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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. Events are posted in the language that they are received. For more information on an event, please contact the organizer directly.


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For Parents

Free Head Lice Diagnosis

Lice Services Canada - Ottawa Head Lice Treatment & Removal is offering free head lice diagnosis.  Not sure it's lice?  We can offer you a free diagnosis and expert advice.

Date: Tue May 2, 2017 - Tue Oct 31, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:

337 Churchill Ave

Ottawa, Ontario

Provided by: Lice Services Canada - Ottawa Head Lice Treatment & Removal   liceservicescanada.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Anne Doswell  613-482-1432 
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.

Date: Mon Jul 31, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Book Walk in the Park

Come join us for an adventurous walk in the park and discover a new way to read books! Stories will be geared to preschoolers (2½-5 years), but all are welcome. Engage in fun physical activity and spend quality time with your child. Let nature and books be your guide! Participate in a take home craft or activity and end up at the playground! **Weather Permitting.  For children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years, but all ages are welcome

Date: Tue Aug 8, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Park

Meet at the playground
Infant Massage

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).

Date: Thu Aug 31, 2017 - Thu Sep 14, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Making Your Home Safe for Baby

This workshop is for mom/dad and baby from ages 0-12 months.

  • Find out how to make your home safer for baby.
Date: Mon Sep 11, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

Learn about the healthiest foods for babies and their benefits, allergenic foods, choking hazards.

Babies are welcome.

Register through Eventbrite: Click Here / Cliquez ici

 

 

Date: Tue Sep 12, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

WOCRC

2 MacNeil Court
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton and Anne Lim RD   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
The Temperament Factor: Preventing Misbehavior by Managing Intensity

Experts now recognize what parents have always known: children have their individual characteristics right from birth.  Some children are more persistent, more sensitive, more intense than their peers – a real challenge for their parents.  Discipline techniques that work with other children often don’t work with these kids.  You’ll discover ways to prevent problems and make life easier, at the same time as you learn the strengths that come with a “difficult” temperament. For parents of children aged 2 years – 10 years.

Date: Mon Sep 18, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Sleep and Routines

The workshop is for mom/dad and their babies from ages 0-12 months

Learn tips on nap-time and evening routines. Teach your child to self soothe and dealing with night wakening

Date: Mon Sep 18, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
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.

Date: Mon Sep 25, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Transition to Solids and Making Baby Food

This workshop is for mom/dad and their baby from 0-12 months

The dietician will be present to cover the following topics:

  • When to introduce solids
  • What foods can be introduced at what ages

There will be a demonstration on how to make pureed foods.

Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Evening Playgroup

A bilingual playgroup for children  0-6 years old accompanied by their parents/guardians/caregivers.

 

Date: Wed Dec 7, 2016 - Wed Dec 6, 2017
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Art in the Park

This outdoor art program will introduce children to 3 prominent artists and will encourage children to play with various art materials and mediums.  Please wear comfortable clothing suited to get messy and creative.  Children will be encouraged to enjoy the process of creating art while being inspired by nature and famous artists.  **Weather Permitting.  For children ages 18 months and up.     

Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Britannia Park

Relationships in Early Childhood - Why They Are Critical in Early Childhood Development
Through relationships children learn about their world. Your child’s most important early relationships are with you, other family members and caregivers. This workshop will help you understand how attachment relationships are formed and how they affect virtually all aspects of a child’s development.
Date: Wed Jul 26, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centres Ottawa South   afchildrensservices.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Partners in Care: Information session for potential providers

Have you ever wondered what being a home child care provider was all about?

Have you considered joining a licensed home child care agency? 

This information session for potential providers will help answer all the questions you may have regarding becoming a home child care provider, whether this career is right for you and also what the advantages are of joining a licensed home child care agency.

Date: Wed Aug 16, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centres Ottawa South   afchildrensservices.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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.

Date: Tue Aug 22, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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.

Date: Mon Aug 28, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Family Yoga in the Park

Come and join us for a weekly family yoga class that celebrates movement and the outdoors!  Please bring your yoga mats.  After the session, there will be a picnic.  Bring your own snack.  No registration required.    

Date: Tue Jul 4, 2017 - Tue Aug 29, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Location: Andrew Haydon Park, next to the water playground and picnic area.  3149 Carling Avenue, turn right in 1st parking lot, Bus 152, Stop 5308

Summer Park Program - Foster Farm

Join your child in our summer park program.  Come and explore the outdoors, play, socialize, have fun and meet other families living in your neighborhood. For the family / children 0 to 12 years.  No registration required.

