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

Parenting in a Canadian Context

This  6 week workshop is for parents who are new to Canada. Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. As new Canadians the differences in raising your children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture. Learning parenting styles, creating positivity in your family and others.

Date: Thu Mar 26, 2015 - Thu Apr 30, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 12:30- 2:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Bayshore Drop-in Site  210 Woodridge Cres., Ring 101

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Anger Management

If you are a parent and feel angry at times, join our 6 week program and learn to identify your triggers. For it is how we respond to our children when we are in conflict, experiencing stressful situations that makes all the difference. 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.

Date: Mon Mar 30, 2015 - Mon May 11, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Somali Parenting Group

Join us for a free 6 week focus group concentrating on Disclipline, Immagration, Perserving Culture, Safety and more.

Open to parents and guardians of small children and teenagers.

Date: Tue Mar 31, 2015 - Tue May 5, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
Location:

Ridgemont High School,

2597 Alta Vista Drive

Provided by: South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Elise Champagne  613-247-1600 x 323 
Sing, Laugh, Learn With Me!

Come sing and learn songs, rhymes and stories to share with your baby aged 0-12 months. 

Date: Wed Apr 1, 2015 - Wed May 6, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 2:00-3:30 pm Wednesday
Location:
Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre

270 Marier Avenue, 1st floor

Provided by: Vanier Community Service Centre   http://www.cscvanier.com/en/family
Fees: Free!  
Contact: 613-744-2892 x 1432 
Teens... The Great Parenting Challenge.

Join us for 5 weeks and meet with other parents to discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding – for everyone. Topics include:  teen development, effective communication, dealing with conflict, building trust and respect, setting limits…

Date: Thu Apr 2, 2015 - Thu Apr 30, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person or $275.00 per couple.  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Parenting with Confidence

If you are a parent who is involved with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and your 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 15, 2015 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

 

 

 

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: Free  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 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 4, 2015 - Mon Jun 15, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Monday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $175.00 - Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Raising a Healthy Eater

RAISING A HEALTHY EATER (for parents of children 12 months up to 3 years)

Manage the stress of mealtime and discover your role in teaching your child how to eat nutritious foods. Understand typical behaviors and reactions that children have around mealtime. Turn mealtime into a healthy joyful experience.

 

Date: Wed May 6, 2015
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

EYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum blvd

Orléans

www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
One Mother’s Adventure with Medical Fragility
Join Julie Keon, author of "What I Would Tell You" One Mother's Adventure with Medical Fragility as she tells her story of the struggles and triumphs of mothering a child who suffered severe and irreparable brain injury at birth. Eleven years later, she reflects, and shares her insights with parents and professionals on how to embrace this parenting challenge and celebrate the gifts that a child with severe disabilities can give. Julie will read passages from her newly released book.
 
 
Date: Fri May 8, 2015
Times: 7:00 to 9:00 pm Friday
Location:
Singing Pebble Books
206 Main Street
(across from St. Paul’s University)
Provided by: Four Pillar Books   www.whatiwouldtellyou.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Valerie Elliott 
Parenting your Anxious Child

Join Betsy Mann from Family Services Ottawa for this 3 week series workshop that offers an informative, interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of anxious children.  Topics include: understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, and where to go for more resources.

Date: Tue May 12, 2015 - Tue May 26, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $90.00  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Discipline That Doesn’t Hurt... Anyone

Join us for 5 sessions and 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 14, 2015 - Thu Jun 11, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30- 8:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Choosing Your Discipline Tools

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. 

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Thu May 14, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Les inscriptions débuteront le 8 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone seulement

Date: Thu Jun 4, 2015
Times: 18 h 30 à 20 h 30 Jeudi
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

OCTC Specialized Playgroup
This specialized playgroup is offered for parents or home childcare providers accompanied by their children with special needs who have been referred by OCTC. Children birth to 6 years.Consultation with OCTC staff, resources and information on developmental activities will be available. Enjoy playtime, circle, crafts and the use of the toy and resource library in a child-friendly environment. 
Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 9h - 11h Monday/Lundi
Location:

270 Marier Avenue

Ottawa

Provided by: OEYC-Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Baby Playgroup
This playgroup takes place in a playroom adapted to a baby’s (0-18 months) needs. It offers educational material and presents different activities with the intention of stimulating the child’s global development while offering support and resources to adults. Early Years Specialists present educational and sensory activities, songs and stories and exploration during free play.

