Parent-Child Drop in Programs

The Orca Bus is a Success by Six project developed in cooperation with School District 47. This program encourages intergenerational exchanges, provides for early childhood development, for learning and connecting, for early literacy supports, for information about health and information about health and nutrition, with fun, puppets, stories and cultural exchange to all areas of the region.  For more information on sponsorship or volunteer opportunities please contact Success By 6 Coordinator at  604-485-2132 or email


StrongStart Preschool Program(s)

StrongStart is an Early Learning Program designed to work in partnership with parents, their children, Early Childhood Educators and community partners.
Learning through play is emphasized and opportunities to explore are offered and supported by Early Childhood Educators at each Centre. Free for preschoolers and their caregivers.
For program details and questions please call 604-485-6271 #2244

Henderson Elementary School StrongStart program

5506 Willow Avenue
Monday 11:45 am – 2:45 pm
Tuesday-Friday 8:45-11:45 am
For more information check out our website

James Thomson Elementary School StrongStart program

6388 Sutherland Avenue
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 12:00am
Thursday - 11:45am- 2:45pm
For more information check out our Website

Kelly Creek Community SchoolStrong Start program

2345 Zillinsky Road
Monday, Thursday, & Friday 8:30 am-11:30 am,
Tuesday and  Wednesday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
For more information check out our Website

Parent-Tot Gymnastic Drop-In

7039 Field Street- across from Liquidation World
for more information check out our Website

Family Place

“Sprouts” Garden Group
Mondays 10:30 – 12:00 –at the Community Resource Centre
Breastfeeding Support Drop-In
Last Monday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00
Toddler Time Drop–in
Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Family Drop-in
Tuesday, & Thursday 12:00 – 4;30 pm, Wednesday 10:30 – 4:30 pm,
Friday 12;30 – 4:30 pm
Open Space  & soup lunch
Wednesday 12:30 – 3:20 pm
“Stone Soup” lunch and planning session
1st Wednesday of the month
Parent-Child Mother Goose
(8 week session, please pre register) 10:00 – 11:30
Baby and Me Drop-in
Thursday 10:30 - 4:30 pm
Fun in the Sun at Willingdon Beach
July and August only, 10:30-noon
Rhythm Circle Time/Bilingual Play Group
Fall, Winter and Spring, 10:30 am-noon  

ESL Parents' Group
takes place every Monday from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Family Place is located in the Town Centre Mall.
For additional information about Family Place programs call 604-485-2706, email or visit our website

Preschool Story Time

For children age 2-5 years.
10:30-11:30 @ Powell River Public Library.
Contact Jeannette, Children’s Services Coordinator - 604-485-4796

La Leche League Meetings

Breastfeeding support and information.
Last Thursday of month 10:00 a.m.-2:00p.m.
Family Place in the Town Centre Mall

Healthy Babies Drop-In

Public Health Nurse & Lactation Consultant available. 
1:30-3:30 Thursdays at Powell River Community Health Unit, located at the back of the the hospital.

Sliammon Parent-Tot Program

Playtime, music, snacks provided.
Drop-In 11:00-1:00
Sliammon Child Development Resource Center

Lund Playgroup

Playtime, music, snacks provided.
Drop – In from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Friday
Lund School, Larson Rd
Please call 604-483-9713 for further information




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