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.

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: C$

Date: January 29, 2019

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: March 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play.  Location: 1343 Meadowlands Drive, Minto Party Room, inside the police recreation building.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: March 25, 2019

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  Parents will have the opportunity to participate in a research project.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: March 27, 2019

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on February 27, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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. *no class on March 13, 2019.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 27, 2019

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting - Arabic Sessions

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: March 28, 2019

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play.  Location: 1343 Meadowlands Drive, Minto Party Room, inside the police recreation building.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 1, 2019

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: C$

Date: April 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 16

Salsa Babies

Salsa Babies® is a dance class that helps new moms get back in shape with the best little partners of all – their babies! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, moms learn popular Latin dances while babies shake maraca rattles and bounce along to the Salsa beat! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as moms are comfortable supporting the baby in a carrier for the duration of the class. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Baby carriers are required.

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.  *Registration required for each class.

Price: C$

Date: April 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 13

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  Parents will have the opportunity to participate in a research project.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: April 3, 2019

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on February 27, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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. *no class on March 13, 2019.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 3, 2019

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting - Arabic Sessions

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: April 4, 2019

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play.  Location: 1343 Meadowlands Drive, Minto Party Room, inside the police recreation building.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 8, 2019

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 9, 2019

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting - Arabic Sessions

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: April 11, 2019

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 12, 2019.

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: Free Event

Date: April 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play.  Location: 1343 Meadowlands Drive, Minto Party Room, inside the police recreation building.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 15, 2019

Feeding your Baby 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. Presented by a Registered Dietitian.

For parents of children 4-12 months at the time of the workshop.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 16, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 16, 2019

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 17, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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: April 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on April 17, 2019.

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

For parents and children 3 to 4 years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 11

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: April 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 20

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting - Arabic Sessions

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: April 18, 2019

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play.  Location: 1343 Meadowlands Drive, Minto Party Room, inside the police recreation building.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 22, 2019

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 23, 2019

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 17, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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 24, 2019

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on April 17, 2019.

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

For parents and children 3 to 4 years of age.

Price: C$

Date: April 24, 2019

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: April 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 19

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting - Arabic Sessions

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: April 25, 2019

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 12, 2019.

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: Free Event

Date: April 26, 2019

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play.  Location: 1343 Meadowlands Drive, Minto Party Room, inside the police recreation building.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 29, 2019

Salsa Babies

Salsa Babies® is a dance class that helps new moms get back in shape with the best little partners of all – their babies! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, moms learn popular Latin dances while babies shake maraca rattles and bounce along to the Salsa beat! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as moms are comfortable supporting the baby in a carrier for the duration of the class. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Baby carriers are required.

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.  *Registration required for each class.

Price: C$

Date: April 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 19

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: C$

Date: April 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 17

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: April 30, 2019

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 1, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 17, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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 1, 2019

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on April 17, 2019.

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

For parents and children 3 to 4 years of age.

Price: C$

Date: May 1, 2019

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting - Arabic Sessions

This series of 8 weekly sessions will help you identify your long-term parenting goals and learn:

  • How day to day interactions can help you reach these goals
  • How to self-regulate so you can help your child learn this critical life skill
  • How to use warmth and structure – two of the most important parenting tools
  • How your child’s brain and body develop over time, and how to adjust your parenting strategies as your child grows.
  • How a problem solving approach can be applies in any challenging situation.

For parents of children from infancy to 18 years of age.  Priority will be given to families with a child between 2-6 years old.  Childcare available for children 0 to 6 years old.  To register or for more information, please contact Waffa Elhaddad at 613-820-4922 ext.3379

Price: C$

Date: May 2, 2019

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 12, 2019.

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: Free Event

Date: May 3, 2019

Healthy Eating for Toddlers

Wondering how much food your older baby needs? What are some of the feeding challenges? How to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food?  Looking for recipe ideas? For parents of babies ages 18-35 months at the time of the workshop.   Limited childcare available. Please use your own resources if possible.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: May 7, 2019

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 17, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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 8, 2019

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on April 17, 2019.

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

For parents and children 3 to 4 years of age.

Price: C$

Date: May 8, 2019

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 12, 2019.

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: Free Event

Date: May 10, 2019

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: May 14, 2019

Backpack Adventures - School Readiness Program

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 17, 2019.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2019?  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 15, 2019

Early Math Matters / Family Math

Registration is for all 6 sessions.  To access registration form, please choose session on April 17, 2019.

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

For parents and children 3 to 4 years of age.

Price: C$

Date: May 15, 2019

Making the Connection

Registration is for all 8 sessions.  To access registration form, choose session on April 12, 2019.

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: Free Event

Date: May 17, 2019

Circle of Security

Circle of Security parenting workshop is an early intervention program for parents and children.  It supports the parents to make sense of what their children are really asking from them.  This program is based on many decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.  Using the model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.   Location: Michele Heights Community House, 2950 Penny Drive. Unit 102.  Snacks and childcare are available.

Price: C$

Date: May 21, 2019