Me & My Dad welcomes dads and other male figures (grandfathers, uncles, etc.) and their children to enjoy breakfast, children’s activities, and the opportunity to connect with other dads.
Families Connect is a group for moms, dads and their children aged 18 months to 4 years. Parents participate in the program by joining their children in play activities, helping with setup and clean up tasks, and by making connections with other parents in the group. Parents can receive information and support from the Coordinator, Early Childhood Educator, and a Resource Librarian. Children experience group play opportunities to promote social development, and participate in crafts and circle time.
The Family Play to Learn program is a drop-in style program for parents, grandparents, or care providers and young children. Children are provided the opportunity to play with other children while learning and developing through a wide variety of fun activities.
The Kids in the Kitchen series of workshops are designed for parents to experience, with their toddler or preschoolers, the joy of cooking. These workshops teach early math and literacy skills. This program also gives parents an opportunity to try new recipes with their children. Parents can sign up for individual sessions as workshop topics change regularly.
Do you have a child aged 3-5 ? These workshops are based on the Triple P—Positive Parenting Program. You are welcome to sign up for one or both of the following sessions.
1.Fighting and Aggression: Help your child get along with others.
Children often have disagreements or arguments. This may result in someone getting hurt. Children need to learn better ways to solve problems and get along with others. In this session, we’ll discuss some strategies to help your child play cooperatively and ideas to use when children become aggressive.
2.Supermarket Survival– Tips for shopping with your child: Shopping with young children can be difficult. They may want to touch everything they see, start to whine or demand . In this session we will discuss some ideas to help make the shopping trip more enjoyable.
3.Preparing you Child for the new Baby: Preparing your child for a new brother or sister will help to get their relationship off to a good start. Come and talk about ; how parents can help their child cope with the changes that will happen when the new baby arrives.
Bedtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers Young children need a good night’s sleep so they can have enough
energy for the next day’s activities. In this session we will discuss how
to help our children develop healthy, independent sleep patterns.
Parents and children join us for this four week parent /child program. Each week there will be, songs, finger plays and special activities based on a different children’s book. This is a program for children ages 3-5, younger siblings are welcome to attend.