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


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For Parents

Café-communauté

The Conseil  des écoles  publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) is happy to offer this free and unique program to newly arrived parents in the Ottawa area.

A cup of coffee, pleasant conversation with other parents, and inspiring tips and tricks to support your child in their scholastic and social success?  Join us for our Café-communauté program!
No need to register.

Free, onsite childcare services!

Date: Sat Apr 8, 2017 - Sat Jun 10, 2017 » Every week on Sat
Times: 9h30 - 11h30
Location:

École secondaire publique De La Salle, located at 501, Old St-Patrick, Ottawa

École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy, located at 3395 D'Aoust Ave, Gloucester (Arabic interpreter)

Le Centre d’innovation pédagogique (CFROP), located at 435 Donald St, Ottawa

Provided by: Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario   http://www.cepeo.on.ca/services/service-a-la-communaute/cafe-communaute/
Fees: Free!!!  
Contact: Élise Busa-Boyi  613-742-8960 Ext. 2157 
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 6-16 come and join us to talk about:  managing stress, successful communication, discipline that works and lots more…

 

Date: Wed Apr 19, 2017 - Wed Jun 21, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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 
Communautés d'apprentissage communautaires

Vous avez un jeune enfant et sa préparation à l’école vous préoccupe?

Participez à la nouvelle initiative du CEPEO qui a pour objectif d’appuyer le parent, premier éducateur de l’enfant dans la préparation à l’école.

Cette initiative prend la forme de Communautés d’apprentissage communautaires (CAC). L'École élémentaire publique Séraphin-Marion sera l'hôte de plusieurs CAC à partir du 20 avril.  

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Date: Thu Apr 20, 2017 - Thu Jun 15, 2017
Times: 18h15 à 20h30
Location:

L'École élémentaire publique Séraphin-Marion, au 2147, avenue Loyola, Ottawa ON K1J 7W3

 
Provided by: CEPEO -Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0emo11k_m_VaE5CSUlLRVBSa2s
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Wilmine au secrétariat des services à la petite enfance  (613) 742-8960 poste 2081 
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 and effective discipline techniques.

Date: Mon May 1, 2017 - Mon Jun 5, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (May 22 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: CAD$ 150.00 per person CAD$ 275.00 per couple  
Contact: online registration  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Free Head Lice Diagnosis

Lice Services Canada is pleased to offer free head lice diagnosis.  If you have found something in your child's hair.  Take a picture and send it to us.  We will do a free diagnosis for you. Free diagnosis and expert advice.

Date: Mon May 1, 2017 - Fri Jun 30, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:

337 Churchill Ave

Ottawa, Ontario

K1Y 0J5

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

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

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

337 Churchill Ave

Ottawa, Ontario

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

Infant massage is a natural way to nurture and care for your baby. We tend to do it while holding them - without even thinking about it. Infant Massage classes teach you a full body massage routine, the benefits of individual strokes, ways to communicate with your baby, and to have some very special time together.

The health giving properties of Infant Massage include; growth and motor skill development, blood and lymph circulation, immune system stimulation, building bones, help with gas and colic, aid with deeper and longer sleep, emotional and physical bonding time.

Date: Wed May 10, 2017 - Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:

2260 Walkley Road

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
Provided by: ottawa childbirth education association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: $75.00  
Contact: Erin shaheen  613-860-2061 
Infant Sleep class

Are you an exhausted parent that has tried everything and cannot get your baby to sleep? Do you want to find a solution that is not crying it out?

 

We will be creating a space for parents to follow their instincts when it comes to their new baby, which will allow them to set the stage for optimal brain development. We want to spread the word that babies wake up through the night, and for good reason. We want to share the other side of the sleep story!   We will address identifying individual and family needs, creating support systems and providing a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence based sleep patterns.  

 

Bring your baby, have some tea and  reate community 

 

Babies are welcome and encouraged  to attend class.  Class will take place after Infant Massage. 

