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Bowen Children's Centre

Family Place

Phone: 604-947-2717, ext 2

Email: [email protected]

Bowen Island Family Place, now a program of the Bowen Children’s Centre, was established as a non-profit organization in 1989 to support and enrich family life on Bowen Island. Family Place is a drop-in centre for parents/caregivers and their children ages 0-6 to play and socialize. The programs offer play-based programming for young children, while promoting connections between parents and their children, families and the community.

Our program facilitators:

  • focus on strength-based support for families, and links parents and caregivers to family resources (on and off island) as needed;
  • provide a safe and engaging environment that focuses on developmentally appropriate play-based activities for children;
  • participate in ongoing professional development to support working with families; and
  • have training in Early Childhood Education and Family Resource Work.

Our services include:

  • clothing, toy and book exchange;
  • a resource lending library;
  • child care information;
  • parent/caregiver education;
  • health information; and
  • regular communication with members

Where possible, Bowen Island Family Place partners with other organizations to provide parent education and other early childhood programs.