 

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 14h - 15h30 Thursday
Location:

270 Marier Avenue,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier / Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Groupe de jeu en Français

Groupe de jeu en français en partenariat avec le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-ESt.

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 10h - 12h Monday/Lundi
Location:

349, rue Olmstead

École Horizon Jeunesse

(Utilisez l'entrée sur la rue Jeanne-Mance)

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Vanier Circle of Care
Support program for mothers and/or fathers with children 0-6 years old, experiencing behavioural and life challenges.

This parenting support program for parents with children from birth to 6 years old gives parents a unique opportunity to develop parenting skills through practical hands-on activities. We provide parent-child play-based activities, workshops and resources for parents. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue,Fri
Times: Tuesdays: 9h45-11h45 Fridays:11h30-13h15
Location:

270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa

Provided by: Vanier Community Service Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 x 1432 
Groupe de jeu en français

 

Date: Thu Sep 25, 2014 - Thu Jun 25, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 9h - 11h Vendredi
Location:

270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier / Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
L'éveil des tout-petits
Viens rencontrer d’autres parents, échanger sur différents thèmes comme le développement de l’enfant, l’attachement, l’importance du jeu, l’estime de soi.

Ressources, collation-santé  et cartes-cadeau du Métro. (enfants de 6- 18 mois)

Date: Fri Sep 26, 2014 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9h30-11h30 Mardi
Location:

290, rue Dupuis,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre des Services Communautaires de Vanier  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Playgroup
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 adults. Family Resource Workers from the Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre present educational activities, crafts, songs and stories, special activities and free play.

 

Date: Sat Sep 27, 2014 - Sat Jun 27, 2015 » Every week on Sat
Times: 9:30-11:30 Saturday/ Samedi
Location:

270 Marier Avenue,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier / Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Groupe de jeu francophone du Carrousel

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu fdu Carrousel! Venez jouer, socialiser et chanter avec des amis! Toutes les activités ont lieu en français! Aucune inscription requise et c'est gratuit!
Offert aux enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un parent, grand-parent ou responsable de garde.

Date: Mon Jan 12, 2015 - Fri Dec 18, 2015 » Every week on Tue,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

Le Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Groupe de jeu francophone à l'école Montfort

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu francophone du Centre de ressources pour parents! 
Amenez vos petits de 0 à 6 ans s'amuser, chanter et rencontrer d'autres amis! 
Activités libres et structurées dirigées par une éducatrice. Offert aux enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte. 

Date: Mon Jan 12, 2015 - Sat Jun 20, 2015 » Every week on Mon,Fri
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Lundi
Location:

École Montfort
350, Den Haag

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Groupe de jeu francophone du Centre de ressources pour parents

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu francophone du Centre de ressources pour parents!
Amenez vos petits de 0 à 6 ans s'amuser, chanter et rencontrer d'autres amis. Activités libres et structurées dirigées par une éducatrice. Offert aux enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte.

Date: Tue Jan 13, 2015 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Mardi
Location:

Centre de ressources pour parents
300, avenue Goulburn

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Groupe de jeu francophone à l'école Jean-Robert-Gauthier

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu francophone de l'école Jean-Robert-Gauthier!
Amenez vos petits de 0 à 6 ans s'amuser, chanter et rencontrer d'autres amis! 
Activités libres et structurées dirigées par une éducatrice.
 
 

Date: Wed Jan 14, 2015 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed,Fri
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Mercredi
Location:

651, Chapman Mills
Barrhaven

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Sibling Without Rivalry

SIBLING WITHOUT RIVALRY (for parent of children under the age of 6)

(A workshop series of 6 sessions). The goal of the workshop is to help you help your children learn to live together. During each session you will learn and practice specific skills that reduce friction and make harmony possible.

Date: Wed Mar 25, 2015 - Wed Jun 3, 2015 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

EYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.

Orléans

www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Building Resilience in Young children

Resilience is the ability to steer though life challenges and find ways to bounce back and thrive. Children build their resilience when they are given opportunities to learn skills and participate in meaningful activities at home and in their community. Parents will learn practical tips for parents and simple messages about how to build resilience in your child (infants to age 6) Attend all 4 sessions Must pre-register.

