September 18 - 23

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Xylophone: language development/expression (infants)

Accordian: language development/expression (older children)

Barn and farm animals: creative expression

Play dough: sensory play

Painting: physical well-being

Building blocks: emotional well-being

Dinosaurs: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Numbered balls: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Puzzles: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Singing slowly: language development/expression (infants)

Reading a book together before circle time: language development/expression (older children)

Water and chalk: creative expression

Drums and maracas: sensory play

Standing with support from excersaucer & blue balance beam: physical well-being

Playing outside touching leaves, sticks and sand: emotional well-being

Large peg board: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Counting cans: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Dressing in hats together: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Handwriting without Tears workshop from 10:00am to 12:00pm - visit the Centre to sign up!

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Clapping songs: language development/expression (infants)

Markers and crayons: language development/expression (older children)

Stamps: creative expression

Hammering and drumming: sensory play

Chasing balls: physical well-being

Mirror play: emotional well-being

Shape sorter: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Play construction vehicles, fire trucks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Red rowboat: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Repeating sounds: language development/expression (infants)

French Head and Shoulders song: language development/expression (older children)

Painting with Q-tips and toothbrushes: creative expression

Spiky pink ball outside: sensory play

Climbing soft mat steps: physical well-being

Lap songs at circle time: emotional well-being

Xylophone: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Fridge magnets: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Musical instruments together: connecting to others

SATURDAY (SNACK AT 10:15, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE LIBRARY AT 10:30) 

Board books: language development/expression (infants)

Insects and magnifying glasses: language development/expression (older children)

Cutting a gluing various material: creative expression

Shakers and tambourine: sensory play

Beach balls: physical well-being

Doctor kit with baby dolls emotional well-being

Round stackers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Train set: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Making shapes at the Play dough table: connecting to others

 

 

September 11 - 16

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Circle time ABC song: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet bean bags: language development/expression (older children)

Kitchen and play dough: creative expression

Sandbox outside: sensory play

Dress-up: physical well-being

People and doll house: emotional well-being

Rolling balls: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Lego: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Train set: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20.

Face-to-face time on the mats language development/expression (infants)

Constructing train tracks: language development/expression (older children)

Dancing during circle time: creative expression

Cornstarch and water: sensory play

Digging in the sand box: physical well-being

Play school, house or Dentist office: emotional well-being

Shaking tambourines and beating drums: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Lacing shoe and ribbon: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Tickle rhymes: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Outing to the Science Centre - visit the Drop-in to sign up for this trip!  Everyone is welcome, suggested donation is $10.

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Farm animal sounds: language development/expression (infants)

Imaginative play with the barn: language development/expression (older children)

Painting at the easel: creative expression

Rain stick: sensory play

Pull caterpillar and/or dog: physical well-being

Singing "row, row, row your boat" & lap songs: emotional well-being

Stacking lamaze ball: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Dino play dough cutters: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Sharing toy trains: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, DANCE PARTY ON THE 2ND FLOOR FROM 10:45-11:45AM)

New board books: language development/expression (infants)

Potato head toy: language development/expression (older children)

Glitter glue: creative expression

Gluing on patterned fabric: sensory play

Infant marble-works with balls: physical well-being

Animals and barn: emotional well-being

Hiding under the blue scarf: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Making pretend lunch at the play kitchen: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Playing at the tool bench: connecting to others

SATURDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT 10:50) 

Singing at Circle time: language development/expression (infants)

Feeding baby dolls: language development/expression (older children)

Exploring art materials at the activity table: creative expression

Art at the easel: sensory play

Fishing puzzle: physical well-being

Reading together: emotional well-being

Star stackers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Train set: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

People in the dollhouse: connecting to others

 

Free Local Drop-in Programs and Activities July and August 2017

Tuesday, July 11th will be the last drop-in day until August 9th (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.). 

When the Centre is closed, you may wish to visit one of the programs or places listed below. 

