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 
Anger Management for Parents

All parents feel angry at times.  It is how we respond to our children when we are in conflict, experiencing stressful situations that make all the difference.  Identify your triggers, learn to calm yourself, problem-solve conflicts and generally become a more capable and calm parent.

For parents of children birth to 10 years of age.  No Class February 15, 2016.

Date: Mon Jan 11, 2016 - Mon Feb 22, 2016 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 ext. 3640 
Salsa Tots winter session

Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy!

Date: Thu Jan 21, 2016 - Thu Mar 31, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10 am
Location:

Selina’s Studio - 8-3091 Strandherd Drive, Ottawa, ON. K2G 4R9

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-tots-winter/
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
FRIENDS for Life anxiety prevention program

Anxiety Prevention Program for children 10-12 yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety

This 9 week  program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!

 

 

 

Date: Wed Jan 27, 2016 - Wed Mar 30, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT Separation and Divorce

In this NEW six-week course you’ll: 

Learn the skills needed to improve communication.  Learn methods to manage upset emotions.  Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children.  Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children.

 

 

 

 

Date: Tue Feb 2, 2016 - Tue Mar 8, 2016
Times: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $250.00 subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
ASL
Family ASL ( American Sign Language) supports the language and literacy development of young children with language delays, fosters parent-child connection, and gives
parents the tools they need to support their child’s language learning at
home. Family ASL will help you develop the skills
you need to support your child’s language
development before they are talking fluently.• Located at 40 Cobourg St.
 
• Parents are welcome to come on their own or with children.
• Snacks will be provided.
• Free on-site childcare
• Free parking
 
Visit www.also-ottawa.org for more information.
 
Date: Wed Feb 3, 2016 - Wed Jun 1, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 -11:00
Provided by: Lowertown Community Resource Centre, 40 Cobourg St.  
Fees: free  
Contact: Kim  613-233-8660 
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT Separation and Divorce

In this NEW six-week course you’ll: Learn the skills needed to improve communication.  Learn methods to manage upset emotions. Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children. Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children.

 

Date: Thu Feb 4, 2016 - Thu Mar 10, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $250.00 subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Understanding Temperament
 For parents and caregivers of children ages 12 months to 8 years
Understand your child’s unique temperament and set them up for success as they grow and develop.  
 
Date: Tue Feb 9, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
From Baby Food to Table Food

Wondering how much food your older baby needs? What are some of the feeding challenges?  Looking for recipe ideas?  For parents of babies 10-18 months at the time of the workshop.  Register on our website through Eventbrite.

Date: Tue Feb 9, 2016
Times: 1:30-3:30
Location:

OEYC Carleton

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

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
From Baby Food to Table Food

Wondering how much food your older baby needs? What are some of the feeding challenges?  Looking for recipe ideas?  For parents of babies 10-18 months at the time of the workshop.  Register on our website through Eventbrite.

Date: Tue Feb 9, 2016
Times: 1:30-3:30
Location:

OEYC Carleton

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

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Choosing Your Discipline Tools (Good Discipline, Better Behavior

Choosing Your Discipline Tools (Good Discipline, Better Behaviour): What to do when children's unacceptable behaviour causes a problem for parents? Tired of repeating yourself and not being listened to? Come learn new techniques to add to your repertoire.

For families with children under the age of six years old.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement.
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Feb 11, 2016
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Best Fit Car Seat Clinic

The Best Fit Car Seat Program offers public clinics across Ottawa, where Ottawa Safety Council trained Children's Restraint System Technicians provide education and inspection to ensure that car seats and booster seats are installed safely.  The goal of the program is to promote, educate and demonstrate current best practices regarding the safe transportation of children in vehicles.

Appointments are 40 minutes in length.  You will be asked to install your car seat to the best of your ability, prior to coming to the clinic, as well as to bring both your vehicle and car seat manual.  Registration is required.

Date: Sat Feb 13, 2016
Times: 9 am to 1 pm
Location:

Fire Station #36, 900 Industrial

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $39.55 per seat  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

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

For parents of children 4-8 months.
Presented by a Registered Dietitian.
Date: Tue Feb 16, 2016
Times: 1:30-3:30
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road,  Kanata
 
Entrance on McGibbon Drive (Child Care Centre)
Provided by: Anne Lim, Dietitian  

Contact: 613-591-6030 
Parenting your Anxious Child SEMINAR

Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this seminar looks at: 

understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.

