Winter 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

Monday, March 11 only ǀ 1:00pm to 3:30pm

No program Jan 2, Feb 17, Mar 30

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 Mar 29

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 Jan 1, 3, 5, Feb 2, 19, Mar 8, 11, 13, 15, 29

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 Jan 3, Mar 13

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 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 Jan 2, 3 4, 6, Feb 17, Mar 30

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 Jan 1, Feb 19

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

Wednesdays ǀ 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

No program Mar 29

 

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.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Mondays, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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

Thursdays, Feb 15, 22, 29, Mar 7, 21, 28 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Feeding Your Baby

Preregister Here

Infants birth to 12 months old

Do you want to know more about introducing solid foods to your baby?

Join us to get up-to-date information and guidance and an opportunity to ask questions about introducing solid foods to your baby.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Wednesday, Feb 14 ǀ 1:00pm  to 2:00pm

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, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 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.

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

Mondays, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 ǀ 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Tuesdays, Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 5 ǀ 10:30am to 11:30am

Songs & Signs

Three Sessions ǀ Preregister Here

Infants 5 to 15 months old

This EarlyON program is an interactive course for parents and children. 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.

Fridays, Jan 12, 19, 26 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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

Wednesdays, Mar 20, 27, Apr 3 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Tiny Dancers

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

Wednesday, Jan 31 ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Parents Workshops

Preregistration Required

Not What I Expected

8 Sessions

Mothers with infants birth to 12 months old

Are you a mom with a baby one year of age or younger experiencing some or all of the following: anxiety, depression, recurring unwanted thoughts, feelings of being overwhelmed, a lack of social supports of family close by, or concerned about attachment with your baby?

In this group you will:

  • Talk about your experiences with challenges in the postpartum period,
  • Discuss coping strategies to help you get though difficult days,
  • Learn about Resiliency, Postpartum Mood Disorder, Self-Care,
  • Meet other Moms who are looking to find their way through this difficult time,
  • Find out about other resources for you and your family,

All interested women MUST complete an intake before registering.

Registration for this session of the program is now closed.

For more information about the program or to inquire about post partum support, please call Peterborough Family Health Team program office at 705-740-8020 ext 335.

This program is a partnership of Peterborough Child and Family Centres and the Partners In Pregnancy Clinic.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Tuesdays, Feb 20 through Apr 9

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Empowering Two Generations

6 Sessions

Women 30 years of age or under with children under 6

A life skills program for young parenting women to support improved financial security and literacy, and eventually lead to meaningful employment.

Each week we will focus on a different topic with the support of other agencies in our community.

This will include  the development of a support network, goal setting, self-care, personal safety and positive parenting.

Dinner is provided along with a flexible gift card

Onsite childcare provided (for this program ONLY)

Registration for this program opens on Monday, January 8 and closes February 9 (by 4:00pm). To  register, please fill out an Inquiry Form during this period. A program coordinator will contact you for next steps.

For more information  please call 705-748-9144 Ext. 362

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Thursdays, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11

4:30pm to 6:30pm