Children

Kiwassa is a place for children to learn and play and grow.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House provides safe, quality child care and many multicultural programs for children and families.

It does take a village to raise a child. We work together with families, partner organizations and funders, to provide relevant, high quality, community based support programs for our neighbourhood. Check out our programs and the many opportunities to get involved!

Kiwassa offers quality, licensed group childcare programs for children 0-6 years and children 5-12 years.

Early Childhood, 0-6 years

A broad range of free multicultural programs are open to all families with children age 0 – 6. Programs include Family Place drop-in, Strong Start drop-in, Mother Goose, and much more.

School Age children, 5-12 years

Creative, safe and fun low cost children’s afterschool and school break programs are offered for neighbourhood children in grades k-4. Join the fun! The Children’s Program Coordinator can be contacted at 604.254.5401 ext 227 or childrensprograms@kiwassa.ca

Preteen Program, 9-12 years

Supportive programs are offered daily after school for preteen youth in Grades 5 to 7. Activities include healthy snacks, homework support, sports activities, games, art, and exciting outings around the city. Preteens get lots of opportunities to give input into program activities. Contact the Pre-Teen Program Coordinator at 604.254.5401 ext 227 or preteenprograms@kiwassa.ca

Food programs

Children need healthy food to grow. Kiwassa offers a free daily breakfast for children and families, a food bank for low-income families, healthy lunches and snacks, community dinners and cooking programs for families.

Special Events

Several times a year Kiwassa offers special events for children and families including an annual Childcare Picnic, fall Open House, Halloween Carnival, Breakfast with Santa, Winter Celebration, and Community Dinners.

Thank you! Kiwassa’s programs for children and families are funded by the generous support of the City of Vancouver, the Province of B.C., the Government of Canada, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, private grants and fundraising by our staff and volunteers.