Winter Schedule

Families with Children 4 to 5 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

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

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

Build It! Build It! Build It!

Preregister Here

Children 3 to 6 years old

Sign up to be part of the construction crew!!!!!

With a few simple materials and tools your child can use their creativity to tinker in woodworking. Children will learn how to use real tools and materials that inspire the budding engineer in all of us!

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Thursday, Feb 1 ǀ 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Kids in the Kitchen

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Children 2 to 4 years old

Why not shake things up for lunchtime this week? Kids in the Kitchen will offer an opportunity to make and try out healthy kid-approved lunch recipe.

Follow along with your child as together you create something yummy to eat.

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

Friday, Feb 9 ǀ 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Wednesday, Jan 17 ǀ 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids in the Lab

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Children 2 to 6 years old

The Antrim lab is concocting some kid friendly experiment and we need some little scientists to help us.

Do you have a budding scientist in your family? Join the PCFC mad scientists as we discover fun and exciting experiments together.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Wednesday, Feb 28 ǀ 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Sensory Artists

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Children 2 to 4 years old

In Sensory Artists we focus on the process of creating rather than the finished product. Children are encouraged to explore several different art mediums through each of their five senses.

Come ready for messy Play and let your child’s creativity flourish!

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

Monday, Mar 25 ǀ 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tiny Dancers

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Toddlers 13 months to 6 years old

Music for you, movement for Toddlers and Preschoolers! 

This dance party gives you the opportunity to connect with other parents/caregivers while moving and grooving with their little ones, it’s a complete sensory experience! Families will be guided through some movement songs and exercises, followed by an energetic dance party playlist to enjoy while we ‘dance like no one’s watching’.

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

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Monday, Feb 26 ǀ 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Toddler STEAM

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Children 2 to 4 years old

A toddler STEAM program provides a playful introduction to science, technology, engineering, art, and math for our littlest learners. The program emphasizes exploration, discovery, and fostering a love for learning.

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

Tuesday, Feb 6ǀ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Parents Workshops

Preregistration Required

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

 Preregister Here

Families with children 15 months to 4 years old

Single session

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.

Antrim Site, 201 Antrim St., Peterborough

Wednesday, Feb 7

7:30pm to 9:00pm

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

One-On-One Consultations

Preregister Here

Children 2 to 6 years old

This is a one-to-one session via telephone or Zoom with a staff member where you can work through some of your parenting challenges.

Preregister on KeyON and a trained Triple P facilitator will call you to set up a convenient date and time for you, any time from Monday to Thursday, from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Virtual, Telephone/Zoom

Triple P Seminar Series ǀ 3 sessions

Preregister Here

Children 2 to 6 years old

Triple P promotes good communication and strong relationships between parents and children. Ideas on how to help children learn important life skills including being respectful, communicating well, thinking positively, having healthy self-esteem, and being a good problem solvers.

Session 1. The Power of Positive Parenting

Session 2.  Raising Confident, Competent Children

Session 3.  Raising Resilient Children

Preregister for all three sessions (need only to preregister for the first one and will be automatically preregister for all) or for any one of the sessions.

Curve Lake Health Centre, 38 Whetung St. East, Curve Lake

Tuesdays, Mar 19, 26, Apr 2

6:00pm to 7:30pm