A view of the Welcome Centre with a large campfire decorated rug

The District is pleased to announce the beginning of our programming at the new Welcome Centre, located at Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary. The Welcome Centre will provide interactive, informative sessions for families and their young children aged from birth to four years and will support families in celebrating their child’s development. It is a safe and welcoming space that is reflective of Indigenous culture and values, highlighting the First Nations principle that every child is a gift.

Currently, we have two programs running, and will continue to add new programs throughout the school year. These programs are available to all families in Langley at no cost. Pre-registration is required. COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for early learning settings are in place.

  • Story Time - Mondays

    Join Sam Collie for an interactive caregiver participation group story time complete with rhymes, books and felt stories. Children birth to 5 years are welcome. The program is hosted in 5 or 6 week sessions. Currently, we are limiting our sessions to a maximum of 20 visitors in the centre. Please email scollie@sd35.bc.ca to register.

    Mondays
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Beginning November 8, 2021
    Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary – 7844 204B St, Langley

  • Toddler Time - Wednesdays

    This is a toddler version of the “Baby Talk” program that is currently hosted at the Willoughby Early Years Hub. It is targeted to families with 1 – 2-year-olds, within a casual environment where families gather to socialize, play, and learn. A different community speaker is scheduled weekly to share their knowledge and services. Currently, we are limiting our sessions to a maximum of 20 visitors in the centre. Please email scollie@sd35.bc.ca to register.

    Wednesdays
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Beginning November 10, 2021
    Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary – 7844 204B St, Langley

    Wed, Nov 10Cora Becker from Inclusion Langley
    Wed, Nov 17Eleanor Poirier from Encompass Support Services
    Wed, Nov 24TBA
    Wed, Dec 1Donna Gibson - Langley Literacy Network
    Wed, Dec 8Colleen Blundell - BCAA - Car Seat Safety
    Wed, Dec 15Kanchan Garcia - Dental - Fraser Health