Welcome to Cumberland! Nestled in the trees and countless mountain biking trails, the village of Cumberland is a beautiful place to raise your kids. This community has plenty of offerings for parents and children 0-6 (and beyond!). Explore the suggestions below and be sure to follow the links for more information about dates and times on the calendar. Remember that the Comox Valley is also one big community! Feel free to check out the programs in Comox and Cumberland as well.


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Comox Valley Child Development Association

237 3rd Street Courtenay, BC V9N 1E1

CVCDA Inquiries and Information

250 338 4288

Baby Time At Vancouver Island Regional Library

Babies start learning from birth. Led by a librarian, Baby Time is a program for parents and their pre-walking babies. Learn rhymes, tickles, songs, and lap bounces. Encourage your baby’s brain development and also enjoy the opportunity to meet other local parents.

Baby Time currently runs in pre-registered sessions at all three local VIRL branches.

Get In Touch

VIRL Comox
1720 Beaufort Ave, Comox BC Phone: 250-339-2971

VIRL Courtenay
300 6th Street, Courtenay BC Phone: 250-334-3369

VIRL Cumberland
2724 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland BC Phone: 250-336-8121

Family Storytime at Courtenay Library

Drop-in for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver. Songs, stories, rhymes and other fun!

Get In Touch

Phone: 250-336-8121
Email: cumberland@virl.bc.ca
Location: Cumberland Library, 2724 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland (map)


For mothers and babies, this group focuses on self-care, postpartum adjustment and life after baby.

Our goals:

  • to increase knowledge of parenting issues

  • to provide opportunities for socialization and community building in Cumberland

  • to reduce distress, isolation and depression

  • to increase the mental and social wellbeing of the whole family

We are an ages 0-5 program, and siblings of any age are welcome! Tea and snack provided. Program offered by Cumberland Community Schools Society

Get In Touch

This program is hosted by Cumberland Schools Society
Email: director@ccssociety.org

Parent + Tot Gym

This drop-in at Cumberland Recreation Centre is an opportunity to come play (there are riding toys, balls, climbers and more), socialize and let your young ones burn off some energy in a warm, dry space.

Get In Touch

Phone: 250-336-2231
Location: Cumberland Recreation Centre, 2665 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland (map)

Parent + Tots Go Wild

An opportunity for active free play and social interaction with others. Guided activities include parachute games, plasma cars, music and movement games. An adult must participate and is responsible for the supervision of their children.

Get In Touch

Phone: 250-338-5371
Location: Lewis Centre, Meeting Room, 489 Old Island Highway, Courtenay (map)

StrongStart (School District #71)

This is a drop-in early learning program for children from newborn – 5 years of age, accompanied by their parent or caregiver.

Children, families and caregivers attending StrongStart centres can expect a play-based environment which includes circle time, art, snack and gym.

Please bring your child's birth certificate or passport when you come to your first Strong Start.

StrongStart centres are located in 7 Comox Valley elementary schools:

Aspen Park Elementary

  • Facilitator: Phylis Edgar

  • Contact: 250-890-0944

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Brooklyn Elementary

  • Facilitator: Amy Whitley 

  • Contact: amy.whitley@sd71.bc.ca

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Courtenay Elementary

  • Facilitator: Carlene Steeves

  • Contact: 250-338-5396

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Cumberland Community School

  • Facilitator: Terri-Lynn Higgs

  • Contact: terri-lyn.higgs@sd71.bc.ca

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Puntledge Park Elementary

  • Facilitator: Phylis Edgar

  • Contact: 250-334-4495

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Queneesh Elementary

  • Facilitator: Colleen Friendship

  • Contact: 250-334-4089

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Royston Elementary

  • Facilitator: Phylis Edgar

  • Contact: 250-334-2161

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