Date: Wed May 10, 2017 - Wed May 31, 2017 » Takes place on the 1 of each month.
Times: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location:

Qualicum Community Centre (48 Nanaimo Drive)

and the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (2260 Walkley Road)
Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: CAD $75.00  
Contact: Erin shaheen  6138522207 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about: serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food? Ideal for parents with children 18 months to 3 years old.

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

OEYC Carleton/WOCRC

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

Contact: Colleen Taylor  6135913686 x 5 
Infant Dental Health

Me and My Baby Program with baby to 12 months A Dental Hygienist will give you information on care of baby teeth, when to see your dentist, how to help with teething, The hygienist will also show you how to check your baby’s gums and teeth.

Date: Mon Jun 5, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

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

Children learn better when they eat foods and drink fluids that are healthy and enjoyable throughout the school day.  Many children enjoy foods more when they are involved with preparing them. 

 
Parents will learn how to plan healthy school lunches and snacks based on Canada's Food Guide. As well, parents will learn the benefits of having the children help prepare their own lunches and snacks
 
For children starting Kindergarten or Grade 1 in September and their parent or caregiver
 
Presented by a Registered Dietitian
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road (Entrance on McGibbon Dr)
Ottawa ON k2L 4A7
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: Judy  613-591-6030 
Emotional and Social Skills for Adapting to the Classroom

Adapting to the classroom means more than children knowing letters and numbers. When children can deal with strong emotions and get along with others, they are more open to learning. In this workshop, you will discover age-appropriate ways to build your child's skills through play.

Date: Wed Jun 7, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

OEYC Carleton/WOCRC

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

Contact: Colleen Taylor  6135913686 x5 
Baby Talk
Babies communicate from the day they are born. Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do everyday to build their speech and language development. Learn about speech and language milestones and where to turn for help should you need it.
For parents and their babies 0-12 months
Date: Thu Jun 8, 2017
Times: 10:30 am
Location:
Ottawa Public Library

Beaverbrook


2500 Campeau
Meeting Room B
Provided by: First Words/Premiers mots   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-2
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  613-580-2940 
Growing Up with Many Languages

Common questions affecting bilingual families will be addressed in this workshop. Come learn how to introduce a new language, tips on how to encourage your child’s communication, speech and language milestones and First Words services.

Date: Mon Jun 12, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm
Location:

Ottawa Public Library

Greenboro 
363 Lorry Greenberg
Meeting room A (Community Centre)
Provided by: Ottawa Public Library   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/growing-many-languages-1
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/growing-many-languages-1  
Contact: InfoService  613-580-2940 
Baby Talk

Me and My Baby Program with baby to 12 months Speech and language milestones – birth to 2 years Concrete ways and activities that families can use to promote their baby’s speech and language development. 

Date: Mon Jun 12, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa 
Child Care Connection Meeting / Rencontre de connexion pour service de garde
An opportunity for parents and caregivers not affiliated with a licensed agency to connect through a facilitated meeting.
 
Une occasion pour parents et responsables de garde non agréés de se rencontrer lors d'une soirée organisée.
 
Cette soirée est offerte en anglais seulement.
Date: Wed Jun 14, 2017
Times: 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive Ottawa 

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Sleep and Routines

Me and My Baby Program with baby up to 12 months Tips on nap-time and evening routines teach your child to self soothe dealing with night wakening 

Date: Mon Jun 19, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa 
Autism Ontario - Diagnosis, now what?
You have the diagnosis for your child but you don't know what your next step should be. We will discuss the steps and options to take once a child has received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. From funding options, to educational resources, private options, to events in the community, there are resources and we will discuss them. Appropriate for any families with a new diagnosis.
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration will begin April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu Jun 22, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marnie Potter   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
From Baby Food To Table Food

Me and My Baby Program with Baby age new born 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 27, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

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

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Evening Playgroup

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

 

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

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Parler pour que les enfants écoutent et écouter pour que les enfants parlent (5 sessions)

(pour parents qui ont des enfants entre 2 et 6 ans)                                                                                         

 

Cette série de 5 ateliers vise à améliorer la communication entre les parents et leurs enfants. Le programme fournit des habiletés de base que pourront ensuite appliquer les parents. Les thèmes suivants seront abordés: aider les enfants aux prises avec des sentiments pénibles, encourager la coopération, remplacer la punition, encourager l'autonomie, compliments et estime de soi. Vous devez vous inscrire aux 5 ateliers pour participer.                                                             

