Infant & Preschool Programs

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Winter Registration Thu Dec 8, 9am (online, in-person) Fri Dec 9, 9am (phone)


INFANT & PRESCHOOL

 

BIRTHDAY PARTY (2-8)
Have your birthday party at the Roundhouse. Party packages are for children ages 2-8, with a maximum group size of 20 children. Cancellations require 10 days advance notice to avoid charges. Caregiver participation is required. No party Oct 29, Dec 10.

What’s included in the party:
Fun and energetic leader to help lead and supervise activities
Decorations and balloons
Arts and crafts project
45 minutes of gym time with bouncy castle and play equipment
Access to Engine 374 Pavilion
NOTE: Roundhouse Fire Safety Rules prohibit compressed gas and containers. No helium balloons.
Sa Su | Sep 10-Dec 18 |11:30am-1:30pm |
$140/up to 14 children or $198/15-20 children | 2-8 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Birthday Party Leader


ART

Make it Mondays (2-8) $2 suggested/drop-in
This drop-in family art program invites parents and children ages 2-8yrs to make art together. Explore art media, mark making, and much more in creative activities that will inspire the whole family.
Mo | Jan 16 | 6-8pm | $2/1 sess | 87826 | 2-8 | Café Lobby
Mo | Feb 20 | 6-8pm | $2/1 sess | 87828 | 2-8 | Café Lobby
Mo | Mar 20 | 6-8pm | $2/1 sess | 87829 | 2-8 | Café Lobby
Instructor: Amanda Lye

Art & Music Together (1.5-5) $12/drop-in
Art and music can boost a child’s creativity, confidence, concentration, and coordination. We’ll have fingerpainting, abstract art, collage, colouring, stickers, stamping, and clay modeling, as well as sing-alongs, movement, storytelling, and play time. Caregiver participation is required. Drop-ins welcome only if the class is not full.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 7 | 9:30-10:30am | $87.75/9 sess | 91718 | 1.5-5 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 7 | 10:45-11:45am | $87.75/9 sess | 91720 | 1.5-5 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 10 | 9:30-10:30am | $87.75/9 sess | 91738 | 1.5-5 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 10 | 10:45-11:45am | $87.75/9 sess | 91739 | 1.5-5 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Sun Rey Han

Art is Fun (3-5)                  $12/drop-in
Have fun with origami, clay modeling, stamping, collage, abstract art, mixed media art, finger painting, crafting, and more. Drop-ins welcome only if the class is not full.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 7 | 1:15-2:15pm | $92.25/9 sess | 91741 | 3-5 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Sun Rey Han

Family Keepsakes in Clay (2-5) Cancelled
Create beautiful objects that showcase the special bond between children and parents. You and your child will work together to design, sculpt, and paint a new creative object every week. Parent participation required. Please bring a smock. No class Feb 16.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 1:30-2:30pm | $64.5/8 sess | 91181 | 2-5 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: David Robinson

Exploring Textures & Abstract Drawing (3-6)        $12/drop-in
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers discover art along with your young artist. Engage in a playful exploration of mixed media, building your images like layers on a cake, using paints, markers, and just about anything you can put on paper! Caregiver participation is required. Drop-ins only if space available.
Sa | Jan 21-Mar 11 | 9:30 -10:30am | $78/8 sess | 92721 | 3-6 | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Christina Kam


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Three Bridges Multiples Parenting Group Drop-in (0-18mos)   
Bring your family to a group for parents and caregivers of multiples up to 18mos of age for support, sharing, and learning from each other, as well as guest speakers and public health nurses. Meet others who share in this unique adventure raising multiples.
Tu | Jan 10 | Feb 7 | Mar 7 | 1:30-3pm | Free | 88827 | 0-18mos | Room B
Instructor: www.vch.ca