 

 

Date: Wed Feb 17, 2016
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $30.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Caring for A Sick Baby

Learn from a Registered Nurse what to keep in your medicine cabinet,  how to assess, comfort and treat a sick baby and what signs indicate it is time to visit the doctor or hospital. Better to be prepared!

 
For parents of children under 2 years of age.
Date: Thu Feb 18, 2016
Times: 1:30-3pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road (entrance on McGibbon)
Kanata
 
 
Provided by: Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre  

Contact: 613-591-6030 
Établir des Conséquences
Établir Des Conséquences: L’enfant apprendra l’autodiscipline quand il aura à vivre les conséquences de ses actes. Mais quelles conséquences et quand doit-on les imposer? Cet atelier vous aidera à déterminer à partir de quel âge utiliser les conséquences et comment les établir et les maintenir. Ce n’est pas la sévérité des conséquences qui compte autant que leur inévitabilité.
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
This workshop is offered in french only.
Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 janvier 2015 à 9 h 30 par téléphone. 
Date: Thu Feb 18, 2016
Times: 18 h 30 à 20 h 30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 avenue Evered
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Free Cloth Diaper Workshop

Thinking about cloth diapers but don’t know where to start? Get a migraine trying to sort through the information on the Internet? Our free cloth diaper workshop will show you the basics so you can make a confident start into cloth diapering! We will go through the basics including the types of diapers available, how to use them and how to do laundry. We have years of experience cloth diapering multiple kids, and will have lots of time to answer all of your questions! We don’t sell anything at these workshops, you can learn without feeling any pressure to buy. Come out for a fun couple of hours and learn how cloth diapers can save you money, help the environment and just be awesome!

 

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Please go to www.bumbini.ca/ottawa-workshops to register. Babies (and husbands, grandmas etc) are welcome, and we are a breastfeeding friendly environment.

As a bonus for attending our workshop, you will also receive a gift certificate to Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company to help start your stash. 

Date: Sat Feb 20, 2016
Times: 1:00-2:30pm
Location:

Glebe Community Centre

175 Third Avenue
Ottawa
Provided by: Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company   www.bumbini.ca/ottawa-workshops
Fees: Free  
Contact: Katie  1-855-838-0788 
You’re not the boss of me…positive discipline for 0-12 yr olds

Under the expert direction of Joanne Boyd at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of children aged 0 to 12. 

 

Topics include:  child development, effective communication, building self-esteem, setting limits, positive discipline techniques…

 

 

Date: Mon Feb 22, 2016 - Mon Mar 28, 2016 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Mar. 14 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (Subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen
4 week Series  Based on the Book “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and 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 Feb 23, 2016 - Tue Mar 29, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: $20 for book to be refunded at end of series. subsidy available  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
How to Talk so kids will listen
6 week Series Based on the Book “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and 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 Feb 23, 2016 - Tue Mar 29, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: $20 for book to be refunded at end of series. subsidy available  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Atelier sur les stratégies de base pour encourager les bons comportements

Renforcer les bons comportements de son enfant est une technique très efficace qui permet d’encourager à bien agir. Il s’agit, en fait, d’une stratégie d’enseignement basée sur la prévention. Vous voulez en apprendre davantage et savoir comment gérer les situations difficiles avec votre enfant tout en mettant l’emphase sur les comportements positifs?

 

Date: Wed Feb 24, 2016
Times: 18h00 à 20h00
Location:

270 avenue Marier

1er étage
Provided by: CPE Ottawa-Vanier   http://www.cscvanier.com/fr/famille/programmation-reguliere/ateliers/atelier-pour-parents-strategies-pour-des-comportements-positifs
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Geneviève Jolicoeur  613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Best Fit Car Seat Clinic

The Best Fit Car Seat Program offers public clinics across Ottawa, where Ottawa Safety Council trained Children's Restraint System Technicians provide education and inspection to ensure that car seats and booster seats are installed safely.  The goal of the program is to promote, educate and demonstrate current best practices regarding the safe transportation of children in vehicles.

Appointments are 40 minutes in length.  You will be asked to install your car seat to the best of your ability, prior to coming to the clinic, as well as to bring both your vehicle and car seat manual.  Registration is required.

Date: Sat Feb 27, 2016
Location:

Station # 37, 910 Earl Armstrong

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $39.55 per seat  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Best Fit Car Seat Clinic

The Best Fit Car Seat Program offers public clinics across Ottawa, where Ottawa Safety Council trained Children's Restraint System Technicians provide education and inspection to ensure that car seats and booster seats are installed safely.  The goal of the program is to promote, educate and demonstrate current best practices regarding the safe transportation of children in vehicles.