 

Atelier en français / French workshop 

Date: Wed Apr 12, 2017 - Wed Jun 7, 2017 » Every 2 weeks on Thu
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

240 Centrum Blvd.

Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier et Dominik Lavictoire (intervenantes auprès de la famille)   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

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.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  

Date: Wed May 10, 2017 - Wed Jun 21, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Location: Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

Salsa Babies

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

 

Baby carriers are required.

 

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

 

*Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon May 29, 2017
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

La colère: un mal nécessaire? (Pour parents qui ont des enfants de moins de 6 ans)

(Pour parents qui ont des enfants de moins de 6 ans)

         

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.                                                                                                                 

Atelier en français / French workshop    

Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPEO Ottawa Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Are You Ready? A Parent's Guide to Starting Kindergarten

For parents/guardians and/or caregivers.

Starting kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and their families.

It is a new beginning for learning, developing friendships, confidence and self-help skills. Join an Early Years Educator as we will be discussing how to get your child ready for Kindergarten and how parents can make this transition a successful one!

 

Cet atelier est offert en anglais, mais les questions peuvent être répondues en français.

 

Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive Ottawa

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Exploring Sleep Options

Are your baby’s sleep patterns not working for your family?  Learn ways of coping and strategies for changing your baby’s sleep habits.

For babies up to 12 months old.

Date: Thu Jun 1, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Communautés d'apprentissage communautaires

Afin d’appuyer les parents dans la préparation à l’école de leurs enfants, le CEPEO offre une approche innovatrice, la Communauté d’apprentissage communautaire.

Date: Thu Jun 1, 2017
Times: 18h15
Location:

ÉÉP Séraphin-Marion, 2147, Ave Loyola, Ottawa ON K1J 7W3

Talking Kids
Much of your child’s speech and language is learned before the age of 5yrs.
Join us to learn about your child’s speech and language milestones (0-5yrs), general tips about how to promote speech and language development, how to introduce a new language to your child and First Words services.
Cet atelier est disponible en anglais mais les questions peuvent être répondues en français.
Date: Wed Jun 7, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive Ottawa 

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South with First Words   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Setting Consequences
Children learn self-discipline when they have to experience the
consequences of their actions. But what consequences should be imposed and when? This workshop will discuss at what age to start using this way of teaching self-discipline and will help you set and maintain reasonable consequences.
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu Jun 8, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Story Walk/Marche Littéraire
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, we invite you to join us for a morning of outdoor fun and participate in a
Story Walk that will focus on Canada! Additional outdoor activities will be available and a snack will be provided.
Details to follow.
ALL PLAYGROUPS CLOSED
TOUS LES GROUPES DE JEU
SONT FERMÉS - 
Date: Fri Jun 9, 2017
Times: 9:30 am -11:00 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive Ottawa 

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Understanding Children's Sleep Habits

An Early Years Educator will be available to provide information and tips on healthy sleep habits and to discuss challenges or concerns you may have. Handouts and book recommendations will be provided.

 
Les questions et inquiètudes peuvent être discutés en français.
Date: Sat Jun 10, 2017
Times: 9:30 am -11:00 am
Location:

OEYC Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive 
concurrent to playgroup
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South - Andrew Fleck Child Care Services   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Communautés d'apprentissage communautaires

Afin d’appuyer les parents dans la préparation à l’école de leurs enfants, le CEPEO offre une approche innovatrice, la Communauté d’apprentissage communautaire.

