Childcare Algoma

PARENTING PROGRAMS

Parenting Workshops are designed to encourage, empower, and offer support to parents and caregivers while they are learning new skills that will encourage life-long learning, enhance parent-child relationships, and foster a family atmosphere of love and respect. 

Infant Programs (0-12 months)

Certified Infant Massage Instructors build on the importance of attachment through the facilitation of stimulating forms of touch that nourish the relationship between the parent and child. Massage enhances an infant’s feelings of warmth, relaxation, security, comfort and it leads to a healthier, happier childhood and adulthood. 

Certified staff in the Rainbow Kids Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga facilitate the Parent and Baby Yoga which nurtures and strengthens your body and your relationship with your baby through gentle techniques for calmness, happiness and mother-child bonding. 

parentingConnecting with Your Baby Workshop provides practical tips for parents and simple messages on the topic of parent-child attachment. 

Children See Children Learn is a workshop for parents of children ages 0-6. Parents view and discuss eight short clips which share positive discipline methods from experts. Positive discipline helps children understand what is important through strategies that are appropriate to their developmental levels. Parents learn the link between their children’s developmental needs and typical behaviors of their child’s age group.

One to One Triple P provides guidance that is tailored to deal with specific problems. This is a very brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support.  You (and/or your partner) meet with a Triple P Practitioner to discuss what might be causing your child to behave this way and work out what changes you would like to see in your child’s behaviour.  Infant Tip Sheets Include:  Crying, Promoting Development, Separation Anxiety, Sleep Patterns

Toddler Programs (1 to 2 years of age)

Certified staff in the Rainbow Kids Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga facilitate Parent and Toddler Yoga, which provides fun, developmentally appropriate yoga with postures, games, rhymes and songs for toddlers to do with their parents or caregivers.  Being physically active and having a positive attitude toward physical activity affects lifelong quality of life: good physical health, positive mental health, and beneficial social relationships. 

One to One Triple P provides guidance that is tailored to deal with specific problems. This is a very brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support.  You (and/or your partner) meet with a Triple P Practitioner to discuss what might be causing your child to behave this way and work out what changes you would like to see in your child’s behaviour.  Toddler Tip Sheets Include:  Bedtime Problems, Disobedience , Hurting Others, Independent Eating, Language, Sharing, Tantrums, Toilet Training, Wandering, Whining

Preschool Programs (3 to 5 years of age)

During the Backpack Adventures program, parents and children explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session introduces a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.

parentsTrained leaders facilitate the Family Math interactive sessions, where parents and their children are actively involved in activities that reinforce skills and the understanding of math concepts, to enhance children’s success upon entry into kindergarten.

Based on extensive research and practice in the area of emergent literacy, trained leaders in the Family Literacy In Action program supports families in developing early literacy skills with their young child. Each session focuses on a different aspect of early childhood literacy development and features story time, action rhymes, songs and finger plays aimed at developing oral language skills along with engaging child-focused activities.

Build a healthy mind and body, learning yoga postures, as well as rhymes, songs, and games about yoga, from an instructor of Rainbow Kids Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga. 

Children See Children Learn is a workshop for parents of children ages 0-6. Parents view and discuss eight short clips which share positive discipline methods from experts. Positive discipline helps children understand what is important through strategies that are appropriate to their developmental levels. Parents learn the link between their children’s developmental needs and typical behaviors of their child’s age group.

One to One Triple P provides guidance that is tailored to deal with specific problems. This is a very brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support.  You (and/or your partner) meet with a Triple P Practitioner to discuss what might be causing your child to behave this way and work out what changes you would like to see in your child’s behaviour.  Preschooler Tip Sheets Include:  Disobedience II, Fighting and Aggression, Going Shopping, Having Visitors, Interrupting, Mealtime Problem, Nightmares and Night Terrors, Separation Problems, Tidying Up, Travelling in the Car

School Age (6 to 12 years of age)

Trained leaders facilitate the Family Math interactive sessions, where parents and their children are actively involved in activities that reinforce skills and the understanding of math concepts, to enhance children’s success upon entry into kindergarten.

Based on extensive research and practice in the area of emergent literacy, trained leaders in the Family Literacy In Action program supports families in developing early literacy skills with their young child. Each session focuses on a different aspect of early childhood literacy development and features story time, action rhymes, songs and finger plays aimed at developing oral language skills along with engaging child-focused activities.

Build a healthy mind and body, learning yoga postures, as well as rhymes, songs, and games about yoga, from an instructor of Rainbow Kids Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga. 

Empathy Belly is a hands-on tool to help pre-teens make healthy choices related to pregnancy and parenting.

Dove Real Beauty Workshop is an educational and interactive workshop for young girls ages 6 to 12 and their adult female mentors; mothers, relatives, and friends.

Children See Children Learn is a workshop for parents of children ages 0-6. Parents view and discuss eight short clips which share positive discipline methods from experts. Positive discipline helps children understand what is important through strategies that are appropriate to their developmental levels. Parents learn the link between their children’s developmental needs and typical behaviors of their child’s age group.

One to One Triple P provides guidance that is tailored to deal with specific problems. This is a very brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support.  You (and/or your partner) meet with a Triple P Practitioner to discuss what might be causing your child to behave this way and work out what changes you would like to see in your child’s behaviour.  School Age Tips Sheets Include:  ADHD, Bedwetting, Behaviour at School, Being Bullied, Chores, Creativity, Fears, Homework, Lying, Self Esteem, Sport, Stealing, Swearing

parenting photoTriple P is for ALL PARENTS!  Triple P – Positive Parenting Program knows all parents have different needs.  That’s why Triple P offers a range of ways for you to get your parenting help.  You can choose anything from a one to one session with a practitioner or a seminar series.  You can choose what best suits your family!