Applegrove Parent/Child Centre

Main Location

60 Woodfield Road (east of Leslie; north of Queen)

416-461-5043

Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

East End Children's Centre

Kimbourne location

200 Wolverleigh Blvd.

416-469-0495

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (babies under 15 months)

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

Last day: July 28

Reopens: August 21

* Open on July 29, August 5, August 12, and August 19

 

Eastview Children's Centre

86 Blake Street

416-392-1750 ext. 304

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: August 2 and August 28 - September 5

 

East York East Toronto Family Resources

Toronto Centre-Rosedale (St. Paul's) Location

80 Sackville Street

647-258-9792

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Beaches East York Main Site

3079 Danforth Avenue (at Victoria Park)

647-258-9784

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Donlands Family Resource Program

1108 Greenwood Avenue

647-258-9785

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends)

Closed: August 21 - September 1

 

Family Resource Connection

184 Main Street

416-690-0102

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Last day: July 28

Reopens: August 21

 

Massey Centre

1102 Broadview Avenue (north of Danforth)

416-425-3636

Calendar available online.

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

S.E.A.S. Centre

606 Gerrard Street East

416-490-6491

Monday-Tuesday: 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9: 45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends) 

Sunday: Typically, the last Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

Parent Resources

Main Site

1117 Gerrard Street East (just west of Leslie)

416-463-5399  

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Closed on long weekends) 

Last day: August 11

Reopens: September 5

St. Lawrence Site

173A Front Street East

416-941-9248/416-463-5399

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

Last day: August 11

Reopens: September 5

 

The 519

519 Church Street

416-392-6874

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Queen/Saulter Library

765 Queen Street East

416-393-7723

Family Time (drop in for song and stories)

Every other Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

July 15, 29

August 12, 26

Summer Storytimes at Joel Weeks Park (50 Matilda Street-meet at the north end, under the trees)

Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (drop-in)

July 4, 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

*Weather permitting

Family Time at Saulter Street Park (25 Saulter Street, at the end of the street that the library is on)

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (drop-in)

July 26, August 30

*If it is raining, Family Time will take place in the library.

Summer Reading Club

Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on July 20)

Visit the library's website for the specific activity and age group for each Thursday.

 

Wading Pools

A list of wading pools is available on the City of Toronto website.

 

Splash Pads

A list of splash pads is available on the City of Toronto website.

 

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre

93 Birchmount Road

416-396-7603 or 461-396-4310

*At this program, a 2016/2017 Family Membership and $2.00/visit are required to participate.

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

Scadding Court Family Drop-in

707 Dundas Street West

461-392-0335 ext. 235

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Monday - Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Closed: August 21 - September 4

 

Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester Avenue

416-392-6794

Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Regent Park Aquatic Centre

640 Dundas Street East

416-338-2237

Leisure Swim Preschool (Children up to 5 Years)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: August 7

 

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

870 Queen Street East

416-392-0751

Leisure Swim Preschool (Children up to 5 Years)

Monday, Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: August 7

 

 

Programs Open on Saturdays and Sundays

Saturday, May 13th will be the last Saturday drop-in until September 9th (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). 

On Saturday, May 27th, you are invited to join our Stroller-a-thon, play in the backyard, and/or purchase tasty treats from the Bake Sale! All families are welcome to participate in the Stroller-a-thon—including an obstacle course at Jimmie Simpson Centre/Park—whether “strolling”, cycling, or moving in any other way! If you would like to collect pledges or donate to the Centre, you can do so online, or with cash or cheque any time. We are also gratefully accepting nut-free baked goods, sandwiches, and drinks for the Bake Sale

We hope you’ll join us on May 27 for this fun community event! 

When the Centre is closed, you may wish to visit one of the drop-in programs listed below.  We recommend that you call before visiting.

East End Children's Centre

Kimbourne location

200 Wolverleigh Blvd.

416-469-0495

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

 

East York East Toronto Family Resources

Donlands Family Resource Program

1108 Greenwood Avenue

647-258-9785

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends and for 2 weeks during the summer-call ahead to confirm that the program is open)

 

S.E.A.S. Centre

606 Gerrard Street East

416-466-8842

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends)

Sunday: Typically the last Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Parent Resources

Main Site

1117 Gerrard Street East (just west of Leslie)

416-463-5399  

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Closed on long weekends and closed July 1-September 2, inclusive) 

 

St. Lawrence Site

173A Front Street East

416-941-9248/416-463-5399

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Open on long weekends and closed July 1-September 2, inclusive)

 

Queen/Saulter Library

765 Queen Street East

416-393-7723

Family Time (drop in for song and stories)

Every other Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (e.g., May 20, June 3, etc.)

 

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre

93 Birchmount Road

416-396-7603 or 416-396-4310

At this program, a 2016/2017 Family Membership ($40) and $2/visit are required to participate.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (closed July and August)