Date: Mon Jun 12, 2017
Times: 18h15 à 20h30
Location:
Pavillon Maternelle-Jardin de l'École élémentaire publique Francojeunesse
339 Wilbrod, Ottawa ON K1N 6M4
No more time outs! (For parents and caregivers of children 2 to 6 years old)

Are you tired of “time outs” that don’t work, yelling and power struggles with your child? Come and  explore positive parenting strategies that will help you better understand your child and manage challenging behaviours. Suitable for parents / caregivers of children 2- 6 years old.                                          

Date: Wed Jun 14, 2017 - Fri Jul 14, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Joanne Boyd, RECE BSC-Local Parent Coach and Educator   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
On s'amuse en français! (série de 2 ateliers)

Pour les enfants âgés de 3 à 5 ans accompagnés d’un parent ou tuteur.Venez vous amuser dans un environnement francophone. Occasion pour ceux qui désirent apprendre, s’amuser et s’exprimer en français. Pour les familles dont leur enfant fréquentera une école francophone ou un programme d’immersion en français.

 

Date: Wed Jun 14, 2017 - Wed Jun 21, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 18h00 - 19h15
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 
Preparing Children to Meet Challenges
Being resilient means being able to “bounce back” when things don’t go well. Young children can already start to learn a resilient approach to life. In this workshop, you’ll learn some fun activities to use with children age six and under that will help them meet challenges by developing their self-confidence, emotional
awareness, flexibility, empathy and problem-solving abilities.
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins on April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu Jun 15, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
From Baby Food to Table Food

Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food.  Discuss serving sizes, solving problems, ensuring adequate nutrition, etc.  Talk with our dietitian!

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Date: Tue Jun 20, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Comment gérer les comportements à défis

Venez discuter des nombreuses faêons dont vous pouvez gérez les comportements à défis de votre enfant sans utiliser la méthode de retrait (time out). L'animatrice partagera des stratégies  qui favorisent l'autorégulation et encourage votre enfant à identifier et comprendre ses émotions. 

Date: Wed Jun 21, 2017
Times: 18h30 à 20h30
Location:

CPE Ottawa Sud

2330 Promenade Don Reid
Provided by: CPE Ottawa Sud   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old. 

 

*Registration required for each class.

 

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon Jun 26, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Ballet Portage
Ce cours pour adult et bébé offre une structure similaire à celle d’une classe de ballet: exercices à la barre et exercices au centre. Tout au long de la classe, un accent particulier sera mis sur l'amélioration de la posture, tonification en longueur des muscles et l'interprétation artistique propre à l’entrainement d'un danseur de ballet. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortables. Amenez votre porte-bébé!
 
Pour les bébés de 6 semains et plus.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 13 h 00 à 14 h 00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

Date: Sat Jun 3, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
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.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Sweaty Betty's Parent and Baby Fitness Class

Join us for a fabulous, super fun workout with your baby! The class will be challenging and suitable for all fitness levels. Your baby will be pre-walking.

 

Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre,

2 Beaverbrook Road,
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686x5 
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.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed Jun 7, 2017 - Wed Jun 14, 2017
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 
Family Yoga

Come and join us for a family yoga session in a workshop that celebrates movement! 
Family yoga gives your family the opportunity to connect with your mind, body and soul through experiencing yoga postures, breathing and visualization techniques while enjoying music, movement and creative play. 

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue Jun 13, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre 

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

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

 

Date: Tue Jun 13, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

OEYC Carleton/WOCRC

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

Contact: Colleen Taylor  6135913686 x 5 
Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!
With little ones snuggled into 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. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!
 
For babies 6 weeks of age and up.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed Jun 14, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Afro-Danse Portage
Laissez le rythme des danses africaines énergiser votre corps et votre esprit et ce tout en portant votre bébé! Cette classe de danse portage combinera des danses africaines traditionnelles et modernes. Une classe pleine d'énergie où le plaisir est au
rendez-vous. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortable pour bien bouger, la classe se fait pieds nus.
Amenez une bouteille d’eau et votre porte-bébé.
Pour les bébés de 6 semains et plus.
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30
Date: Wed Jun 21, 2017
Times: 13 h 00 à 14 h 00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Babywearing Afro-Dance
Let the music fuel your body as you feel the African rhythms all while wearing your baby. This class will combine traditional and modern African dance into a fun, energetic and low impact class. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, the class is done barefoot.
Bring a water bottle and your own baby carrier.
For infants 6 weeks and up.
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed Jun 21, 2017
Times: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Come and join us for a family yoga session in a workshop that celebrates movement! 
Family yoga gives your family the opportunity to connect with your mind, body and soul through experiencing yoga postures, breathing and visualization techniques while enjoying music, movement and creative play. 