Appointments are 40 minutes in length.  You will be asked to install your car seat to the best of your ability, prior to coming to the clinic, as well as to bring both your vehicle and car seat manual.  Registration is required.

Date: Sat Mar 12, 2016
Times: 9 am to 1 pm
Location:

Fire Station #44, 1075 Greenbank

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $39.55 per seat  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Emotion Coaching - A Model For The Prevention Of Mental Health Issues In Children
Emotion Coaching – A Model For The Prevention Of Mental Health Issues In Children: Parents have a tremendous opportunity to influence their children’s emotional development. Specifically, parents can “coach” their child to become aware of their emotions and associated needs, as well as to regulate their upset feelings more easily. This workshop will cover a brief introduction to emotion and emotional development, the problem with emotional avoidance, and the 5-step model of emotion coaching. Workshop participants will also be provided with specific skills in order to manage the expression of different emotions in children, including extreme emotional experiences.
For families with children under the age of six years old.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement
 
Registration is Wednesday,January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Mar 24, 2016
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Stacey Kosmerly   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Best Fit Car Seat Clinic

The Best Fit Car Seat Program offers public clinics across Ottawa, where Ottawa Safety Council trained Children's Restraint System Technicians provide education and inspection to ensure that car seats and booster seats are installed safely.  The goal of the program is to promote, educate and demonstrate current best practices regarding the safe transportation of children in vehicles.

Appointments are 40 minutes in length.  You will be asked to install your car seat to the best of your ability, prior to coming to the clinic, as well as to bring both your vehicle and car seat manual.  Registration is required.

Date: Sat Apr 9, 2016
Times: 9 am to 5 pm
Location:

Myers, 1200 Baseline

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $39.55 per seat  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Terrific Toddlers
4 week SeriesTerrific Toddlers

For parents of "Toddlers" 12 months - 3 years.

We will explore the developmental milestones, how to create a safe environment for your toddler and the importance of sleep and good nutrition.

Communication with your toddler will also be explored:  acknowledging feelings, self calming strategies, developing positive self esteem and positive discipline strategies

Understand and embrace the wonders of toddler-hood.  Tackle issues such as sleep, good nutrition, positive communication, discipline strategies and promoting self esteem.
 
Date: Tue Apr 12, 2016 - Tue May 3, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  

Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Parenting with Confidence

 

If you are a parent who is involved with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and you have children between the ages of 2-16 come and join us to talk about:  managing stress, successful communication, discipline that works and lots more…

 

Date: Wed Apr 13, 2016 - Wed Jun 15, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: free of charge  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
FRIENDS for Life anxiety prevention program

 Anxiety Prevention Program for children 7-9 yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety

This 9 week  program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!

 

 

 

Date: Wed Apr 13, 2016 - Wed Jun 8, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Teens… the great parenting challenge SEMINAR

This one night workshop offers techniques for effective discipline, coping skills and strategies to help you and your teen succeed.  Knowing what to say, what to do and how to connect with your teen can be hard to figure out.  In this lively workshop we’ll introduce you to 6 principles for parenting teens that will make your parenting easier.

Date: Thu Apr 14, 2016
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $30.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Anger Management ...especially for parents

Anger is a common experience for parents – no matter how much you love your children.  We’ll look at positive ways to express your anger and practical strategies to manage your children’s behaviour.

 

 

 

Date: Mon May 2, 2016 - Mon Jun 13, 2016 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (May 23 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $175.00 - Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Discipline that doesn’t hurt... anyone.

 

 

Open to parents of children all ages. Discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding - for everyone.

 

Topics include:  reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building positive relationships, effective discipline techniques…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Thu May 5, 2016 - Thu Jun 2, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Dad and Me Playgroup (bilingual)

A playgroup just for dads and their kids!