Date: Tue Apr 7, 2015 - Tue Apr 28, 2015 » Every 4 weeks on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  

Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 Apr 14, 2015 - Thu Jun 4, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11:00 am Tuesday
Location:

KV Dance Studio

108 Third Avenue
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

 

 

Date: Wed Apr 15, 2015 - Wed Apr 29, 2015
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45 Mercredi
Location:

18 ave Rosemont

Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Chansons et Comptines

Venez découvrir les avantages des chansons et comptines simples pour les enfants et parents qui veulent grandir en chantant. Pour nouveau parents et leurs bébés (0 à 18 mois).

Date: Tue Apr 21, 2015 - Tue May 5, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Mardi
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Chansons et Comptines

Venez découvrir les avantages des chansons et comptines simples pour les enfants et parents qui veulent grandir en chantant! Pour nouveau parents et leurs bébés (0 à 18 mois).

Date: Tue Apr 21, 2015 - Tue May 5, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Mardi
Location:

Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Bâtir la résilience chez les jeunes enfants

Qu'est-ce que la résilience? Dans cet atelier, nous allons explorer le rôle des parents dans le développement de la résilience chez leur enfant ainsi que des outils pratiques pour aider leurs enfants à développer des stratégies pour mieux relever les défis.

 

Date: Wed Apr 29, 2015
Times: 18h30 - 20h30 Mercredi
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa sud

2330 promenade Don Reid
Provided by: CPE Ottawa sud   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Discipline That Looks For Solutions

In this workshop, you will learn an approach to teaching children better behaviour by focusing on solutions to those problems instead of on punishment. When children get older, this process encourages self-discipline because they start to participate in finding solutions. For families with children under the age of six years old. 

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Thu Apr 30, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Date: Tue May 5, 2015 - Tue Jun 16, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Tuesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre,

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Raising your Spirited Child

What is a Spirited Child? According to Mary Kurcinka, author of this book, a Spirited child is one who is normal but is more intense, more persistent, more sensitive, more perceptive and more uncomfortable with change than other children. This 4 session workshop will look at characteristics of spiritedness and strategies to enjoy life with your spirited child. Must pre-register.

Date: Tue May 12, 2015 - Tue Jun 2, 2015 » Every 4 weeks on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  

Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des  histoires et des chansons.

Les inscriptions débuteront le 8 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone seulement.

 

Date: Wed May 13, 2015 - Wed May 27, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, avenue Rosemont
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Caring for a Sick Baby

Learn from our 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!

Ideal for parents of children less than two years of age.

Date: Thu May 14, 2015
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am Thursday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Emotion Coaching
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. Registration is Wednesday, April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu May 21, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Stacey Kosmerly   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
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.

Date: Fri Jun 5, 2015 - Fri Jun 19, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Friday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des  histoires et des chansons.

Les inscriptions débuteront le 8 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone seulement.

 

Date: Wed Jun 10, 2015 - Wed Jun 17, 2015
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, avenue Rosemont
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-x 248 
Building A Secure Attachment with your Children

From birth, it's important to form a secure attachment with your child.  As your child grows into the toddler and preschool years, it's equally important to recognize how your child is changing and how you can be in tune with these changes to keep your connection strong and support your child's healthy social, emotional and intellectual development.

 

Date: Wed Jun 10, 2015
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

OEYC- Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Building Resilience in Young Children

What does resilience mean?  In this 2 part workshop we will focus on the role parents play in increasing resilience in their child as well as explore practical tools to help their children develop strategies to be more resilient over time.

 

Date: Wed Jun 17, 2015 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Thursday
Location:

OEYC- Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Active playgroup
This group is aimed at developing gross motor skills and at preventing obesity in young children through physical activity. Children have an opportunity to spend their energy in a big room in a community centre. It is offered every week to children from birth to 6 years old accompanied by their parents, grand-parents or caregiver.

 

Date: Mon Sep 8, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 9:30- 11:00 Monday
Location:

 300, des Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa

               

Provided by: Vanier Community Service Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: oeycottawavanier@cscvanier.com  614-744-2892 poste/ x 1432 
English Playgroup
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 adults. 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 24, 2014 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 9h - 11h Wednesday
Location:

