have fun playing with their children. Families can access community resources, parenting information and one on one support in a warm and inviting space. Child care providers and the children they care for are also welcome to attend the Drop-In program.

You will find a well-equipped and safe playroom, with quality toys and equipment intentionally chosen with the developmental needs of children 0-6 in mind. Parents will meet caring and qualified staff who create space for parents and caregivers to connect with their children and increase their parental capacity.

Tea and coffee are served and a healthy vegetarian snack is provided at each Drop-In group session.

Additional programming such as Mother Goose Story and Rhyme groups, Infant Massage, Mamas Supporting Mamas, Circle of Security Parenting and Family Evenings are also held throughout the year.

We recognize the diverse needs and abilities in our community and welcome feedback from families. Participants are welcome to participate in the program by sharing skills and ideas during program time.

Drop-In will be closed on statutory holidays, for staff training days, or in the event of heavy snow or power failure. Closures will be posted in advance when possible. Modified summer hours are also offered. Please check this page for updates.

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.

What's On...

Our Spring Schedule is now in effect! To maintain COVID-19 health protocols, indoor spaces have maximum room occupancy - signs will be posted once programs are full. Outdoor sessions are limited to 15 families per session, please bring your own blanket and we will provide snacks. All programs remain drop-in. Screening questions will be asked and physical distancing practices followed. Programs are geared to families with children 0-6, siblings are welcome!

 

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Program Contact Information

Shirley French, Family Resources Lead

Hours & Location

 

Gibsons

Fridays and Saturdays
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:30 am to 11:30 am at Dougal Park

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

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Sechelt

Mondays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.