CCRR Playgroups
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Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
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The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
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Parent Participation Playgroups

Play, Learn, and Develop Together


Welcome to CCRR playgroup activities and events!

We provide free child playgroup activities and free or lowpay events for children and families throughout the year. These programs are offered by the Richmond CCRR in conjunction with Richmond School District 38, and are funded through grants from the Richmond Family Place.  These popular drop-in programs provide high-quality, play-based learning environments and resources for families with children aged 0-5. We also have exciting field trips, summer programs, and events for children and families to participate.

The programs are run by licensed educators, however, these are not drop-off programs and as such caregiver participation is required.

What to expect from CCRR Playgroups:

New activities, games, and crafts offered each week
Parents and caregivers are provided with a safe space for their children to play, learn, and socialize
Adults are involved in the learning process and interacting with children 
Provides participants with opportunities to network and make new friends in the community
Activities provoke curiosity and interaction among participants
Prepares parents and children for the transition to school or child care program




Together Time (ages 0-5)

9:15am - 11:15am 
Mondays and Wednesdays during the school year
Cook Elementary Early Learning Centre
8600 Cook Road Richmond, BC V6Y 1V7
Free drop-in; parent participation required

Contact us for current dates.


Cooking Together & Together Talks  (ages 3-5)

1:00 - 3:00pm
Mondays and Wednesdays during the school year
James Thompson Elementary
6211 Forsyth Crescent, Richmond, BC V7C 2C4
Free drop-in; parent participation required

Contact us for current dates.

Parenting Lessons at Together Talks
Winter Schedule: (more to be announced soon)

January 22nd - Science Time Fun
Science activities are not only fun and help build up children’s knowledge, but they also facilitate children’s skills in goal-setting, planning, and problem solving, etc. This is a great opportunity where children aged 3-5 and families can learn new ideas to do science activities. 

April 1st - Parent-Kid Yoga 
Come and learn to do yoga with your child. Practice breathing techniques and relaxational poses and techniques. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Jun 3rd - Creatures Exploration
Learn about many different creatures and explore the world around us. Live animals will be present as living, breathing learning aids. Children cannot only hear the stories of the creatures, they can touch them as well!! 

These lessons are special topics presented by qualified community partners that go beyond the usual Together Talks themes. During Parenting Lessons, we provide playgroups for children aged 3-5


Junior Detectives  (ages 3-5)

10:15 - 11:30am
Select Mondays through July/August
Richmond Caring Place
7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5
Registered participants only

2020 dates to be announced in spring.


Field Trips and Events:

Event:  2020 Dental Screening *Registration Required
Cook Elementary Early Learning Centre
8600 Cook Road Richmond, BC V6Y 1V7
Wednesday, February 12th

*Registration must be done in person at Together Time on one of the following dates: Jan 27/29, February 3/5 

Field Trip:  Ice Time Fun on Feb 12th (ages 3-5 only)
Minoru Arena, 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8
Wednesday, February 12th 2020
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for a FREE ice skating field trip! Participants are welcome to use their own equipment. If you have no equipment, helmets and skates will be provided. **Please note that this is a parent participation program, and parents are fully responsible for their child's safety at all times.

Free drop-in field trip. First come, first served!
Maximum 20 children


To learn more about the playgroups and current session dates, contact our
Playgroup Coordinator at >604-788-8069