270 Marier Avenue

Ottawa

Provided by: OEYC- Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 x 1432 
Caregivers Playgroup
Children from birth to 6 years of age, accompanied by their caregiver, participate in a playgroup which stimulates children’s global development and gives resources to adults. During this playgroup, support and resources are also available for adults. Family Resource Workers from the Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre present educational activities, crafts, songs and stories, special activities and free play.
Date: Thu Sep 25, 2014 - Thu Jun 25, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 9h- 11h Thursday
Location:
270 Marier Avenue,
Ottawa
Provided by: OEYC-Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Toddler Mornings
Drop-in tours for parents or caregivers with their babies or toddlers in tow. Adults are given the opportunity to look at and discuss art with gallery staff while little ones (18 months to 4 years old) make art inspired by the exhibitions. Strollers are always welcome in the galleries. No need to register.
Date: Wed Dec 3, 2014 - Wed May 6, 2015
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 10-11:30 am Wednesday
Location:

2 Daly Ave. 

Provided by: Ottawa Art Gallery   ottawaartgallery.ca | galeriedartdottawa.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Stephanie Nadeau  613-233-8699 x 227 
Infant Massage

INFANT MASSAGE (4 day series for parents and pre-crawling babies)

Have fun and learn new parenting skills! Learn effective techniques that support your baby’s healthy growth and development. Enjoy time with your baby and other parents! This class is open to infants up to the creeping stage.

Date: Thu Apr 9, 2015 - Thu Apr 30, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00-11:00 am Thursday
Location:

EYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum blvd.

Orléans

www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
From Scribbling to Writing

Come explore a variety of activities to help develop pre-writing skills.  Each play station will provide information and creative ideas for you and your child to engage in and learn together.  Join us for a fun afternoon of play and learning.  For parents and their children aged 2 to 3 years of age.

Date: Mon Apr 13, 2015 - Mon Apr 27, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm Monday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 older.

Date: Tue Apr 14, 2015 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11:00 am Tuesday
Location:

KV Dance Studio

108 Third Avenue
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Tots by Dancing Mama

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

Date: Tue Apr 14, 2015 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:00 am Tuesday
Location:

Kids Kingdom.

66 Hearst Way
Kanata
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 Apr 14, 2015 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11:00 am Tuesday
Location:

Kids Kingdom

66 Hearst Way, Kanata
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 Apr 15, 2015 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 1:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Soloway Jewish Community Centre

21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Parent and Baby Yoga

Join us for the opportunity to bond with your baby and have some yoga fun.  Class runs from 1:00 –2:00 pm followed by snack and social time. Babies 9 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 - Thu Apr 30, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:00 - 2:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 older.

Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 - Thu Jun 18, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Greenboro Community Centre.

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $128 (10 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Tots by Dancing Mama

Have your children outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet?  Salsa Tots™ combines original latino music, movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! Designed for children 18 months to 5 years old.

 

 
 
 
 
Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 - Thu Jun 25, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00 am Thursday
Location:

Selina’s Studio

8-3091 Strandherd Drive
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 older.

Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 - Thu Jun 25, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 11:00 am Thursday
Location:

Selina’s Studio 

8-3091 Strandherd Drive
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Tots by Dancing Mama

Have your children outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet? Salsa Tots™ combines original lation music, movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! Desgined for children 18 months- 5 years old.

Date: Fri Apr 17, 2015 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 10:30 am Friday
Location:

Starr Gymnastics.

520 Lacolle Way
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Babies by Dancing Mama

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in 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 older.

Date: Fri Apr 17, 2015 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 am Friday
Location:

Starr Gymnastics.

520 Lacolle Way
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Salsa Tots by Dancing Mama

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

Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 - Sat Jun 27, 2015 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am Saturday
Location:

École secondaire catholique Garneau

6588 Carriere Rue
Gloucester
Provided by: Dancing Mama   http://dancingmama.ca/schedule/
Fees: $145 (11 weeks session)  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  613-897-3264 
Saturday Infant Massage

This 3 session workshop will help parents learn how to massage their baby, that will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more. For infants under 9 months.

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 - Sat May 2, 2015
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Saturday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Baby Signs and Songs

In this 2 session series, learn to communicate with your baby before they talk by learning songs and signs. For infants under 18  months.

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Mon Apr 20, 2015 - Mon Apr 27, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 pm Monday
Location:

Somerset West Comm. Health Centre

30 Rosemount Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Parent and Baby Fitness

PARENT AND BABY FITNESS 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 heads) 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!

Date: Wed Apr 29, 2015
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

EYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum blvd

Orléans

www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
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. For infants under 9 months.

