Parent/Caregiver Workshops

Pinecrest-Queensway offers a variety of free workshops for parents and caregivers to give them the tools they need to raise happy, healthy children. Each workshop is geared towards specific periods in a child’s development from birth to age 12, meaning that visitors are sure to find a subject that addresses their most immediate needs.

Broad workshop topics include:

Workshops are open to any parent or caregiver of a child up to 12 years old and require registration. Consult the online calendar to view subjects and register. For more information please call 613-820-4922 ext. 3640 or email parent.ed@pqchc.com.

Workshops are facilitated in the language advertised.

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on March 21, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: April 25, 2018

From Scribbling to Writing

Registration is for 3 sessions.  To access the registration form, please choose session on April 20, 2018.

The Ontario Early years invites you to join them for this interactive workshop.  We will explore a variety of activities to help develop pre-writing skills.  Each play station will provide information and creative ideas for you and your child to engage in and learn together.  Join us for a fun afternoon of play and learning.  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. For parents and their children aged 2 ½ to 3 ½ years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 27, 2018

Introduction to solids and making your own baby food

Wondering when and how to introduce solids to your baby? Learn about the healthiest foods for baby, allergenic foods, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food.

For parents of children 4-8 months at the time of the workshop.

Price: C$

Date: April 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose the workshop on March 27, 2018.

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication

and helping their baby learn.  Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes.

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Price: C$

Date: May 1, 2018

Infant Massage

Registration is for all 3 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on May 1, 2018.

Bring a thick blanket for your baby to lie on and dress comfortably as you will be sitting on mats on the floor. Please attend all sessions.

For parents with a baby 7 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Price: Free Event

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on March 21, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: May 2, 2018

From Scribbling to Writing

Registration is for 3 sessions.  To access the registration form, please choose session on April 20, 2018.

The Ontario Early years invites you to join them for this interactive workshop.  We will explore a variety of activities to help develop pre-writing skills.  Each play station will provide information and creative ideas for you and your child to engage in and learn together.  Join us for a fun afternoon of play and learning.  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. For parents and their children aged 2 ½ to 3 ½ years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 4, 2018

Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

Healthy Eating during Ramadan - English Session

Don’t break your fast with a feast or you may put on weight.  Come and meet a dietician and learn about healthy tips and varied balanced meals to eat between fasts in Ramadan.

Location:  Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. 

Price: C$

Date: May 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Infant Massage

Registration is for all 3 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on May 1, 2018.

Bring a thick blanket for your baby to lie on and dress comfortably as you will be sitting on mats on the floor. Please attend all sessions.

For parents with a baby 7 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Price: Free Event

Date: May 8, 2018

Healthy Eating During Ramadan - Arabic Session

Don’t break your fast with a feast or you may put on weight.  Come and meet a dietician and learn about healthy tips and varied balanced meals to eat between fasts in Ramadan.

Location:  Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. 

Price: C$

Date: May 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for 3 sessions.  To access the registration form, please choose session on May 11, 2018.

An interactive and play – based approach to exploring/learning basic math concepts.  Games, stories, songs and crafts all reinforce the afternoon’s concept.

Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.  For parents and children 2 ½ - 3 1/2 years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose the workshop on March 27, 2018.

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication

and helping their baby learn.  Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes.

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Price: C$

Date: May 15, 2018

Infant Massage

Registration is for all 3 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on May 1, 2018.

Bring a thick blanket for your baby to lie on and dress comfortably as you will be sitting on mats on the floor. Please attend all sessions.

For parents with a baby 7 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Price: Free Event

Date: May 15, 2018

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on May 16, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for 3 sessions.  To access the registration form, please choose session on May 11, 2018.

An interactive and play – based approach to exploring/learning basic math concepts.  Games, stories, songs and crafts all reinforce the afternoon’s concept.

Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.  For parents and children 2 ½ - 3 1/2 years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 18, 2018

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose the workshop on March 27, 2018.

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication

and helping their baby learn.  Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes.

