CCRR Playgroups
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Parent Participation Playgroups

CCRR Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

At the Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre (CCRR), the health and wellbeing of our staff, clients, and volunteers is our top priority. Following public health guidelines we have made some temporary changes to our services including closing our office to visitors. Click here to review the full list of changes to our service and direct contact information for our staff.

Play, Learn, and Develop Together

Welcome to the Richmond CCRR's playgroup activities and events! 

We provide free child playgroup activities and free or low-cost 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 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 in. 

The programs are run by licensed educators. However, they 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 
• Participants will have 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 a child care program


In accordance with guidelines from provincial and federal health authorities, and for the health and safety participants, most Richmond CCRR playgroup programs have been moved online, or have limited capacity through online registration, until further notice.


Together Time

Together Talks (Ages 0-5)
Online via Zoom

Welcome to Together Talks, where parents and children have the opportunity to learn together about a variety of early childhood development topics, such as Nutrition, Dental Care and Reading Skills, as well as experience Mike’s Critters, Martial Arts, Jazz Dance, Ballet, Yoga, Drawing, Painting, Science Activities, and more online via Zoom.

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Mondays and Tuesdays, April 12 to June 22, 2021 (Except May 24, Victoria Day)

10:00am – 11:00am

Online registration and parent participation are required!

The Zoom link and detailed schedule will be sent out after registration!

Together Talks

Special Presenters @ Together Talks

These lessons are special topics presented by qualified community partners that go beyond the usual Together Talks themes. 

April 12th, 19th and 26th – Jazz Dance

Join and learn Jazz Dance! Jazz Dance is a high energy dance style that will focus on poise, strength, conditioning, flexibility, coordination and musicality through strong and energetic movement patterning and upbeat music.

May 3rd, 10th and 17th – Richmond Martial Arts

Welcome to Richmond Martial Arts, where children get a great workout from head to toe, and the skills they need for success in life. Through the process of learning the techniques, children are not only just punching and kicking to get stronger and healthier, but also developing amazing traits, like confidence, respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting. 

May 11th & Jun 22nd – Mike’s Critters

Learn about many different kinds of animals, foods they eat, the environment they live in, and how they stay safe from predators etc. Children will build their observation and critical thinking skills through asking and answering questions.

May 31st – Virtual Learning Together

Learning Together is one-hour online class that briefly helps parents and children aged 3 to 5 build a love of reading together and improve literacy skills using the alphabet, numbers, stories, and active play. This class is designed for parents and children to participate together and the focus will be on communication skills as well as activities that families can do at home, reinforcing the joy that comes from reading together. 

June 1st – Dental Hygiene                                                                                                                                    
A Dental Hygiene Practitioner from Vancouver Coastal Health will be invited to talk about how to take care of children’s teeth, ways to prevent tooth decay and so on. 

June 7th, 14th and 21st – Ballet

Let’s join the Ballet online class together. Ballet is a style of graceful classical dance, focusing on poise, precision, coordination, strength, flexibility, and musicality through a fluid and beautiful form of movement.

Together Time (Ages 3-5)

Together Time is a free Parent Participation Program, where parents and children will sing songs, read stories, do crafts, science activities, yoga, and a whole lot more! One adult may attend with their children aged 3 to 5 years old. Two ECE educators will be on site and snacks will be provided to bring home.

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Mondays and Tuesdays, April 12 to June 22, 2021 (Except May 24, Victoria Day)
1:30pm – 3:00pm
General Currie Elementary School – Portable, 8220 General Currie Road

Online registration and parent participation are required!

COVID-19 Precautions: 
- No babies or toddlers at this time 
- Maximum 4 children per class 
- Adults will be asked to wear masks and everyone will need to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival 
- Each family can book for 6 classes in total (6 classes are either on Monday or Tuesday)

Together Time

Virtual Cooking Together (Ages 3-5)

Cooking Together is a free program for families with children aged 3 to 5 years old. Learn to make delicious and healthy recipes while children develop their language, cognitive, and social skills. The recipe will be sent out one week before the Online Zoom Class. Please prepare the kitchenware and ingredients by yourself before the class.

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Fridays, April 9 to June 25, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

Online registration and parent participation are required!

The Zoom link and detailed schedule will be sent out after registration!

Cooking Together

Junior Detectives (Ages 3-5)

Welcome to Junior Detectives, a free parent participation program where children can enjoy different outdoor activities like badminton, basketball, Mini Hockey, pool noodle ponies riding, farm hoppers bouncing, fishing games, planting, and show & tell. Snacks and water will be provided for children in the class.

Junior Detectives runs in two series, each running for 4 weeks, and parents have the option to choose either the Monday or Friday programs. from 10:00am to 11:30am.

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Option 1  (Monday Program):  July 5th to 26th
Option 2  (Friday Program):  July 9th to 30th
Option 3  (Monday Program):  August 9th to 30th
Option 4  (Friday Program):  August 6th to 27th

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Brighouse Park / Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd.

Online registration and parent participation are required!

COVID-19 Precautions:

- No babies or toddlers at this time
- Maximum 4 children per class
- Registration limited to 1 series choice per family
- Adults will be asked to wear masks and everyone will need to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival
- All the materials and equipment will be sanitized after class and between uses

Field Trips and Events:

Important notice: All field trips have been postponed as a precaution following the guidlines set by Canada Public Health. New dates will be announced soon. Please contact us if you have any questions.

To learn more about the playgroups and current session dates, contact our
Playgroup Coordinator at 604-218-3085 or