Three Bridges Parent & Infant Drop-in (0-8mos)   
Nurses from Vancouver Coastal Health will help you and other new parents learn from your experiences. Discussion topics include growth and development, feeding, sleeping, safety, and general health. For parents of infants from newborn up to 8mos.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 10:30am-12pm | Free | 88824 | 0-8mos | Room B
Instructor: www.vch.ca


DANCE

 

Developmental Play with Babies (8wks-crawling)   $12/drop-in
Learn hands-on parenting techniques to enhance your baby’s development through singing, dancing, and playing. Come prepared to move with your baby and have fun. For babies 8wks to crawling. No class Mar 7, 14.
Tu | Jan 17-Mar 28 | 10:30-11:30am | $90/9 sess | 91165 | 0-1 | Dance St
Instructor: Bonnie Sylvia Davis, www.familycontinuum.com

Developmental Play with Toddlers (walking-2yrs)          $12/drop-in
Enhance your toddler’s social, emotional, and physical development through singing, moving, and playing in this research-based workshop. Come prepared to move with your toddler and have fun. No class Mar 7, 14.
Tu | Jan 17-Mar 28 | 11:50am-12:50pm | $90/9 sess | 91166 | 0-2 | Room B
Instructor: Bonnie Sylvia Davis, www.familycontinuum.com

Drama Bugs Musical Theatre Minis (3-5)          $12/drop-in
Learn the essentials of musical theatre, singing and dancing to well known songs while developing confidence, coordination, and rhythm. Children must be able to attend class without their parents.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 7 | 11:15am-12pm | $81/9 sess | 88703 | 3-5 | Room C
Instructor: Rebecca Salters, www.dramabugsvan.com

Mini Hip Hop (3-5)    
Move and groove to your favourite tunes. Learn the basics of hip hop dance in this high energy program. Leave feeling energized, confident, and excited about dance. Beginners welcome.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 7 | 1-1:45pm | $87.75/9 sess | 88538 | 3-5 | Dance St
Instructor: Vancouver Performing Stars, www.performingstars.ca

Brightstars Performing Arts (2-3) $9/drop-in
Dive into the wonderful world of performing arts. Learn the beginnings of dance, movement, singing, and acting—and imagination and self-confidence too. No class Feb 8.
We | Jan 11-Mar 8 | 11:45am-12:15pm | $62/8 sess | 88045 | 2-3 | Dance St
Instructor: Jordan Thomson

Acrobatic Dance (3-5)      $9.50/drop-in
Combine fundamental dance principles with rhythmic and classical gymnastics in this playful class. Using creative movement, games, stories, and props, dancers will achieve balance, coordination, awareness, and strength.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 3:15-4pm | $74.25/9 sess | 91516 | 3-5 | Dance St
Instructor: Espirito Santo Mauricio

Toddler Move and Play (1.5-3.5) $11/drop-in
Help build your toddler’s brain, body and social skills through movement and play activities. Learn ways to engage in movement with your toddler and others in a creative and playful environment. Classes support bonding, developmental movement and healthy social interactions.
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 3 | 11:15am-12pm | $80/8 sess | 88549 | 1.5-3.5 | Room B
Instructor: Marcia Wakarchuk Jones, www.innerdancer.ca

Creative Ballet (3-5)        $9.50/drop-in
Learn posture, tempo, shapes, and space, along with basic movement and ballet skills. Grow musical awareness through music, stories, rhythms, and games to increase musical sensitivity. No class Feb 11.
Sa | Jan 21-Mar 11 | 9-9:45am | $61.25/7 sess | 88705 | 3-4 | Dance St
Sa | Jan 21-Mar 11 | 9:50-10:35am | $61.25/7 sess | 88708 | 3-4 | Dance St
Sa | Jan 21-Mar 11 | 10:40-11:25am | $61.25/7 sess | 88720 | 4-5 | Dance St
Instructor: Serena Morphy