Date: Wed Jul 5, 2017 - Wed Jul 26, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Location:  Ruth Wildgen Park, Foster Farm (near swimming pool)

Nature Explorers Play Group

When:  Thursday mornings 9:45 – 11:30 am, June 9 – August 25 (Meet program facilitators between 9:45 – 10:00 am at the entrance of the trail.)

Dress:  Appropriately for going on a nature adventure.  Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.  Bring sun screen, bug repellant and personal snacks and drinks.

Note:  Public washrooms are a distance away at Britannia Park. 

No registration required.  For the family.  Inclement weather call – Contact Info:  613-820-4922 ext. 3650

Date: Thu Jul 6, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

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.

Date: Mon Jul 17, 2017 - Mon Sep 18, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Monday of each month.
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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.

Date: Mon Jul 17, 2017 - Mon Sep 18, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Monday of each month.
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Art in the Park

This outdoor art program will introduce children to 3 prominent artists and will encourage children to play with various art materials and mediums.  Please wear comfortable clothing suited to get messy and creative.  Children will be encouraged to enjoy the process of creating art while being inspired by nature and famous artists.  **Weather Permitting.  For children ages 18 months and up.     

Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Babywearing Afro-Dance

Let the music fuel your body as you feel the African rhythms all while wearing your baby. This class will combine traditional and modern African dance into a fun, energetic and low impact class.  Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, the class is done barefoot. Bring a water bottle and your own baby carrier. For infants 6 weeks and up. 

Registration begins July 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
Mothercraft Ottawa
475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Introduction to Tennis

A tennis program which allows young players to learn the basics using a systematic progression of court sizes, balls, and racquets. 

Racquets will be provided, bring your own if you have one.

An adult must attend with the child and be prepared to participate on court.

Must wear running shoes, bring water bottle, hat and sunscreen.     

Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017 - Thu Jul 27, 2017
Times: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

Glen Cairn Tennis Club

70 Castlefrank Road (beside the pool)
Provided by: OEYC Carleton and National Tennis School   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Nature Playgroup

Weekly nature playgroups held at local NCC stroller friendly trails. We invite children 7 and under and their family to come explore the forest!

Bring sunscreen, bug repellent, snack and water.  

No registration required.  Meet up in the parking lot.

Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Bill Mason Trail,

Dunrobin Road
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: Joceline 
Fueling for Full Day Learning

Parents will learn how to plan healthy and fun school lunches and snacks based on Canada’s Food Guide.  

**Children attend workshop**

 

Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Times: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:

WOCRC

2 MacNeil Court,
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton and Anne Lim RD   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Nature Playgroup

Weekly nature playgroups held at local NCC stroller friendly trails. We invite children 7 and under and their family to come explore the forest!

Bring sunscreen, bug repellent, snack and water.  

No registration required.  Meet up in the parking lot.

Date: Tue Aug 1, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:

P1 Shirley's Bay

Rifle Road
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: Joceline 
Groupe de jeu en nature

Les groupes de jeu en nature sont situés le long des sentiers CCN, accessibles en poussette. Nous invitons les enfants de 7 ans et moins accompagnés de leur famille, de venir explorer la forêt qui nous entoure!

AUNCUNE INSCRIPTION REQUISE

Apporter votre crème solaire, produit anti-insecte, collation et une bouteille d'eau.

Date: Tue Aug 8, 2017
Times: 9h30 à 11h00
Location:

P7 Sentier Sarsaparilla

ch Richmond
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: Joceline 
Natural Art: Pet Rocks
For children from 3.6 to 6 years of age and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.
Encouraging children to connect with nature and manipulate natural materials and resources can lead to discovery, sensory experiences and promote curiosity. You and your child will have the opportunity to create art using materials found in nature.
Date: Wed Aug 9, 2017
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centres Ottawa South   afchildrensservices.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Afro-Dance With Toddlers

Afro dance classes for toddlers is a great way for little ones to learn different dance movements and build coordination while having fun and learning about Africa and its colorful cultures! Come and dance with us! For children between 18 months to 4 years old.

Registration begins July 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Tue Aug 15, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Nature Playgroup

Weekly nature playgroups held at local NCC stroller friendly trails. We invite children 7 and under and their family to come explore the forest!

Bring sunscreen, bug repellent, snack and water.  

No registration required.  Meet up in the parking lot.

