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Parent & Child Activities

There are quite a few fun, drop-in activities for parents with young kids in the Comox Valley. They’re great opportunities for little ones to get used to playing with others. They’re also great for parents to get to chat with other grown ups for a change!

Dad’s Night Out (Valley Dad’s)

A night to celebrate time for children and their dads!

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Financial assistance is available for Comox Valley children in eligible activities.

Valley Child “Pop-Up” Program

A “pop up” program provides an informal, welcoming environment for families with children from the age of 0-6.

Aboriginal Family Literacy Outreach Program

Courtenay Elementary School

The Aboriginal FLO Step In, Step Out Program is for all families of Aboriginal ancestry.

Aboriginal Early Years Program

Courtenay Elementary School

This program is for children of Aboriginal Ancestry, Status, Non-Status, Metis, and Inuit who are between birth and 3 years of age.

Baby Talk

Lewis Centre

Drop in group for parents with babies newborn – 6 months; guest speakers, resource library. $1 drop-in fee.

CAPC (Community Action Program for Children)

Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary

This drop-in group is for families with children under 5 years of age. It is part of the Healthy Families program, offered through Comox Valley Family Services Association.

Comox Valley Toy Library Society

St. George's United Church

The toy library is a place where families and caregivers can borrow toys.

Family Storytime @ Cumberland Library

Cumberland Library

A drop-in group for families of all ages!

This is an opportunity to learn stories, fingerplays, songs and more.

Friday’s Child

Aboriginal Head Start

This is a group for families and children under 6 years of age who are of Aboriginal Ancestry.

Healthy Babies Prenatal Nutrition Program

Comox Valley Family Services Association

Drop in group for pregnant women & mothers w / babies under 6 mths

Hummingbirds Playgroup

Wachiay Friendship Centre

A drop-in parent and child program for families with children ages 0-6.

KidSport Comox Valley

Courtenay City Hall

KidSport is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children under the age of 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice.

Little Cruisers

Lewis Centre

Drop in group for parents with children 7-14 months of age; guest speakers, support, refreshments, $1

Mamacentric Group

Cumberland Community School

For mothers and babies, this group focuses on self-care, postpartum adjustment and life after baby.

English Language Learning (formerly known as Mother Goose and More)

Courtenay Elementary School

This program is for English Language Learners and their young children. It is an opportunity for families to enjoy Early Literacy activities as well as to practice speaking and listening to English.

New Discoveries (Drop-In)

Salvation Army Community Church

This drop-in group is for parents with children between the ages of birth to 5 years.

Parent & Peanut

Black Creek Community Centre

This group is for parents with children from 0 – 5 years of age.

Parent and Tot Gym

Cumberland Recreation Centre

This drop-in at Cumberland Recreation Centre is an opportunity to come play, socialize and let your young ones burn off some energy in a warm, dry space.

Parents & Tots

Fanny Bay Hall

This weekly drop-in group is a chance to bring your children 0-5 years of age for crafts, play and a variety of early learning activities.

Parents N’ Tots at CFB Comox

19 Wing Family Centre

This group is for military parents and children from birth to 5 years.

Queneesh Family Literacy Outreach

This Family Literacy Outreach program is for parents with children between 0 to 5 years of age.

Stay N’ Play

Comox Valley Family Services Association

Drop-in group for parents & babies 4 mths – 1 year

Storytime @ Comox Library

Comox Library

A drop-in group for families with children 0 – 5 years old.

Storytime @ Courtenay Library

Courtenay Library

A drop-in group for all ages.

StrongStart (School District #71)

Drop in early learning program for children from newborn – 5 years of age, accompanied by their parent / caregiver.

Toddler Time

Courtenay Elementary School

This interactive parent-child support group is for families with children 1 – 2 years of age.

Waiting for the Bus

Glacier View Learning Centre

This Family Literacy Outreach program is for parents with children between 0 to 5 years of age.