Come play with your children aged 0-6 years old and meet other dads. 
This group offers learning through play-based activities which stimulate a child’s global development. During this playgroup, support and resources are also available for dads. Family Resource Workers from the Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre present educational activities, crafts, songs and stories, special activities and free play. 
Date: Wed Sep 2, 2015 - Wed Jun 1, 2016
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 5:30-7:00pm
Location:

270 Marier Avenue (1st floor)

Ottawa, ON
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Vanier   http://www.cscvanier.com/en/family/regular-programming/playgroups/dad-and-me-playgroup
Fees: Free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Vanier 
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: Fri Sep 11, 2015 - Sun Jun 19, 2016 » Every week on Wed,Fri
Times: 9 h 15 à 11 h 30
Location:

École Jean-Robert-Gauthier
651, Chapman Mills
Barhaven

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Child Care Connection (Kanata)

January 11, February 8 and March 7

 
The Child Care Providers Resource Network coordinates Child Care Connection meetings to provide an opportunity for caregivers and parents to connect and establish quality home based child care arrangements.  Information and resources are presented to help them create and maintain their partnerships.  
Date: Mon Jan 11, 2016 - Mon Mar 7, 2016
» Takes place on the Second Monday of each month.
Times: 7-8pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road  Kanata.
Entrance on West side of the building on McGibbon Drive (Child Care Centre)
Provided by: Child Care Providers Resource Network   www.ccprn.com

Contact: 613-749-5211 
Parler pour que les enfants écoutent et écouter pour que les enfants parlent (5 sessions)

 

Date: Wed Feb 10, 2016 - Wed Apr 6, 2016
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance de l'Ontario Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier et Dominik Théoret (intervenantes auprès de la famille)   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Building Resilience in Young Children
2 part series:
February 10 & 17th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
 
For parents/guardians and/or caregivers of children 0-6 years.
What does resilience mean? In this 2 part workshop we will explore the role parents play in increasing resilience in their child as well as practical tools to help their children develop strategies to be more resilient over time.
 
Call 613-737-6369 to register today!
 
Cet atelier aura lieu en anglais mais les questions peuvent être répondues en français.
Date: Wed Feb 10, 2016
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Three Year Olds Don't Think Like We Do

Even if three year olds may be able to talk in sentences, that doesn't mean we can expect them to have adult reasoning capabilities, emotional control and social skills.  This workshop will help you understand your child's development so that you'll be better able to choose discipline tools that work.  

Presented by Betsy Mann for Home Child Care Providers  (Parents welcome too)
Date: Mon Feb 22, 2016
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road  (entrance on McGibbon)
Kanata 
Provided by: Child Care Providers Resource Network   www.ccprn.com

Contact: 613-749-5211 
Raising your spirited child

Spirited” children are MORE persistent intense, sensitive, perceptive, and uncomfortable with change. Parenting a spirited child can be challenging! Sandra LeBlanc has over 20 years experience counselling children and families. Join her and learn ways to manage the intensity, the power struggles and stay connected to your child. 

Date: Wed Feb 24, 2016
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Sandra LeBlanc, BSW, RSW, Individual, Child and Family Counsellor   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Toilet Learning
For parents/guardians and/or caregivers
 
Be pro-active in your approach to toilet learning. Better understand the signs of readiness to ensure a smooth transition from diapering. This workshop compiles current research with a respectful approach to this important milestone.  
Call 613-737-6369 to register!
Cet atelier aura lieu en anglais mais les questions peuvent être répondues en français.
Date: Wed Feb 24, 2016
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Sibling Rivalry

With the arrival of a second child, parents have to handle a new category of human relationships. How to encourage good feelings between brothers and sisters? Why can't they just be good friends and stop bothering us! This workshop will look at the roots of rivalries and at how parents can build greater harmony in family life.

Register through our website, on Eventbrite.

Date: Thu Feb 25, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:

OEYC Carleton

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Choosing Your Discipline Tools

What to do when children's unacceptable behaviour causes a problem for parents or caregivers?  This workshop suggests several steps to try before using heavy measures.  Tired of repeating yourself and not being obeyed? Come learn new techniques to add to your repertoire. 

A workshop by Betsy Mann for Home Child Care Providers, (Parents are welcome too)
Date: Mon Feb 29, 2016
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road (entrance on McGibbon Dr)
Kanata 
Provided by: Child Care Providers Resource Network   www.ccprn.com

Contact: 613-749-5211 
Grandparents Caring For Their Grandchildren
Grandparents Caring for their Grandchildren: Are you a grandparent who looks after your grandchildren while their parents work? Are you a parent who calls on your own parents for regular child care? This can be a great arrangement, and it works even better if issues are discussed as they come up. This workshop will explore some of the advantages and drawbacks people experience, both as parents and as grandparents. It will help you start the conversation and work out solutions, whether you’re already in the situation or just thinking about it. Both grandparents and parents will benefit from this workshop, whether they come alone or together. For families with children under the age of six years old.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement. 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Mar 10, 2016
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Creating Routines

For parents/guardians and/or caregivers of children 0-6 years.