Date: Tue Aug 15, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:

P8 Beaver and Chipmunk Trail

Moodie Drive
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: Joceline 
Natural Art: Nature Weaving Craft
For children from 3.6 to 6 years of age and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.
Encouraging children to connect with nature and manipulate natural materials and resources can lead to discovery, sensory experiences and promote curiosity. You and your child will have the opportunity to create art using materials found in nature.
Date: Wed Aug 16, 2017
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centres Ottawa South   afchildrensservices.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Afro-Danse Portage

Laissez le rythme des danses africaines énergiser votre corps et votre esprit et ce tout en portant votre bébé! Cette classe de danse portage combinera des danses africaines traditionnelles et modernes. Une classe pleine d'énergie où le plaisir est au

rendez-vous. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortable pour bien bouger, la classe se fait pieds nus. Amenez une bouteille d’eau et votre porte-bébé. Pour les bébés de 6        semaines et plus.

Les inscriptions débuteront le 4 juillet 2017 à 9 h 30 par telephone.

 

Date: Tue Aug 22, 2017
Times: 13 h 30 à 14 h 30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 ave Evered
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Sing, Dance and Stretch

A unique program for you and your child, combining music and movement, instrument exploration and basic yoga postures. This program celebrates the many benefits of music and movement while encouraging creative play and individual

expression. Taught by a certified Teacher, Music Educator and Radiant Child Yoga Instructor. For children ages 2 to 4 years old.

Registration begins on July 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Tue Aug 22, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext 248 
Art in the Park

This outdoor art program will introduce children to 3 prominent artists and will encourage children to play with various art materials and mediums.  Please wear comfortable clothing suited to get messy and creative.  Children will be encouraged to enjoy the process of creating art while being inspired by nature and famous artists.  **Weather Permitting.  For children ages 18 months and up.     

Date: Tue Aug 22, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Andrew Haydon Park

Meet under the covered picnic area
Nature Playgroup

Weekly nature playgroups held at local NCC stroller friendly trails. We invite children 7 and under and their family to come explore the forest!

Bring sunscreen, bug repellent, snack and water.  

No registration required.  Meet up in the parking lot.

Date: Tue Aug 22, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Splash Pad in Carp

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: Joceline 
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Based on the book "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Faber/Mazlish

Topics Include:

  • Helping children deal with their feelings
  • Engaging cooperation
  • Alternatives to punishment
  • Encouraging autonomy
  • Praise and self esteem freeing children from playing roles
Date: Tue Oct 10, 2017 - Tue Nov 21, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Mothercraft Ottawa's Postpartum Support Drop in
Mothercraft Ottawa’s Postpartum Support Drop-in for women needing a
safe, supportive environment to connect, share, listen, support one another, explore
postpartum issues, and learn coping strategies and skills.
Designed to be relaxed, engaging
and informative and facilitated by Birth and Postpartum professional,
Susan Martensen BDT/PDT(DONA).
Women will have the opportunity to connect with other women experiencing
postpartum challenges, with the goal of building community and reducing the
feelings of isolation.
Each week will be adapted to meet the needs of the women present.
Date: Mon Mar 13, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave. 
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 5K9
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   http://mothercraft.com/program/post-partum-support/
Fees: NO FEE  
Contact: Courtney Holmes  613-728-1839 X227 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Are you pregnant? Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant.

Registration is through Eventbrite.  Click Here / Cliquez ici

 

 

Date: Mon Jul 31, 2017
Times: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:

WOCRC

2 MacNeil Court
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 

For Fathers

New Dad's Providing Postpartum Support
Our free, drop-in is designed to help you
support your partner through postpartum challenges, while balancing your own
transition experience as a new parent. Increase your understanding of Perinatal Mental Health, learn coping strategies, research and
resources, in a facilitated group setting.  
Closed the first Thursday of every month.
Date: Thu Jul 13, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave.
Ottawa
K1Z 5K9
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Courtney Holmes  613-728-1839 X227 
Dad and Me Playgroup

Come to playgroup with Dad, granddad, uncle or a male caregiver. Many fun activities will be organized & we will be making our snack together.

Register with Eventbrite: Click Here / Cliquez ici

 

Date: Thu Sep 21, 2017
Times: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:

WOCRC

2 MacNeil Court
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Tip of the Day
When your family is going through hard times, such as the death of a family member, help your child deal with the situation by asking the librarian at your public library for titles of books written for children.
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