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Parents Have Your Say to Inform EarlyON Centres in Hamilton Parents Have Your Say to Inform EarlyON Centres in Hamilton

Parents Have Your Say to Inform EarlyON Centres in Hamilton

The City of Hamilton with school boards and community services is planning for the EarlyON Centres. The Parenting and Family Literacy Centres and Ontario Early Years Centres are now EarlyON Centres offering the best of both programs.

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Walk to Wellness (Prenatal to 12 months)

Walk to Wellness is a walking/stroller-walking program. Having a baby can be a happy and exciting time. You may be surprised by the roller coaster of emotions you feel adjusting to life with a new baby. Positive Mental Health can help you with the challenges of parenting. Walking is a great activity to support your emotional well-being! Take time for you - come walk with us!

Baby Picasso

(4mths -18mths)

This session is for parents/caregivers and their infants to experience a creative art experience. Parents/caregivers will learn the benefits of early stimulation and sensory activities.

Birthday Day

(0-6yrs)

Join staff, family and friends in celebrating all those who have birthdays in the current month.

Check it Out Clinic

(0-6 years)

Community professionals are available at a variety of locations to meet with families and their children from 0-6 years of age to offer consultation, teaching and referral in respect to their child’s development. Check it out clinics are provided in collaboration between the City of Hamilton
Public Health Services, Family Health Division, Early Words and EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

Exploring Art in the Early Years

(18mths-6yrs)

Spend time with an artist and explore a variety of creative art experiences that will teach and support your child’s creative development.

Family Gym Time

(0-6yrs)

Children experience a variety of physical activities that enhance their gross motor skills.

Feeding Baby

(0-12mths)

Learn how to feed your baby during the first year. A Public Health Dietitian will teach you what, when and how to introduce new foods, as well as guide you through a fun and interactive making baby food session where you will use a variety of tools to make homemade baby food.

Feeding Young Children

(12mths +)

Come and explore the world of feeding toddlers and preschoolers with a Public health Dietitian. Learn to develop a positive parent-child feeding relationship. Help your child develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Gathering Time

(0-6 years)

Families will have the opportunity to sing songs, listen to stories, and actively participate in other learning activities with their child.

Have a Ball

(2-6 years)

Promoting the joy of movement through fun physical activities.

Infant Massage (5wks)

(0-pre-crawling)

A program designed to teach parents and caregivers of infants a warm, nurturing, bonding experience through touch.

Joy of Music

(18mths-6yrs)

An interactive activity for you and your child to explore with a variety of instruments and complete activities related to musical learning.

Learning Through Play

(0-6 years)

Parents and caregivers will learn why children play, ages and stages of play and gain techniques to enhance play with their child.

Loving vs. Spoiling

(Parent Focused)

Come and learn what love, what is spoiling is and positive behaviour management for toddlers.

Mother Goose (10wks)

(0-6 yrs)

The parent/child Mother Goose program promotes bonding, attachment and early literacy using interactive rhymes, songs and storytelling.

Move & Groove

(0-6yrs)

Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity through music and movement.

Native Family Gathering Time

(0-6yrs)

Join our friends from Niwasa Headstart Preschool and learn traditional aboriginal songs, stories and creative activities.

Parent & Baby Network

(0-24mths)

An informal program for parents with babies to share their experiences and also gain support. Early Years Facilitators and or Public Health Nurse will provide information and answer questions. Also an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and experience interactive play and learning with your child.

Behaviour Guidance

For parents/caregivers with child(ren) 2yrs – 6yrs

Provides an overview of evidence-based positive strategies to improve your child’s behaviour.

Read Together / Talk Together

(2-3yrs) or (4-5yrs)

Read stories with your children and allow their imaginations to grow. Enjoy a story with us and learn the benefits of reading together.

Siblings Without Rivalry

(Parent Focused)

Learn how to help siblings cooperate rather than compete. Strategies for dealing with feelings and solving conflicts respectfully will be discussed.

Silly Science

(18mths-6yrs)

Explore your child’s curiosity by experimenting with a variety of materials.

Infant Sleep

For parents/caregivers with child(ren) 0-12mths

A program designed to provide parents/caregivers with strategies to help their infant sleep through the night.

Speech and Language Milestones

(Parent Focused)

A session that will answer and address any questions or concerns about your child’s speech and language skills.

Story Time Make and Take

(18mths - 6yrs)

Join us in reading one of our favourite stories and a creative activity.

Toddler Picasso

(18mths – 30mths)

An opportunity for self expressive toddlers to freely explore a variety of creative art activities with other toddler friends and parents/caregivers.

Toilet Readiness

For parents/caregivers with child(ren) 2-4yrs

Discuss when to start toilet teaching, signs of toilet readiness and possible strategies for success.

Value of Play (4wks)

(2-6yrs)

A program designed to teach parents/caregivers how children learn through play. Each week includes hands on experience and a make and take activity. Topics include: blocks, instruments, creative art and playdough.