Spring Schedule

Families with Children Birth to 12 Months 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

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday of @/Month

No program Apr 1, May 18, Jun 5, 29

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

Thursdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Tuesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Thursdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Norwood Site, Norwood Public Library, 2363 County Road 45 (Main Street), Norwood

Wednesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

Fridays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

No program Jun 5

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

No program Apr 1, 8, May 20, Jun 7, 28

Infant Family Play to Learn

Drop-In ǀ Infants 0 to 12 months old

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

Professional staff are available to support your learning as well as to share resources and their expertise when needed.

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

Wednesdays ǀ 9:30am to 12:00pm

No program Jun 5

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

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

Closed Apr 1, May 18, Jun 5, 29

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

No program Apr 1, May 20

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

Wednesdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

No program Jun 5

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

 

Indoor Parent Child Workshops

Preregistration Required

Beyond Songs & Rhymes

Six Sessions ǀ Preregister Here

Infants birth to 12 months old

This is a multi sessions group experience for parents and their babies focusing on the pleasure and power of using interactive rhymes, songs, and stories through the oral tradition. Parents gain confidence as they help their babies learn language and communication skills in this program. Cuddle, communicate, connect.

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

Tuesdays, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 ǀ 10:30am to 11:30am

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

Thursdays, May 16, 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 20 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Building Healthy Brains

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Infants birth to 12 months old

Did you know it’s never too early to consider your child’s mental health? This interactive parent and child workshop explores ways in which we can nurture baby’s brain development to encourage lifelong social and emotional well-being.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Wednesday, May 29 ǀ 1:30pm  to 3:00pm

Footsteps to Parenting

Six Sessions ǀ Preregister Here

Infants birth to 6 months old

  • Are you new to parenting?
  • Is your infant under 6 months?
  • Do you want to meet other parents with new babies?

We invite you to join us and explore the wonderful, perplexing and sometimes scary journey of parenting. Group facilitated by PCFC and Partners in Pregnancy Clinic.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Tuesdays, Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 ǀ 1:30pm  to 3:30pm

Infant Massage

Four Sessions ǀ Preregister Here

Infants birth to 8 months old

Infant Massage is a multi-session course for parents and their infants. Developed by the International Association of Infant Massage, this program will give you the tools and information you need to communicate with your baby through loving touch.

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

Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28, Jun 4 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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

Wednesdays, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 ǀ 10:00am to 11:00am

 

Let's Talk About Sleep, Baby!

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Infants birth to 12 months old

In this workshop we will talk about normal infant sleep behavior, ways to help your baby with sleep that honors infant development, infant mental health and attachment parenting, and ways to help parents get better sleep too!

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Wednesday, May 15 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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.

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

Tuesdays, Apr 9, 16, 23 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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

Mondays, May 27, Jun 3, 10 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Tiny Dancers

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Infants birth to 12 months old

Music for you movement for babies!

This dance party gives you the opportunity to connect with other parents/caregivers and build strong bonds with your babies through sound and music. Dancing with your little one is a complete sensory experience, from hearing the music, seeing the smiles to feeling the rhythm, all while being held close. Bring your favourite carrier and your best moves (or any moves).

Disclaimer: This program is not led by professional dancers! 😊

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Monday, Jun 10 ǀ 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Lakefield Families First

Pregnant and/or parenting families with children birth to 3 years old

Registration is now open until May 3rd (by 4:00pm). Click  HERE  to complete and submit a referral form. The program coordinator will contact you for next steps.

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.

Lakefield District Public School, 71 Bridge Street, Lakefield, ON 

Fridays, May 10 through Jun 21 ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

Closed Jun 7

We want to hear from you! Click HERE to complete the Peterborough Early Years Survey and tell us what we’re doing well and how we can improve! The survey is anonymous. As a thank you for your participation, you will be given the option to enter a draw for one of 20 $25 grocery gift cards.