Parents, caregivers and children are welcome to drop in to our program and enjoy our friendly atmosphere.
This is a community-based program, designed and planned to facilitate family support and provide a place where children, families and caregivers can interact, learn and play together. Here, children have the opportunity to engage in many structured, open-ended, play-based activities, while families have a chance to expand their social support networks and strengthen their parenting and caregiving skills. Please see the list below for the services we offer during our drop-in.
“Friendly, warm, staff. Age/developmentally appropriate children’s activities – SUPERB! EXCELLENT! Met other parents who are now some of my best friends. – Nga, CMCP participant
Family support and education:
Families can informally discuss a variety of relevant subjects regarding child rearing and child development.
Our staff and/or one of our many community partners facilitate discussions.
Participants are asked to inform us which topics they desire most.
Families connect with staff, volunteers and other families on an ongoing basis.
Information and resources are shared and mutual peer support is developed.
Information and referral services
Parent relief and occasional/emergency childcare, and
At various times of the year, we offer a range of evidence-based workshops in health and nutrition, positive behaviour guidance and child development in collaboration with our community partners. Here are some examples:
Living and Learning with Baby
Make the Connection (0 to 24 months)
Parenting groups in Portuguese, Chinese and English
Kids Have Stress Too
Peer Nutrition Program
Relaxation and Stress Management for Adults
For dates, times and locations, see our Calendar or call us at 416-532-9485, extension 221.
“This is a place where families can come and play together, learn and participate in workshops and meet other parents, friendly staff – a great community resource.”