Our Programs

New West Family Place Programs

Welcome to New West Family Place Programs! Here you will find an overview of our current programming available for families with children 0-5yrs in New Westminster, BC. For specific days and times, and to register for our parenting programs please visit our website calendar www.newwestfamilies.ca/events/.

Family Drop-In Program

Come and go as you are able with our flexible open Drop-Ins at QayQayt Neighbourhood Learning Center. Meet other families with children 0-5yrs, learn from our Early Childhood Educators and guest Childhood Professionals and connect with our experienced Family Support workers. Drop Ins are a safe and inclusive place to relax, find resources and connect with others.

Circle of Security (Parenting Program)

A parenting program that leads you on a journey of self discovery; enabling you to obtain a deeper understanding of yourself and your child. At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of attachment-based research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Nobody’s Perfect (Parenting Program)

Nobody is born knowing how to be a parent. NOBODY’S PERFECT is a group facilitated by our trained staff for parents of children from birth to age five; offering encouragement and support along the way. The goal of Nobody’s Perfect is to improve participants’ capabilities to maintain and promote the health of their young children.  Find more information on this great parenting program here http://www.nobodysperfect.ca/home

Monthly Birthday Party

Birthday’s are such a special time to celebrate our children and we want to offer a way to do this for your 0-5yr olds! Join us at one of the last drop-ins of the month to celebrate! Be sure to sign up your child on our birthday list. See our calendar for dates.

Toy Lending Library

Are you looking for new toys? Our Toy Lending Library is now open for our families! We have a big selection of (sanitized) puzzles, pretend-play, and tons of other toys for children of all ages. Sign up for our Toy Lending Library today to borrow toys! To browse, CLICK HERE

Parent Support

Parenting is an incredible journey and we all need some extra support from time to time. If you find yourself needing to talk to someone or need help getting connected to local resources our Family Support Workers are here for you. Email anna@newwestfamilies.ca to request a written response or to schedule a 30 minute support call via telephone or zoom.

Me Time

Join us at QayQayt Neighbourhood Learning Center on Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm for some grown up “Me Time”! Enjoy new crafts and activities with Sandra as your children participate in supervised playtime at our Drop In. This program does not require registration and occurs during our regular Friday Drop In. Please note the specific dates on our calendar as we are closed occasionally due to scheduling and training.

Halloween Family Event

Save the date for a free, fun Family Halloween Event on October 31, 2021 at Queen’s Park! More details to come.

Most Family Place programming is free of charge. Please contact info@newwestfamilies.ca if you are unsure if your chosen program has an associated costs.

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Most Family Place programming is free of charge. Please contact info@newwestfamilies.ca if you are unsure if your chosen program has an associated costs.