The Family Play & Learn Centre is a free drop-in program for parents/caregivers and their child(ren) between the ages of 0-5 years.
Based on the Strong Start model, this space offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere where parents/caregivers are able to share and learn new ways to support their child’s learning through play both at the program and at home. Family Play & Learn is unique from Strong Start centres in that the space and programming has specific design elements especially for toddlers, eighteen to thirty-six months. Our program also offers a specialized Infant Area that was designed as a safe area for babies to engage in developmentally appropriate activities that promote growth in all areas of development.
Here at Family Play & Learn, we provide an inclusive environment where all families can feel comfortable to participate. We rely on parent participation to help foster positive and safe interactions between children. To us, inclusion means all children and families are welcome in our centre and are valued for their unique skills and abilities.
As Fort St. John is subject to such long winter months, we wanted to create a space and program that endeavors to meet the increasing need in our community for more opportunities for parents/caregivers of young children to link with one another as a means to decrease isolation and build greater community. We are excited for you to come and explore our program, Family Play & Learn.
Family Play & Learn Hours of Operation
Please check our Facebook page every Wednesday at 10:00am for signup sheets for the following week. At this time we are limited to only 10 spaces per class and only open 3 days a week. Our scheduled days are Monday 9:00am-11:00am, Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 9:00am-11:00am.
Family Play & Learn is funded by the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD).