July 7, 2020 gradual re-opening
Families are limited to 10 families per pod, so please book your spot with email@example.com. Only the Family Place Drop-in on Nanaimo location is open this time for in-person drop-in,
[ Fraserlands drop-in is to be determined. Please check for updates.] Fraserlands families are welcome to the Nanaimo location. all the online services are still on-going.
Family Drop-in Program
The Drop-in program is a parent-child interactive program for families with children 0-5. It is grounded in the belief that positive parenting practices and healthy parent/child relationships are fundamental factors of a child development. This program is play-based learning using creative play and child-focused activities. The program is open to parents/caregivers of children 0 to 5 years old.
The Participant Registration is $10 yearly. You can register online or in person at Family Place. Drop-in is $1.00 per visit.
What to expect at a family drop-in:
- A child friendly environment with a wide variety of activities such as arts and crafts, puzzles, dramatic play, books, games.
- Daily circle time with reading and singing.
- Dental and vision check up for children
- Outdoor gated play area and access to a park nearby.
- Information on community resources and referral for adults
- Parent support and family counselling
- Multicultural events celebration for families
- Parenting skills workshops
- Lounge area for adults
- Coffee, tea and snacks
We operate family drop -in program in two locations:
Main location is on 7710 Nanaimo Street , and
at River District Neighbourhood Centre , 8683 Kerr Street
NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, our programs are modified and services are served online and via social media. You can check us on facebook too.
Tuesday to Fridays (month of April 2020 until further announcement)
South Vancouver Family Place will run “Zoom” , a conferencing software to provide circle time, parenting groups and workshops.
We are really excited and looking forward to providing a valuable experience for you and your family.
[ We are limiting participants to our South Vancouver Family Place/Fraserlands Family Drop-in members and participants]
Tips and guidelines for the best Zoom experience for all participants.
Install the zoom app on your device. Laptop, smartphones and tablets with cameras all work. For download instructions: https://www.bates.edu/
helpdesk/2020/03/23/how-to- zoom-downloading-and- installing-the-zoom- application-prior-to-your- first-zoom-meeting/
The meetings will open 10:15 minutes before the scheduled start time of 10:30
Please log on early to ensure that you are well set up.
Make sure your speakers are on (or else you won’t hear us).
Choose your preferred view. on the top right hand corner of your screen you can toggle between speaker view (the facilitator is front and center) or gallery view.
When circle time is happening make sure your microphone is on mute, that way the participants are hearing the facilitator, not you. (Microphone mute option is in the bottom left hand corner of your screen and the host will mute you upon entry.)
Have your video camera on. The facilitators at family place would love to see you and this also helps us keep out people who do not have children.
Use reactions to engage with facilitators. We love to see smiling faces, thumbs up, your best dance move and any other encouraging gestures.
Use the chat feature to communicate with the other participants and the host. We love to see your requests.
No screenshots please. Many participants do not want their picture taken.
Note: If you want to participate . contact firstname.lastname@example.org . For Privacy, we will not post the Zoom link.
Feedback from our online zoom programs”
” South Vancouver Family Place social support chat online via zoom was a great experience today. There was laughter, ideas and awareness to issues happening in our community. You will only experience kindness and support.Of course we physically miss being at SVFP but, this online opportunity is a tiny window back in time when we gathered around the kitchen and waited for the coffee pot to brew while SVFP staff and volunteers greeted you with a warm smile.Missing the smiles?Join one of the SVFP online programs, its it’s free and a fun experience. : ) Thank you to SVFP for this opportunity to connect : ) “[sent by Mandeesh.A.]
What Families say about our programs:
“I am so glad I found you. I wish I had known about you when I had my first child.” (Mom of 2 children)
“I don’t stress out so much about my baby anymore now that I can come here and talk to the other parents and staff about my concerns. It’s a relief to keep hearing that my baby is
“I can ask you guys about anything!”
“Thank you for being open until 2 pm somedays. It is a nice to have a quieter time to bring my child.
“My granddaughter has always loved your morning drop-in program, and really loves that she is in your preschool now.
“I am so glad that you are open until 2pm in the afternoon a couple of days a week, so she can do both.”
“Wow! I never imagined my child could do that! (a mom watching her child cutting the fruit during the morning food group)
1. South Vancouver Family Drop-In
South Vancouver Family Place Drop-in started in 1975. We provide support for families and caregivers with young children and are committed to fostering a healthy and community life.
7710 Nanaimo Street
(Corner of 61st and Nanaimo Street)
Days and Hours Open
Mondays: Office only and scheduled Parent Education programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 am to 12 noon
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9 am to 2 pm
2. Fraserlands Family Drop-In
Fraserlands Family Drop-in opened in 2011 at the River District with initial funding from the United Way.
Wesgroup Development presently provides the facilities to operate the very successful drop-in program with funding from the City of Vancouver and Westminster Savings Foundation.
River District Neighbourhood Centre
8683 Kerr Street
Days and Hours open
Tuesdays , Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 :30 am to 12:00 noon