Shuswap Drop-In Playgroups

We Are…  

  • supportive and helpful for all of your parenting questions
  • a drop-in program for families and caregivers with infants and young children
  • devoted to making families lives the best they can be

We Provide…

  • a friendly environment
  • a place away from the routines of home, where you and your child can play and have fun together
  • an opportunity for children to develop their social and developmental skills
  • a comfortable place to relax and meet with other adults

For the Kids…

  • creative educational play experiences
  • toys, books, play kitchen, dress-up clothing, music and large muscle toys (riding, climbing, sliding)
  • a variety of art activities
  • circle time

For the Adults…

  • a place to sit and relax over a cup of coffee
  • informal support discussions and research in areas such as parenting, children’s nutrition, children’s health, toilet training, importance of play and physical activity
  • books, magazines, videos, tapes and workshops about childcare and family adult literacy opportunities

We Ask of You…

  • donations towards the coffee/tea fund
  • supervise your children – if a child’s behaviour becomes disruptive, refrain from using physical punishment — a short “time out” or a private chat is usually effective
  • keep sick children at home to avoid passing on infections

Call: 250-833-0164 ext 0  


Fax: 250-833-0167

Mail: PO Box 2579, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R5

Location: District Education Support Centre, 341 Shuswap St SW, Salmon Arm, BC

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Koffee N’ Kids – Tuesdays ~ 10:00 – 12:00 pm ~ Come in and play.

At the Broadview Church, 350 – 30 St NE | For more information call Steph Metcalf 250-803-3869

Little Caboose (3 and under) – Mondays ~ 9:00 – 12:00 pm ~ Come in and play.

At the District Education Support Centre, 341 Shuswap St SW | For more information call Shuswap Children’s Association 250-833-0164 ext 0



StrongStart (for children 0 to 5 yrs old)

Monday Noon – 3pm
Tuesday 9am-Noon
Wednesday 9am-Noon
Thursday 9am-Noon
Friday 9am-Noon
  • Runs September 19 to June
  • StrongStart program is closed for summer and all school holidays, including Pro-D days

Note:  Registration is required by the School District.

We require a copy of:

Child’s birth certificate and Child’s care card

We can do the photocopying at the playgroup.