Parents, are you looking for some support? Or perhaps you're searching for activities for you and your children? Check out the following listings taken from the Parents and Kids section of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar:
Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca.
Baker's Corner Pre-school is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com.
Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop-in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play-based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604-936-3900.
Learning Disabilities Association is offering keyboarding for kids program at Miller Park elementary school, tutor training and parent advocacy training. The association also has lending library of books, videos and other materials at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo. Info: 604-461-1167.
Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-937-6971.
Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672.
Pleasantside Play Pals, a non-profit parent-participation play group for newborns to pre-schoolers at Old Orchard Hall, PoMo; parents/caregivers invited every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Parents and tots gather to play and learn in a Jewish-themed environment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. Info: 604-552-7221 or email@example.com.
Step By Step Child Development Society family resource room and toy lending library at Harbour View elementary school, 960 Lillian St., Coquitlam, is open Tuesday to Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parent and tot drop-in times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Info: 604-931-1977.
Drop-in for parents/caregivers and children 5 and younger, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Birchland School Family Place, 1331 Fraser St., PoCo. Info: Westcoast Family Resources Society, 604-941-7828.
ADHD parent support group meets 7-9 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, family resource centre, Coronation Park elementary school, 135 Balmoral Dr., PoMo.
Autism Tri-Cities information and support group for adults with relatives with autism spectrum disorder. Info: Clair, 604-939-5157.
Coquitlam Play Centre parent participation play group meets, 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-936-2303.
PoCoMo Mothers of Multiples club meets the third Thursday of the month. Info: Brenda, 604-937-5534.
Simon Fraser Society for Community Living hosts Family Support, Education and Networking Group, for families with children with developmental or physical disabilities throughout the school year. For more information, please contact the Family and Individual Support Program at 604-525-9494.
Parents Together is a mutual help group for parents experiencing conflict with their teen(s), meets in PoCo. Info: 604-325-0556.
Learning Disabilities Association meets the third Thursday of each month at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo, 7-9 p.m.