EDUCATIONAL

Early Math Matters (3-6)   
Use creative hands-on learning to develop pre-math and pre-language skills. Math helps preschoolers learn to solve problems and make sense of the world. Based on Piaget and Montessori.
Sa | Jan 14-Mar 4 | 9:30-10:15am | $64/8 sess | 91169 | 3-4 | Board Rm
Sa | Jan 14-Mar 4 | 10:30-11:15am | $64/8 sess | 91172 | 4-5 | Board Rm
Sa | Jan 14-Mar 4 | 11:30am-12:15pm | $64/8 sess | 91174 | 5-6 | Board Rm Cancelled
Instructor: Branka Bajgoric

 

 


LANGUAGE

Spanish For Preschool (3-5)       
Say hola to Spanish. Children learn the basics of this beautiful language with games, songs, and crafts. Parent participation is optional for this class. No class Jan 30, Feb 13.
Mo | Jan 9-Mar 6 | 2:30-3:15pm | $61.25/7 sess | 87958 | 3-5 | Room C
Instructor: Gloria Alonso

The Reading Tree (3-5)      
Learn the alphabet, vocabulary, and critical-thinking skills through stories, games, songs, and crafts. This early literacy program helps kids get ready for kindergarten. No drop-ins.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 10-11am | $81/9 sess | 87831 | 3-5 | Board Rm
Instructor: Debbie Leboe


MUSIC

Music Lessons
Private lessons are 30 minutes in length. There will be no make-up classes for any lessons that the student isn’t able to attend. Music refund requests prior to the start of your private lessons must be made no later than the day before the class starts in order to receive a full refund minus the admin fee. After private lessons start there will be no refund. No registration after the second class.

Access to the practice room piano is for piano students currently enrolled in piano lessons. The music room piano is available to all patrons.

Music Together (0-5)    
You and your child can dance and sing to happy folk songs from around the world, and play instruments galore. Caregiver participation is required. Siblings 6mos of age and under attend for free; over 6mos, pay the reduced siblings fee. No class Mar 15, 16, 22, 23.
We | Jan 11-Mar 29 | 9:30-10:15am | $165/10 sess | 88081 | 0-5 | Multimedia Rm
We | Jan 11-Mar 29 | 10:30-11:15am | $165/10 sess | 88082 | 0-5 | Multimedia Rm
We | Jan 11-Mar 29 | 11:30am-12:15pm | $165/10 sess | 88085 | 0-5 | Multimedia Rm
Instructor: Tanya, Westside Music Together
Th | Jan 12-Mar 30 | 9:30-10:15am | $165/10 sess | 88086 | 0-5 | Music Rm
Th | Jan 12-Mar 30 | 10:30-11:15am | $165/10 sess | 88088 | 0-5 | Music Rm
Th | Jan 12-Mar 30 | 11:30am-12:15pm | $165/10 sess | 88095 | 0-5 | Music Rm
Instructor: Katy, Westside Music Together
Sa | Jan 7-Mar 11 | 9:30-10:15am | $165/10 sess | 88097 | 0-5 | Multimedia Rm
Sa | Jan 7-Mar 11 | 10:30-11:15am | $165/10 sess | 88102 | 0-5 | Multimedia Rm
Sa | Jan 7-Mar 11 | 11:30am-12:15pm | $165/10 sess | 88103 | 0-5 | Multimedia Rm
Instructor: Roya, Westside Music Together

Orff Music (1-5) $9.50/drop-in Cancelled
This well established method developed by composer and educator Carl Orff teaches fundamentals such as beat and rhythms with fun singing games, a large variety of percussion instruments, and movement.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 9:30-10am | $69.75/9 sess | 88815 | 1-2 | Room C
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 10:10-10:40am | $69.75/9 sess | 88817 | 2-3 | Room C
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 10:50-11:20am | $69.75/9 sess | 88818 | 3-5 | Room C
Instructor: Tonia Allen