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Wed May 6, 2015 - Wed May 20, 2015
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Parent and Baby Yoga

PARENT AND BABY YOGA 

Enjoy a fun, relaxing class doing yoga with your baby. Learn some baby massage, as well as some singing, breathing and meditation techniques. Baby and you will stretch and balance together in different yoga poses helping to support your postpartum healing and toning. Another activity will be some circle yoga as a group. The class is open for infants 6 weeks old to the creeping stage. Please dress comfortably and bring a blanket and toy for your baby. Know it is okay to have some interruptions during the class e.g. needing to feed your baby. Just go with the flow!

 

Date: Wed May 6, 2015
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

EYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum

Orléans

www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Healthy Baby Healthy Brain

As a parent, you play an important role in the development of your baby’s brain.  You are your baby’s (0-12 months) most important connection to the world.  This series of 4 sessions will focus on the interactions you have with your baby and how you can help your baby reach his/her full potential.  We will look at how love, play, health and the right environment helps to create healthy brain development. Must register for all 4 sessions.

 

Date: Wed May 6, 2015 - Wed May 27, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

OEYC- Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Chansons, comptines et massage pour bébé

CHANSONS, COMPTINES ET MASSAGE POUR BÉBÉ Session 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: Fri May 8, 2015 - Fri May 29, 2015 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10h30-11h30
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum

Orléans

www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Family Yoga

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.

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

Date: Mon May 11, 2015
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
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. Bring water and a towel

For parents and caregivers of infants 8 weeks to 12 months. 

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Mon May 11, 2015
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Sing, Laugh, Learn With Me

Stories, songs and rhymes for parents and their children ages 15 to 30 months. 

Date: Thu May 14, 2015 - Thu Jun 11, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00-11:30am Monday
Location:

Richelieu Vanier Community Centre

300 Pères Blancs Avenue
Provided by: Vanier Community Service Centre   http://www.cscvanier.com/en/family/regular-programming/sing-laugh-learn-with-me-15-30-months
Fees: Free!  
Contact: 613-744-2892 x 1432 
Baby Signs and Songs

In this 2 session series, learn to communicate with your baby before they talk by learning songs and signs. For infants under 18  months.

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Mon May 25, 2015 - Mon Jun 1, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 pm Monday
Location:

Somerset West Comm. Health Centre

30 Rosemount Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Zumba - Adultes et bébés

Cet atelier est offert pour les parents et leurs  bébés. Vous et votre bébé pouvez participer à une session d’entrainement physique qui vous motivera à faire de l’exercice physique en ayant du plaisir! Pour parents et  responsables de gardes des bébés de 8 semaines à 12 mois. Les  inscriptions débuteront le 8 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone seulement. 

Date: Wed Jun 3, 2015
Times: 14 h 00 à 15 h 00 Mercredi
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue  Evered
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Saturday Infant Massage

This 3 session workshop will help parents to learn how to massage their baby, that will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more. For infants under 9 months. Registration begins April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Sat Jun 6, 2015 - Sat Jun 20, 2015
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Saturday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Family Yoga

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. 

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Mon Jun 22, 2015
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Breastfeeding and Baby Express Drop-in

You will be welcomed by a family support worker who can give you information and resources and refer you to other services related to breastfeeding, parenting and child development.You can weigh your baby and meet other parents.

Then, you can meet the following professionals, depending on your concerns:

- A lactation consultant nurse, who can answer your questions about breastfeeding, your baby’s health and your own health.

- A Public Health Nurse, who can answer your questions about your baby’s needs, health and well-being as well as your own health, as needed.

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 13h30 - 15h Tuesday
Location:

270 Marier Avenue,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier/ Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Ca mijote!
Ça mijote est un programme de nutrition prénatale pour la femme enceinte ou la nouvelle maman désirant apprendre à bien s’alimenter et à prendre soin de sa santé pendant la grossesse ou après l’accouchement. Le programme a pour objectif de maintenir ou améliorer la santé du bébé et de la mere. Rapportez des repas nutritifs GRATUITS à la maison.
Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13h30-15h30 Mercredi
Location:

290, rue Dupuis, Ottawa

Provided by: le Centre des Services Communautaires Vanier  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-744-2892 X 1432 
Baby Talk

How do our babies learn to talk? What can we, as parents, do to promote talking?

Must pre-register.
Date: Mon Apr 27, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
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.

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Mon Apr 27, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Mon May 4, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Learn about Infant CPR. What to do if your baby is choking or has an accident at home.

