Brighter Futures is a not for profit organization serving families aged 0-6 years


We loved Friday mornings Little Learners Virginia Park!  We always looked forward to Friday because we knew we would see our new friends! It introduced me to moms (and dads) of children the same age as my son and we were able to share experiences and learn about parenthood together. We had some wonderful guest speakers to help us understand about baby massage, eating habits, sleeping patterns and more. It was a comfortable environment where we could bond as adults and our children could also grow and learn together. Alisa made everyone feel so welcome and was so helpful and kind to all of us, she asked us what guest speakers we wanted and she was always there to lend a hand when a baby wouldn’t settle. We still sing the songs we learned at Little Learners, especially ‘Take me out of the Bathtub’, ‘Smooth Road’, ‘Sleep my little one’ lullaby and ‘The Rocketship song’. I have been very lucky to remain friends with many of the parents I met at the program and we still stay in contact two years later. I am about to have another baby in January and I am really looking forward to attending the group again! The snacks were awesome too!

Colleen Dobbin Little Learners -Virginia Park

Healthy Baby Club has helped me to understand pregnancy a lot better. When I had questions or concerns the leaders were always so very helpful in answering my questions and alleviating concerns. I absolutely loved being a part of such a great group of expectant moms.

Jennifer New Pennywell- Healthy Baby Club Program.

Brighter Futures is awesome! The coordinators are very helpful  and gives us lots of useful information. I would highly recommend it to any expectant moms. Thanks so much- you guys Rock! 

Kayla Healthy Baby Club- Mount Pearl


Family Resource Centres- Playgroups

A place where children, moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers can play, learn and relax together!
We offer you a warm, caring supportive environment that recognizes the value of family in the development of happy, healthy children.

We offer seven play based programs for parents and/ or care givers with their children, aged birth to six years. They are FREE of charge and are offered in child friendly, safe, and stimulating environments. Each playroom will have a variety of centres such as sandbox, crafts, house-keeping, books and blocks. Play groups are not just for the children; parents and caregivers play with their child and other children, and have opportunities to talk to other parents and caregivers in a supportive, nurturing way.

It is never too early to join in a play group, there is something for everyone. Nutritious snacks are provided for all children. Bring a friend, tell a neighbour. They will be glad you did!

Family Resource Programs are offered in the following locations:


St. Teresa'sElementary School
100 Mundy Pond Road, St. John’s, NL
Monday & Wednesday  9:30-11:30
Family Resource Coordinator: Kristy Stevenson


Upper Three Corner Pond Torbay
715 Bauline Line Torbay, NL
Tuesday 9:30-11:00
Family Resource Coordinator: Alisa Cutler


St. John Bosco Elementary School
P.O. Box 150, Shea Heights, NL
Tuesday& Thursday 9:30-11:30
Family Resource Coordinator: Kristy Stevenson
709 739-8096


St. Thomas Line Community Centre 
St. Thomas Line at Neary Road Paradie, NL
Tuesday & Friday  9:30-11:30
Family Resource Coordinator: Veronica Bennett


Mt. Pearl Family Resource Centre - Gloria Pearson Community Centre
25 Holden Street, Mt. Pearl, NL
Monday & Wednesday 10:00-12:00 (Group 1)
Tuesday &Thursday 10:00-12:00 (Group 2)
Family Resource Coordinator: Angela Duke


East Point Elementary School
14 Middleton Street, St. John's, NL
Monday & Thursday 9:30-11:30
Family Resource Coordinator: Alisa Humber-Cutler