Developmental 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.

 View the PLC calendar online for schedules.


Child Development Programs

Baby Steps (birth-walking / parented)

Join us and connect with parents while babies explore new activities and songs and interact with other babies.

Cochrane Breastfeeding Circle (breastfeeding mothers and mothers to be)  

Are you a breastfeeding mother or mother-to-be? Join a certified lactation and childbirth educator with over a decade of experience in maternal and child health to get accurate, up-to-date and personalized breastfeeding information and support.

Grandparents Group (ages birth-6 years / parented)

Are you a grandparent with grandchildren ages birth–6 years old? Then this program is for you! Join us to play, visit, share information and connect with other grandparents in your community!

Family Night OUT (ages birth-6 years / parented)

Our evening playgroup meets monthly to celebrate diversity in our community. We welcome all families including LGBTQ2S+ families, gender diverse children and allies. Connect in a safe and supportive space, while children engage in developmentally enriching play. Starting a family is a unique journey and we welcome those who are planning/ expecting too. 

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

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, then this program is for you! Join us to play, visit, share information and connect with other families on a similar journey. This is a safe and fun setting outside the home for you to attend with your aide/OT/PT/ST/psychologists, etc. 

Newcomer Connections (ages birth-6 years / parented)

Meet other newcomers and begin to build your community in Canada. Make new friends and embrace diversity in a welcoming environment. Enjoy play-based activities for children while parents receive information on settlement and family support services.

Preschool Playtime (ages 3-5 years / parented)

Come play and explore the interactive activities to promote your child's cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. This is a great opportunity for your preschoolers to develop preschool and kindergarten readiness skills.

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

At this high-energy group, parents and toddlers enjoy simple crafts, sensory tables and all kinds of toys! At the end of each session, families wind down with rhymes and singing. 

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

Attention all dads: are you looking for a fun, free activity for you and your children Saturday morning? Join us to connect with other dads for play, crafts and a weekly circle time! 

Indoor Playground (ages birth-6 years / parented)

A great place to meet other parents, connect with resources and promote your child's development! Climbers, slides and a preschool climbing wall enhance children's emerging gross motor skills while having fun. No beverages/food allowed due to specialty flooring. Snack tables are provided in reception area. NOTE: We are open on Thursday evening. 

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

Join us for a play-based program with a country twist! You'll enjoy riding toys, crafts and an interactive circle time. Rural and Morley families only. First and third Wednesday of each month. Beaupre Community Hall, 263035 Beaupre Creek Rd. 

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. Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre, 253220 Bearspaw Rd. 

Bragg Creek Rumble & Roar (ages birth-6 years / parented)

Parent Link Centre staff will be at Rumble and Roar twice a month with fun activities, developmental screening, and resources for you and your family! First and third Thursday of each month. Bragg Creek and area families only. There is a $5 fee per child. Bragg Creek Community Centre, 23 White Ave.