Ottawa, Ontario

Parent Education Calendar

The Parent Resource Centre presents a searchable directory of parent education events, professional training events for those working with families and community support groups for parents. The information is not strictly bilingual; information is posted in the language that it is received.

 


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For Parents

1 day intensive prenatal class

Pregnant & looking for a complete prenatal training? Search no further! In our Saturday one day intensive class, the instructor, a pediatric and perinatal nurse with 20 yrs of experience will give you all her tips and tricks. You will leave calmer and much more confident and ready to greet your little bundle of joy!

Register today, the schedules are out until June 2016.www.parentchild.ca/prenatal-classes/

Date: Sat Jan 9, 2016 - Thu Jun 30, 2016 » Takes place on the 1 of each month.
Times: 9:30 am to 4:00pm
Location:

366 Chemin Aylmer suite 102 

Aylmer, QC
www.parentchild.ca/contact
Provided by: Sharon Laplante, RN, BSN  
Fees: 125$ per couple (healthy lunch and class material included)  
Contact: Sharon Laplante  819-486-1106 
Making Parenting Connections

MAKING PARENTING CONNECTIONS

 

A parenting program for parents with children 0-6 years of age involved

with the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa

 

This 10 week parenting course allows participants to discuss and learn hands-on techniques on topics that are most important to families with young children. Each session involves sharing information and active group work to practice what is discussed.

 

Topics covered include: Parenting role, rights and responsibilities,Child development-Ages and Stages,Child Temperament and Parenting Styles, Health and Safety

Attachment, Communicating with your child, Behavior guidance-Theory, Behavior guidance- Practice, Parental stress and self-care,

 

To register call Krissy Howard at 613-565-2467 ext 222

Date: Tue Apr 26, 2016 - Tue Jun 28, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 5-7:30
Location:

300 Goulburn Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C9

Provided by: Kelly White  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Krissy Howard  613-565-2467 
Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Sun
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Sun
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Monkey Around Playgroups
Baby Steps: 10:00am-10:45am for 2 years old and under. Parents attend with child to facilitate meaningful interaction and bonding. 
Watch Me Go: 11:00am-11:45am for 2 to 3 years old. Parents wait in the play centre to bolster child's independence.
Date: Wed Apr 20, 2016 - Thu Jun 30, 2016 » Every week on Wed,Thu
Times: 10:00am-11:45am
Location:

Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre

1650 Queensdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Provided by: Monkey Around   www.monkeyaroundottawa.com
Fees: Non-Members: $6 + HST for 1 & 2 year olds and $12 + HST for 3 year olds. Members: $3.00 + HST. Price includes access to play centre before and after play group.  
Contact: 613-422-5138 
Building Relationships: A Workshop on Building Healthy Attachment

This workshop will support you in understanding how children develop and apply these principals to your daily life strengthening your relationship.

During this class participants will learn:

· Define attachment & learn how healthy relationships are formed

· How secure attachment impacts brain development and self esteem

· Ways to recognize your child’s cues and  best respond

· Impacts of attachment on relationships in adulthood

 

WHEN:  6:00 to 8:00pm Four weeks Tuesday June 14th, to July 5th 2016

COST: FREE, Childcare is not provided, bus tickets are available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016 - Tue Jul 5, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location:

WHERE: The Parent Resource Centre, 300 Goulburn Private

Provided by: Kelly White   http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/parent-resource-centre-7963790017

Contact: Krissy Howard  6135652467 ext 222 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Groupe de jeu francophone

Groupe de jeu francophone pour enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte.
Venez vous amuser ! C'est gratuit !

Date: Tue Sep 8, 2015 - Fri Dec 16, 2016 » Every week on Tue,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

431, boul. St-Laurent (Ottawa)

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Groupe de jeu francophone

Groupe de jeu francophone pour enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte.
Maintenant le lundi et jeudi, de 9 h à 11 h 30.
Venez vous amuser ! C'est gratuit!

Date: Wed Sep 9, 2015 - Tue Dec 20, 2016 » Every week on Mon,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

École Montfort (entrée du côté de la garderie)
350, rue Den Haag
Ottawa

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Backpack Adventures

For children starting kindergarten in the fall of 2016 and their parent/guardian and/or provider.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2016?  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.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  (No Session on June 1st) 

Date: Wed May 18, 2016 - Wed Jun 29, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Backpack Adventures

For children starting kindergarten in the fall of 2016 and their parent/guardian and/or provider.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2016?  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.  Join us for this wonderful adventure! 

 

(No Session on June 1st) 

Date: Wed May 18, 2016 - Wed Jun 29, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Postnatal Exercise

An effective strength training workout that allows you to bond with your baby. Build strength, tone muscles, regain functional movement, improve your  posture and bounce back after childbirth, all while having fun with your baby. Use your baby as resistance and strengthen your back, legs, upper body and core.  

For mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

 

Registration is April 6th at 9:30 am by telephone at 613-728-1839 ext. 248

Date: Mon Jun 27, 2016
Times: 2:00 to 3:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Chansons, comptines et massages pour bébés-série de 3 sessions (bébé de la naissance jusqu'à ce e qu'il commence à ramper)

CHANSONS, COMPTINES ET MASSAGES POUR BÉBÉ (pour parents et bébé de la naissance jusqu'à ce qu’il commence à ramper)  

                                                           

Série de 3 semaines. Le massage aide le développement et la croissance de votre bébé et peut également l’aider à mieux dormir. Venez apprendre des techniques simples de massage, des comptines et chansons tout en vous amusant.

Date: Mon Jul 11, 2016 - Mon Jul 25, 2016
Times: 13h30 à 14h30
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

Provided by: Mélanie Couturier, intervenante auprès de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Mom and Baby Little Lotus Yoga (for babies 6 weeks up to crawling age)

Regain strength, flexibility and stamina as you bond with your baby in a supportive and welcoming environment. Tone and lengthen your muscles, strengthen your posture, relax and rejuvenate, relieve tension in the upper body, and safely rebuild core strength. Enjoy special time with your baby, either holding your baby in your arms, leaning against your leg, on your front, sitting on your lap or resting on a blanket. Special time is made for babies to enjoy their own yoga and bond with mom through touch, movement and massage. Please bring a blanket for your baby to sit on and a few favourite toys. This class is designed for infants 6 weeks up to crawling stage

Date: Wed Jul 13, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Parent and Baby Fitness (for babies 6 weeks ans older)

(For babies 6 weeks and older)  New moms can come learn a few tips and tricks to help them get into shape! Use a baby carrier, car seat or your baby (who are old enough to support their head) and work to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility. Bond with your baby and meet other new moms. As your baby grows, it will provide you with more resistance, making your workout more challenging! Please ensure your doctor has granted permission to begin exercise.

Date: Wed Jul 27, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

240 boul. Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Boissonneault VitaminM Fitness, Yoga and Fitness instructor and personal trainer, YMCA and CanFit Certified   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Parent and Baby Fitness (for babies 6 weeks ans older)

(For babies 6 weeks and older)                    

New moms can come learn a few tips and tricks to help them get into shape! Use a baby carrier, car seat or your baby (who are old enough to support their head) and work to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility. Bond with your baby and meet other new moms. As your baby grows, it will provide you with more resistance, making your workout more challenging! Please ensure your doctor has granted permission to begin exercise.

Date: Wed Aug 10, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

240 boul. Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Boissonneault VitaminM Fitness, Yoga and Fitness instructor and personal trainer, YMCA and CanFit Certified   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Tip of the Day
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