About Us

Unpack N' Play is a free, registered, structured program that provides parent-child interactive activities for parents and children, such as: circle time, story time, craft time, singing, dancing, play time, one-on-one reading with parents, parachute activities, and more! This program is designed:

  • for parents and children to participate together in each activity,

  • to equip parents with valuable resources,

  • for the children to learn important skills,

  • to bring families together,

  • the idea is for the whole family to benefit from this program.

The recommended age for this program is from 18 months - 5 years, but younger siblings (0-18mon) are welcome.

We begin each session with collecting information on the specific needs of each group. Parents will receive handouts that will cover topics regarding child development, behaviour management, positive parenting and topics requested by parents in order to help support their family and parenting needs.


This interactive play program is focused around bringing parents together to learn, support and share with each other. 


Learn and play with your child while strengthening the parent/child bond. 

The last class of each session is a field trip.  

Each year has 3 sessions:​

WINTER Session runs from January - March

SPRING Session runs from April - July 

FALL Session runs from September - December ​

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Winter registration date
       November 29, 2021


We are happy to continue to provide individual packages to registered families. These packages include: craft supplies, activity supplies, handouts and additional resources. They are needed to participate in the program and can be picked up at City West (9915 148 St) prior to the sessions. 

A sample of the individual package (Fall 2020)



Thank you for your interest in Unpack N' Play! There are many families who would like to participate in the program. In an effort to keep the registration process fair and to reach as many families as possible, our registration is as follows:​

1. This program is intended for children and their immediate family. It is not intended for day home providers and nannies.​

2. Enrollment is managed on a first come, first served basis. ​

3. Priority is given to families who are new to the program, identify themselves as immigrant/external migrants, indigenous, single parents, and families who demonstrate how they could benefit from the program. ​

4. Returning families are still welcome and encouraged to register, however their spots are space dependent.​

5. Once a date has been announced, registration will open at 9:00AM SHARP (registration button will be activated in advance). Please make sure you register online at or after 9:00AM. Registration forms submitted prior to the start date and time will be ineligible (will not be accepted).​

6. Prior to submitting a registration form, please read Operational Measures Due to COVID19 Ground Rules and make sure you would be able to follow them.​

7. When submitting a registration form please make sure you provide all necessary and accurate information (including ALL children attending). Otherwise, your registration form will not be processed and you will be asked to re-submit your registration form. ​

8. Submitting more than one registration form is prohibited.​

9. Abuse of the registration process will result in forfeiture of your spot and registration in any future Unpack N' Play sessions.

Confirmation of enrollment/status of your registration will be provided via email. As there is usually a large number of emails and registration forms that we receive at this time, it might take some time before you hear back. Please note, patience is greatly appreciated, and sending multiple emails will not speed up the process. ​Thank you!

 In order to make sure you receive Unpack N' Play emails and zoom links, please add anastasiia.citywest@telus.net to your email contact list. Thank you!

By proceeding to register you confirm that you have read and agree to the above terms and conditions


Testimonials 2020

Even online, the kids loved the familiarity of teacher, routine, songs, etc. It brought such joy to their faces and was a nice way to bond differently at home together. I have felt connected with the interactions online with our teacher. Thank you!

Facilitator provides the excitement of movement, play and activities in a way that truly sparks interest and connection with my toddler. My toddler and I have done the crafts together and then follow using the craft in the videos. I find a lot of other online content doesn't engage my child like unpack and play. Thank you for this amazing service.

This digital edition of Unpack N Play gave me ideas on how to keep my child busy and active during this difficult times. At home, the songs and dances makes my child look forward to that one day a week where she recognizes the facilitators helping us do crafts. The singing and dancing also expands her understanding of the world and her vocabulary at a young age.

We attended this in person for a few sessions before COVID cancelled it. I would have to say it was a literally the best program I have ever attended. Since COVID, this program being online on Facebook has saved my family on many occasions. We have been able to sit and connect and have a moment where we felt the world was still normal. Thank you for putting videos online!!!

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