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


Mother Goose

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents/caregivers, their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents/caregivers will gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns.  The P-CMGP is a group program in which parents/caregivers take part together with their infants or young children. Teaching is directed to the adults. The children participate as is appropriate to their stage of development and inclination. 

We can take up to 14 children per group and generally offer 3 sessions per year, September, January and April. Depending on the dates sessions will vary between 8-10 weeks long. Wait times for programs depend on the number on the waiting list.

Mother Goose is a free program in high demand. We have long waiting lists for each site, therefore participants will be enrolled in ONE session only. We understand that there is a great need for this type of program. The programs offered by Brighter Futures is dependent on Federal and Provincial funding.  We will continue advocate to all levels of government for further funding to increase Mother Goose and other programs. 

Pre-registration is required for this program, to add your name to our waiting list please e-mail us at  Include the following in your e-mail:Your name, child's name, date of birth, telephone number and preferred location from list below.

We are currently offering Mother Goose programs at the following locations:

 Pleasant View Towers - 65 Newfoundland Drive

 Mondays 1:30-2:30 - BABY ONLY Birth to One Year

St. Thomas Line Community Centre

Monday's 1:30-2:30  - BABY ONLY Birth to One Year


***There is another group offering Mother Goose programs at Shea Heights Community Centre, AC Hunter Children's Library, Buckmaster Circle and St. John Bosco School. we are not affiliated with this group, you may contact them directly for more informatiom at