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Parent and Child
Drop-in Groups

Connect with Norwood Centre and other families in your community with our fun and FREE drop-in parent-child groups. These groups help you boost your child's learning and development through play!

Facilitators: All groups are facilitated by human services professionals who specialize in early childhood development and healthy families. Ask them your parenting questions - they can help!


  • Parents and children play together in a child-friendly environment 

  • Healthy snacks are served

  • Opportunity to meet new people in your community 

  • Referrals to other programs and services

Drop-in, free of charge, registration not required

Schedule of Groups

Parent and Child One-Day Drop-In Workshops


Music and Movement

Tuesday, May 21

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Norwood Centre

Dance, sing, and explore music and movement, with your child.


Puppets and Dramatic Play

Tuesday, May 28
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Centre

In this group we will play with puppets,
dress-up, and tell stories!
This groups is intended for families with
children aged 2-6.

Loose Parts Workshop

Tuesday, June 11
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Centre

In this group, you and your child will explore different open-ended natural materials, recycled objects, 

and found objects with endless possibilities! Build, move, create and play with you child in our Loose Parts 

Workshop! This groups is intended for families with children aged 3-6. 

Art & Sensory Workshop

Tuesday, June 25
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Centre

Come and get messy with us at Norwood!

We will be creating, playing, and having fun with different art materials. Explore with your child all the fun that can be had with water, paint, chalk, and glue - just to name a few!


Tuesday, June 4
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Norwood Centre

In this group, you and your child will explore different science, technology, engineering, and math activities

that support the development of collaboration, communication, problem solving and critical thinking!


This groups is intended for families with children aged 3-6. 

Daily Schedule

Come out and play! Groups are listed by the day of the week. Scroll way down or click here for location addresses.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE! We are closed Monday, May 20.


Stay and Play

Visit one of our indoor play spaces to enjoy fun activities with your children and meet people in your community! All are welcome; play spaces are designed for ages birth to six years old.

Baby and Toddler Exploration Time

A time for parents/caregivers and children to explore the five senses through stories, songs, rhymes, games, and movement. For children ages birth to two years old; siblings are welcome.

Jumping Gym Time

Run, jump, climb, and move with your child in our play space with games and activities that build strong muscles!

Growing Together
(Parent and Child Education Group)

A positive and safe gathering place for expecting and new parents with infants up to one year old. Access free resources and information, try new activities, and bond with your baby!

Explore the Outdoors

Did you know anything you can teach a child in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children? Let’s explore the outdoors! Get outside with us and explore the benefits of risky play and connecting with nature! Together we will test boundaries and feelings around risky play, explore new heights, and interact with the world around us. In the event of harsh weather conditions, this group will move inside. 

Play Group Locations:
  • Norwood Centre, 9516 114 Avenue NW 

  • McLeod Community Hall, 14715 59 Street NW

  • Northeast Community Hub, 14017 Victoria Trail NW

  • ​Parkdale Cromdale Community League, 11335 85 Street NW

  • Riverdale Community Hall, 9231 100 Avenue NW

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