Family Resource Programs

Family Resource Programs of BC (FRP-BC), is a membership organization dedicated to promoting and supporting programs for families. Childhood Connections is a proud FRP member. It is our mission to provide programs, services and resources to support families. As such, we work diligently to build and support the development of healthy families in the Central Okanagan. We offer many activities, programs, and workshops geared to families with children 0-6 years old. Most of our programs are free, and many are drop-in programs. Check out the list below for full details!

Visit the Family Resource Program website for more information

Family Programs, Activities and Workshops

Explore the Great Outdoors at the Clubhouse Farm

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

($5 administration fee)

Spend the morning with early learning professionals and parents of early learners (0-12yrs) exploring loose parts, a forest classroom, the benefits of outdoor play and learning, and enjoy a refreshment break around the campfire! This event is taking place as part of Family Literacy Week - Unplug & Play activities. The Farm fieldtrip is geared towards Early Childhood Educators (ECEs, ECE-As), Childcare Providers, Parents, Community Members and anyone wanting to learn more about the importance of outdoor play for children and their development.

Connect & Play Group Drop in

Every Wednesday from 1-2pm and Friday 10-11am

Located at Childhood Connections

Spend quality time with your child exploring craft materials together, singing songs, and reading stories. Connect with other parents, grandparents, caregivers and family childcare providers in this 1hr play group.

This session is suited for children between 12 months and 5 years.

Books for Babies 2023

Monday, Jan 9th – Monday, Feb 13th from 9:30am - 10:30am

Located at Childhood Connections

The program introduces parents/caregivers to various ways they can support their child’s early literacy and language experiences, encourages daily book sharing and, in doing so, helps promote healthy family relationships.

Each week you will receive a new board book to take home to support early literacy.

Children must be between 2-12 months

Craft Activity Bags

Pick-up available during open hours

We are now offering free monthly activity bags for parents to engage in with their children!

Pick up at Childhood Connections, Monday - Friday  from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Nourish Families

On-Going

If you or someone you know is struggling during this time and could benefit from weekly meals and other family supports, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Families may be referred by a community agency, their child care provider or even self-referred.

Playful Healing

On-Going

Playful Healing was designed to support children who are struggling in their day to day life with feelings of worry, uncertainty, isolation, and unhappiness and whose families are unable to afford expensive therapy. By providing FREE, one-to-one therapy, we help children manage and cope with behavioural struggles and anxiety.

Central Okanagan Family Resources

Other Family Programs in our Community

YMCA Family Play Time

Explore, create, imagine, and play in a variety of activities for you and your child. Meet other families through group activities in a comfortable play environment and learn about services in your community. This is a parent-participation program.

Kelowna Community Resources

For more playgroups in our community please visit Kelowna Community Resources

Do The Okanagan

Take a look at this extensive list of drop-in groups. Separated by day of the week and location!