FAMILY DROP IN PROGRAMS

Join us at our two drop in locations! The QayQayt Neighbourhood Learning Center and the Massey Theatre Gym. Our play and early learning programming for your little ones 0-5yrs 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!

All parents/caregivers must show proof of vaccination upon entry and wear a mask. Please do not attend if you or your child is feeling unwell.

Here is what you can expect at a Family Place Drop In:

Drop Ins run for 2-4 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. We only ask that you please bring proof of vaccination and a mask to keep everyone safe. We enjoy a relaxed circle time during drop ins for a chance to all come together in a shared song or activity.

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.

Masks and proof of vaccination required for all adults at indoor programs.

At this time, due to Covid-19, we will not be offering a snack time so please bring your own water bottle and snack for your kiddos.

How can you find us ?

Our Massey Gym Drop in is located inside the Eight @ Eighth building which houses the Massey Theatre. Walk down the main hall and the corridor to the right to find us in the Gym.

Our Drop In program at the QayQayt Neighbourhood Learning Center is located inside the QayQayt Elementary School. Enter through the glass double doors at the back of the school, just past the school playground. Ring the doorbell to the left of the door for entry. Free street parking is available and bus stops are nearby.

QayQayt Neighbourhood Learning Center 85 Merivale Street New West, BC V3L 0G2

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. Family Place is here for all families! info@newwestfamilies.ca