 

All families can benefit from implementing routines into their daily lives. Routines help you accomplish day to day tasks and transition between activities successfully. This workshop will provide you with opportunities to identify strategies that will ensure a more efficient household and strengthen family bonds.

 

Call 613-737-6369 to register!

 

Cet atelier aura lieu en anglais seulement mais les questions peuvent être répondues en français.

Date: Wed Mar 23, 2016
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa ON
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
La colère : un mal nécessaire?

Qu'est-ce qui arrive quand la colère explose? Comment enseigner aux enfants à gérer leurs émotions fortes, sans faire du tort aux autres ni à eux-mêmes? Cet atelier vous aidera à comprendre les sources de la colère, la leur et la vôtre. Vous apprendrez comment gérer l’énergie de la colère et comment la rediriger de façon positive. 

Date: Thu Mar 24, 2016
Times: 18 h 30 à 20 h 30
Location:

CPE Carleton

2 cour Mac Neil, Kanata
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering  about:  serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food?   For parents of children 18 months to 3 years old.  Registration is through our website, using Eventbrite.

Date: Tue Mar 29, 2016
Times: 9:30-11:30
Location:

OEYC Carleton

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

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Grandparents Caring for their Grandchildren

 

Are you a grandparent who looks after your grandchildren while their parents work? Are you a parent who calls on your own parents for regular child care? This can be a great arrangement, and it works even better if issues are discussed as they come up. This workshop will explore some of the advantages and drawbacks people experience, both as parents and as grandparents. It will help you start the conversation and point to solutions, whether you’re already in the situation or just thinking about it.

Note: Both grandparents and parents will benefit from this workshop, whether they come alone or together.

 

Registration is through our website, using Eventbrite.

Date: Thu Mar 31, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:

OEYC Carleton

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 

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 - Tue Jun 14, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

Centre de ressources pour parents (CRP)
300, Goulburn
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.
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 
Salsa Babies winter session

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!

With little ones snuggled in to baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.

Date: Tue Jan 19, 2016 - Wed Mar 30, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11 am
Location:

Kids Kingdom. 66 Hearst Way, Kanata, ON K2L 2P4

Provided by: Dancing Mama   dancingmama.ca
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies winter session

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!

With little ones snuggled in to baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.

Date: Wed Jan 20, 2016 - Wed Mar 30, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Hintonburg Community Centre - 1064 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-babies-winter/
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies winter session

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!

With little ones snuggled in to baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.

Date: Thu Jan 21, 2016 - Thu Mar 31, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 11 am
Location:

Selina’s Studio - 8-3091 Strandherd Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 4R9

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-babies-selinas-w/
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Tots winter session

Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy!

Date: Thu Jan 21, 2016 - Thu Mar 31, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 4:30 pm
Location:

Greenboro Community Centre- 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1T 3P8

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-tots-winter/
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies winter session

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!

With little ones snuggled in to baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.

Date: Fri Jan 22, 2016 - Fri Apr 1, 2016 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:30 am
Location:

Starr Gymnastic Orleans

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-babies-winter/
Fees: $23 for 9-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Tots winter session

Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy!

Date: Fri Jan 22, 2016 - Fri Apr 1, 2016 » Every week on Fri
Times: 10:30 am
Location:

Starr Gymnastics - 520 Lacolle Way, Ottawa, ON K4A 0N9

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-tots-winter/
Fees: $123 for 9-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Monkey Around Play Groups
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 Feb 10, 2016 - Thu Feb 11, 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  
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: Ashlee Pallotta  613-422-5138 
Family Yoga with Club Yoga

A great way to enjoy a special connection with your children.  A story, music, breath work, meditation, movement to music, yoga games and other creative activities are weaved throughout the class.

Parents & children 18 months to 6 yrs old.

Date: Wed Feb 10, 2016
Times: 5:30-6:30
Location:

270 Marier Avenue

1st floor
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Vanier   http://www.cscvanier.com/fr/famille/programmation-reguliere/ateliers/yoga-en-famille
Fees: Free  
Contact: Geneviève Jolicoeur  613-744-2892 poste 1432 
La Mère L'Oie

 

Un programme amusant

où l’on apprend

rimes, chansons et histoires

à faire avec son enfant

âgé de 15 à 30 mois !

