The South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre provides programs designed to meet the various needs of individuals caring for children 0-6 years of age and expectant parents.
We are committed to encouraging and supporting positive adult-child relationships, providing opportunities for learning, building on family strengths, and increasing family involvement in the larger community.
About SOUTH RIVERDALE CHILD-PARENT CENTRE
The daily drop in is our core program. Adults and the children in their care are welcome to come and spend time in our comfortable neighbourhood space.
Children have the opportunity to play in a safe, stimulating and pleasant environment. Our program includes a snack for the children, followed by a song circle.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to share information, develop friendships and networks within the community and are provided with opportunities for learning about child-development, community resources and volunteer opportunities within the Centre.
Additionally, some of the other free resources we provide include: workshops, outings, a toy lending library, a parenting resource library and children's clothing exchange.
In conjunction with all our programs, we also offer resource information, informal counselling, referral services and advocacy work to help resolve difficulties that may have an impact on healthy family development.
What People Are Saying
"A neighbour introduced me to SRCPC when Charlie was just a few months old. It was a saving grace to have such a warm, safe, inviting environment to take him to throughout the year. I felt it was such an important part of the community that I joined the board! "
— Christina Jackson, Mom and former SRCPC Board President, Read More
"The most fantastic, friendly, helpful staff EVER. This centre is clean with a ton of toys, and there is also a toy library. There are also amazing outings on Wednesdays that you can sign up for. This is an incredible space to meet other [families], & a fantastic spot to let your little one explore!"
— Amanda E., Caregiver, Read More
"Fantastic team of supportive women, SRCPC feels like a girlfriend’s warm inviting family room. These women care and it shows. Excellent Wednesday programming, circle time and crafts, great backyard to play in when it is warm, and a toy library! Also, the best play dough and coffee always brewing."
— Paulina B., Mom, Read More