Parent Education & Skill Development

Nobody's Perfect

There are no perfect parents, perfect children or perfect people. We can only do our best, and we all need help once in a while.

  • Meet with other parents of young children
  • Share questions or concerns and ideas about being a parent
  • Learn about child development, safety, health and behaviour
  • Talk about real-life parenting experiences
  • Work together with the support of a trained facilitator
  • Discover ways of positive parenting

NEW CLASS STARTING IN FALL 2019. Call our office at 604.278.4336 or email info@richmondfamilyplace.ca to add your name to our program interest list

Make the Connection

Topics Covered Include:

  • helping your baby feel close to you
  • helping your baby feel good about themselves
  • helping your baby understand and talk
  • saying no to baby with love
  • being the best parent you can be
  • helping baby discover their world

The Program also Provides:

  • an opportunity for parents/caregivers to connect
  • songs and rhymes for parents/caregivers to share with baby
  • hands-on parent/caregiver and baby activities
  • personalized video feedback
  • fridge magnets based on program themes
  • a certificate of participation

Call or email Hydi at hydi@richmondfamilyplace.ca or 604-833-5012.

Baby Babble

For parents with children 0–8 months old. Pre registration required. A 6 week program designed to help new parents connect with their child and their peers while learning what to expect during the first year of baby’s life. Call or email Hydi at hydi@richmondfamilyplace.ca or 604-833-5012.

Parent Connections - Peer Support Training Program

The Parent Connections program is comprised of an 8-week training program, program practicums and ongoing opportunities to participate as a peer mentor at Richmond Family Place.

The 8-week training takes place once a year in the early spring (March – June). Topics covered include family resource program practices, communication skills, volunteering, early childhood development and multiculturalism and diversity. The training is a pre-requisite to practicums and becoming a peer mentor.

To join us for an information session or to register contact ruth@richmondfamilyplace.ca.

The Peer Support program follows the highly successful Parent Connections program. A video about the Parent Connections can be seen on YouTube.
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“We have connected with, and felt a part of, the Richmond community”

“Being here has taught us not to judge others”

“Programs helped us with our parenting skills and to grow as individuals” 

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