Date: Tue Feb 16, 2016 - Tue Mar 22, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:00 - 11:30
Location:

Centre Richelieu-Vanier, 300, av. des Pères Blancs 

Provided by: CPE Ottawa-Vanier   http://www.cscvanier.com/fr/famille/programmation-reguliere/ateliers/la-mere-loie
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Genevieve Jolicoeur  613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Sensory Exploration!
For children 3 to 6 years of age and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.
Children (and adults) learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses. By giving children the opportunity to investigate materials, you’re helping them develop and refine their cognitive, social and emotional, physical, creative and linguistic Skills. Join us as we explore through our senses!
2 times to choose from: 1:30 to 3:00 pm or 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Call 613-737-6369 to register!
Cet atelier aura lieu en anglais seulement.
Date: Wed Feb 17, 2016
Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm or 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa ON
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Family Yoga
Family Yoga: Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement
 
Registration is Wednesdy, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Feb 17, 2016
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis
Les bons contes font les bons amis: Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
 
This workshop is offered in french only.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 janvier 2016 à 9 h 30 par téléphone. 
Date: Wed Feb 17, 2016 - Wed Feb 24, 2016
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18 avenue Rosemount
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Winning in the Game of Life

The Winning in the Game of Life 12-week course is the first level of the Spirituality for Kids program. The course encourages kids ages 7-12 (and their parents) to reflect on their actions, see challenges as opportunities, develop self-worth, understand the impact of their choices and build a desire to make a difference in the world around them. Through a variety of mixed media - including videos, animation, art activities, journaling and games, the course takes children and their parents on an exciting journey of self-exploration.

Date: Sun Feb 21, 2016 - Sun May 8, 2016 » Every week on Sun
Times: 1:30-3pm
Location:

Glebe Community Centre (meeting room)

175 Third Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario

K1S 2K2

Provided by: Spirituality for Kids   www.spiritualityforkids.com
Fees: $100/child, $75/additional sibling (free for parents)  
Contact: Tracey Doyle  613-794-0338 
Zumba - Adults and Babies
Zumba® (Adults and Babies): Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba® Fitness-Party.
For parents and caregivers of infants 8 weeks to 12 months. Bring water and a towel.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement.
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Feb 22, 2016
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 EveredAvenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Baby Signs and Songs

Baby Signs and Songs: In this 2 session series, learn to communicate with your baby before they talk by learning signs and songs. * Be sure to review the dates, time and location of the Baby Signs and Songs session you select.

 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Feb 22, 2016 - Mon Feb 29, 2016
Times: 1:45 to 2:45 pm
Location:

Somerset West Community Health Centre

30 Rosemount Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
L’heure du conte : Les trois petits cochons

L’heure du conte : Les trois petits cochons

Date: Wed Feb 24, 2016
Times: 18 h 00 à 19 h 00
Location:

CPE Carleton

2 cour MacNeil, Kanata
Provided by: CPE Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Chansons, comptine et massage pour bébé

(pour parents et bébé de la naissance jusqu'à ce qu’il commence à ramper)                                                                                             Série de 4 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: Thu Feb 25, 2016 - Thu Mar 17, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 13h à 14h
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance de l'Ontario Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier, intervenante auprès de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Story Walk

For children 2-6 years old and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.

 

Join us for an outdoor adventure and discover a new way to read books with your child! Pages of a storybook will be placed along a path where families can enjoy the outdoors while reading a story. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in a take home activity while warming up to a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

 

Call 613-737-6369 to register today!

 

Cet atelier aura lieu en anglais seulement.

Date: Sat Feb 27, 2016
Times: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa ON
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis
Les bons contes font les bons amis: Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
This workshop is offered in french only.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 janvier 2016 par téléphone. 
Date: Wed Mar 9, 2016 - Wed Mar 16, 2016
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18 avenue Rosemount
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Baby Signs and Songs

Baby Signs and Songs: In this 2 session series, learn to communicate with your baby before they talk by learning signs and songs. * Be sure to review the dates, time and location of the Baby Signs and Songs session you select.

 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Mar 14, 2016 - Mon Mar 21, 2016
Times: 10:00 to 11:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Science Fun

For children 3 to 6 years old and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.

 

When children have an opportunity to experience science, it can spark their imagination and instill an appreciation and a passion for these subjects. All children can be scientists by following their own natural curiosity. Join our fun filled workshop to engage your child in the process of developing a scientific mind through exciting and engaging activities.

