Play Programs

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Play with a purpose!


Each program is designed to promote your child's physical, cognitive and social-emotional learning.  Early Childhood Educators are available at every play program to answer parenting questions, help you access developmental screening and assist with finding resources in our Parent Resource Library.

  • Play programs are drop-in and free of charge (donations gratefully accepted)
  • Parents and children MUST have socks to play (socks available for $2 at the PLC) 
  • Programs are divided by age, however, siblings are welcome at every program!
  • A snack station is provided for nut free snacks.
  • To volunteer, contact us: parentlink@cochrane.ca or 403-851-2265
View the PLC calendar online for schedules.

Child Development Programs


Baby Steps (birth-walking / parented)


A playgroup just for babies to rhyme, sing and play. Following rhyme time parents are welcome to enjoy coffee and conversation while introducing your babies to new experiences. 

Breastfeeding Circle (breastfeeding mothers and mothers to be)

 
Join a childbirth educator, birth doula and lactation educator who offer accurate, up to date and personalized breastfeeding information and support to breastfeeding mothers and mothers to be.
  

Young Parents Link (ages birth-6 years / parented)


Come out and enjoy some coffee and conversations with other parents 24 and under. Connect with support and resources while your children engage in play, music and sensory experiences. Both parents and children will have fun and make new friends.
 

Lil' Explorers (ages birth-6 years / parented)


If you are a parent of a child with special needs, then this program is designed for you. Join us to play, visit, share information and connect with other families on the same journey. A safe and fun setting outside of the home to meet with aides/OT/PT/ST/psychologists, etc. 
  

Playtime Connection (ages birth-6 years / parented)


Fun for the whole family! Enjoy activities, play centres, art experiences and an interactive circle time.
 

Preschool Playtime (ages 3-5 years / parented)


Join us to play, learn and explore the learning centres in the PLC. A great opportunity for preschoolers to develop preschool and kindergarten readiness skills!

Toddlers in Tow (ages walking-36 months / parented)


Join us for fun, rhymes, and singing at this high-energy group! Parents and toddlers will enjoy play time, simple crafts, sensory tables and all kinds of toys. At the end of each group, families wind down with rhymes and singing.

Hangin' With Dad (ages birth-6 years / parented)


Attention all dads! Join us Saturday mornings for crafts, sensory tables, puzzles games, toys and a weekly circle time.

Indoor Playground (ages birth-6 years / parented)


Climbers, slides, blocks and a preschool climbing wall enhance children's emerging gross motor skills while having fun! 
 

Wee Move Together


Join us for this two-part program to learn about the importance of physical literacy! The program starts with a group activity, then parents and children separate for their own physical program. This is a great opportunity to expose your child to multi-sport activities and try new activities yourself! Parents are expected to volunteer one session to help in the children’s programming. Must register by calling 403-851-2250.
 

Beaupre Country Connections (ages birth-6 years / parented)


Bring your imagination to ride stick horses, do crafts, listen to stories and sing at this play-based program with a country twist.  All families welcome!

Bearspaw Wiggle and Giggle (ages birth-6 years / parented)


Join us for active fun in the gym!  A great way to burn off some energy and meet other parents and children!  Bring indoor shoes for both parents and tots.