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Presented by Family Play Time

Facilitated pop-up sessions for caregivers and their children

We know that the first 6 years of a child's life are crucial for their future development. We also know parenting in the early years can be new and challenging for parents and caregivers. 

Our Family Navigators invite parents and caregivers of children ages 0-6 to join us for a resource enriching experience. These free pop-up sessions provide a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn, discuss, and connect in a warm and safe environment.

In this 1-hour workshop, families will come together to learn about a relevant early years topic facilitated by our Family Navigator and engage in meaningful conversations all while enjoying quality playtime with their little ones. Join us in this relaxed atmosphere where education meets connection.  

Upcoming sessions:

Our Navigating the Early Years program is taking a break for the summer months. We look forward to having families back with us in September for more fun, learning, and connection.

Registration is free to the community

Register under 'Free Classes' in the Y app, similar to Family Play Time. 

  1. On mobile: download the YMCA of Southern Interior BC App from the App Store or Google Play
    On computer: go to the YMCA of Southern Interior BC class booking system
  2. Create an account
  3. Select ‘Free Classes’ from menu
  4. Select the 'Navigating the Early Years' session you want join
  5. Select ‘book class’

For help registering or to book an individualized meeting, email

If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so that others can join. On the app, an option to cancel can be found by clicking "profile" in the bottom menu. On the web, an option to cancel can be found on the "My Schedule" page (under "My Info").

Navigating the Early Years Sessions provide:

  • Parental education through facilitated sessions relevant to an early year development topic
  • Chance to foster friendships and meet other families
  • Engage in quality play-based activities designed for children aged 0-6 years old 
  • Inclusive play areas, materials, and resources that embrace various cultures
  • Personalized assistance for families to meet essential requirements and access to specialized services 

For more information, or if you are interested in running free pop-up sessions in your community space/agency, please email

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.