 

Call 613-737-6369 to register today!

 

Cet atelier aura lieu en anglais seulement.

Date: Wed Mar 16, 2016
Times: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, ON
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Infant Massage
Infant Massage: This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby which will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.
* Be sure to review the dates, time and location of the Infant Massage session you select.
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Mar 16, 2016 - Wed Mar 30, 2016
Times: 10:00 to 11:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Zumba - Adults and Babies
Zumba® (Adults and Babies): Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba® Fitness-Party.
For parents and caregivers of infants 8 weeks to 12 months. Bring water and a towel.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement.
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Mar 21, 2016
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Family Yoga
Family Yoga: Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.

 
 
Date: Wed Mar 23, 2016
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Salsa Portage
Salsa Portage: Aux rythmes de la Salsa et autres danses latines tels que le Merengue, la Rumba, la Cumbia et la Bachata, maman se met en forme avec son bébé tout en s’amusant. Amener une bouteille d’eau, des vêtements de rechange pour votre bébé, habillez-vous confortablement et apportez votre porte-bébé.
Pour les bébés plus de 8 semaines et plus
This workshop is offered in french only
Date: Thu Mar 31, 2016
Times: 13 h 30 à 14 h 30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 avenue Evered
Provided by: Esther América   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Salsa Tos winter session

Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy!

Date: Tue Jan 19, 2016 - Tue Mar 29, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 4:30 pm
Location:

Kids Kingdom - 66 Hearst Way, Ottawa, ON K2L 2P4

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-tots-winter/
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies Winter session

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!

With little ones snuggled in to baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.

Date: Thu Jan 21, 2016 - Thu Mar 31, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Location:

Greenboro Community Centre. 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1T 3P8

Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/salsa-babies-winter/
Fees: $135 for 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Postnatal Exercise
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 Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Feb 17, 2016
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Health Care for Baby and Mom

Discussion about child development, Immunization, Breast Feeding dilemmas and physical unwellness (i.e. Fever and what to do)

Date: Mon Feb 22, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Infant Massage
 4 week session
Baby 3 to 6 months: Infant massage promotes nurturing touch and communication with our babies. Learn massage techniques which may help with colic, gas, tummy pains, evening “fussing” and more. This is a hands on workshop. Dads welcome.
Date: Tue Feb 23, 2016 - Tue Mar 15, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 2:30-4:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: $5.00 for supplies, subsidy available  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Power of Play & Toys for Baby
Me and My Baby to months;
What to expect through the stages of development.
What the research says. 
The importance of play through early childhood.
Date: Mon Feb 29, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Power of Play & Toys for Baby
Me and My Baby to months;
What to expect through the stages of development.
What the research says. 
The importance of play through early childhood.
Date: Mon Feb 29, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Breastfeeding Workshop For Expectant Parents
Breastfeeding Workshop For Expectant Parents: Getting ready for your baby? Come learn about infant feeding from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. We will share how to get comfortable, how to know if your baby is getting enough to eat, how babies know just what to do and what you can do to help them do it.
Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement.
Registration is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Mar 3, 2016
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Janice Sullivan   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Baby Talk
Me and My Baby to 12 months;
 
Speech and language milestones – birth to 12 months
First Words services offered in the community (free screening, health promotion, parent education, assessment and treatment as well as supports with school transition) 
Concrete ways and activities that families can use to promote their baby’s speech and language development.
Date: Mon Mar 7, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Infant CPR
Me and My Baby to 12 months;Learn about Infant CPR and what to do if your baby is choking or has an accident at home.
Date: Mon Mar 14, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Sleep and Routines
Me and My Baby to 12 months;
 
tips on nap-time and evening routines
teach your child to self soothe
dealing with night wakening
Date: Mon Mar 21, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
From Baby Food to Table food
Me and My Baby 
Babies 8 months to 12 months
Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food. Discuss serving sizes, solving eating problems, ensuring adequate nutrition.
Date: Tue Mar 22, 2016
Times: 2:15-4:15 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Postnatal Exercise
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 Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Mar 23, 2016
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Parent/caregiver training

Understanding Temperament
 For parents and caregivers of children ages 12 months to 8 years
Understand your child’s unique temperament and set them up for success as they grow and develop.  
 
