Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Syndicate content
Family Programs

Family Programs

Family Drop-in Playtime & Activities for Ages 5 and Under.

NOTES, CLOSURES & UPDATES 

**Please note that the FAMILY CENTRE will be closed from Dec 4, 2019 through Jan 3, 2020. Regular programming will resume on Jan 4, 2020.

Check out our Children's Programs for ages 16 months and up! 

Schedule subject to change without notice - please see the calendar linked below or call 250-388-5251 during Front Desk hours for the most current info. 


PARENT & TOT DROP-IN

WIGGLES & GIGGLES (2-4 YRS)
Join us for active play in the Burnside Activity Centre. Get the wiggles out with this new interactive
program that includes games, movement, and fun! The program includes organized games, movement,
exercise, and free play. Best suited for ages 2–4 yrs; all children under 5 yrs are welcome. Caregiver participation is required. Family Centre will not be open during program time.
M    Sept 16 - Mar 23    9:30am-10:15am    Drop-in/Free

FUN FOR LITTLE ONES (2-5 YRS)
Enjoy singing, movement, reading and fun with your little ones. The program encourages child development through singing, movement, stories and bonding between child and caregiver. Caregiver
participation is required.
T     Sep 10 – Mar 24    9:30–10:15am     Drop-in/Free

TODDLER ARTS & CRAFTS (2–5 YRS)
Explore your creative side! Each week features a different craft designed with the preschooler in
mind. Smocks and soap provided. Creative activities can be messy, so please dress children appropriately. Caregiver participation is required.
W     Sept 11 - Mar 25    9:30-10:30am    Drop-In/$1 per family and daycare child

PARENT & TOT PLAYGROUP (0 to 5 YRS)
This is an opportunity for young children and their caregivers to meet and play in an informal atmosphere with toys, and books. Snacks provided. Groups may not meet on school holidays and Professional
Development Days. Drop-In/Free
M   Sept 16 - Mar 23    10:15am-12pm
T    Sept 11 - Mar 24    10:15am-12pm
W   Sept 11 - Mar 25    10:30am-12pm
Th  Sept 12 - Mar 26   5:30pm-6:30pm

FAMILY DINNER & DROP-IN (Families/children 0-18)
Families are invited for a delicious dinner prepared by staff and volunteers every Thursday evening.
After dinner, stay and have a play in the Family Center after dinner. Assistance with set-up and clean-up
is appreciated. Dinner is served at 5pm. Suggested donation $2 per family.
Th    Sept 12 - Mar 24     Dinner: 5pm-6pm     Drop-In: 5:30pm – 6:30pm 

DADS' GROUP (0-6 YRS)
Welcome all Dads and your children under 6 to a new program designed just for you! We offer a
friendly atmosphere to learn together with other Dads to follow your child’s lead in play. Learn about
your role in your developing child’s life, discuss parenting successes and challenges with fellow Dads,
and enjoy free time, play, coffee, and snacks with your little one.
Sa    Jan 4 – Mar 28        1-3pm Drop-in/Free


PARENT EDUCATION

NOBODY'S PERFECT
Nobody's Perfect is a place where parents can:

  • MEET with other parents of young children (ages 0-5)
  • SHARE questions or concerns and ideas about being a parent
  • LEARN about child development, safety, health and behaviour
  • TALK about real-life parenting experiences
  • WORK together with the support of a trained facilitator
  • DISCOVER ways of positive parenting

Within a group setting, parents participate in facilitated sessions that:

  • promote positive parenting
  • increase parents' understanding of children's health, safety, and behaviour
  • help parents build on the skills they have and learn new ones
  • improve parents' self-esteem and coping skills
  • increase self-help and mutual support
  • bring them in contact with community services and resources
  • help prevent family violence

Childcare will be provided. This is a registered program. Call today to book your spot, 250-388-5251.

F    Feb 7 - Mar 13    10am - 12pm     6/Free (registration required)


+ City of Victoria LIFE credits welcome for select programs. Call 250-388-5251 to register. Payment is required at the time of registration. 


Please note: The Burnside Gorge Community Association facilities are closed on stat holiday dates and weekends. Schedule subject to change without notice - please call 250-388-5251 during Front Desk hours for the most current info. 

AttachmentSize
November 2019.pdf91.79 KB
December 2019.pdf94.25 KB