Drop-in Playgroups

Drop-in Playgroups2019-03-05T16:44:39+00:00

Contact Information

(613) 225-4819

The free-of-charge Drop-in Playgroup program at 75 Hemmingwood Way is not just for babies and children. The program is equally for the parents and caregivers caring for them.  Drop-In schedule

For children, the Drop-in Playgroup offers an age-appropriate play environment with:

  • crafting activities;
  • dramatic play;
  • puzzles;
  • imagination toys;
  • large muscle play area;
  • circle time;
  • a kitchen area for snacks; and,
  • a toileting area.

For parents and caregivers, the Drop-in Playgroup offers:

  • A welcoming setting where adults can share wisdom and stories on caring for children.
  • Discussions with qualified Family Support Practitioners.
  • An information and referral program where questions on your child’s development can be answered.
  • A library that is well-stocked with magazines and parenting books you can borrow

Coming Soon:  STEAM Learning – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

STEM/STEAM learning is very important because these five disciplines are used in everyday activities. They promote problem solving, and creative and analytical thinking. … For this reason, among others, it is never too early to begin introducing STEAM learning to your child.  Children who study STEM also develop a variety of skills that are essential for success: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, to name a few.

We are happy to announce that we are now selling the very popular “Ray-Lax Chair”.   The Ray-Lax chair can be used for relaxation, meditation, reading, back support and leisure.  Ideal for pregnant woman, new moms or the elderly.

It features:

  • different positions
  • padded seat
  • ideal for back and legs
  • recommended by several health care specialist
  • stackable
  • solid and rustproof steel frame
  • cover made of 100% cotton, thick, resistant and washable

If you would like to purchase one, please visit us during our drop-in times.  The price is $40 payable upon receipt.

Drop-in Playgroup Hours for parents and caregivers with children age 0 – 6 years

2019 Schedule:  

Monday: 9-11 am

Monday:  2-4 pm Infant Drop-in for 0-12 months (postpartum support group)

Information sessions on Tues/Wed: Me & Baby 0-12 months (Pre-registration):  2:15-4 pm register here

Wednesday : 9-11 am,  11:30 – 1:30 pm,  5:30-7:30 pm

Friday:  9-11 am

Saturday:   10-12 pm

Saturday – Dad’s Drop-In:  12:30-2:30 (Jan 19, Feb. 9 & 23, Mar 9 & 23, April 13 & 27)

1st Friday of each month:  Multiples Baby drop-in for children up to 18 months: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.  

Drop-in Playgroup Hours for parents and caregivers with children age 0 – 6 years  

Summer Hours for July & August:  

Tuesday:  9-11 am & 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Wednesday : 9-11 am & 5:30-7:30 pm

Wednesday: 2-4 pm:  (Pre-school drop in for 3-6 year old’s)

Thursday:  9-11 am  – Nature Walk

(Meet us at Forest Fitness Trail behind the Nepean Sportsplex.  Rain or Shine except is there is a  thunderstorms, drop in will be open

Thursday: 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 2-4 pm (Infant/Toddler Playtime 0-18 months)

(closed the last week of August)


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