Spring 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

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

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

No program Apr 1, 8, May 20

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

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

Kids in the Kitchen - Toddlers Edition

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. 

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

Wednesday, May 1 ǀ 11:00am to 12:30pm

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

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 and virtually

For in-person preregister under the Antrim Site calendar

For virtual preregister under the Virtual Site calendar)

Wednesday, Apr 24 ǀ 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Toilet Learning

Families with children 18 months to 4 years old

Single Session ǀ Preregister Here

Join us to learn and talk about signs of readiness, and how you can make toilet learning a positive experience for both you and your child.

Hybrid: available simultaneously in-person and virtually

For in-person preregister under the Antrim Site calendar

For virtual preregister under the Virtual Site calendar)

Tuesday, May 28 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 and virtually

For in-person preregister under the Antrim Site calendar

For virtual preregister under the Virtual Site calendar)

Wednesday, Jun 12 ǀ 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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.