• StrongStart (13 centres) - DROP-IN, Abbotsford School District's Early Learning Department, Phone: 604-504-4612 (Curriculum Department) or Donna Wright, District Principal of Early Learning at donna.wright@abbyschools.ca
  • StrongStart is a free, drop-in, parent participatory early learning program for 0 to 5-year-old children. It runs from September to June and a qualified early childhood educator leads activities, including stories, music and arts, to help children grow linguistically, emotionally and socially. For a full list of all 13 StrongStart Centres locations throughout the community click HERE.

  • Emémel Spá:th (Little Bears), DROP-IN, Phone: 778-880-8554 (Abbotsford Early Years Centre) For information on currently available sessions contact abbyearlyyears@gmail.com or check our calendar HERE.
  • Little Bear is an Indigenous focussed program for families with children 0-5 years old. Drumming and singing with us and enjoying a story at circle time, play with toys, make something in the art center. Caregiver and child attend together so it’s a great place to meet people (in a Covid safe environment) and make a friend.

  • Mother Goose - IN-PERSON, Registration by email is required. Phone: 778-880-8554 (Abbotsford Early Years Centre). For information on currently available sessions check our News & Publication page HERE or check our calendar HERE
  • The Mother Goose Program serves to teach parents rhymes and songs and give participants opportunities to build on their strengths and learn new skills. This program is for babies ages 0-18 months and one of their caregivers.

  • Pj's and Storytime - DROP-IN, Phone: 778-880-8554 (Abbotsford Early Years Centre) For information on currently available sessions contact abbyearlyyears@gmail.com or check our calendar HERE
  • Pj's and Storytime program is an evening program for families with children 0-6 years old at Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre. Cookies and Milk, Crafts, Storytime and lots of fun.

  • Saturday Family Fun and Story Time - DROP-IN, Phone: 778-880-8554 (Abbotsford Early Years Centre). For information on currently available sessions check our News & Publication page HERE or check our calendar HERE
  • Saturday Family Fun and Story Time is a program for families with children (0-6) with professionally led activities, including stories, music and arts, to help children grow linguistically, emotionally and socially.

Abby Dads – Father Involvement Program

  • Chai Time - Drop-in- Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, 33780 Laurel Street, Abbotsford (Fathers and male caregivers only)

Drop-in program for Punjabi Dads. Join Nam and Aman to chat about life, parenting, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind.

  • Dad Chat - Drop-in - Wednesdays at 6:00 pm 33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford (Fathers and male caregivers only)

Dad Chat iis a regular, weekly drop-in program for fathers and male caregivers. No registration is required! Come chat about life, sports, relationships, parenting, and whatever else comes to mind. Meet some other Abbotsford dads striving to build strong families! Open to any dad in Abbotsford.

Family Centre – The Parenting Place

  • Community Drop-in, Birth to age of 6, DROP-IN Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:15 am 33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford

An excellent venue for meeting friends! Drop-ins provide opportunities for your child to interact with others while developing social skills. Parents benefit from meeting other parents and sharing information and support. We welcome all parents/caregivers with children 0-6 years of age.

  • I Got you Bebe - By Registration, 6-23 months, Thursdays from 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford

A fun and interactive program for parents and their children ages 6-23 months. Enjoy new rhymes, songs and stories to share with your child. Registration required. Click HERE to visit the website or email/phone Tania Rempel @ tania.rempel@archway.ca / 604.859.7681 Ext: 266 for more information.

  • Best for Babies - By Registration, weekly group support, must be registered to attend, click HERE to visit the website

Best for Babies is a free Pregnancy Outreach Program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Prenatal Nutrition Program, which assists pregnant women who do not typically access traditional prenatal services, offers support during pregnancy and for 6 months post-partum. Particular attention is paid to promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Weekly registered group drop-ins with food, guest speakers, health education, and childcare are provided for free – registration is required.

  • Wednesday Expectant Moms Group
    Group #1 – 1:00am – 2:30pm
    Group #2 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Thursday Best for Babies New Parents Group
    3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Thursday Best for Babies South-Asian Group
    10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Precious Baby DROP-IN, Birth to 12 months - Tuesdays 9:30 am - 10:30 am at 33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford

An excellent venue for meeting friends! Drop-ins provide opportunities for your child to interact with others while developing social skills. Parents benefit from meeting other parents and sharing information and support. Precious Baby is for families with infants from birth to 1 year.

  • Toddler Time DROP-IN, Birth to 36 months, - Tuesdays 10:45 am - 11:45 am at 33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford

An excellent venue for meeting friends! Drop-ins provide opportunities for your child to interact with others while developing social skills. Parents benefit from meeting other parents and sharing information and support. Toddler Time is for families with children from birth to 3 years of age.

  • Temple DROP-IN, Birt to age of 6, Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple (33094 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford)

An excellent venue for meeting friends! Drop-ins provide opportunities for your child to interact with others while developing social skills. Parents benefit from meeting other parents and sharing information and support. We welcome all parents/caregivers with children 0-6 years of age. This program is facilitated in Punjab and is located at the Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple.

‘In the Know’ provides expert speakers on topics important to families who are parenting a child or youth with a mental health and/or substance use challenge and/or those working to support the mental health of children and youth. Watch an ItK video from our library or join an online discussion with other families to connect and learn. Online ItK discussions are facilitated by Parents in Residence and hosted monthly for families to join. Visit the Family Smart website to check for upcoming online discussions and support groups for parents and caregivers with children ages 0-25

FVCDC receives provincial funding to provide these services, therefore, services are 'free' and also accessible through designated interpreters. You can make a referral for your child by completing an online referral form or contacting FVCDC.

  • Family Consultation - provided on specific topics identified by you as priorities for your child's development. We are able to share ideas about how to encourage your child's development at home and in the community.
  • Parent/Caregiver and Child Program - fun, play-based programs for a small group of children working on developing similar skills. These programs provide opportunities for your child to learn new skills, and for you to learn how to practice the new skills with your child. They are also a great opportunity to meet other parents
  • Parent/Caregiver Education & Training Program - providing an opportunity to learn about child development, parenting and other early years topics.
  • Community Consultation - we are available to consult with community programs (e.g. preschool or daycare) in order to foster your child's development and encourage successful inclusion in these environments.
  • Individual Sessions - occasionally we may provide individual sessions focused on specific goals for your child.
  • Team Work - your team members meet, formally and informally, to discuss your child's services and to share ideas and strategies with each other in order to support your child in reaching the priorities you have identified.