BABIES and Preschool - Fall 2018

Programming for parents/caregivers to attend with their children...

Registration for Fall 2018 is open.  For online registration and registration policies click here.

COMMUNITY Playgroup (0 - 5 years)

The community playgroup is the perfect opportunity for your little one(s) to play and socialize. Sessions start with free play, followed by activities such as crafts, circle time and ride on toys. This playgroup has traditionally been a very popular place for parents and caregivers in the  neighbourhood connect, have a coffee and chat. Kids love the different toys, the social interaction and the activities. Activities are organized by the program coordinator; parents and caregivers are asked to assist.
Coordinator: Megan Shoemaker
Minimum number of participants for playgroup to run: 10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
September 21 - December 14 (13 weeks)
Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$57 first child, siblings $42, siblings under 12 months of age are free and are not required to register.

Playgroup

 

Cooperative Playgroup (0 – 3 years)

Parents and caregivers organize the activities in this playgroup, toys, craft materials and coffee provided. The kids will be able to explore wonderful new toys while you enjoy getting to know your neighbours – it’s good for you and good for them! This is a casual setting and priced for flexibility, please feel free to come and go as you please and as suits your schedule.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
September 18 - December 11 (13 weeks),
Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$35 for each child attending, siblings under 12 months of age are free and are not required to register.

PARENT Time (0 – 3 years)

A get together for parents who are home on parental/maternity leave - baby can come too, and the coffee will be on! Get to know other new parents in the neighbourhood.

Coordinator: Megan Shoemaker
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
October 15 - December 10 (9 weeks),
Monday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required.

Sponsored by CAG.

Parent Time

PEEKABOO/CouCou! (0 – 3 years/0 - 3 ans)

A bilingual program of rhymes, songs and games. Activities organized by a coordinator.
Coordinator: Marina Lamont has worked as a bilingual children's librarian in Ottawa throughout her career.

Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8

Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
Un programme bilingue de comptines, chansons et jeux animé par une coordonatrice.
Coordonatrice: Marina Lamont a travaillé à titre de bibliothécaire jeunesse bilingue à Ottawa durant toute sa carrière.

Nombre de participants requis pour offrir le programme : 8

Pavillon du Parc Brantwood, 39 croissant Onslow
October 11 - November 29 (8 weeks),
Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$35 first child, siblings $20, siblings under 12 months of age are free.
11 octobre – 29 novembre (8 semaines),
Jeudi, 9h30 à 11h30
$35 premier enfant, frère-soeur $20, frère-soeur de moins de 12 mois inscription gratuity

SING Song Party Time with Derek McKinley (0 - 5 years)

It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Join singer and children's entertainer Derek McKinley for a fun musical time celebrating our amazing planet! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays catchy songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 12
Old Town Hall, 61 Main

November 6 - December 18 (7 weeks)

Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

$96, siblings under 12 months of age are free.

MUSIC Together (0 - 4 years)

Songs, chants, movement, and instrument play in this fun non-performance-oriented musical experience! Developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers — regardless of their own musical ability.The mixed-age family music class is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth to kindergarten (0–5 years) and throughout all nine song collections. Grouping children of a variety of ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child can participate at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to participate in this fun and important family music experience.
Instructor: Jesse Kahat-Taillon is excited to be returning to teaching Music Together in Ottawa after a brief hiatus. Jesse has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a music minor from the University of Northern Colorado, and she has been a registered Music Together center director and teacher since 2011. Her passion for creativity and expression shines when she is teaching her Music Together classes and she wants all families to enjoy making music and memories together.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 6 families

Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
September 22 - December 1 (10 weeks), no program October 6
Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
$160 including materials, siblings $85, siblings under 9 months are free.

FUNdamentals of Ballet (3 - 4 years)

Come learn the fundamental elements of ballet! We will focus on: creative movement partnered with musicality, exercises to engage your young one in concepts such as coordination, and activities to help them further absorb the material learned in class. By the end the session, we hope your little one will be excited about the art of dance and creative movement, all while having tons of fun!
Instructor:  Emily Walker is a student of dance at Canterbury.
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
October 11 - November 15 (6 weeks)

Thursday, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

$60

HUSH-A-BYE Babies®  (1 - 12 months)

Participate with your baby in an interactive and fun program that focuses on teaching parents the traditions of oral language games and songs. Experience the power and pleasure of knowing a pocketful of rhymes and songs that you can recite anywhere and anytime.

Learn how to use rhymes and songs effectively as a parenting tool to calm, distract and engage your baby during challenging times. The tools taught now will be with you forever to use and evolve as your child grows from a baby into a toddler.

Develop a lovely collection of songs for dancing and singing together. Enjoy a repertoire of lullabies to cuddle to and comfort your baby with.

Discover the delight and magic that comes from sharing rhymes and songs with your baby.

Refreshments included.
Instructor: Alice Davidson has worked for 25 years with parents/caregivers and their children. Over the years she has worked in a variety of roles in nursery schools, playgroups and community agencies. Most recently she coordinated and facilitated the Ottawa Parent Child Mother Goose Program. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Hush-a-Bye Babies® program. Alice is married, a mother of three adult children and a proud grandmother of two precious granddaughters.

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

September 13 - October 25 (7 weeks)

Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

$96

November 1 - December 13 (7 weeks)

Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

$96

LITTLE Lotus  Mom and Baby Yoga (6 weeks - crawling)

Regain strength, flexibility and stamina as you bond with your baby in a supportive and welcoming environment. Tone and lengthen your muscles, strengthen your posture, relax and rejuvenate, relieve tension in the upper body, and safely rebuild core strength. Enjoy special time with your baby, either holding your baby in your arms, leaning against your leg, on your front, sitting in your lap or resting on a blanket.
Please bring a blanket for your baby to sit on and a few favourite toys. Special time is made for babies to enjoy their own yoga and bond through touch, movement and massage.
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
October 15 – November 19 (6 weeks)
Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
$90 per adult

Registration for Fall 2018 is open.  For online registration and registration policies click here.


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