Parent - Child
Interactive Programs

Regular Monthly Programming

Every week

Marvelous Math
Introduce and practice math concepts with your children. Explore a variety of activities that help develop early counting, matching, sorting, classifying, comparing and estimating skills.
Little Artists
Allow your children to explore, create and express their artistic self using different art mediums techniques and styles. Art gives children the opportunity to strengthen their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, imagination and independence.
Early Science
Take this opportunity to explore and discover the world science. Help develop your children’s problem solving skills and promote curiosity.
Cooking With Kids
Encourage your children to try new foods by helping prepare a healthy and delicious snack. Cooking skills are a great way to learn math, science and early literacy skills by following a recipe.
Loose Parts
Let your children’s imagination, creativity and curiosity juices flow through the use of loose parts. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. There is no set of specific directions for materials. The child is the direction.

Pre-Register

No

Child Minding Available

No

PJ & Storytime

This evening drop in program offers parents/caregivers an opportunity to attend the centre after dinner hours. It also offers school age children a time to visit the centre. Parents/caregivers and children have relaxed stay and play time as well as an optional storytime and snack. Families are welcome to attend in their pyjamas to shorten the bedtime routine at home.

  • Every Tuesday evening in Midland.
  • Every Wednesday evening in Orillia.

Pre-Register

No

Child Minding Available

No

Parenting Your Toddler

4 sessions

Parenting Your Toddler is a four session program for parents/caregivers and their children ages 18 months to 36 months of age. Our goal is to increase parents/caregiver knowledge of self-regulation to support building secure attachment and relationships, expressing emotions and feelings, guiding behaviors and learning through play.

Pre-Register

Yes

Child Minding Available

Yes
*Children participate in programming while parents attend workshop. 

Rainbow Music & Fun

6-8 sessions

Rainbow Music & Fun is a parent-child interactive Music and Early Literacy program for children 18 months to 6 years of age. We will show parents/caregivers how easy it can be to encourage early literacy skills and help your child to be more active by using music, songs, poems, dancing and playing. During the program we enhance learning through movement by using scarves, musical instruments, ribbons, bean bags, rhythm sticks, our own bodies, parachutes, etc.

Pre-Register

No

Child Minding Available

No

Parent Child Mother Goose – Toddler

8 sessions

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Toddler program is a group experience for parents/caregivers and their children 19 to 30 months of age. This program teaches parents/caregivers ways to bond and communicate with their child. Parent-Child Mother Goose is based on the oral language and encourages communicating with your child through poems, songs, rhymes, lullabies and story telling using oral, facial and body language.

Pre-Register

No

Child Minding Available

Yes
* For older siblings

You & Your Toddler

4 sessions

This parent/caregiver workshop supports parenting to help their 1-3 year olds enjoy and have the confidence to learn new things. Parents/caregivers will explore and learn the ways of your toddler, how to be an effective parent/caregiver, and participate in group learning as well as hands on “practice” with your toddler.

Pre-Register

Yes

Child Minding Available

Yes
*Children participate in programming while parents attend workshop. 

Getting Ready for K

4 sessions

Getting Ready for Kindergarten has been developed for both parents/caregivers and their children entering school in September. This series will cover topics such as:

  • How Your Child Learns,
  • Help Your Child Get Along,
  • Help Your Child Figure Things Out, and
  • Going to School.

Children will participate in an activity and then join their parents/caregivers and work on the activity together.

Pre-Register

Yes

Child Minding Available

Yes
*Children participate in programming while parents attend workshop.