Preschool and children and youth programs

Play is an essential element to every child’s healthy development.

Our preschool programs enhance children play through interactive free time, creative themes, and a supportive environment. Each program encourages children to build friendships, have fun, learn and grown. If your preschooler is attending a programs without a caregiver, they must be potty trained.

NEW! Free Family Fun Drop–in

This free program allows parents and children to interact and play with one another in a preschool setting. Socialize with other parents and tots; make use of our toys, story books, puzzles, and more.

For ages 1 month to 6 years. Caregivers are responsible for supervising their children.

West End Community Centre

  • Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • April 6 to June 8

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

  • Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (cancelled May 21)
  • April 9 to June 18

Home Alone Safety Training (9–12 years)

This course has been developed by first aid, safety and aquatics experts! This is a comprehensive program for children who are either too young to babysit or who may not be interested in being babysat. This program is current, fun and effective. Digital technologies and a variety of interactive facilitation tools will teach kids about home safety.

Topics include street smarts, people safety, staying home alone safely, accidents and home alone readiness plans.

  • Clair Road Emergency Services Centre
  • April 27, 2018 (Code:205941)
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fee: $65

Tales, Trails and Animal Tracks

Spending time on the trail and in the nature area, we will listen to fun stories and take part in fun activities. Learn how to read animal tracks and discover other clues about animal behaviour. For ages 3-6 years.

  • West End Community Centre
  • Sunday April 8 (Code 213327)
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Fee: $15

Eco Adventure Day

Investigate, explore and become eco-wise with fun nature and science activities and experiments. Weather permitting; there will be time outside in the courtyard. For ages 3-6 years.

  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • Sunday May 6 (Code: 213326)
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Fee: $15

For more information

Refer to the Community Guide. You’ll find more programs for preschoolers, children and youth listed there.