Date: Tue Feb 9, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen
4 week Series Based on the Book “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and 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 Feb 23, 2016 - Tue Mar 29, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way 
Nepean K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: $20 for book to be refunded at end of series. subsidy available  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 

For Fathers

Just For Dads ... the nuts and bolts of parenting

This course is designed for dads parenting toddlers to teens. Dads will learn concrete and practical skills to promote their children's self-esteem, skills to build strong relationships, to discipline, and to communicate effectively with their children.

 

 

 

Date: Wed Feb 3, 2016 - Wed Mar 23, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Infant Massage
Infant Massage: (DADS ONLY) This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby which will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.
* Be sure to review the dates, time and location of the Infant Massage session you select.
 
Registration  is Wednesday, January 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Sat Feb 6, 2016 - Sat Feb 20, 2016
Times: 10:00 to 11:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Daddy & Baby Playtime

A great opportunity for Daddy to come out and play with his baby.  Enjoy a fun filled hour exploring new activities, songs and making friends.  Ideal for babies up to 12 months old.Dads of all ages welcome.

Register through our website on Eventbrite.
Date: Sat Feb 20, 2016
Times: 10:00-11:00
Location:

OEYC Carleton

at the Beaverbrook Community Centre
2 Beaverbrook Road, Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Jumping, Singing & Playing with Dad

Registration is through our website, which will connect you with Eventbrite.

Date: Wed Mar 23, 2016
Times: 5:30-7:30
Location:

OEYC Carleton

at the Kanata Recreation Complex on Terry Fox Drive, Hall A
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 

For Children

Home Alone and Streetproofing

Home Alone (2 hours): Based on the Canada Safety Council Training course, safety skills help children feel more secure when home alone. This workshop will help children develop important techniques when handling potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: Who’s at the door, answering the phone, feeling scared, establishing a routine, what is an emergency, and calling 911. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop.

 

Street Proofing (1 hour): This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Some topics included are: Identifying dangerous situations, trusting your instinct, as well as how to make safe choices, keep a safe distance, say NO, attract attention, and identify common lures. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

Date: Sat Feb 27, 2016
Location:

Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone and Streetproofing

Home Alone (2 hours): Based on the Canada Safety Council Training course, safety skills help children feel more secure when home alone. This workshop will help children develop important techniques when handling potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: Who’s at the door, answering the phone, feeling scared, establishing a routine, what is an emergency, and calling 911. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop.

 

Street Proofing (1 hour): This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Some topics included are: Identifying dangerous situations, trusting your instinct, as well as how to make safe choices, keep a safe distance, say NO, attract attention, and identify common lures. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

 

Ages 9 to 12 years. All graduates receive a manual and a certificate.  Registration and payment required in advance.

Date: Sat Mar 12, 2016
Times: 9 am to 12 pm
Location:

Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Road, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone and Streetproofing

Home Alone (2 hours): Based on the Canada Safety Council Training course, safety skills help children feel more secure when home alone. This workshop will help children develop important techniques when handling potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: Who’s at the door, answering the phone, feeling scared, establishing a routine, what is an emergency, and calling 911. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop.

 

Street Proofing (1 hour): This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Some topics included are: Identifying dangerous situations, trusting your instinct, as well as how to make safe choices, keep a safe distance, say NO, attract attention, and identify common lures. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

 

Ages 9 to 12 years. All graduates receive a manual and a certificate.  Registration and payment required in advance.

Date: Sat Mar 12, 2016
Times: 1 to 4 pm
Location:

Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Road, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Babysitter Training, Age 12+

This workshop is based on the Canada Safety Council Babysitter Training Course. It is designed to provide current information concerning childcare and safety to youth 12+ to utilize while babysitting, caring for younger siblings, and throughout their lives. The training will help prevent accidents and promote responsible management of any situation that may arise when children are under their care.

The Babysitters Training Course covers:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Child Development and Behavioral Problems
  • Caring for the Child
  • Nutrition
  • Safety and Basic First Aid
  • Handling Emergencies
  • The Sick Child
  • Games and Play Activities
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Advice for Parents
Date: Mon Mar 14, 2016
Times: 8:45 am to 4:15 pm
Location:

Nepean Creative Art Centre, 35 Stafford, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca
Fees: $75 per participant, age 12 +  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Tip of the Day
Add a little vinegar to water in a spray bottle. Give it to your preschooler with a dry cloth and ask your child to clean the front of the kitchen appliances. This will keep him busy and happy for some time, and will build feelings of competence.
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