BABIES and Preschool - Winter 2020

Programming for parents and caregivers to attend with their children.

Registration for Winter 2020 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

COMMUNITY Playgroup (0 - 5 years)

This community playgroup provides a great opportunity for young children to play and socialize, and for parents and caregivers to meet and connect. Each session starts with free-play followed by activities organized by a coordinator, such as crafts and circle time. A range of toys are available for the children, including ride-on toys, play-kitchens, blocks and climbing structure. Parents and caregivers participate with their children in the organized activities. Coffee and tea is provided for parents.

Coordinator: Megan Shoemaker

Minimum number of participants for playgroup to run: 10

Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

January 10 - March 27 (11 weeks), no program March 20
Friday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$48 first child, siblings $33, siblings under 12 months of age are free and not required to register.

COOPERATIVE Playgroup (0 – 3 years)

This cooperative playgroup provides a great opportunity for young children to play and socialize, and for parents and caregivers to meet, connect and cooperatively organize play and activities. A range of toys are available for the children including blocks, toy cars and crafts. Coffee and tea is provided for parents. This casual, cooperative playgroup is priced for flexibility, with parents and children joining at the times that best suits their schedule.

Minimum number of participants for playgroup to run: 8

Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent

January 7 - March 24 (12 weeks)
Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$33 for each child attending, siblings under 12 months of age are free and are not required to register.

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

Parents, caregivers and children are invited to join this bilingual program featuring rhymes, songs and games organized by an experienced coordinator.

Coordinator: Marina Lamont has worked as a bilingual children's librarian in Ottawa throughout her career. She has enjoyed delivering programs to preschoolers in English, French and bilingual settings merrily crossing over London Bridge to le pont d'Avignon and back again using puppets and a wealth of selected material for young children from both cultures.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8

At Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent

Les parents, les aides familiaux et les enfants sont invités à participer à un programme bilingue de comptines, chansons et jeux animés par une coordonatrice avec expérience.

Coordonatrice: Marina Lamont a travaillé à titre de bibliothécaire jeunesse bilingue à Ottawa durant toute sa carrière. Elle a pris grand plaisir à animer des programmes pour les tout-petits en anglais, français et dans un cadre bilingue, franchissant joyeusement le pont d'Avignon pour rejoindre London Bridge à l'aide de marionnettes et d'une sélection de matériel pour la petite enfance tiré du patrimoine des deux cultures.
Pavillon du Parc Brantwood, 39 croissant Onslow

Nombre de participants requis pour offrir le programme : 8

January 9 - March 12 (10 weeks)
Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$44 first child, siblings $29, siblings under 12 months of age are free.
9 janvier – 12 mars (10 semaines)
Jeudi 9h30 à 11h30
$44 premier enfant, frère-soeur $29, frère-soeur de moins de 12 mois inscription gratuite

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 and caregivers and their children, in a variety of roles including nursery schools, playgroups and community-based 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

January 16 - February 27 (7 weeks)
Thursday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
$108
March 5 - April 16 (7 weeks)
Thursday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
$108

MUSIC Together (0 - 4 years)

Join us for songs, movement and instrument play in this fun non-performance-oriented musical experience! Age-appropriate for young children and easy for parents and caregivers — regardless of their own musical ability. This 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. The entire family is welcome and encouraged to participate in this fun music experience.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 6 families
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.
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
January 11 - March 21 (10 weeks), no program February 15
Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

$160 including materials, siblings $85, siblings under 9 months are free

Registration for Winter 2020 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.


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