Drop-in Programs

North Vancouver City Library

North Vancouver City Library is located at 14th Street between Lonsdale and Chesterfield Avenues in North Vancouver.  This beautiful new facility provides a viariety of programs and services for children of all ages, parents, caregivers and families. 

www.cnv.org/nvcl

604-988-3450

Bowen Island Family Place

650 Carter Road, Bowen Island V0N 1G0

(604) 947-2717

www.bowenislandfamilyplace.com

Circle of Care Drop-In Program

“Circle of Care” is a fun drop-in program for nannies, family child care providers and caregivers.   the program is sponsored by the North Child Care Resource and Referral program.  All programs run from 9:30 am t0 11:30 am at the following three locations:

Tuesday @ John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, NV

Wednesday @ Hollyburn Elementary School, 1329 Duchess Avenue, WV

Friday @ Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, NV

Family Services of the North Shore

Family Services of the North Shore is a not-for-profit agency providing counselling and parent/caregiver education and support programs across the North Shore.  

Family Services of the North Shore also provides parent and child drop-in programs at the I hope family centre on West 1st Street and at Maplewood Farm.  Family Support Counsellors and Parent Educators are in attendance at some StrongStart drop-in programs.  Call the main agency number for further information. 

604-988-5281

www.familyservices.bc.ca

I hope family centre, West 1st Street

 I hope family centre, sponsored by Family Services of the North Shore, provides a stimulating and supportive centre for families and caregivers with children 0-6 years of age.   Programs include the core drop-in program, Learning Together Through Play, Breastfeeding Support and Family Support Counselling.  For further information , please call Family Services of the North Shore, 604-988-5281.

 I hope family centre, Maplewood

The I hope family centre at Maplewood, sponsored by Family Services of the North Shore, provides a stimulating and supportive centre for families and caregivers with children 0-6 years of age.  Programs at I Hope,  Maplewood, include the core drop-in program, Learning Together Through Play, Parent-Child Mother Goose, Family Support Counselling and a Clothing Exchange.  For further information, please call Family Services of the North Shore at 604-988-5281.

North Shore Family & Youth 24-hour Emergency Intake Line:   604-987-1411

www.familyservices.ca

I Hope Lower Lonsdale

I Hope Maplewood, sponsored by Family Services of the North Shore provides a stimulating and supportive centre for families and caregivers with children 0-6 years of age.  Programs at I Hope include the Learing Together Through Play Drop-in Program, Parent Child Mother Goose, family counselling and  breast feeding support.  For information, please call Family Services of the North Shore.

604-988-5281

www.familyservices.bc.ca

I Hope Maplewood

I Hope Maplewood, sponsored by Family Services of the North Shore provides a stimulating and supportive centre for families and caregivers with children 0-6 years of age.  Programs at I Hope include the Learning Together Through Play Drop-in Program, Parent Child Mother Goose, family counseling and  breast feeding support.  For information, please call Family Services of the North Shore.

604-988-5281

www.familyservices.bc.ca

John Braithwaite

www.jbcc.ca

John Braithwaite Community Centre (JBCC)

John Braithwaite Community Centre (JBCC), in partnership with North Shore Neighbourhood House provides a wide range of programs to support families, children and youth in the Lower Londsdale area.  The Family Resource Centre includes a Parent Child Mother Goose program, several drop-in programs for children 0-6 years of age, breast feeding support, a parent education series, young parent baby drop-in, post partum support, story time with the city librarian, a Fathers program and a program for Grandparents.

604-982-8315

www.jbcc.ca

Lynnmour Family Play Group

www.myparkgate.com

North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR)

The North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program, located at North Shore Community Resources in Capilano Mall,  provides child care information and resources to parents, caregivers and child care professionals.  Phone 604-985-7138 for information about:

  • locations of child care (0-12 years) and pre-school programs
  • locations of drop-in and Parent Child Mother Goose programs for parents, caregivers and young children
  • subsidies for child care
  • workshops for parents and child care providers

For more detailed information, check the NSCR website.

604-985-7138

www.nscr.bc.ca

North Shore Infant Development Program

The North Shore Infant Development Program provides information and support to parents and families of children (birth to 3 years) experiencing or at risk for developmental delay.  Home visits, workshops and opportunities to meet other parents, including a playgoup program are provided.