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue Jun 27, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Prenatal and Postnatal

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave. 
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 5K9
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   http://mothercraft.com/program/post-partum-support/
Fees: NO FEE  
Contact: Courtney Holmes  613-728-1839 X227 
Babywearing Ballet
A unique post-natal activity catered to adults with babies. This class is similar to regular ballet classes, with barre work and centre exercise with special attention given to muscle toning and posture. Accompanied by music and movement, your little one will greatly benefit from being held while you dance. Don’t forget wear comfortable clothing and to bring your own baby carrier!
 
For infants 6 weeks and up.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
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.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Parent/caregiver training

Let Your Hands Do the Talking – Level 1 – East

Many children in child care programs are being taught to use sign language as a way to build their communication skills.

Parents/Guardians, Educators and Providers, come enhance your skills by learning the basics of signed English in this six-week course. Preschool signs and topics covered include: language, routines, food, clothing, songs, stories and more.

 

Presenter:-
Bronwen Jones
Retired Speech-Language Pathologist

Registration Deadline
Monday, April 24th 2017 at 4:00 pm

Date: Mon May 1, 2017 - Mon Jun 12, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services
700 Industrial Ave, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON (Board Room)

Provided by: Children's Integration Support Services   https://form.jotform.com/70363343476962
Fees: CAD $60  
Contact: Kim Legault  613-736-1913 ext 284 
Understanding Temperament

Understand your child's unique temperament and set them up for success as they grown and develop.

Date: Tue May 30, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre,

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   www.centrepointechildcareservices.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 

For Fathers

Hanging Out With Dad Playgroup Building an Indoor Racetrack
Join us during our Hanging Out With Dad Playgroup for this fun evening of creativity and imagination!
You will have a unique opportunity to build an indoor car racetrack completely out of masking tape.
Date: Wed Jun 28, 2017
Times: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive Ottawa 

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 

For Children

FRIENDS for Life (anxiety prevention program for children 7- 9 years old)

Anxiety Prevention Program for children 7-9 years 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 12, 2017 - Wed Jun 7, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: CAD$ 375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 
Home Alone & Street Proofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

Based on the Canada Safety Council training course, this program is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe, responsible and 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, calling 911, basic first aid and what to do in case of a fire or severe storm. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop. 

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Topics include: 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. The idea of a family password will be introduced, and a family emergency plan worksheet is provided. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

Date: Sat May 27, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Babysitter Training

Babysitting, 8 hours, 12 + years (or turning 12 within the calendar year)

 

Based on the Canada Safety Council Babysitter Training Course. It is designed to provide current information concerning childcare for young babysitters to use while babysitting and caring for younger siblings. The training will help prevent accidents and promote responsible management of any situation that may arise when children are under their care.

The Babysitter’s Training Course covers such topics as:

  • Becoming a successful babysitter
  • Caring for children from three months to school-aged
  • The behaviour and misbehaviour of children
  • Handling emergencies
  • Caring for a sick or injured child
  • Prevention and Basic First Aid

Student Reference Book

This book summarizes the course sessions and provides child care information that will be of value to the graduates during their babysitting years and their adult lives. The illustrated reference book includes group exercises and note taking pages. A summary sheet is included which can be used to collect important information from the employer at the beginning of each babysitting job.

Certification

Each course graduate (passing grade of 75% on the final examination)  is presented with a wall certificate and graduation wallet card. These provide validation that the holder has completed eight hours of training and successfully passed a comprehensive examination on the course material.

Date: Fri Jun 9, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 + HST  
Contact:
Home Alone & Street Proofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

Based on the Canada Safety Council training course, this program is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe, responsible and 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, calling 911, basic first aid and what to do in case of a fire or severe storm. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop. 

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Topics include: 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. The idea of a family password will be introduced, and a family emergency plan worksheet is provided. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

Date: Sat Jun 17, 2017
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

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