Must pre-register.
Date: Mon May 4, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Prenatal Breastfeeding
Join a Lactation Consultant, and you will learn, tips to help start breastfeeding, breastfeeding positions, signs your baby is breastfeeding well, general breast care, expressing milk, storing breast milk, encouragement to get breastfeeding off to a good start, and what to do and where to go if you run into problems.
Date: Wed May 6, 2015
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Child Care Options

Join us and learn about the child care system. Find out what questions to ask when looking for child care. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon May 11, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Infant Massage

Infant massage promotes nurturing touch and communication with our babies. Massage techniques may help with colic, gas, tummy pains, evening "fussing" and more. This is a hands on workshop. Dads welcome. Please commit to the full four weeks. Baby 3- 6 months. Must pre-register.

Date: Tue May 12, 2015 - Tue Jun 2, 2015 » Every 4 weeks on Tue
Times: 2-4 pm Tuesday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: $5.00 for supplies, subsidy available  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Making Your Home Safer for Baby

Find out how to make your home safer for your baby. Must pre-register

Date: Mon May 25, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Transition to Solids and Making Baby Food

The Dietician will cover the following topics: When to introduce solids and what foods can be introduced at what ages. There will be a demonstration on how to make pureed foods. Babies 4-6 months. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Jun 1, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Prenatal Breastfeeding
Join a Lactation Consultant, and you will learn, tips to help start breastfeeding, breastfeeding positions, signs your baby is breastfeeding well, general breast care, expressing milk, storing breast milk, encouragement to get breastfeeding off to a good start and what to do, where to go if you run into problems.
Date: Wed Jun 3, 2015
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
How Money Works

Want to save money and avoid common financial pitfalls? Spend one hour with us and learn how to make sound financial decisions, now and in the future for you and your family. From the different types of life insurance, tackling debt,  and to understanding RESPs. You will learn a wealth of information. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Jun 8, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Health Care for baby and Mom

Public Health Nurse will do a "Healthy Child Screening Session" focusing on child development, immunization, breast feeding dilemmas and physical unwellness (ie. Fever and what to do). Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Jun 15, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
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. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu Jun 18, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Janice Sullivan   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
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. 

Registration will begin April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Mon Jun 22, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Join us for a 45 minutes session of Salsa dancing with your babies tied to our bodies. You must be able to wear your baby for the full 45 minutes. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Jun 22, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 

For Fathers

Seahorses Gym Squad

A free playgroup for dads/uncles/grandpas and their children ages 3 to 7.

Come and join us for food, sports and activities in the gym.

Date: Fri Oct 31, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:00 to 7:30 Monday
Location:

Connaught Public School

1149 Gladstone Avenue

Provided by: Somerset West Community Health Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: Wendy Dunn  613-238-8210 x 2503 
Dads and children's Drop-in

Join us for a morning of fun at the Early Years Centre Drop-In Playgroups are for Dads and children under the age of 6 years. Every 1st Saturday of the month. Various activities including arts and crafts, imagination toys, sensory activities and circle time.

Date: Sat Feb 7, 2015 - Sat May 2, 2015
» Takes place on the First Saturday of each month.
Times: 9:00-11:00 am Saturday
Location:

240 Centrum blvd

Orléans On

Provided by: EYC Ottawa-Orléans / CPE Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Power of Dads

In this 2 session workshop, “Power of Dads” will strengthen your parenting skills and give you strategies to help your children meet their full potential. The topics of discussion will include child development, nutrition, sleep and managing difficult child behaviours.

Registration will begin Wednesday, April 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu Jun 11, 2015 - Thu Jun 18, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Dave Elder   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 

Professional training

Parler/Chanter/Lire/Écrire/Jouer Série d'ateliers

Atelier # 3 Parler/ Chanter

Parler et chanter avec les enfants encourage le développement optimal du cerveau, ce qui assure l'apprentissage continu tout au long de leur vie. En effet, 80% du cerveau d'un enfant est développé par l'âge de trois ans. Com-muniquer de divers façons contribue à son sain développement. Cet atelier se concentrera sur la création et le maintien d'un environnement riche en alphabétisation, qui inclut : la conversation complexe, le chant, l’aménage-ment et autres activités. Une présentation de Premiers mots sera également offerte afin de partager des informa-tions et des ressources pertinentes sur le développement de la parole et du langage et de répondre à vos questions. Soyez prêt à parler, à chanter et à apprendre!
Date: Tue May 26, 2015
Times: 13h00 à 16h00 Mardi
Location:

Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway

1365 rue Richmond
Ottawa
Provided by: Spécialistes de l'alphabétisation durant la petite enfance   atelierparlerchanter.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-565-2467 
Talking/Singing/Reading/Writing/Playing Workshop Series
Workshop #3 talking/Singing

Talking and singing with children encourages important brain development that sets the stage for lifelong learning. In fact 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of three, and communicating through different mediums is an influential part of that development. This workshop will focus on creating and maintaining a literacy rich environ-ment which includes complex conversation, singing, and activity centres. A guest speaker from First Words will also provide some important information and resources about language development and will be able to address any questions you may have. Be prepared to talk, sing and learn!

