Drop in programs are parent participation, are no cost, and do not require pre-registration. Our play and early learning programming for your little ones 0-6yrs is planned by our insightful and creative Early Childhood Educators. Enjoy a chance to connect with other families and chat with our staff. Whether you just need someone to chat with or if you are needing any extra support; our Family Support Workers are available to help you access the resources your family needs to thrive! Join us at two indoor drop in locations: Eighth + Eight Creative Space, and our new location at 112-960 Quayside Drive (currently under renovations).

See our current calendar of drop in and other programming here!

Regular drop ins are 2 hours. This is an open time with continuous programming opportunities; come and go whenever is convenient for you. There is no registration required and you do not need to line up or arrive at a certain time, although you will sign in on arrival. We enjoy a relaxed circle time during drop ins for a chance to all come together in a shared song or activity. Note that the Baby Rhythm and Rhyme 1 hour drop in is more focused in activities.

Please do not attend if you or your child is feeling unwell.

How can you find us ?

Our Eighth + Eight Creative Spaces (formerly known as the Massey) drop in is located inside the Eight @ Eighth building which houses the Massey Theatre. Find us in the lobby or in room 1A near the box office and front entrance. Parking is located on the east side of the building between the Massey and the Moody Park arena with a side entrance with stairs.

Our new location at 112-960 Quayside Drive is currently under construction. Watch our progress on developing our new space on our social media accounts: follow us!

What if I have a question or need help?

If you need help accessing the activities, have questions or need first aid just approach any staff member wearing a yellow nametag.

What should you bring?

Come prepared for fun and mess! Clothes that can get dirty and are comfortable for movement are best. Snacks are welcome out of the play zone, but avoid nuts as some children have allergies.

Family Place is here for all families!

It is so important to us that all of our families feel safe and comfortable while attending our programs. Every Family Place program, no matter the location, upholds and celebrates diversity – a space where all attendees always feel welcome. This includes members of the LGBTQ+ community, and folks of all religious, racial, or socioeconomic backgrounds. If you, or someone you know, feels changes should be made to make New West Family Place a more welcoming space, please never hesitate to reach out.