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Pre-school programs

Girl in swimming pool

Are you looking for something to do with your pre-school children? We offer many different options for registered and drop-in programs that your child can attend independently or alongside parents / guardians.

Dance Craze (registered)

Join our recreational co-ed dance classes.

  • Yabadaba dance (two to four years) is a fun approach to movement in which both child and parent participate. Explore movement through music, poems, stories and action songs. Creative movement is for three to four year olds.
  • This is a nine or 10 week registered program, offered at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and Albert McCormick Community Centre.
  • Go to Expressreg to register.

Swimming (registered and drop-in)

We offer a wide range of parent and tot and preschool swims and lessons all year round. 

  • We offer registered speciality programs such as kinder fun and waterfit programs such as diaper fit, diaper aqua cycle (for those parents looking for a more intense water workout) or pre/post natal waterfit. Go to Expressreg to register.
  • Drop-in swim sessions for parent & tot swim lessons. This dynamic and creative pay-as-you-come program for parents and preschoolers (six months to three years) is designed for the busy family who can't commit to regularly scheduled lessons. After the structured lesson (30 minutes long led by a qualified instructor), stay for up to 10 minutes at the end of the program to relax in the swirlpool and swim around.
    • $5.75 per session for one parent and one tot.
  • Drop-in at the Waterloo Swimplex at a public or family swim time. For kids under six, we offer kidsplash. Times available on our swimming schedule.

Tots at Play  (drop-in)

Interact with your child (newborn - six years) through creative play and action games. Unrestricted floor space allows children to develop gross motor skills. Caregivers must supervise children at all times. 

  • Program is at Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Complex in Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge Street West.
  • Last Day Friday April 28, 2017
  • Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Check back for themes and special days. 
  • $5.25 per visit (maximum four children) or $47.25 pass for 10 visits. Please note we do not have the capacity to take debit or credit payments

Theme Days

Mark your calendar for some fun days we are planning for the kids. Invite some friends and join in the fun!

March 24 - Bubble Fun

Bubbles are so much fun for everyone - come and play in the bubbles. 

We will have a bubble runway and bubbles galore!

April 10 - Easter Fun

Easter is almost here so lets have a mini egg hunt. We will also be having a small Easter craft and some small games. Invite a friend and come and play!

April 28 - Carnival Games

April 28 is the last day of Tots at Play for the season. Come join all of our staff as we play some carnival games with your children. We will have small prizes for all children to win. 

Cancelled dates

March 13, 17, April 14, April 17.

 We hope to see you at Tots at Play!