For Children and Their Families

We provide a supportive and relaxing atmosphere where children and parents/caregivers can meet and socialize. Our programs are designed to provide positive child development, promote school readiness skills, and introduce families to the resources and supports in their community. We believe that children learn best through play. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage in new activities, such as learning songs and rhymes, and listening to stories.

Family Programs

Family Drop-in Program & Kids in the Kitchen

Who | Families/caregivers with children 0-6
Time | Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. 2131 Renfrew Street (at 5th avenue)

Contact | Diane at 604-251-1225 ext. 237 or 604-506-2131

With the support of trained & professional staff, children are provided with an enriched Early Child Development environment while parents have opportunities to learn about parenting strategies, child development and community resources. Caregivers build important peer supports, learn new skills and share their skills and expertise.  Children are provided with an opportunity to learn school readiness skills within an enriched setting by socializing with other children. They also engage in arts and crafts and literacy activities. Through a daily circle time children build skills and confidence in their home language and English.  Guest speakers and health care professionals provide free workshops to parents/caregivers on a regular basis.


First Language Family Drop-in Program 

Who | Families/caregivers with children 0-6
Time | Every Wednesday (Spanish) and every Thursday (Japanese), 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. 2131 Renfrew Street (at 5th avenue)

Contact | Diane at 604-251-1225 ext. 237 or 604-506-2131

These first language drop-in programs are supported by staff and are offered weekly throughout most of the year. These programs provide a good bridge for new Canadian families who need additional language support and also allow children and their families to develop a strong sense of cultural pride for both their countries of origin and their new Canadian home. These programs are offered on site at Frog Hollow. Currently offered are the Japanese Parent/Child – (parent led program) and the Spanish Parent/Child – (parent led program)


Books for Me

Who | Family Drop-in Program participants

Time | once a  month (check the schedule with the Drop-in staff)

Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. 2131 Renfrew Street (at 5th avenue)

Contact | Diane at 604-251-1225 ext. 237 or 604-506-2131

In an effort to fill a gap in literacy programming due to the cutting of funds, we also developed a new partnership with a literacy organization “Books for Me” in 2011. Since this time volunteers from this organization visits Frog Hollow monthly and shares gently used quality children’s books for children to take home. The program has been very popular and has expanded to children in school aged as well as preschool children.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program

Who| Parents
Time | to be announced
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact | Diane at 604.251.1225 ext 237 or 604.506.2131

Free program for parents and children 18 months to 5 years

Over 5 sessions, you will learn about:

  • Child development – helping children grow
  • Community services
  • First aid
  • Positive parenting tips
  • Other topics for parents

You will receive a certificate after completing the course.

Staff Contacts

Family Programs and Administrative Coordinator
Diane at 604.251.1225 ext 237; C: 604.506.2131 /

Family Worker 
Maria Helena at 604.251.1225 ext. 237; C.778.238.6484 /

Family Programmer 
Carrie at 604.251.1225 ext. 237 /

Community Action Program for Children

CAPC supports families with children from birth to six years old. We work with families to promote the health and wellbeing of young children and infants. Our programs include fun and educational activities such as family drop-in programs, parent education courses, parent-led groups and information and referral services. Learn about our ongoing programs and special events announcements below.

If you are interested in meeting other parents and becoming involved in helping with the CAPC Program, please join the Families and Staff Team which meets once a month. For more information, please contact us at 604.251.1225 ext 246 or 237.

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