Fall Schedule

Families with Children 1 to 2 Years Old

Indoor / Drop-In

Family Play to Learn

Drop-In ǀ Children 0 to 6 years old

This EarlyON parent child interactive program offers an engaging environment to explore and create with your children and to connect with other families. Professional staff are available to support your learning as well as share resources and their expertise when needed.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Tuesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Wednesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Thursdays ǀ 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Saturdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Oct 12, Dec 4, 25, 26, 28 31

Apsley Site, North Kawartha Community Centre, 340 McFadden Road, Apsley

Thursdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 26

Lakefield Site, Lakefield District Public School, 71 Bridge St.

Tuesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Thursdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 24, 26, 31

Norwood Site, 31 King St., Norwood

Wednesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Fridays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 4, 25, 27

Otonabee Valley Site, Otonabee Valley Public School, 580 River Road South, Peterborough

Mondays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Fridays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Sept 2, 27, 30, Oct 14, 25 Nov 11, Dec 4, 23, 27, 30

Toddler Play to Learn

Drop-In ǀ Toddlers 13 to 30 months old

This EarlyON parent toddler interactive program offers an engaging environment to explore and create with your toddler and to connect with other families.

Professional staff are available to support your learning as well as share.

Lakefield Site, Lakefield District Public School, 71 Bridge St.

Mondays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Sept 2, 30, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 4, Dec 23, 30

Just Me & My Dad

Drop-In ǀ Children 0 to 6 years old

ONE DAY ONLY AT EACH LOCATION

Peterborough Family and Child Centres in partnership with Peterborough Public Library is  are pleased to offer a program specifically for dads, male identifying caregivers and their children! Join us for stories, songs, activities and an afternoon snack. 

Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. North, Peterborough

Saturday, Oct 19 ǀ 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Saturday, Nov 16 ǀ 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Breastfeeding & Well Baby Clinic

Drop-In ǀ Prenatal to 2 years old

Drop in to speak to a lactation consultant/community health nurse for breastfeeding help and/or to answer your questions about child health and development. Cannot come to the centre? No problem! Call us – 705.748.9144 to request a telephone or virtual consultation.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Tuesdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

Thursdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 26, 31

Toy and Book Lending Library

Drop-In ǀ Children 0 to 6 years old

A lending service where families can borrow high quality, developmentally appropriate toys, books and games for their young children. Access to library staff and early learning tips to try at home.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Tuesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Wednesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Thursdays ǀ 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Saturdays (1st, 3rd, 5th @/month) ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 4, 25, 26, 31

Outdoor / Drop-In

Loose Parts in the Playscape/Park

Drop-In ǀ Children 0 to 6 years old

Have you noticed that when you give a child a gift, they are more interested in exploring the box and wrapping than in what is inside? That is what loose parts are all about!  Loose parts could be a plastic tube, a cardboard box, sticks or stones. What happens when your child finds these materials outside? Children are naturally curious and when we invite them to explore loose parts in our outdoor space, there is freedom to move and explore.

The possibilities are endless! Come join us for some fun.

Loose Parts in the Playscape, Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Mondays ǀ 9:30am to 11:30am

CLOSED: Sept 2, 30, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 30

Loose Parts in the Park, John Taylor Memorial Park, McKellar St., Peterborough

Wednesdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 4, 25

Roots of Discovery

Drop-In ǀ Children 0 to 6 years old

Roots of Discovery is a child-led outdoor exploration program offering opportunities for young children to investigate and find joy in the natural outdoor world and parents to support and share in their wonder. 

Professional staff are available to support your learning as well as to share resources and their expertise when needed. Join us for the adventure!

Jackson Park, Peterborough

Fridays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

CLOSED: Dec 27

 

Indoor Parent Child Workshops

Preregistration Required

Kids in the Kitchen - Toddlers

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Toddlers 15 to 36 months old

Join our Community Health Nurse for an interactive session where you will prepare healthy kid-approved recipes and ask questions about feeding your toddler! When we involve children in meal preparation, we’re not just having fun; we’re also developing self-confidence, important life skills and promoting healthy eating habits while we prepare and cook a meal together.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Monday, Nov 4 ǀ 2:00pm to  3:30pm

Out of This World Pajama Party

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Children 0 to 6 years old

“Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon” 

Pull on your favorite pair of PJs and join us at the Antrim site for an ‘Out of this World’ family pajama party.  This evening program will include stories, a circle time and creative space activities for the whole family to explore. 

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Wednesday, Oct 2 ǀ 6:00pm  to 7:00pm

Tiny Testers

Single Session ǀ Preregister Her

Children 0 to 6 years old

Have a child who tells it like it is?

Join the Toy and Book Lending Library staff for an evening of toy testing to gather real kid reviews.

Explore a variety of toys and games with your child and let us know what you think.

10/10 would recommend you sign up for this program!

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Thursday, Dec 5 ǀ 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Songs & Signs

Three Sessions ǀ Preregister Here

Infants 5 to 15 months old

This EarlyON program is an interactive course for parents and babies. Parents will learn a variety of baby signs through a weekly signs and songs circle. Information on the benefits of signing and tips for success will be discussed.

Norwood Site, 31 King St., Norwood

Mondays, Sept 9, 16, 23 ǀ 9:30am to 10:30am

Otonabee Valley Site, Otonabee Valley Public School, 580 River Road South, Peterborough

Tuesdays, Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Norwood Families First

Six weeks only ǀ  Pregnant and/or parenting families with children birth to 3 years old

Registration for this program starts 9:00am, Aug 29 Click HERE to complete and submit a referral form and the program coordinator will contact you for next steps.

For more information  please call 705-748-9144

This program is for families who are experiencing challenging life circumstances. This program supports the health and wellbeing of families by building a support network, encouraging parent-child attachment and learning together through play.

Norwood Site, 31 King St., Norwood

Oct 29 to Dec 3

Tuesdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

Parents Workshops

Adults only – Preregistration Required

Toddlers & Tantrums

Families with children 1 to 3 years old

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Have you ever seen your toddler: crying, screaming, stamping their feet, or rolling on the floor? This can be embarrassing for parents, especially if it happens in public. In this interactive, virtual session parents will have the opportunity to discuss: why children have tantrums, how to prevent them and how to manage a tantrum.

Hybrid: available simultaneously in-person (Antrim Site) and virtually

For in-person preregister under the Antrim Site calendar

For virtual preregister under the Virtual Site calendar)

Tuesday, Nov 19 ǀ 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Why Won't My Child Listen to Me???

Families with children 15 months to 4 years old

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

How often do you find yourself saying or thinking this? Well, you’re not alone!

Helping our children learn how to listen is a difficult and sometimes confusing task. How we communicate with them can really make a difference.

In this session we’ll share a few strategies and tips on how we, as parents, can communicate with our children in ways that build relationships, encourage desirable behaviour, and improve our children’s listening skills.

Hybrid: available simultaneously in-person (Antrim Site) and virtually

For in-person preregister under the Antrim Site calendar

For virtual preregister under the Virtual Site calendar)

Wednesday, Sept 18 ǀ 7:30pm to 9:00pm