Parents of babies, educate yourselves at Place Maillardville

Baby, what a year.

Baby’s First Year, a program at Place Maillardville community centre in Coquitlam, is for expectant parents as well as parents, grandparents and/or guardians and their babies from newborns to 12 months.

The program is an opportunity to learn from guest speakers and to enjoy support, conversation and validation in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Baby’s First Year runs on Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville. This is a free drop-in program, so there is no need to register.

Guest speakers for September are:

• Sept 14: Amy Lee of The Connection we Share on “Legacies of Love — writing letters to your baby;”

• Sept: 21: Dominique Bélanger on baby French;

• Sept. 28: Erin Newell, La Leche League, on breast feeding, nutrition and weaning.

This program is made possible through the support of the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Ministry for Children and Family Services.

For more information on Place Maillardville programs, visit or check out the centre at or on Facebook


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