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)

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.

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)

Come out and enjoy a monthly play group as we celebrate family diversity. Connect with LGBTQ+ families & allies in a safe and supportive space. Build an inclusive network and share resources, 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 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. 

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.

Play, Learn & Grow (ages birth-6 years / parented)

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy the opportunity to explore a wide variety of open-ended materials, engage in fun activities, as well as an interactive circle time, all of which will build on your child's emerging skills and interests as they grow.

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! 

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.

Bragg Creak 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! Bragg Creek and area families only. There is a $5 fee.