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Price: C$

Date: May 22, 2018

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on May 16, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: May 23, 2018

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for 3 sessions.  To access the registration form, please choose session on May 11, 2018.

An interactive and play – based approach to exploring/learning basic math concepts.  Games, stories, songs and crafts all reinforce the afternoon’s concept.

Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.  For parents and children 2 ½ - 3 1/2 years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 25, 2018

Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about: serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food. Presented by a registered Dietitian.  For Parents only.

For parents of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

Price: C$

Date: May 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on May 16, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: May 30, 2018

Before you Correct ... Connect!

Children learn from the people they have close relationships with, at home, in child care and at school. If we want to influence their behaviour, we first need to build connections with them and their emotions. This workshop will show you ways to reach and connect with children’s emotional brain so that you can help them make better choices. At the same time, they’ll be learning to understand their own emotions and those of other people.

For families with children under 6 years old.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

From baby food to table food

Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food.  Discuss serving sizes, solving problems, ensuring adequate nutrition, etc.  Talk with our dietitian!

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Price: C$

Date: June 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Cours de massage pour bébé

De nos jours, de nombreuses études démontrent avec des résultats impressionnants les bienfaits du massage pour bébé. Le massage permet entre autres le développement du lien d’attachement entre les parents et leur bébé et favorise le développement global de l’enfant.

Dans nos cours, vous y découvrirez les bienfaits du massage et prendrez plaisir à masser votre bébé.  Pour des parents avec un bébé un an ou moins.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on May 16, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: June 6, 2018

Chansons et Comptines

Venez découvrir les avantages des chansons et comptines simples pour les enfants et parents qui veulent grandir en chantant!

Pour nouveau parents et leurs bébés (0 à 18 mois).

 

Price: C$

Date: June 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Cours de massage pour bébé

De nos jours, de nombreuses études démontrent avec des résultats impressionnants les bienfaits du massage pour bébé. Le massage permet entre autres le développement du lien d’attachement entre les parents et leur bébé et favorise le développement global de l’enfant.

Dans nos cours, vous y découvrirez les bienfaits du massage et prendrez plaisir à masser votre bébé.  Pour des parents avec un bébé un an ou moins.

Price: C$

Date: June 12, 2018

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on May 16, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: June 13, 2018

Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

Chansons et Comptines

Venez découvrir les avantages des chansons et comptines simples pour les enfants et parents qui veulent grandir en chantant!

Pour nouveau parents et leurs bébés (0 à 18 mois).

 

Price: Free Event

Date: June 19, 2018

Cours de massage pour bébé

De nos jours, de nombreuses études démontrent avec des résultats impressionnants les bienfaits du massage pour bébé. Le massage permet entre autres le développement du lien d’attachement entre les parents et leur bébé et favorise le développement global de l’enfant.

Dans nos cours, vous y découvrirez les bienfaits du massage et prendrez plaisir à masser votre bébé.  Pour des parents avec un bébé un an ou moins.

Price: C$

Date: June 19, 2018

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on May 16, 2018.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Price: C$

Date: June 20, 2018

Cours de massage pour bébé

De nos jours, de nombreuses études démontrent avec des résultats impressionnants les bienfaits du massage pour bébé. Le massage permet entre autres le développement du lien d’attachement entre les parents et leur bébé et favorise le développement global de l’enfant.

Dans nos cours, vous y découvrirez les bienfaits du massage et prendrez plaisir à masser votre bébé.  Pour des parents avec un bébé un an ou moins.

Price: C$

Date: June 26, 2018

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: C$

Date: July 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Fueling for Full Day Learning

You and your child, along with a Community Dietitian and Parent Support Worker, will make several nutritious snacks together plus one lunch.  Parents will learn how to plan healthy school lunches and snacks based on Canada’s Food Guide.  As well, they will learn the benefits of having the children help prepare their own lunches and snacks.

** Please advice of any food allergies when registering as food prepared will be shared at the end of the workshop.

For parents and their children aged 3½ years to starting 1st grade in September.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: August 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: September 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: November 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: December 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 15