SPORTS

Parent & Tot Gym Time (0-5) $2.75/drop-in | $21/10-visit pass
Have fun in this supervised indoor play environment. Climb on trestle equipment, tumble on mats, ride on toys, and jump in our bouncy castle. An opportunity to meet new friends and connect with community services. Caregiver participation required. No gym Feb 5, 13, 19, Mar 13, 20.
Mo | Jan 3-Mar 27 | 1:15-3:15pm | 0-5 | Gym
Tu Th Sa | Jan 4-Mar 30 | 9:15-11:45am | 0-5 | Gym
We | Jan 5-Mar 29 | 12:30-2:30pm | 0-5 | Gym
Instructor: Emilija Lale, Stratos Charalambides

Head Start Soccer (3-5)     $12/drop-in
Learn fundamental skills through soccer drills that teach the key essentials of sharing, listening, and participation while interacting with other children and having fun. Caregiver participation may be required.
Tu | Jan 17-Mar 7 | 2:15-3pm | $74/8 sess | 91524 | 3-5 | Gym
Instructor: Felicia Bartolomeo

Tennis: Indoor (4-5)                
Develop athletic and tennis skills through fun. Classes have a 4:1 child-to-instructor ratio.
We | Jan 11-Feb 1 | 3:05-3:35pm | $40/4 sess | 87933 | 4-5 | Gym
We | Feb 8-Mar 1 | 3:05-3:35pm | $40/4 sess | 87937 | 4-5 | Gym
Instructor: Gayle Dobson

Sportball: Junior (1-2)      
Move and explore, learning fundamental sport skills and participating in games, songs, bubble time, and more. Children are challenged according to their individual skill level while grown-ups learn proven teaching techniques. Caregiver participation required. No class Feb 5, 19.
Su | Jan 8-Mar 12 | 11-11:45am | $131/8 sess | 88774 | 1-2 | Gym
Instructor: Sportball Vancouver

Sportball: Multi-Sport (3-5)         
Develop basic sport skills like balance, coordination, stamina and timing in a fun, non-competitive setting. Each class introduces one of these sports: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf or tennis. No class Feb 5, 19.
Su | Jan 8-Mar 12 | 10-11am | $131/8 sess | 88771 | 3-5 | Gym
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 1-2pm | $147.50/9 sess | 88782 | 3-5 | Gym
Instructor: Sportball Vancouver

Sportball: Parent & Tot (2-3)          
Refine motor skills and develop social skills such as following instructions, taking turns, and sharing. Coaches introduce a different sport each class using games and activities. Caregiver participation required. No class Feb 5, 19.
Su | Jan 8-Mar 12 | 9:15-10am | $131/8 sess | 88764 | 2-3 | Gym
Th | Jan 12-Mar 9 | 2-2:45pm | $147.50/9 sess | 88790 | 2-3 | Gym
Instructor: Sportball Vancouver


Spring Break Camps

Head Start Soccer Camp (4-6)   
An introduction to fundamental soccer skills using drills that teach sharing, listening and participation while interacting with other children and having fun.
Mo-Fr | Mar 13-17 | 9:30-10:45am | $101.75/5 sess | 94229 | 4-6 | David Lam Park
Mo-Fr | Mar 20-24 | 9:30-10:45am | $101.75/5 sess | 94230 | 4-6 | David Lam Park
Instructor: Felicia Bartolomeo


OUR PARTNERS IN CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

WEST COAST CHILDCARE RESOURCE CENTRE

WCCRC supports the healthy development of children, families and their communities by providing child development and child care information, referrals, training, support with subsidy applications, and resources for parents, caregivers and others who provide services to children and families. INFO 604-709-5661, www.wstcoast.org

VANCOUVER SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S CENTRES

VSOCC’s mission is to design, develop, and deliver an integrated and comprehensive continuum of high quality child and family services that reflect community, family, and children’s values, needs, and interests. They offer a variety of licensed childcare and family programs in the downtown peninsula. More INFO www.vsocc.org

VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH

VCH provides a full range of health care services ranging from hospital treatment to community based residential, home health, mental health and public health services. VCH operates the Three Bridges Community Health Centre at 1292 Hornby St which offers a variety of community health programs. INFO www.vch.ca