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It's important that children get an early start in developing their motor skills. Providing your child with a wide variety of opportunities to be active will help them develop the foundations of physical literacy.

Check here for parks to hike, play and explore with your family.

What is Physical Literacy?
Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
The International Physical Literacy Association

Birthday Parties
Check here for more information.

MYPASS for youth
18 years and under
$99 / $39 * for 12 months.
*If parent in the same household has a valid MYPASS.
Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Learn more about MYPASS.

Drop-in Stay and Play
For parents and young children under 6 years.
Enjoy positive play and learning experiences with your little one! Supervised by qualified and caring staff. Meet new friends and neighbours! Activities may include parachute games, ride-on toys, music and movement and active games. Instructor Elizabeth Rolls.
Gibsons & Area Community Centre
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am to 11:00 am
April 3 - July 31
$3.50 / child, $2 per additional child.
No class on May 22 and June 9.

Aquatic Programs

Swim Lessons*
*If your child is enrolled in swim lessons, they may stay and swim in the pool after the lesson is over for no extra charge. Family members wishing to join them can pay drop-in admission or use their My Pass. Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult in the pool outside of swim lessons.

Preschool Parented: Ages 4 months - 3 years
Preschool non-parented: Ages 3 - 5 years
Swim Kids: Ages 6 - 14 years
Junior Lifeguard Club

Childminding
$3.75 / hour, $2 / hour for each additional child
Enjoy some time for yourself while your child is in the care of trained YMCA staff. Ages 6 weeks to 9 years
Gibsons and Area Recreation Community Centre
No childminding on statutory holidays.
Sundays: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Mondays: 5:00 to 8:15 pm
Wednesdays: 4:15 to 7:30 pm

Parent and Tot Family Resource Centre Drop In
Free!
For parents and caregivers with children birth to 6. Bring your child to play and meet other parents and children. Sunshine Coast Community Services friendly, trained and experience staff are always available to support parents with any child development or parenting concerns.
Gibsons & Area Community Centre
January 3 - May 30 except statutory holidays
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Bellies and Babies Drop In
Free!
For pregnant women and new moms: an opportunity to meet, share stories, talk with Sunshine Coast Community Services staff and get information on pregnancy, birthing, postpartum, nutrition and well as learn about other community services. A free delicious and nutritious hot lunch is served and recipes provided.
Gibsons & Area Community Centre
January 9 to June 26 except statutory holidays
Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.