Child Care Algoma certified Practitioners in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program help to create a positive, caring relationship between children and families with easy to use tips and new ideas that help build confidence and new parenting skills in developing positive relationships; encouraging desirable behaviour; teaching children new behaviours and skills; and managing misbehaviour. 

Triple P has a range of ways to deliver positive parenting, from single visit consultations to public seminars, group courses and private sessions.  Triple P helps parents to build a positive relationship with your children, encourage behaviour you like, teach children new skills, set rules and give instructions that your children will follow, respond to misbehaviour immediately, consistently and decisively, use discipline strategies that work and to take care of yourself as a parent.

One to One Stepping Stones Triple P has been developed for parents of children with a developmental disability.  It is a series of brief sessions with a trained practitioner.

One to One Triple P provides guidance that is tailored to deal with specific problems. This is a very brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support.  You (and/or your partner) meet with a Triple P Practitioner to discuss what might be causing your child to behave this way and work out what changes you would like to see in your child’s behaviour.  

Triple P Selected Seminar Series – An introduction to the strategies of positive parenting and Triple P. Parents attend any number of three 90-minute seminars (Power of Positive Parenting; Raising Confident, Competent Children; and Raising Resilient Children). Take-home tip sheets are given to all parents who attend Triple P seminars. The Power of Positive Parenting Seminar Series for parents of children up to 10 years old.  

Triple P helps you understand how your family works so you can use the things you already think, feel, say and do in new ways.  Triple P helps you:

*Create a happier family environment

*Teach your child/teen the skills they need to get along with others

*Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour should it arise

*Encourage behaviour you like

*Develop realistic expectations of your child/teen and yourself

*Take care of yourself as a parent.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk program offers supportive skills that help parents respond effectively to their children.  Parents are introduced to proven skills that help to cope with a child's negative feelings, engage a child's willing cooperation, discipline without hurting or alienating, help a child develop a positive and realistic self- image and foster a family atmosphere of love and respect.

The Nobody’s Perfect program is for parents of children birth to 5 years of age. Meet with other parents of young children share questions, concerns and ideas, about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, feelings, health and behaviour; discuss real life parenting situations, work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting. Father specific resources are available as well.


Parenting Programs for Central Algoma

Community Crockpot Kitchens:

Community Kitchens offers families the opportunity to learn how to make nutritious meals that will save time and money. While enjoying a delicious crockpot supper parents will have the opportunity to discuss such topics as food safety, healthy meal menus choices, family budgeting and dealing with the picky eater. Following supper families will prepare a meal to take home and enjoy. Crockpots will be provided to those families who do not have one. Older children are encouraged to participate in the cooking experience. Childminding is provided for younger children upon request.

Kitchens will happen in the following communities once per month:

 1st Wednesday of the month ~ Echo Bay

Time: 5:30- 7:00 pm. Location: Echo Bay Public School, 290 Church Street

2nd Monday of the month~ Thessalon

Time: 5:00- 6:30 pm. Location: Thessalon Public School, 290 Church Street

2nd Wednesday of the month~ St Joseph Island

Time: 5:00- 6:30 pm. Location: St Joseph Island School, 1326 Richards Street, Richards Landing

3rd Wednesday of the Month~ Bruce Mines

Time: 5:00-6:30pm   Location: Arthur Henderson Public School ~2 Henderson Lane, Bruce Mines

4th Monday of the Month ~ Thessalon First Nations

Time: 5:00- 6:30pm   Location: Thessalon First Nations Health Services Building, 35 Sugar Bush Road, Thessalon First Nation

4th Wednesday of the Month ~Missanabie Cree First Nation

Time: 4:30- 6:00 pm.  Location: Missanabie Cree First Nation Building,

4th Thursday of the Month~ Desbarats

Time: 5:00- 6:00 pm. Location: Desbarats United Church ~ 15 Lake Huron Drive, Desbarats

 

Thessalon Literacy and Learning Storytime

Parents and Children will engage in a literacy circle, sing songs, a skill based craft related to the literacy theme and a nutritious snack.
Time: Every Wednesday Morning from 10:30- 11:30 am.
Location: Thessalon Public Library, 187 Main Street, Thessalon

For more information on our programs and services contact:

Megan Sole, R.E.C.E
Community Early Years Educator
Phone: 705-542-5661
Email: capc@childcarealgoma.ca

Kelly Rowlinson, R.E.C.E., A. E.C.E.O. C
Program Coordinator
Phone: 705-248-2043
Cellular phone: 705-946-9879
Email: krowli@childcarealgoma.ca

 

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a community-based program funded by the health agency of Canada. The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide support to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life circumstances
  • To improve maternal-infant health, increase healthy birth weights and to promote & support breast feeding

The services offered are unique to the individual community and include the following:

  • Coupons for Nutritious Food
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Support Pre and Post Natal by a local Health Nurse/ Dietitian
  • Information & Resources
  • Healthy Start Gift Packages
  • Resource/ equipment Lending
  • Referrals/ Connection to other services

For more information about the Prenatal Nutrition Program in your community call:

 

Blind River / Iron Bridge

705-356-2551 or Toll Free~ 1-888-211-4739

Central Algoma

(Communities located between Echo Bay and Thessalon including area surrounding areas and St Joseph Island)

705-842-2444

Elliott Lake / Spanish

705-848-2314 or

Toll Free 1-888- 211-6749

Sault Ste. Marie & District of Algoma

Parent Child Information Line

705-541-7101 or

Toll Free: 1-888-537-5741

Serpent River First Nation

705-844-2152