October 23 - 28

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)

Stackers: language development/expression (infants)

Music Maker: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing materials: creative expression

Insects and magnifying glasses: sensory play

Halloween Cookie cutters: physical well-being

Kitchen and play food: emotional well-being

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

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

Cars: connecting to others

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

Wooden mobile: language development/expression (infants)

Imaginative play with sea animals: language development/expression (older children)

Decorating mittens with glue and felt: creative expression

Play dough: sensory play

Blue bolster for cruising and jumping: physical well-being

Caring for dolls: emotional well-being

Sphere toys with large beads and bobbles: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Play doctor's office and little people: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Centre is closed for Staff to do CPR/First Aid re-certification

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

Finger puppets: language development/expression (infants)

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

Painting popsicle sticks: creative expression

Tambourines & maracas: sensory play

Ride-on vehicles outside jumping & song circle inside: physical well-being

Choosing materials & experimenting at the Art table: emotional well-being

Little people & a school bus: 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)

Singing & rocking together on the red rowboat: connecting to others

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

Caterpillar ABCs: language development/expression (infants)

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

Halloween decorations: creative expression

Pullback cars: sensory play

Tongs at the Play kitchen: physical well-being

Circle time lap songs: emotional well-being

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

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

Reading diverse books: connecting to others

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

Mini ABC books: language development/expression (infants)

Making "lunch" at the play kitchen: language development/expression (older children)

Halloween decorations: creative expression

Circle time songs: sensory play

Making patterns with plus-plus toys: physical well-being

Potato Heads: emotional well-being

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

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

Dollhouse & people: connecting to others

 

October 16 - 21

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)

Numbered balls: language development/expression (infants)

Spinners: language development/expression (older children)

Magnets: creative expression

Barn and Farm animals: sensory play

Stamping: physical well-being

School bus and people: emotional well-being

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

Drawing with chalk outside: 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.

Duplo: language development/expression (infants)

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

Glitter glue on doilies and snowflakes: creative expression

Shakers and rainmakers: sensory play

Soft climbing blocks: physical well-being

Hand puppets: emotional well-being

Pop-up number toy: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Sweeping sand and play vacuuming in the backyard: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Auction Committee Meeting - Volunteers still needed - please visit the Centre or ask staff how to sign up! 

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

Stacking rings and cups: language development/expression (infants)

Lego: language development/expression (older children)

Finger Paint: creative expression

Cardboard blocks: physical well-being

Smiling for the camera: emotional well-being

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

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

Taking turns with toys in the play kitchen: connecting to others

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

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

Building with lego: language development/expression (older children)

Exploring art materials: creative expression

Play drums: sensory play

Painting with large brushes at the easel: physical well-being

Making shapes at the play dough table: emotional well-being

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

Playing with the dollhouse and people: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Reading board books: connecting to others

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

Halloween board books: language development/expression (infants)

Spelling names on artwork: language development/expression (older children)

Painting on patterned paper: creative expression

Typing on the pretend keyboard: sensory play

Jumping to songs at circle time: physical well-being

Learning to be gentle with newborn infants: emotional well-being

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

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

Magnifying glasses and insects: connecting to others

 

October 10 - 14

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)

Alphabet little books: language development/expression (infants)

Shakers: language development/expression (older children)

Lego: creative expression

Food Colouring painting: sensory play

Floor puzzle: physical well-being

Blue scarf: emotional well-being

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

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

Cars: connecting to others

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

Musical frog toy: language development/expression (infants)

Alphabet play dough cutters: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing on felts and cloth: creative expression

Rain stick and shakers sensory play

Small tunnel: physical well-being

Singing together: emotional well-being

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

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

Looking at each other through binoculars & magnifying glasses: connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Halloween Costume Making Workshop - Visit the Centre to sign up! 

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

Peek-a-boo with the blue scarf: language development/expression (infants)

Drawing letters with chalk: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing with crepe & tissue paper: creative expression

Sand box, play dough: sensory play

Cruising, jumping, using blue bolster: physical well-being

Making faces in the mirror: emotional well-being

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

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

Playing alongside each other, sharing in the play kitchen: connecting to others

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

Naming colours of soft blocks: language development/expression (infants)

Finding objects with binoculars: language development/expression (older children)

Gluing and cutting: creative expression

Musical Instruments: sensory play

Blue balance beam: physical well-being

Good Morning Train song: emotional well-being

Opening and closing Board books: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

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

Playhouse outside: connecting to others

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

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

Naming animals with the barn: language development/expression (older children)

Water colour paint on coffee filters: creative expression

Play dough: sensory play

Excersaucer jumping: physical well-being

Making new friends: emotional well-being

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

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

Train set: 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)