Strong Start & Playgroups

Playgroups for children 0-6 in Kamloops


Strong Start Family Drop In Programs

Monday to Friday, there are free drop-in programs available at four local schools. These programs are parent-participation preschool programs for children from birth to 5 years old. Lots of fun, crafts, stories and games.

Bumblebees Family Centre at Arthur Hatton Elementary (315 Chestnut Dr) Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30 – 11am, Wed 12 – 2:30pm 250.376.7217

Dragonflies at Marion Schilling Elementary (2200 Park Dr) Mon  to Fri 8:45-11:45 250.372.2027

Eagles’ Nest at Summit Elementary (425 Monarch Court) Mon to Fri 8:45 – 11:45am 250.374.2451

Strong Start at AE Perry Elementary (1380 Sherbrooke Ave.) Mon to Fri 8:30 – 11:30am 250.376.6224


Attachment Parenting and La Leche League Group

The AP group meets once a month to discuss topics of interest. Please check out the group page on Facebook for more information and the meeting and topic schedule:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/APkamloops/


Healthy Beginnings

A community-based support group for parents and caregivers of children 0 – 6.

Held at the Interior Indian Friendship Society (2355 Parkcrest Ave) on Tuesdays (9:45 – 11:45am) and Thursdays (10:30am – 12:30pm). for more information contact 250-554-3134


Wiggles ‘n Giggles Adoption Playgroup

Monthly meet-up and playgroup where all are welcome. A new location every month. Contact: jones_a@telus.net for more information


 Club M.O.M.

Informal group for mothers with children 0-3 years old. Meets every Wednesday at the Pregnancy Care Centre (200-535 Tranquille Road) from 11:00 – 1:00pm.

250-376-4646 or info@mypregnancychoices.ca


Kamloops YMCA-YWCA

Child Care Resource and Referral

150 Wood St, Kamloops, BC

250.376.4771

M-F – Early Learning Interactive Centre 9-12.  Closed stat holidays.  Free drop-in program.

Mondays, 11am-12noon – Baby Locomotion Time – for parents with babies who are pre-crawlers to early walkers.  Free, drop-in program.

Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm – Baby Rhyme Time – for parents with babies who are birth to pre-crawling.  Free, drop-in program.


Like to see something added? Please contact jodi@kamloopsparents.com

Last updated on November 14, 2016

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3 thoughts on “Strong Start & Playgroups”

  1. I visit Kamloops in weekends occasionally, can you please tell me if you have any suggestions for weekend activities? My baby is 10.5 months old.

  2. Hello, Jill!

    All of the programs geared for that age group (whether they re drop-in or require advance registration) seem to happen during the week. If you are looking for something to do on the weekends, Lil’ Monkey’s Treehouse and Sweet Home Cafe are both open on Saturdays. River City Gymnastics has Family Gym Saturdays when your child is a little older (I think they need to be 15 or 18 months old?) Also, both libraries have an area set aside specifically for children (with puzzles, puppets and colouring). Strolling through the Saturday Farmer’s Market or visiting one of the many spray parks in town would be a great idea now when the weather is nice!

  3. New to Kamloops.
    I have a 1 year old daughter as well as a 3 year old Autistic son. I’m wondering if there are any groups that I should lean towards?
    Thanks

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