See our Calendar for a listing of what’s on this month
- Family Playtime
- Nutrition at Creating Together
- Early Years Literacy Program
- Early Years Physical Activity and Movement Program
- Clothing Exchange
- Day Trips
- Celebrations and Community Events
Join us every day for free play with our toys and costumes, reading and storytime, scarf dancing, parachute play and Literacy Day. Our crafts and creative projects focus on celebrations and the many diverse cultures of our families.
Sing and dance with us at Circle Time, at 11:00am and 2:30pm (1:30pm on Thursday and Friday).
Family Playtime hours are:
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 2:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 2:30pm
We are open two Saturdays a month from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please see Calendar for details.
Nutrition at Creating Together
As the saying goes, “the family that eats together, stays together!” We believe that good eating starts at home, and we aim to support parents and caregivers with ideas on how to eat healthily as a family.
Enjoy a nutritious treat and refreshment with us at Snack Time, at 10:30am every day. Families also have access to a full kitchen where they can heat up their lunches.
To learn more about how to promote healthy eating habits, come to one of our healthy eating workshops facilitated by a highly qualified Public Health Nurse.
Please note that Creating Together is a nut-free facility.
Early Years Literacy Program
Every Monday is Literacy Day at Creating Together. From 9:30am to 10:30am a staff member will read with a small group or one-on-one, and introduce songs and stories on CDs as well as a variety of stories.
Storytime takes place every day at 1pm. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring a special book from home that can be shared during this time.
Our Family Support Worker can share with you some strategies on how to read to small children. Every two months a professional literacy consultant provides educational workshops for families.
Books with CDs and headphones are available for use with the children and a variety of children’s books can be borrowed for use at home through our Resource Lending Library.
Early Years Physical Activity and Movement Program
Get moving with Creating Together! This exercise and movement program provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to participate together. Children learn to build on many skills including listening, singing, movement and participation. This program supports each child’s fine and gross motor skills through simple exercises and concepts like using cards with pictures to demonstrate different exercise poses, parachute play, and scarf dancing.
This program is aligned with the City of Toronto’s Rainbow Fun Guide – a physical activity and healthy eating program for children 3 to 6 years. The Rainbow Fun Guide includes information and interactive activities for child care providers, educators and parents that do not require expensive equipment, making it easy for parents and caregivers to do the routines at home with their children.
Parents and caregivers are welcome to donate gently used children’s clothing and use the clothing exchange during program hours.
We do many day trips and outings to attractions in and around Toronto. These special trips give us a chance for our community to expand horizons, experience something new, and make new memories.
Trips and special outings each year can include:
- Apple picking at Chudleigh’s Farm (Milton)
- Ontario Science Centre
- Bronte Creek Conservation Park (Oakville)
- Strawberry picking at Downey’s Farm (Caledon)
- Metro Toronto Zoo and more!
These outings offer families access to attractions at a much reduced rate, often subsidized by the centre’s fundraising efforts. Creating Together also arranges for transportation to and from these attractions.
You can sign up for a trip by visiting us at the centre or by filling out this form. Please note that priority will be given to member families that frequently attend Creating Together.
Celebrations and Community Events
We come together as a community to celebrate occasions such as Black History Month, Family Day, International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Literacy Day, and seasonal holidays such as Chinese New Year, Tibetan New Year, Easter, and Christmas.
All Creating Together member families are welcome to attend our Annual Summer Picnic in August. The Picnic gives us an opportunity to celebrate another fun-filled year of family programming before the summer break.