Date: Tue May 26, 2015
Times: 9:00 to 12:00 Tuesday
Location:

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Ottawa
Provided by: Early Literacy Specialists of Ottawa   talksingworkshopprc.eventbrite.ca

Contact: Sonal  613-565-2467 
How modern society disconnects us from our children...

Join CHEO's Child and Family Psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Cheng as he presents

"Attach to me if you can: How modern society disconnects us from our children and what we must do about it!"Let's talk about the importance of parent-child attachments as a core resiliency factor, and how these attachments have been disrupted by modern society, which includes our modern technology (such as social media,video games) as well as our societal focus on materialism and consumerism.
For parents and Professionals.
Date: Fri May 29, 2015
Times: 9:30-3:30 Friday
Location:
RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive 
 
Provided by: Child Therapy Resource Group   Registration includes lunch.
Fees: Early bird fee $75, after May 15th $80.  
Contact: Julie Bisnath  613-834-0081 
Talking/Singing/Reading/Writing/Playing Workshop Series
Workshop #3 Playing
Knowing that the environment is the child’s third educator, what is our role in offering a stimulating learning environment for the children in our care? This workshop provides a better understanding of the importance in creating a learning environment that stimulates children’s curiosity, encourages exploration and questioning through play as well as demonstrate how we are a key component in ensuring this happens. Through critical reflection and sharing of ideas, participants will work together to combine theory and practice in order to create a learning environment that incorporates specific objectives while guided by children’s interests.
Date: Wed Jun 17, 2015
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 Friday
Location:

Parent Resource Centre

300 Goulburn Private
Ottawa
Provided by: Early Literacy Specialists of Ottawa   playworkshopprc.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sonal  613-565-2467 
Parler/Chanter/Lire/Écrire/Jouer Série d'ateliers

Atelier # 4 Jouer

Considérant que l’environnement est le troisième éducateur, quel est notre rôle à créer un environnement riche et stimulant pour les enfants de notre service éducatif? Cet atelier démontrera que les professionnelles de la petite enfance sont toutes des joueuses clés pour assurer la création des environnements remplis d’apprentissages. Cet environnement bien planifié stimule la curiosité, encourage l’exploration et le questionnement chez l’enfant. En exerçant une pratique réflexive et le partage d’idées, les participantes travailleront en équipe pour combiner la théorie et la pratique afin de créer un environnement qui inclut des objectifs d’apprentissages spécifiques tout en étant guidé par les intérêts des enfants.
Date: Thu Jul 9, 2015
Times: 13h00 à 16h00 Jeudi
Location:

Centre de ressources pour parents

300 Goulburn Privee

Provided by: Spécialistes de l'alphabétisation durant la petite enfance   atelierjouer.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-565-2467 

For Children

Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn will help children foster: early literacy, and numeracy skills; stimulates motor, cognitive and self help abilities; helps identify any learning obstacles.  Facilitated by professional educators. Limit of 10 children. Child must be eligible for Kindergarten in Sept. 2015. Registration required, space is limited.

Date: Tue Mar 31, 2015 - Thu May 14, 2015 » Every 7 weeks on Tue,Thu
Times: 1:00-3:30 pm
Location:

Live and Learn Resource Centre

8243 Victoria St.
Metcalfe
Provided by: City of Ottawa Rural Community-Building Grant Program   www.ruralfamilyconnections.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Leigh Gillies  613-821-2899 
FRIENDS for Life- Anxiety Prevention Program

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! For children 7-9 years old with mild to moderate anxiety.

 

Date: Wed Apr 22, 2015 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Tip of the Day
To help a young child cope with separation from you while at school or on a visit to grandparents, tuck an imaginary kiss into her pocket to pull out when she's missing you, or give him something associated with you such as a special little rock, a broach or a photograph.
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