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Programs & Services Include:

Drop-ins (Informal)
Registered programs (Formal/age specific)
Specialized programs for families who have concerns about their child’s development
Language specific programs (French, Spanish, Polish, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi)
Pre-natal and post-natal programs (Massage, Education, Nutrition, Breastfeeding)
Parenting programs (Nobody’s Perfect, Make the Connection, CARES)
Home Visiting & Parent Relief

What happens at the drop-in?

Drop-in time is for parents/caregivers and children to meet others and play interactively in an early learning environment. Drop-in is designed to promote parent/caregiver interaction and engagement. Activities include craft, sensory, math, science, circle, reading and much more!

It is also a time to access resources, information and to receive support around referrals. Parents/caregivers may arrive or leave at any time during the drop-in hours. No registration is required for drop-in programs. All programs are free of cost.

There are five locations throughout South Etobicoke. Programs are facilitated by Early Childhood Educators and Social Service Workers.
LAMP Family Centre 
185 Fifth Street
Second Street School
71 Second Street
John English School
95 Mimico Avenue
Franklin Horner
432 Horner avenue
Long Branch Baptist Church 
3381 Lakeshore Blvd West

Home Visiting/Family Support Program & Parent Relief

A program provided for families with children 0-6 years old who are dealing with various challenges/issues, or are in need of resources related to raising healthy children. Family Support Specialists visit families in their homes or at LAMP. Families being referred to this program MUST be living in the catchment area.

Home visiting supports include:

  • Parenting Education
  • Counselling
  • Referrals
  • Form filling
  • Advocacy
  • Parent Relief
  • Family support and more

Program Descriptions

Baby Club Drop-in

A discussion and playgroup for families with infants 0-12 months old. Activities may include infant massage, songs, rhymes, along with guest speakers on relevant issues.

Exploring Hands

The exploring hands program is a 6 week program aimed at parents/caregivers with children 13-18 months old. The program has a sensory focus. Registration is required. Each week a guest speaker will join us to speak on a variety of topics. (language, development, behaviour, nutrition, etc.)

Toddler Time

Toddler time is a 6 week program for toddlers 19-36 months old and their parents/caregivers. We share crafts, snacks, stories, and songs and have a particular focus each week on a toddler issue (potty training, sharing, etc.) Registration is required. School Readiness: A program for children who are attending school for the first time in the fall. Priority is given to those who have not attended daycare or nursery school. The program is designed to help children get used to a routine and being apart from their parents. Registration is required.

Escuelita

Drop-in program for Spanish speaking families with children 0-6 years old.

Baby Steps

A four week parenting program for first time parents who have just welcomed a new baby, or will be in the near future. Topics include: transition to new parenthood, feeding your baby, happy body happy mind, and self care.

Eating for Two

A prenatal program for pregnant mothers and new parents. a $10.00 PC gift card and tokens are provided to eligible families.

Feeding with Love

A postnatal nutrition program for parents with children up to 12 months old.

Infant Massage

A program for babies who are not yet crawling. This program helps to enhance bonding and attachment, helps to better understand your baby’s cues, which enhances communication and fosters trust and confidence while deepening your bond!

Kids Have Stress Too

A two-day interactive workshop that covers stress and the impact of stress on brain development, as well as strategies to reduce stress and promote resilience in children.

Let’s Get Moving

A program that promotes fun physical activities for children and their parents/caregivers. Activities include but not limited to; running, jumping, games, active songs will allow children to develop their gross motor skills.

Children’s Wellness Day

A day for families to connect with multiple professionals around the community and have your questions answered around child development. (speech & language, dietitian, public health nurse, etc.)

GlitterBug

A drop-in program offered in partnership with The 519. Glitterbug programs offer a space for LGBTQ2S families, caregivers, and children (0-6 years) to interact, play, learn, and grow together. Join us in celebrating our diverse communities through play-based activities in an inclusive child-centric environment.

Hello South Asia

This program provides South Asian families in the community a chance to connect with one another through active songs, cultural stories, and crafts.

Baw sie z Nami

A Polish Language drop-in program where children will be exploring language through songs, stories, and crafts.

Busy Bee’s

A gross-motor program for children and their parents/caregivers

Little Bakers

Calling all little chefs! Join us in this virtual program where your little one will explore their sensory, math and fine motor skills while also enjoying a tasty snack! For ages 2 – 6 years old.

Messy Hands

This program allows children to create, explore and express themselves through messy art and sensory play.

Mindfulness for Families

This program introduces mindfulness through movements, breathing, listening, emotional recognition, positive thinking and gratitude. It uses songs, games, movements and crafts to engage children and parents in the program.

Messy Hands

This program allows children to create, explore and express themselves through messy art and sensory play.

Mindful Parent and Baby Yoga

A program focusing on self-care for parents with babies (0-6 months). It helps to increase connections between parents and babies with gentle yoga postures. The program has components of baby rhymes, mindful parent-baby yoga, breathing exercises and parent’s discussion.

Parent – Bambins

A drop-in program provided for French-speaking families in collaboration with Centre de Francophone.

Preschool Learners/School Readiness

A program for children who are attending school for the first time in the fall. Priority is given to those who have not attended daycare or nursery school. The program is designed to help children get used to a routine and being apart from their parents. Registration is required

Our Community Needs Your Support

Every little bit helps. You may not think you make much of a difference, but in the words of those who use LAMP CHC’s services:

"Everyday we come to LAMP CHC, life gets a little easier to get back on track. We would have just given up if it wasn’t for them."

Programs & Services

LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth St
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5

Phone
416.252.6471

Fax
416.252.4474

Email
feedback@lampchc.org