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 
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 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 
Making the connection - Arabic sessions

Making the Connection

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication

and helping their baby learn. Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes.  For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

*Childcare and snacks are available
Date: Tue Apr 19, 2016 - Tue May 31, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location:

Bayshore Drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Making Parenting Connections

MAKING PARENTING CONNECTIONS

 

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

with the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

300 Goulburn Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C9

Provided by: Kelly White  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Krissy Howard  613-565-2467 
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 
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can:

 

MEET with other parents of young children

SHARE questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent

LEARN about child development, safety, health and behavior

DISCUSS real-life parenting situations

WORK  together with the support of a trained facilitator

DISCOVER positive ways of parenting

*If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

 

 

Date: Wed May 11, 2016 - Wed Jun 15, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Saturday Playgroup

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

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

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Kids Have Stress too

3 Tuesday evenings Learn to identify signs of stress in your child & acquire stress management techniques which will last a lifetime.

Date: Tue May 17, 2016 - Tue May 31, 2016 » Every 4 weeks on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Prenatal Breastfeeding

Given by a Lactation Consultant, 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 if you run into problems.

To register please visit http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/

Date: Wed Jun 1, 2016
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Salsa Babies

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

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier

Date: Tue Jun 7, 2016 - Tue Jun 21, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Infant Massage

Bring a thick blanket for your baby to lie on and dress comfortably as you will be sitting on mats on the floor. Please attend all sessions. 

For parents with a baby 7 months or younger (not yet crawling).

To register please visit http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/

Date: Fri Jun 10, 2016 - Fri Jun 24, 2016 » Every week on Fri
Times: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about: serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food. Presented by a registered Dietitian

For parents of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Linda Denny  6138204922 
Understanding and Coping with Children's Misbehaviour (for parents-caregivers of children 2 to 6 years)

(for parents/caregivers of children 2 to 6 years old)

What are the hidden messages behind misbehaviour? We will discuss the latest brain research , the role of sleep, nutrition, parental expectations, and positive communication in reducing and coping with challenging behaviours. 

English workshop / Atelier en anglais seulement

 

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Joanne Boyd-Connect With Kids   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
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 April 6th at 9:30 am by telephone at 613-728-1839 ext. 248.

 

Date: Thu Jun 16, 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 

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 
Healthy Families-Healthy Kids ((for parents of children under the age of 6)

(for parents of children under the age of 6)      Parents/caregivers of children under the age of 6 are invited to join a group-based childhood health program focused on helping parents/caregivers make better choices for their family's health and wellness! We will explore the determinants of health, nutrition, attachment and emotional health, managing illness, and environmental aspects to health care.  Childhood health and the lifestyle behaviours that determine it extend into adulthood. The health of the caregiver/parents and the health practices of the family have a tremendous impact on the health of the child.

 

DATES: April 13, 27, May 11, 25, June 8 and 22          

Date: Wed Apr 13, 2016 - Wed Jun 22, 2016 » Every 2 weeks on Thu
Times: 7:--9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum 
Orléans ON
Provided by: Sharon Behrendt and Jennifer Hupe, naturopath doctors   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Monkey Around Playgroups
Baby Steps: 10:00am-10:45am for 2 years old and under. Parents attend with child to facilitate meaningful interaction and bonding. 
Watch Me Go: 11:00am-11:45am for 2 to 3 years old. Parents wait in the play centre to bolster child's independence.
Date: Wed Apr 20, 2016 - Thu Jun 30, 2016 » Every week on Wed,Thu
Times: 10:00am-11:45am
Location:

Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre

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

An opportunity for parents, providers and guardians to speak to a Community Dietitian and learn more about preparing healthy snacks and dealing with picky eaters.

Date: Tue Jun 7, 2016
Times: 9:00-10:30
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free Drop-in  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Supporting Your anxious Child (for parents-caregivers of children 4 to 6 years old)

(for parents/caregivers of children 4 to 6 years old)

Learn how anxiety manifests itself in young children. Strategies to help children learn positive thinking habits and coping skills will be discussed. 

English workshop / Atelier en anglais seulement

Date: Wed Jun 8, 2016
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Joanne Boyd-Connect With Kids   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier 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.

Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans

This workshop is offered in French only

Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone 613-728-1839 ext. 248

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016 - Wed Jun 22, 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 
La communication de votre enfant

Saviez-vous qu’une grande partie de la parole et du langage de votre enfant sont appris avant l'âge de 5 ans? Joignez-vous à nous pour en apprendre davantage sur les étapes clés de la communication de votre enfant (0-5 ans), des conseils sur la façon de promouvoir le développement de la parole et du langage, comment introduire une nouvelle langue et les services offerts par Premiers Mots.

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016
Times: 18h30 - 20h30
Location:

2330 promenade Don Reid

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Gratuit - Par inscription  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Jouer-Préparons nos enfants à la lecture

Les Spécialistes de l'alphabétisation durant la petite enfance présentent une série d'ateliers basés sur le programme « Préparons nos enfants à la lecture ». L’alphabétisation en bas âge, ça commence avec vous ! Cet atelier offre des activités pratico-pratique.

Soyez prêt à jouer !

Atelier en français /French workshop

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016
Times: 18h30-20h30
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Spécialiste en alphabétisation   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 

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 
Backpack Adventures

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

Do you have a child starting school in September 2016?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  (No Session on June 1st) 

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

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

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

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

Do you have a child starting school in September 2016?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  Join us for this wonderful adventure! 

 

(No Session on June 1st) 

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

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Les purées maison sont simples et délicieuses (pour parents et bébés 0 à 6 mois)

(Pour parents et bébé 0 à 6 mois)    

Les purées maison sont simples et délicieuses à faire pour votre bébé, mais quand et par où commencer? Nous utiliserons ensemble différentes méthodes pour faire des purées. Nous allons partager des trucs pour rendre la transition du lait au solide amusante et facile. L’atelier se terminera avec une comparaison de la purée commerciale à notre purée maison. Vous serez surpris de voir la couleur, l’odeur et le goût.                                                                                                                                               

Date: Tue May 31, 2016
Times: 15h00 à 16h00
Location:

CPEO Ottawa Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Dominik Théoret, Intervenante auprès de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Infant Massage (Series of 3 workshops)

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.

English workshop / Atelier en anglais seulement

 

Date: Thu Jun 9, 2016 - Thu Jun 23, 2016
Times: 10:00-11:00 am
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans
Provided by: Rita Tapia, Parent Resource Worker   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Salsa Babies

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 with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Not to mention, it’s perfect for people who have always     wanted to learn to dance, but could never convince their partner to take lessons! Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!

For babies 6-8 weeks of age and up

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

 

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

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Baby Wearing Latin Dance (babies 6 weeks and up)

Moms and dads get fit with their babies by learning fun steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances. This class is open to everyone, you don’t even need to know how to dance! Your baby will love being swayed while in direct contact with you! Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement. Bring your own baby carrier to class.                                                                                                                          

Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Esther America Dance-Danse   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Salsa Tots

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!

For families with children under the age of six years old

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

 

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

Date: Sat Jun 18, 2016
Times: 10:00 to 11:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Exploring the Outdoors

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

Join us for an evening of outdoor play as we go on a scavenger hunt!  Children will also have the opportunity to play some traditional outdoor games.

Date: Wed Jun 22, 2016
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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 April  6th at 9:30 am by telephone at 613-728-1839 ext. 248.

Date: Wed Jun 22, 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

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

 

Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone 613-728-1839 poste 248.

 

Date: Wed Jun 22, 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 
Postnatal Exercise

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

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

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

 

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

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

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

                                                           

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

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

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

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

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

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

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

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

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

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

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

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

(For babies 6 weeks and older)                    

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

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

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

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

Prenatal and Postnatal

Baby Talk

Speech and language milestones – birth to 2 years

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 Jun 6, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/infant-cpr-tickets-22171611888
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
From Baby Food to Table Food

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 Jun 7, 2016
Times: 2:15-4:15 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Infant Dental Health

A Dental Hygienist will give you information on care of baby teeth,

when to see your dentist, and how to help with teething. The hygienist will also show you how to check your baby’s gums and teeth

Date: Mon Jun 13, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Health Care for Baby and Mom

Please note that there is a date change.

 Discussion about Immunization, breast feeding dilemmas and physical unwellness ( IE . fever and what to do).

Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre 75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Sleep and Routines

Discussion about: tips on nap-time and evening routines,teach your child to self soothe,

dealing with night wakening

Date: Mon Jun 20, 2016
Times: 2:00-4:00
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
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