604-986-1358

www.idpofbc

North Vancouver District Library

The North Vancouver District Libraries  provide a wide array of services for young children, their families and their caregivers. Please call the library near you for times and dates of programs.

www.nvdpl.ca

Capilano Branch   604-987-4471

Lynn Valley Main Library   604-984-0286

Parkgate Branch   604-929-3727

North Vancouver Recreation Commission

The North Vancouver Recreation Commission provides recreation services in the City and District of North Vancouver.  The Commission operates 7 major Community Recreation Centres, Centennial Theatre and Grant Connell Tennis Centre. All Centres can be reached through the central telephone number, the website provides full details on all recreation programs and services.

604-987-Play (7529)

www.northvanrec.com

Parent/Caregiver and Child Drop-In Programs

Drop-in programs are opportunities for parents and caregivers to particpate with their child in child-centred early learning and support programs led by licensed early childhood educators.  The programs listed here are at no cost.  Plese phone for times and dates.

Bowen Island Family Place: 604-947-6976

I Hope: Maplewood  604-988-5281

I Hope: Lower Lonsdale  604-988-5281

Lynnmour Family Drop-In: 604-983-6350

John Braithwaite Community Centre: 604-982-8300 

  • Family and Child drop-in
  • “Circle of Care” drop-in program for nannies and caregivers
  • Daddy Drop-In 

Lower Lonsdale Drop-In   604-982-8315

Lynnmour Family Drop-In:  604-983-6350

Parkgate Community Centre: 604-983-6350

Seymour Family Drop-In: 604-983-6350

So-Sah Latch Family Centre: 604-985-7826

West Vancouver Family Place:  604-925-7141

Parkgate Community Services

Services and programs for children from birth to 12 years old and their families.

604-983-6350

www.myparkgate.ca

Parkgate Child and Family Centre

3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver

Lynnmour Family Drop-In

1250 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver

Drop in playgroup session in the Lynnmour area near Capilano University. Meet with other parents, share circle time or take a break while your child plays with others. Community Health Nurses, Infant Development Program consultants and Parent Community Developers regularly attend – come with all your questions. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a small food item for snack time and a drink for your child. Coffee and tea provided. $1/family group – Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15am

Seymour Family Place

www.myparkgate.com

So-Sah Latch Health and Family Centre

www2.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/dbs/redbook/orgpgs/2/2716.html

So-Sah-latch Family Centre

So-Sah Latch Family Centre provides health and community services to members of the Squamish First Nation, including counselling (individual, family, and couple), drug and alcohol counselling, and community health services such as speech-language pathology and prenatal classes. Also offers an Elder’s Program that provides transportation to medical appointments, and an Adult Home Care Program that provides home support case management. The Family Program offers daily living skills support, family/parent group, Mother Bear drop-in program, and infant development workers. The Brighter Futures program offers educational workshops and activities that enhance parenting skills to parents with children ages birth to five years.

604-985-7826

www.squamish.net

StrongStart Programs: North and West Vancouver

StrongStart is a no cost parent/caregiver and pre-schooler drop-in program available in identified public schools.  It operates five days per week for three hours a day, facilitated by a licensed early childhood educator.  Please call the school for times and days of operation.

North Vancouver School District

Eastview School: 1801 Mountain Highway,  604-903-3520

Lynn Valley School: 3207 Institute Road, 604-903-3620

Boundary School: 750 East 26th, 604-903-3260

Montroyal School: 5310 Sonora Drive, 604-903-3650

Norgate Community School: 1295 Sowden, 604-903-3680

Seymour heights School: 2640 Carnation Street, 604-903-3760

Westview School: 604-903-3840

West Vancouver School District

Eagle Harbour School:  5575 Marine Drive, 604-981-1380

Hollyburn School:  1329 Duchess Avenue, 604-981-1220

West Vancouver Family Place

West Vancouver Family Place provides a  drop-in resource and activity centre for parents and caregivers with young children. 

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am -12:00 noon (September -June)

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive, WV

604-925-7141

www.westvancouver.ca

West Vancouver Memorial Libary

The West Vancouver Memorial Library provides a wide variety of family literacy programs, including storytimes, Parent Child Mother Goose, themed  book kits, and programs for parents, caegivers and child care providers.  There is an extensive collection of multicultural material for children of all ages.

www.westvanlibrary.ca

604-925-7400