Kids Six and Under

young girl playing in the gym at Firstenburg Community Center

Kids six and under can enjoy a variety of activities at all three community center operated by Vancouver Parks and Recreation. We also offer childcare for young ones.

Child Watch at Firstenburg Community Center
Child Watch at Marshall Community Center
Playgroup at Firstenburg Community Center

Child Watch

Child Watch is a place where children can have fun while parents enjoy our facilities. Under the supervision of our caring staff, kids explore activities in a safe and nurturing environment.

At Firstenburg Community Center (ages 3 months - 10 years)

Hours of Operation  
Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4:15 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4:15 - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon

Drop-in Fees

  • $3 per 90-minute consecutive session, per child.
  • $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes, up to 2 hours max used once daily.
  • $60 for a 21-visit punch card (each visit 90 minutes) used once daily.

Monthly Child Watch Pass (passholders only)

  • Children must live in the same household as the passholder.
  • Spots not guaranteed, first-come first-served still applies.
  • 1 child $30/$35 (resident/non-resident)
  • Each additional child $16/$18 (resident/non-resident)

For more information about Child Watch at Firstenburg call 360-487-7021

At Marshall Community Center (ages 3 months  - 10 years)

Child Watch at Marshall is provided Monday-Thursday in the morning (for ages 2.5 - 7 years) and in the afternoon for ages 3 months - 10 years).

Hours of Operation  
Monday - Thursday 9 - 11:45 a.m. (September - June)*
Monday - Thursday 4:15 - 8:30 p.m.

*Morning Child Watch is provided through the Vancouver Cooperate Preschool and is available for ages 2.5 - 7 years only

  • Reservations at least 24 hours in advance are required for Child Watch in the morning.
  • Reservations are not required for Child Watch in the evening. Maximum time allowed in Child Watch is two hours.
  • Parents or guardians must remain inside Marshall Community Center the entire time a child is in Child Watch.

Drop-in Fees

  • $2.50 per 90-minute session, per child.
  • $1.00 per 30-minute consecutive session, per child.
  • $50 for a 21-visit punch card (each visit 90 minutes).

Playgroup at Firstenburg Community Center

Playgroup provides a space for kids to run, play, jump and climb in our gymnasium, while parents can meet and socialize with each other.

Hours of Operation
Playgroup is offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. There will be no playgroup during Winter Break from December 17 - January 1.

Drop-in Fees

  • $3.75 per visit for both parent and child
  • $2.75 per visit for each additional child
  • 10-visit punch cards are available! Fill your punches and receive a free visit.
    • One child is $33.75 (10 visits)
    • Two kids are $58.50 (10 visits)
    • Three kids are $83.25 (10 visits)

Swim Playgroup for Little Swimmers!

On the second Friday of each month from 9 - 10 a.m. and 10 - 11 a.m. children and parents may swim in one of the swim sessions listed* and take part in playgroup in the gymnasium between 10 - 11:30 a.m., all for one price.

*Limited to 20 swimmers in each session

Other Activities for Young Ones