Nurturing parents’ confidence. Free prenatal to preschool programs at 40 locations.
Join The Indigenous Network for our Journey Together presentation on October 22nd during Family Time at Quenippenon Park. Join our partners, Faron Sond and Wanda Curnew for Ojibway stories, songs, and drumming!
If you have previously registered for an evening program (5:30-7:30pm) at Turtle Creek, Heart Lake, or Brittany Glen, please contact us via [email protected] or please re-register yourself as we have experienced some technical difficulties. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Outdoor and On-Site programs are back! Remember to complete our online health screening before attending your program. We can’t wait to see you there!
Please note that program registrations close at 4:00pm the day before the program.
Some of the best toys are everyday objects you have at home. These objects are called loose parts and they can be used in any way! Socks, pillows, and containers are some examples. Children can explore the shapes and textures of loose parts, learn their functions (i.e. containers open and close), play pretend, and build structures.
Since loose parts can be played with in any way, children will use their imagination to explore all the different ways they can manipulate the objects. This will benefit their problem solving skills, creative thinking, muscle skills, and more. Plus, children don't grow out of loose parts - the way they play and explore the objects changes as their skills and interests develop, but the toys stay the same! Swipe ➡️ for some examples of loose parts to add to your child's play.
October 15th marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This day is dedicated to: -bringing awareness to the need for more support for families, -creating supportive, compassionate, and empathetic environments for parents, -remembering the infants who have passed.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network (PAIL) holds online peer support groups for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. Visit: https://pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/programs-for-parents/ for more information (link in bio).
To learn more about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, visit: http://www.october15.ca/