Programs

Programs are offered on a rotating basis, and may not always be available in all communities that we serve at all times. Check our calendar, or contact us to learn more about specific programs.

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STAY AND PLAY/OUTDOOR PLAY GROUPS

Drop In Program

​Are you a parent or caregiver looking to get out of the house with your little ones? Join us for our Stay & Play group!  This group gives parents a break from their normal routine, become comfortable within their community and allow their children to socialize in a stimulating environment.  This is a FREE drop-in program that focuses on building children’s literacy, numeracy and social skills.  Parents/guardians and children will socialize with others, make crafts, sing songs & rhymes, plus share a nutritious snack! 

Ages 0-5

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ROCK AND READ

Requires registration

A literacy program that introduces families to a variety of books.  Each week parents and children enjoy songs, rhymes, book sharing and stories.  Children have fun with play centers and art activities related to the themes explored each week.  Parents explore ways to encourage a love of books and reading in their young children.  Each parent creates a special board book to give to their child.  

Ages 2-5

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ALL ABOARD THE NUMBER TRAIN

Requires registration

Opportunities for exposing children to beginning number concepts are everywhere. From our homes to the grocery store, there are objects to count, measure, estimate and divide. Parents & caregivers can help make math fun with simple games, rhymes & stories. This program will focus on some very basic math outcomes that will prepare preschoolers for Kindergarten and the concepts that follow!  During the entire program there are parent-child interactions. This program is for children who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall. 

 

Childcare available for younger siblings. 

Ages 4-5

ALPHABET SOUP

Requires registration

A fun, family-friendly experience for parents and preschool children. Together parents and children enjoy food-related songs, rhymes and books. Parents create games for their child while discussing ideas which encourage healthy eating habits for families. A highlight of this program is the parent and child snack time where each week they share and explore a new food idea together. This program brings together the goals of encouraging a love of language and books, and expanding children’s healthy eating experiences while providing parents with new food ideas and information.

Ages 2-5

FAMILY GYM NIGHT

Drop In Program

An opportunity for preschool children and their parents to join in an hour of fun physical activity in a local gym (parent participation required). The goal is to provide an outlet for physical activity for preschoolers in the winter as well as to help parents become aware of the activities that are important to the healthy development of an active child and the practical things they can do to provide those outlets.

Ages 3-5

GROWING UP GREEN

Requires registration

This outdoor program uses nature as a learning tool, and encourages parents and their preschool children to go outside and explore.  Early learning experiences in nature are essential for a child’s optimal development, health, and well-being.  Through outdoor play, rhymes & books, families will experience the joys of learning, while fostering their connection to nature & furthering their knowledge of good environmental practices.  The parents and children are together the whole time of the program runs.

Ages 2-5

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL

Requires registration

This is a parent/child physical activity program encouraging early movement and co-ordination using songs, bean bags, balls etc.

 

Childcare available for younger siblings.

Ages 2-5

PRESCHOOL FAIRS

Drop In Program

Interactive hands on activities for parents and children to enjoy together.  The Fair is for parents and their children who will be entering Kindergarten in the following couple of years.  Be prepared to spend 1 – 1 ½ hours playing and learning with your child.  There is no child care available so please make other arrangements for other children.  This is a come and go event taking place at various schools in our area.  Sometimes school bus rides are also available.

Ages 4-5

KIT & KABOODLE

Requires registration

A family literacy / language program that includes circle time for rhymes and songs, a sound game, a group story and parent/child book sharing time.  

Ages 0-5

MINDFUL MUNCHKINS

Requires registration

A program geared toward identifying emotions and how to manage them. So often we forget that our little ones don’t have the language to express how they are feeling, so they use actions instead.  This program teaches children about various emotions, self-regulation, problem solving skills, positive self-esteem and empathy.  All of this takes place while developing strong and positive parent-child relationships.  

Ages 2-5

TODDLER SHENANIGANS

Requires registration

This program will provide parents and their children an opportunity to explore and experience the world through messy play.  Messy play allows our children to use and develop their five senses, and to further develop their natural inquiry skills.  The program will allow parents an opportunity to share quality time with their children in an open-ended manner and uncontrolled environment.

Ages 0-5

HANDLE WITH CARE

Requires registration

Handle with Care is a simple interactive program to help parents and caregivers promote the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years.  Handle with Care uses a strengths-based approach that assumes every parent and caregiver has problem-solving skills, potential resources, and wants what’s best for the children in their lives.

Ages 0-6

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